What to do over Spring Break

by Toree Fisher (Staff Writer) – 3/18/16

O’Melveny Park, a local hiking trail
O’Melveny Park, a local hiking trail

Spring break is around the corner, and there are plenty of productive and fun activities that are local to participate in with your family and friends to ensure a memorable spring break.

Students spend a lot of time inside classrooms all year long, so spring break is a great time to go out and enjoy nature. If you prefer being outdoors, hiking at a local trail such as O’melveny Park or Veterans Memorial Park can be a fun opportunity to lose weight and gain many health benefits. With prom being a few months away, ladies can start hiking during spring break for that prom body.

This activity offers a great experience and unlimited nature to witness with family and friends.“Hiking is an inexpensive option to participate in during spring break,” explained sophomore Andrew Salas.

Students should take advantage of the week they are given and use the opportunity to give back to their community by volunteering. Many organizations host events that are in need of a volunteer. Some local places to volunteer at during spring break are the Children’s Hunger Fund located in Sylmar and Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills.

“A student would not only gain community service hours but also gain the experience of helping people or animals in need,” expressed senior Alyssa Acedo.

Visiting a local museum can be a fun activity while admiring art from famous painters. The Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are two of the many museums located in Los Angeles to visit during spring break.

Heading to the beach is the typical option for spring break; however, it will always be a fun option. Dockweiler State Beach is a great place to have a bonfire with family and friends.

Santa Monica Pier offers a boardwalk with restaurants, shopping, rides and arcade games plus the beach itself. Instead of just sitting around every day of the week, Spring Break is filled with several activities at a free or reasonably price.