What’s the Move for Spring Break?


Maia Wolf

Beach view from a past spring break trip in Sarasota, FL.

Maia Wolf and Dakota Curtiss

Spring break is a time to relax and let go of all the stress that comes with school and everyday life, but what are people doing with their week off? We interviewed a few people about how they are spending this time, and asked them for recommendations for others who may not have any plans.

Junior Bella Isern shared that she is “going to Florida with [her] family because [her] grandma has a house there.”

Florida is a popular vacation destination for spring break because you can get a tan, it’s not too far away, and it is a change of scenery from Ohio. It is also decently close and drivable, making it convenient as well.

Junior Maggie Erickson is also going to Florida and says she is so excited for spring break. Her family lives in Palm Beach, Florida, and she goes “maybe once or twice a year to visit [her] grandma and [her] cousin.”

Beach vacations are a time to relax and wind down, but some of our students are planning on taking a more adventurous course away from the coast.

Lauren Beier, a junior at Thomas plans to travel to Missouri, and says, “I am going on a kayaking trip with my dad and friends, and I’m looking forward to a break from school to spend some time outside and not worrying about tests or grades.”

Although a vacation is amazing, it may not be realistic for many students at TWHS. Luckily there are many other fun things to do with your week off. Getting outside is always a good idea, and enables you to reset before the last few months of school.

Freshman Julia Wolf didn’t have plans last spring break but found ways to have a good time with people she loved. She says “I went to the butterfly exhibit at Franklin Park Conservatory with my mom, and I got my nails done with my sister. We also would get smoothie king.” When asked if she still had a good week even without vacationing, she said yes and that “it was a relaxing week, and it was nice to not have to deal with the stress of planning and traveling.”

If you want to experience a new place without the hassle of planning, a day trip is a great idea. There are many places in Ohio with free activities that are unlike the dull, daily routine. Of course, there is Hocking Hills, Alum Creek, and Lake Erie, but another place not as well known is Yellowsprings. Only 45 minutes away, it is a gem with hiking trails, a waterfall, and a quaint town that has good food, music, and souvenirs.

If you want to enjoy your spring break at home because you can’t drive or don’t want to drive, treating yourself with some self-care, spending time with family, and exploring hidden places in your hometown are other fun and easy things to do. It is a much-needed break before the final push to the end of the school year. “Spring break is something I can’t live without, especially with finals and state tests around the corner,” junior Bella Isern said. “I’m so ready for a break.”