Spring Break on a Budget

Spring Break is almost upon us, and if you’re not one of the lucky ones jetting off to Punta Cana/Cali/insert-exotic locale-here but you still want to have a kickass time, never fear! There a tons of ways to have an awesome Spring Break without breaking the bank (no pun intended).

1. Road trip!

The ultimate college-kid adventure: the road trip. Get together a group of friends, pile into someone’s car, stock up with plenty of good food and good tunes, and drive. You can plan an extended road trip to another state, a festival, a sports game, a concert, a national monument, or anything really.

2. Day trips galore

If you don’t have the time or resources for a full road trip, try taking a few day trips to sites near your hometown or near Tufts if you’re staying on campus for break. Same basic premise as the road trip, but on a smaller and more manageable scale. These can also be fun to take with family or with your significant other.

3. Explore nature

If you live near a national park or any type of wilderness, try going out and exploring! Go camping, take a hike, have an adventure. Remember to stay safe and bring directions, food, and plenty of water.

4. Visit cities

If you’re staying on campus for break, spend some quality time getting to know Boston. If you’re going home and have a city anywhere nearby, even if it doesn’t seem interesting at first glance, give it a shot and you may be surprised. Eat at a local restaurant and visit the town museum. Also, all cities have hidden gems that you can only find by just walking around for hours.

5. Groupon

Groupon is a gold mine for college students on a tight budget. You can get awesome coupons for restaurants, spas, concerts, and all sorts of random fun activities. Groupon also offers deals on vacations, so it’s a great resource if you’re planning on getting away for Spring Break.

6. Visit friends

If you have friends at other schools who aren’t on Spring Break at the same time as you, why not take a trip to go visit them? Spring Break is a great opportunity to visit old friends who you wouldn’t normally get to see otherwise. It’s a win-win: you get to see your friends and experience college life at a completely different university.


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