Springing Into Fun

According to hundreds of coming-of-age movies, traveling during spring break is a must-do for college students. Some are spending a week partying on a beach, getting a tan and flirting with the cute surfer whose name they won’t remember. Others are spending the week on a road trip with friends or significant others getting lost in nature.

Then you have the realistic majority, who are spending the academic vacation working and covering life’s responsibilities.

Spring break is supposed to be a time for yourself, a time to do what you want to do without having to worry about school. A moment to breathe and have some fun, no matter if it is from home or out on an adventure.

“I am going to Las Vegas for my 21st (birthday). Some of my friends, my brother and my cousin are all flying out there that Tuesday and coming home that Friday,” said Grossmont Student Jason Gutierrez. “People say it is more wild on the weekends, but I figured why not go out for the week? After all, the hotel rooms and events are hundreds of dollars cheaper during the week than on the weekend.”

For spring break, you don’t always have to travel across the world doing extravagant activities and buying expensive items. You can keep it nearby and still have the time of your life, just like student Jocelyn Pacheco is planning on doing.

“For spring break I am going to Disneyland. I’m a Magic Key holder, so I do go a lot, but I’m looking forward to going to my favorite place with my boyfriend this time,” Pacheco said. “I also will be going to Arizona to visit my boyfriend since we are long-distance.”

If you are looking for some other local ideas in San Diego for break, SD Nightlife is hosting a Club Tour on March 31, taking patrons dancing all night through downtown. If you want something to help you relax and focus, SDYN is hosting a Spring Renewal on March 26 where you can get into some yoga and helpful breathing exercises to get in touch with your own energy. If you decide you just want to have a good time in the sun and vibe, you can go to the San Diego Beach Party on March 26 at West Mission Beach. This event will be hosted by Seven Seas Sports and Entertainment and is an all-day event.

Whatever you decide to do for spring break, you can always make it fun. No matter what though, be safe and live life to the fullest.