Saving on Spring Break

Spring break is great, but many people feel limited on activities to do without spending tons of money.

Emmy Walker, Columnist

After loads of schoolwork and early mornings, spring break is the time to finally relax. Many families choose to go on vacation. If you are like me, you will be staying home all break catching up on Netflix. Luckily, there are things to do this time around that will make this spring break anything but boring – without breaking the bank!

Festivals: Because of the beautiful weather, festivals are popular this time of year. The Renaissance Festival goes on until Mar. 22. It may be a bit pricey, but buy one get one free coupons are available at fast food restaurants, such as Wendy’s. The Ostrich Festival is also going on this weekend from Mar. 13 to 15. The price is a $10 entrance fee, and $25 if you want to go on rides.

Swimming: Yes, it is only March, but many waterparks are heating up their pools for spring break. Kiwanis Wave Pool in Tempe is open after Mar. 21, for less than $5 per person. This is a great option because it includes a wave pool, waterslides, and a lap pool. Just grab a friend, and enjoy a day at the pool!

Mall Scavenger Hunt: If you prefer to do something free, why not gather a group of friends and hit the mall? A great activity is a mall scavenger hunt. All you have to do is split into teams, find and take pictures of things on the list. It can vary from a receipt from Forever 21 or something wacky like a selfie with a stranger wearing blue.

Outdoor Movie Night: One of my favorite things to do is having friends over to have an outdoor movie night. All you need is a white sheet as a screen, a projector, comfy seating, and a movie of your choice. This is especially nice during spring break when the nights are cool, but not too cold. Don’t forget plenty of movie candy and popcorn!

With these tips, your spring break will be anything but boring. Don’t be afraid to get creative to make this break unforgettable.