Spring break isn’t only designed to cater to the hard-partying college students. Carve out your own downtime on a consistent basis. You may not have the luxury of sending your boss the overnight “headed to Cancun” email, but here are five ways you can create your own two day spring break.
1. Park Party
If you luck out and get clear skies, organize an impromptu park party. Let Twitter and email blasts be your promotional tools to get the word out. All it takes is food, games, a deck of cards, music, and a football to have your friends forget that they aren’t away reveling in the islands of Mexico.
To really spice it up, at just $25, you can attain a sound permit that will allow your DJ friend the task of livening up the party.
2. Be A Tourist
Become a tourist in your own city! When is the last time you went to see a play? Visited an art museum? Enjoyed a comedy Show? Step away from your typical day-to-day regimen to stimulate your cultural side. The best scene is not always the club scene.
Sports are always a great way to get everyone together. Pick a sport and host a two-day tournament at the local park. Want to see your friends reveal their fierce competitive side? Once you form your teams, establish the wager. Ladies, don’t be afraid to dabble in a little rough play.
4. Attend Spring Music Festivals
There are tons of new voices and bands hitting the scene. Music festivals are great opportunities to get put on to new artists or brush up on the ones you may not be familiar with. Explore new territory and broaden your musical horizons.
It’s pretty much our moral obligation to give back. Wear your “good Samaritan” t-shirt and free a weekend to join any local volunteer program. Whether you’re interested in helping with environmental issues, assisting a local hospital or mentoring, it will be extremely self-satisfying to get involved. You can visit http://www.volunteermatch.org/ to match you with programs available in your city.