I have a love/hate relationship with each new semester. The first week, everything is just whipped cream and cherries. Next thing you know, it’s as if I have never been to college before and have forgotten all about exams, messy room mates, and that person who sits in the front of the class and always has their hand in the air.
Don’t worry, you’ll get through it, Spring Break 2013 is just around the corner! Well, not exactly, but it’s never too early to start planning. Even if you don’t plan on taking a week long spring break vacation, weekend road trips are a fun way to blow off some steam and bond with friends. We love maxin’ and relaxin’ on a beach, but maybe change things up this year and try soaking up some urban culture in a city you’ve never visited before. Here’s a shout out to some of the best continental cities to visit, hang out, sight-see, or swing by on a road trip.
Washington, D.C. – Wander through free museums and spectacular national memorials by day and later enjoy the nightlife of neighborhoods like Georgetown and Adams Morgan. With thousands of college students residing in and around the city, DC is like a college town on steroids. During the spring and summer there are always a lot of shows in and around the area, and admission is a lot cheaper here than in Manhattan.
Nashville, Tennessee – Music City, USA is a place you’ll want to visit at least once. Free concerts, cheap eats and flea markets galore make this city a perfect pit stop on any road trip. Walk the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge where you can catch a glimpse of the stunning riverfront and Nashville skyline and try to see the two infamous “Batman Towers.” Also worth checking out are Chattanooga and Knoxville.
St. Louis, MO – This city is not only beautiful but has a rich nightlife for college students and plenty of (free) fun things to do during the day. For shopping there’s a ton of funky and hip stores and some of the largest vintage vendors in the country. When it gets dark check out some of the more popular neighborhoods for eating and going out like Downtown, Laclede’s Landing, or Forest Park Southeast.
New Orleans – Whether Spring Break coincides with Mardi Gras or not, this is a city I’ve been dying to visit for years. There is truly no other place in the world like the Big Easy.
So what will you do this Spring break? And more importantly, what will you wear!? Tell us about your plans in the comment below and maybe we will feature one of your favorite destinations next!