Spring break time has arrived, but you’re still in the midst of a budget. You feel a little down and insecure because you aren’t jumping on a plane or heading to a beach like everyone else. What can you do? Well, if a major trip isn’t in your future, you don’t have to resign yourself to staying at home. Here are a few ideas of cheaper things to do during your break:
Fairs & Festivals
Depending on where you live, there may be some springtime events going on. A lot of farmers markets have food festivals during this time of year, and events such as Renaissance fairs and sporting events happen quite frequently. Check around to see if any of them are happening near you and if they coincide with your break.
De-stress from your long semester by going to a local spa. Pamper yourself with a massage, a manicure, or the full works. Many spas offer deals to bring people in, so make sure to do some research to assist you with your budget. Unwind with a relaxing day; you’ve earned it.
Take advantage of wherever you live. Explore local shops and boutiques that you might have had your eye on for awhile. Now’s the best time!
Wine & Dine
Check out nearby wineries. Take your friends or your significant other and peruse wineries for a fun night out. Many wineries also have live entertainment on weekends, so that’s something to keep in mind. Pick up some appetizers and sample wine made by locals. This idea can also be substituted for breweries for those who favor beer.
Finish What You Started
Is there a book that you picked up months ago that you’ve meant to finish? Is there a series that you have your eye on? Are you interested in studying a new topic on your own? You have plenty of downtime to start new projects for yourself at your pace.
While we would all love to go to Cancun during our time off, sometimes we just can’t swing it. That doesn’t mean we have to wallow while everyone else has fun. Make the most of your time off.