How to Avoid FOMO This Spring Break


It’s not always possible to travel over spring break. You may need to continue working at your part-time job or you may just not have the money to take a vacation. Seeing your friends’ adventures on social media could mean you experience some FOMO. However, there are plenty of fun ways to spend spring break without going far afield.

1. Visit the Local Attractions

There may be local attractions in the area that you’ve never found the time to visit before, such as zoos, aquariums, or museums. Be a tourist in your own city for a day.

2. Eat at a Fancy Restaurant

Have a night out at your favourite restaurant or one you’ve never visited before but that looks fancy. Invite a few friends who are also around over spring break to join you for a special evening.

3. Go to a Concert

Find out if any bands you like are playing over spring break. If you can afford it, you may be able to have a mini-vacation to a nearby city.

4. Host a Paint Night

Invite other students to come over to your apartment for a paint night. Ask everyone to bring their own canvases, brushes, and paints — and let your creative juices flow.

5. Go Shopping

A shopping trip can be fun even if it’s just window shopping. For instance, you could look for inspiration for how to decorate your student apartment or see what the latest fashions are. If you can afford to, now may be the ideal time to update your wardrobe. Head to an outlet to search for discounts.

6. Prepare a Multi-Course Dinner at Home

Spend a few hours putting together an elaborate dinner. This is the ideal activity to enjoy with any roommates who are also around over spring break. You could collaborate to create the meal together, assign each person a different course, or prepare everything yourself to show off your cooking skills.

7. Take Photos

Choose a day when the weather is pleasant to head outside to take pictures. Photograph your favourite spots around the city or bring a friend along for a photoshoot.

8. Read Some Books

During the semester, you may have little time to read for pleasure. Take advantage of your free time to read books that have long been on your list.

9. Practice Some Outdoor Sports

Many students use spring break to travel to destinations where they can practice adventure sports — but there’s no reason why you can’t do the same close to home. If you head north, you’ll still find cross-country skiing and ice skating opportunities. Alternatively, you could go hiking, kayaking, or mountain biking.

If you’re unable to return home for breaks, you’ll have a lot more fun if you’re living in student rentals. St. Catharines has Foundry Lofts. Our vibrant student community gives you access to a range of amenities that will keep you entertained, including a games room, movie theater, fitness center, and fireside lounge. Plus, there are restaurants and shopping nearby. Contact us to secure a lease.

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