You may not be in college anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate spring break. As we get older and mature from 20-something college students to hard working young adults our idea of spring break also starts to mature.
I’m 35 and for one reason or another this time of the year always still makes me want to go on vacation. So here I am scanning the internet to find the perfect spring break destination. I’ve come across some interesting unique spring break ideas and I’m sharing a few of my faves with you.
If you’re a millennial and planning a spring break vacation here are some out-of-the-box ideas:
Volunteer for a good cause
If you have a favorite cause from helping children to supplying families with clean water, charities are always looking for volunteers – even if it’s just for a week. Volunteering is a great way to give back and at the same time it helps enhance your resume and make valuable connections.
Depending on your cause they may have locations across the country. At the end of the day you may end up helping those in need as well as spending your spring break at an out-of-state destination. So you may end up getting out of town for a unique spring break after all.
Help build homes
Habitat for Humanity is a great cause that helps build homes for those in need from natural disaster victims to those less fortunate who may not be able to afford housing.
Habitat for Humanity is an international organization and you may be able to find spring break destinations in exotic locations and help the less fortunate at the same time.
If you want to go back to school, enhance your skills or take up a new hobby spring break is the perfect time to do it. Spring is a time for new beginnings so it’s the perfect time to better yourself and learn something new.
Take a course at the local college, enroll in an intense program at The New School or ask to job shadow at a company – sort of like a temporary internship. This will help you gain new skills and learn a new industry if you’re thinking of making a career change.
Start a business
Millennials have an entrepreneurial mindset. If you’ve always to want a new business or a side hustle taking a week off is a great time to get started. Research what you need, talk to your target audience and get your small business off the ground.
If you really want to take a vacation…
I suggest New York City. As you know I LOVE NYC and it’s gorgeous in the spring time. Walking up and down the streets of New York as well as take a stroll through Central Park is a unique spring break destination. I usually choose city destinations over beach resorts, but that’s just me.
California is also a great spring break destination because unlike the four seasoned East Coast, the weather on the West Coast is a bit more stable. California isn’t as popular of a spring break destination as Mexico or Florida so you can spend a week away without the crowds.