How to Staycation

Madison Baughman

Spring break is the perfect time to relax and catch up on that much needed sleep you have been slacking on, but if you want to make your staycation a little more memorable, check out these fun things to do!

1. Day trip to Cleveland

Time to whip out portrait mode! There are so many fun and beautiful places to explore in Cleveland that make it a perfect day trip for you and your friends. Ohio City has many trendy restaurants, beautiful street art and The West Side Market, which would make it a great first stop on your list of things to see!

 2. Towner’s Woods

With a huge and beautiful park right next to Kent, spring break would be the perfect time to enjoy its beauty! Towner’s Woods has many hiking trails with a beautiful lake as your view while you venture through the park. There are also many picnic shelters at the park that will make this a perfect place for a romantic dinner date or a spring break celebration with your friends!

3. Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This national park has so many things to offer! There is a scenic railroad you can hop on that will take you throughout the park and also has events on the train such as wine tasting, beer tasting, breakfast and dinner! There are also many trails to hike on throughout the park as well as Brandywine Falls, which you’ll definitely want to check out. Besides being a popular attraction because of the beauty within the park, there is also some history behind it. There is a place in the park where you can see a section of the original Erie Canal Towpath and visit a center highlighting the history of the waterway.

4. Go Bowling

With an alley minutes away from campus, a bowling night is a perfect outing for you and your friends! Spins Bowl, on State Route 59, has 40 bowling lanes, an arcade, gaming lounge and restaurant and bar to keep you entertained for hours. With student specials on Thursdays and unlimited cosmic bowling on Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 10pm, a night at Spins Bowl in Kent is a great way to start off your Spring Break!