Five things to do over spring break

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Students have spent most of the past year and a half inside due to COVID-19, and while we still have to be safe and follow CDC guidelines, spring break is a good time to get out of the house and enjoy the start of spring. 

Go back-to-school shopping

With many students returning in-person for school after spring break ends, it is the perfect time to get their back to school shopping done. This lets students get prepared for the start of in-person classes with both new materials and back-to-school clothes. 

Go hiking

There are a number of good areas in Louisville for hiking. It is also a good way to enjoy the good weather that spring brings while staying cautious of COVID-19. Louisville’s beautiful hiking areas such as Fairmount Falls Park and Waverly Park allow for people to experience nature. Hiking also lets people get out of the house and exercise. 

Visit the Louisville Waterfront

The Louisville Waterfront is a great city landmark with a variety of things to do. People can visit the Walking Bridge, walk around downtown, and watch the Big Four Bridge light up during the evening. The Louisville Waterfront offers a chance to find something new out about what Louisville has to offer, or at the very least, a nice view of the river with a pleasant breeze. 

Visit the Louisville Zoo Wild Lights Festival

The Louisville Zoo Wild Lights Festival is one of the largest lantern festivals in the United States. This once-a-year event is an amazing sight to see with its 70 new lantern displays and over 50,000 LED light bulbs. The Louisville Zoo Wild Lights Festival would be an amazing place to visit with friends and family during this spring break. 

Have a picnic

Having a picnic is always a fun way to celebrate spring arriving and it still allows for social distancing. Picnics are a good way to relax and hang out with a few friends before the stress of school comes back. Whether it’s in the backyard or at a park, picnics encourage people to hang out, eat food, and enjoy the fresh air with some of their friends. 

No matter how people choose to spend their spring break, it is important to stay safe during COVID-19. It is also important to relax and recharge for the final stretch of school until summer break.