Spring Break 2015

Photo by Selina Cerda

By Selina Cerda |Staff Writer|

Item of a cacheSpring Breakers, if you are not the party type, you can still do something fun with friends and family close by that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Geocaching is an inexpensive, fun “apptivity” to enjoy during Spring break.

Created on May 2, 2000, Geocaching is the world’s largest scavenger hunt.

There are several types of caches and they can be found anywhere from a photo on a computer to a hidden container in a park.

“Geocaching is a very productive activity. I think that it would bring you closer to not only your clique, but to Mother Nature as well,” said student Adriana Hoeffner.

Caching has never been more accurate and intuitive since the new release of their app, now available for Apple, Android, and Windows Phone devices.

The best feature is the GPS guide that pin-points the location of the hidden cache.

Currently, there are 2,568,393 active caches around the world, including some even hidden on the CSUSB campus.

Palm Springs is a great place to go on Spring Break, even if it’s for a day trip.

For outdoor lovers, I suggest going camping, hiking, or even both if you are considering to stay for more than a single day.

Many people love to go hiking, not only to see the beautiful scenery, but to ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up the mountain to see a greater view of the area.

Before the tramway was renovated, originally, you would only be able to see the view from the sides.

Now, you have the opportunity to see a 360-degree view as you ascend.

After a great hike and you’re feeling a bit hungry, why not relax and dine at 8,500 feet? There are two restaurants—one fancy, the other a café—and a bar huddled together.

Photo by Selina Cerda

Photo by Selina Cerda

Los Angeles beaches or the city itself, is a great place to appreciate spring break because there is so much to do.

In the city, you can go to the famous Grammy Museum, California Science Center, Los Angeles County museum of Art, The Griffith Observatory, and many more.

Several students suggested going to Santa Monica beach to hang out, play carnival games at the pier, or crash at Venice beach, sitting on your puma-Swap-meet blanket to view the sun set.

“I’ve only been to Venice a few times but I think it is a clean beautiful beach, which offers great shopping and places to eat. The drive definitely beats the terrible Santa Monica traffic,” said student Brittany Burdick.

Big Bear is a great way to prolong your winter love during Spring. Staying in Big Bear during Spring Break is a good time to just chill and relax, but there are so many activities to do in the man-made snow.

You have opportunity to go skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, fishing, or relive classic penny arcade games, such as Galaga and Centipede.

No matter what you decide to do during Spring Break, remember there are always geocaches near to explore, carnival prizes to win on the pier, and that Big Bear snow.

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