Spring Break on a Budget
Joe Letizio, Staff Writer
Picture this: Its finally spring break. The temperature is 90° and the beach is covered with people. As it begins to get hotter, so does the party scene as more people begin to walk in. While at the party, you begin to think back to when you were at school planning for spring break, and you remember what you did to get here.
When it comes to figuring out where you will be enjoying spring break, two things matter: how much money do you have to spend and where you want to go. According to travel site “Kayak,” cities like Denver and Myrtle Beach are two places which are more accommodating when you are planning on a budget. While Denver has many great places to ski, another thing you can partake in is Mule Majors. The Mule Majors event is a mini golf competition with different Moscow Mules at each of the nine holes. However, most college students prefer the warmer weather for spring break, which might lead them to Myrtle Beach.
South Carolina is a great place to be during spring break, as there are numerous events and establishments that are easy to walk to and enjoy. Aside from the 60 miles of beach along the Grand Strand Apache Pier, Myrtle Beach offers an array of nightlife destinations, like Señor Frogs, House of Blues and Malibu’s Surf Bar. Señor Frogs is a chain of festive cantinas with a menu of basic Mexican fare and frozen cocktails. The House of Blues is a rock and blues themed chain with classic Southern dishes and live music. Malibu’s Surf Bar is a tropical inspired décor club with a dance floor, DJs and an outdoor tiki bar.
Personally, I will not be going to Denver or Myrtle Beach for spring break. So for those staying local for the break, like me, here are some suggestions for fun, relatively cheap activities right here in Worcester.
Crompton Collective – Located in a historic Canal District, vendors sell vintage décor, clothing, furniture and gifts. Also has many great spots to eat.
Worcester Historical Museum – Located in downtown Worcester. Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat (10am – 4pm) | 4th Thursday (10am – 8:30pm) Admission Rates: $4 per person (with valid ID)
Wormtown Brewery – Purchase local beer and take free tours of the brewery. Tap Room Hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00-9:00pm | Friday – Saturday: 12:00-10:00pm | Sunday: 12:00-7:00pm Free tours on Saturday & Sunday at 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm.
Clayground – Paint your own pottery! Most items run between $14 – 40, and college students get 20% off their own item with proof of current enrollment.