Spring Break-down

By Amy Nelson

BluePrint contributor

Let’s be honest: Either you have an incredible spring break trip that has been planned for months or you don’t have any plans at all. For those of you with no plans, let me help you out. I promise there is still a way to make next week memorable. If you’re not going to Hawaii or somewhere else exotic, there are still five classic places you could go: St. George, Las Vegas, California and Salt Lake City. Or you could just stay in Logan. Where do you want to go? Let’s help you plan a trip on a whim.

There is the classic St. George spring break trip. It’s warm, national parks are within an hour and baseball season is in full swing. Can you ask for anything more?

Motels along the Boulevard are insanely cheap right now. After you book a place to stay, you just need to decide what to do for the week. Zion’s National Park is 42 miles away from St. George, a mere hour drive. Countless hikes through red rock can lift away anyone’s stress. If you’re not into hiking, then watching some baseball in the warm sun might suit you more. Go to a local baseball field and watch a game or two.

Next comes the classic Vegas spring break trip. Believe it or not, you can make this trip cheap. Find an inexpensive motel, walk the strip a few times, see the Bellagio fountains, test your luck in gambling and call it good. However, if you have an obsession with shopping, there is no hope for you to make this trip cheap. Speaking on behalf of women, on a scale from one to 10, the mall in Vegas is at least an 11. It’s an opportunity to browse through clothes and accessories we know we can’t afford, yet we purchase anyway. So keep your wallet in the car and go browse through one of the top malls in America.

Now there is the California trip everyone dreams of going on. Let’s get real; you can make this trip so cheap you won’t even know what to do with your extra money. Get enough friends to fill up your car and drive there. Splitting gas between five will be affordable. Not to mention, the “road trip” part of the trip can be the best part. Create a great playlist, sing your heart out and drive 12 hours west to southern California.  Camping by a beach is an inexpensive option in comparison to a hotel. Find the beach that suits you. This may be really girly, but in my opinion all you need to do in California is hang out at the beach, rent a cute little bike, and ride it around town in a summer dress.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on gas, Salt Lake City is only an hour and a half away. There are three home Jazz games over spring break with tickets ranging from $8 to $128. Grab some buddies, drive to Salt Lake and go watch some basketball. There are also a plethora of concerts going on in the state capital over the upcoming week.

Now, if you are going to be in Logan over spring break, there are still things to do. Because we’ve had such a long winter, skiing or snowboarding is a great option to keep you busy. Don’t know how? No problem. Get lessons over the break and learn more information from the Beaver Mountain Resort. There is also the option of country swing dancing, bowling at the Fun Center, or a nice drive up the canyon.

The point of spring break is to give you a break from school, and I just provided five places to go this next week. If all else fails, watch all six seasons of “Lost,” plan your wedding on Pintrest or sleep your life away. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless. What will your spring break be like?


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