Spring Break Ideas

spring break ideas

Though college and university students are now starting a new semester, it doesn't preclude them from brainstorming spring break ideas.

Some students will have the financial flexibility to travel to hot vacation spots around the world. Others may be forced by their budget to keep their spring break local. Regardless of budget, spring break ideas are always welcome, especially for those who wait until the last minute to plan.

Sure, warm climates and busy beaches are always in fashion for the spring breaker. But it doesn't take much effort to come to that conclusion. For those who thoroughly enjoy their winters, heading to the ski slopes is the perfect spring break idea. Organizing cheap ski vacations is relatively easy, and there are heaps of choices in the U.S. and Europe. Resort owners are typically keyed into spring break travel periods and will often offer deals geared towards spring breakers.

If snow isn't your thing, perhaps taking to the water is. Spring break party cruises are increasingly popular spring break ideas among college students. Sites like StudentCity and Spring Break Travel offer deals on special party cruises, party passes, excursions, and accommodations. The most common spring break cruises go to the Bahamas and other parts of the Caribbean. CruiseCompete.com is currently listing spring break cruises, though not all are specifically party cruises. Additionally, spring breakers younger than 21 should verify age-eligibility requirements of a cruise carrier before fully pursuing this spring break idea. Some cruise lines are strict about under-21s and with whom they stay on the ship.

Another increasingly popular spring break idea is embarking on a spring break volunteer trip. Discover a new part of the world while helping people in need! Groups like United Planet and Projects Abroad make it easy, offering a wide variety of packages for spring breakers looking to participate in projects around the world. Prices for these trips vary from group to group, with some making it extremely easy for even cash-strapped students to participate in a life-enriching experience.

Some students may want or need to keep their spring break activities closer to home. The range of ideas may shrink significantly, but it doesn't mean a good time still can't be had. This is especially true for those who are willing to plan ahead a little bit. For the outdoor enthusiasts, a little planning can yield a relatively cheap but entertaining group camping or hiking excursion. Research ideal camping locations nearby, collect appropriate clothing and gear, and head outdoors for your spring break. Combining a group hike with a campout is a great way to build camaraderie and have fun among friends.

For those who need local spring break ideas - but getting outdoors isn't an option - consider organizing a variety of group excursions and events spread out over several days. Perhaps day one is a group wine-tasting event followed by dinner at an Italian restaurant and a small house party afterwards. Day two could be a group excursion to the bowling alley followed by a community potluck dinner and a game night. Your options are only limited by your imagination and budget, and even the budget shouldn't be an issue if you look into group discounts offered by various businesses.

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