Cheap Spring Break Alternatives

Hey First Years!

Your first spring break is coming up – for some of you, that might mean a trip to Florida or someplace tropical with warm beaches to escape the snowscape that is Massachusetts in March. However, for many of us, we don’t have enough money to take a week long vacation across the country.

So what can you do over spring break that won’t totally break the bank? Here are some options for cheap(er) vacations and activities:

Day trip to NYC
Bus fares to New York are fairly inexpensive, so you don’t even have to drive. Times Square is buzzing with energy, even in this cold; do some shopping, or even make your way to a Broadway show!

Make your way to Montreal
It may be cold in Canada, but it’s someplace new and to travel the world is always a good idea. Invite some friends to take a road trip, make an awesome playlist, grab your passport and head on up to our French Canadian neighbors. Make the trip just a few days, or make it last the whole week if you really love it there!

Hiking Trails in Massachusetts
There are lots of parks right here in MA that have beautiful hiking trails and sights to see. Some of them are Borderland, Blue Hills Reservation, Ames Nowell, Lynn Heritage and more. Take it back to nature to get some real rest from the world during this break from school.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 
Break out the shamrocks and go out and celebrate the holiday at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston. This year’s parade is on Sunday, March 19th. It begins at the Broadway MBTA stop and ends at Andrew Square, South Boston.

Keep it Classic
The standard “I’m bored” activities are always a good idea for spring break. Grab a friend and go see a movie. Go out to lunch with your family. Go window shopping, just because. Have a Lord of the Rings movie marathon. Or Harry Potter. Binge watch your favorite show on Netflix that you haven’t had any time to watch because you’ve been drowning in homework. Take your dog for a walk, I’m sure they would love to get outside some more and spend time with you. SLEEP!

Know that not going on a cool vacation for spring break is pretty normal, and that a lot of people just hang out at home. There are plenty of options to keep occupied over spring break (can never forget about that homework due as soon as we get back) but make sure you take some time to yourself to relax and have fun – that’s what break is for!

Have a good weekend!
FYM Kelly




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