BY GLORIA RIVERA
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It is that time of year again, the final break before the end of the semester. Spring break is on the mind of many students especially since they’ve been hard at work since the beginning of the Spring semester. They are looking forward to some time off.
Some students will choose a less expensive option and stay in the valley. During the week break students will take time to rest, earn extra money or just celebrate. According to Kassandra Munoz, 19, a business major, “students consider spring break as a week for partying, or taking a short vacation, I consider it as a week off from endless homework.”
Many students do not have an elaborate vacation planned out, staying in the valley can be cheaper and a good way to save money. According to FactRetriever.com, “every year between 1.5 and 2 million students in the U.S. go on spring break and collectively spend over 1 billion dollars.”
For those choosing to stay at home rather than travel, the Coachella Valley brings in visitors from all over the world. They come for many different reasons like the warm weather, change in scenery, or the many festivals the valley provides annually.
The city of Palm Springs was recently voted number five on the guide’s list of “Top 10 Best Destination for Vacation Rentals in the U.S.,” according to Trip Advisor. The local valley offers a variety of activities for all ages. Catch a poolside, roll down a slide at Wet N’ Wild, take a walk around the San Jacinto Mountains, enjoy a ride on top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or just take a road trip down to Joshua Tree National Park.
Stop by The Living Desert, visit The Palm Springs Museum offering free “2nd Sundays” or if your in need of some action stop by the largest laser arena in Southern California, Laser Oasis. Catch the College of the Desert Street Fair offering a variation of food, art and clothing.
If you still find yourself looking for something to do this spring break, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com for additional tips and ideas.