Ways To Spend Your Spring Break

March 22, 2017

This year, Spring Break starts on April 8 and ends April 17.
Caption: Credit: Audrey Dunn (used with permission)

This year, Spring Break starts on April 8 and ends April 17. Caption: Credit: Audrey Dunn (used with permission)

Spring Break is a few weeks away and with an entire ten days of no school, it is sometimes a struggle to figure out what to do with the sudden free time. Whether you are going on an international trip that your family has been planning for months, or just hanging out with your friends locally, spring break can be an enjoyable time no matter how you spend it.

 

 

 

 

 

Vacations

Although vacations need to be planned months ahead of time, they are the perfect escape from everyday, ordinary life. Whether you are vacationing with your family or friends, it can be a stress-free time to explore new destinations.

Sophomore Katie Taulbee says “My family likes to go on skiing trips at least once a year.” Credit: Katie Taulbee (used with permission)
Junior Emily Anderson has taken trips to the British Virgin Island of Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas, and Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
Credit: Emily Anderson (used with permission)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Trips

Even if you spent your mini-course week on a mission trip, you can never volunteer to help people in need too much. Whether you go to a third world country or help people locally, spending your break this way can be so rewarding.

Senior Lissa Odgen has spent her past three spring breaks helping people of the Dominican Republic. Credit: Lissa Odgen (used with permission)

 

Beach

Sometimes we take for granted how close we live to such beautiful beaches. Spending the day laying out in the sun can be the perfect getaway without having to go too far from home.

Junior Maddy Ruppel says, “My favorite thing to do at the beach is just lay out on the sand and relax.” Credit: Maddy Ruppel (used with permission)
The most popular beaches Academy girls like to go to are St. Pete Beach, Anna Maria Island, and Indian Rocks Beach. Credit: Myah Rhines (used with permission)

Amusement Parks

If you are looking for something more adventurous to do, going to an amusement park, such as Disney World or Universal Studios might be the way to go. With these amusement parks only being an hour and a half away, spending the day at one of these parks can be enjoyable, especially if you are an adrenaline junkie.

Senior Ally Wehle says, “I love going to amusement parks because I love the adrenaline rush of going on rollercoasters and I also love being outside and enjoying the weather for the day in a fun way.” Credit: Ally Wehle (used with permission)

Explore what Tampa has to offer

Sometimes we overlook the many sites and activities our city has to offer. Discover new restaurants you have never been before or visit an art museum.  Check out this article on fun and different things to do in Tampa Bay.

Senior Jenna Maceovsky says, “I like Ulele because it’s a historic place in Tampa and it’s right by the Riverwalk.”
Credit: Jenna Maceovsky (used with permission)

 

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