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    6 places to travel to this spring break

    Sydney Richardson
    The Grand Canyon on Nov. 20, 2015. The Grand Canyon is a great place for students to visit without having to travel too far if they want to get away from campus over spring break.

    The spring break season is upon us and whether you decide to head home or head to a beach, the break is long enough for students to get creative with time away from studying.

    Taking advantage of well-earned time off can be rewarding in the midst of the semester. Despite this, couch lock often rears its ugly head halfway through these mid-semester breaks and students run out of fulfilling sources of recuperation.

    Some of the following ideas will hopefully help you figure out where to go or what to do this spring break season.

    1. Explore the Dirty T

    If you’re not looking to travel far over break, explore Tucson. Check out all of Tucson’s historic neighborhoods around the city. Nationally recognized architecture, some of the oldest neighborhoods in the Southwest and a little bit of imagination will help you reconnect with Tucson’s past. Some of the streets are named after a few of the most important figures in Tucson’s history. There are some interesting characters.

    2. Go to beaches other than Santa Monica 

    If you’re craving some beach time but don’t want the crowds that come along with it, check out the beaches between Monterey Bay and San Jose, California. You may have to do some hunting, but these beaches are not close to the populated cities of California.

    3. Shred in the snow

    For a more active spring break trip, there are some great places to snowboard in the states around Arizona like Utah or Colorado. Snow is hard to come by for Arizonans and snowboarding could be a cool change of pace from what we usually encounter in Tucson.

    4. “Just do it” 

    If you’re looking to do something out of the mainstream, pull up a map of the U.S. and look for eye-grabbing geographical regions. Make the trip out there and maybe you’ll find it was worth the price of not knowing exactly what you would find.

    5. Embrace Mother Nature

    For those who are nature people or want to try camping, there are some beautiful campgrounds all over Arizona that range from the forests of Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. This doesn’t break the bank over the break either.

    6. Ball so hard

    If you’re looking for a show, watch the Golden State Warriors in California. In the midst of a historic season, and perhaps the best basketball show in the NBA, it likely won’t disappoint.

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