Spring Break Bucket List Ideas

Spring break is sneaking up on the calendar, and students are wondering how to spend their time. Here are five ideas, suggested by Woodgrove students, to make this spring break the best one yet. 

 

Hikes

 

The C&O Canal in Georgetown (Creative Commons)

There are plenty of local hidden gem hiking spots in Loudoun that definitely deserve a spot on your spring break bucket list. Some of these popular spots include Hollow Brook Trail, Blackburn Trail Center, Maryland Heights, C&O Canal, or the Appalachian Trail. Make sure to take the necessary safety precautions when hiking like wearing brightly colored clothing, bringing proper hydration, and making sure someone knows your location. 

 

 

Water Sports

While summer break is usually reserved for larger, saltier bodies of water, spring break is the perfect time to explore some fast-moving freshwater. Tubing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking are all spring break staples. Some places that offer wild water adventures are Watermelon Park, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, and River Riders. If you’re more of a poolside person, or if a life jacket just doesn’t match your wardrobe, swap the river for the Round Hill Aquatic Center. Indoor pools and waterparks can be just as fun, so be sure to check out Ida Lee, Volcano Island Water Park, or Massanutten.

 

Concerts

Goldfrapp performing at the 9:30 Club (Creative Commons)

 

If you are looking to attend a concert this spring, there are many great venues in the area. From the Anthem and 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. to the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia, you are sure to find something of interest. Websites like Ticketmaster and Bandsintown can help you find when and where your favorite artists are performing, as well as information about venues, ticket prices, and mask and vaccination requirements. 

 

Self-care 

School can be stressful and sometimes the best way to spend your break is by focusing on yourself. Catching up on sleep and practicing mindfulness can be some of the most helpful ways to destress. Organizing your space can also be an easy way to clear your head. Try reorganizing your room or finding old items to donate to help foster a positive living environment. However, self-care doesn’t need to be mental. Take care of your body by playing a sport, getting fresh air, or starting exercise routines with activities as simple as yoga. If you prefer to stay inside, try reading a book, listening to your favorite music, or watching a movie you’ve been wanting to see. No matter how you spend this spring break, be sure to take care of your mind as well as your body.