Spring Break will be here before we know it, but with the current situation, everyone might be looking at a repeat of last year’s homebound spring break. If you’re dealing with cabin fever, this might not be up your alley. Don’t stress though. There are ways that you can Spring Break without being stuck at home. These ten ideas will help you get outside and enjoy the nice weather while catering to your budget and the world around you. You may even find new ways to occupy your weekends so you can feel less confided even when spring break isn’t near.
Camping might have been on your radar for Spring Break fun even before the pandemic began. Luckily, camping is still on the list of things that are pretty safe to do. As long as you choose a campsite that isn’t crowded and you stay away from people that aren’t in your group, then you should be set for a fun time camping. Of course, if you don’t want to risk it then consider a camp out in your own backyard. It’ll get you out of the house for a little while, which will definitely help ease the feeling of cabin fever. You will also be able to get some fresh air and enjoy the day, which will certainly help you to feel better mentally.
2. Road Trip
If you want to get away completely, then a road trip might be the ticket. Road trips might be one of the safest options available to you now since you will only be traveling with the people in your vehicle. Of course, it is very important to be cautious of your surroundings and behavior when you stop to get food and fuel up. It may be best to eat when you can order via a drive-through or curbside option. When you stop using any facility, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching doors or coming in close contact with others. Of course, you should also take precautions in hotels, which may mean bringing cleaning sprays and wipes with you. Overall, you should be pretty safe with traveling in this manner.
3. Empty Beach
Heading to the beach might be one of the most popular options for Spring Break. Just because you’re avoiding the crowds doesn’t mean you have to give up on the beach altogether. If you know of a quiet beach with very few visitors then you might try to get a spot there. This option works best for people that live closer to the beach, just in case you have to turn around if things are a little too crowded. If you do find a beach to visit, then one of the best things you can do is come prepared. Pack all of your typical beach gear, but you should also have hand sanitizer, face masks, and other protective items on hand. It might not feel the same as your typical trip to the beach, but you’d be surprised how much fun you will have just getting out in the fresh air.
4. Trip to the Countryside
Another way to easily get out of the house for a little while is to take a trip out into the countryside. Try to find a remote park or a nice field that is public domain. From there, set up a relaxing picnic to help everyone unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet in the fresh air. You might also consider bringing some outdoor activities to help aid in the fun. Kites are always a great option in the springtime, but you might also consider playing with items like footballs, frisbees, soccer balls, and so on. Of course, a simple walk can also do a lot of good. If you choose to stay in the countryside until nightfall, then it will be very easy to watch the stars for a little while. You should practice precautions where you can though, as this will help you enjoy your time outdoors without incident.
5. Low Tourist Locations
If you absolutely have to travel to feel better, then there are some options that will be safer than some of the more common tourist places. For instance, if you’re looking to hit the beach, then a trip to Barbados might be one of the best options, even though this might sound surprising. If you’re craving city vibes then Portland, Oregon is a good option that won’t force you into crowded areas. You can’t go wrong with a classic trip to the Grand Canyon either, which will definitely help to create a fun adventure that the whole family can talk about for years. Of course, this is only scratching the surface and there are many other destinations you can check out. There are lots of websites dedicated to helping you find the best and safest place for your Spring Break.
6. Improve Your Backyard
If you can’t afford a getaway or you aren’t getting a Spring Break this year then improving your backyard might be a great way to improve on your time. Spending time outdoors can help you in so many ways, so getting out and doing some work in the backyard will definitely help you to feel happier and healthier. You might start by adding a few cheap or DIY games to your yard. There are numerous ideas online to help you figure out how to make some of your favorite games. You can also work on creating places to move your body. Apart from that, you can plant a variety of things to help bring growth and beauty to your yard. Working in your space can change your perspective on life and will allow you to get out without having to worry about getting sick.
7. Explore Hobbies
When it comes to curing boredom, exploring hobbies is a great way to help ease some tension while you’re stuck at home. One of the best things you can do is choose a hobby that you can be done outdoors. You might consider picking up a new sport. Swimming is a great option that can be done away from others, but you can also choose hobbies like wallball, Spartan relays, and so on. These can all be done alone while allowing you to keep active. You might also consider picking up a form of art that can be done outside. A musical instrument is a great option, but you can also paint, take up photography, and so much more.
8. Home Improvement
Another great option is to consider some home improvement projects. This will allow you to slightly change your surroundings while allowing you to save some money on repairs that you might otherwise ask someone else to do. You might start with a small job like painting a room. However, if your skillset allows then you may want to add shelves, change out faucets, fix the roof, and so on. You can also do a basic clean-up like cleaning out the gutters or pruning your trees and shrubs. The extra work will help you to keep your mind off of being stuck at home while giving your home some of the TLC it may have been missing out on while you were busy taking vacations.
9. Explore Countries Through Food
Traveling abroad for Spring Break probably isn’t in the cards. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t travel in one way or another. Exploring countries through their food is one of the best ways to get to know a culture. So, you might choose a new destination each day to try out. You can find recipes for many dishes online, and if you’re lucky, you might even find a video tutorial to help you out even more. While eating your dish, you can always watch a movie from the country, listen to cultural music, or simply talk about how the meal was prepared. If you’re not up for cooking, then you can always order takeout. If you really want to take it to a new level, call up the restaurant and ask for everyone’s favorite dish on the menu, then give it a shot.
10. Take a Break From Screens
One of the best things you can do for Spring Break is giving up your screens for a little while. If you find yourself stuck on the computer often for work or even recreation, then take a moment away from yourself. If you don’t have to work or study, then turn off the phone and enjoy the beauty of disconnect. If you still need to keep your phone off, then consider deleting apps so you can get away from the computer for a little while. This will make it much easier for you to find restraint when it comes to your phone. After spending a week away from your screens, you may find that you want them less and less, which can definitely help to change the way you feel about your day-to-day life.
Spring Break doesn’t have to be traditional. At this point, finding a way to be as close to normal as possible seems like the only route to go. These ten ideas will help you spend your spring break wisely, so you can find the rest and relaxation you need without spending a fortune. Perhaps, next year, traveling without concern will be back on the table, so enjoy the quiet moments when you can.