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Affordable spring break trips NOT on the beach

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

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Halfway through the semester, spring break is much needed. The air is getting warmer, summer is getting closer and studying becomes nearly impossible. While many college students want to go to the beach during the break, there are plenty of other fun adventures to go on. If you’re on a budget and not a fan of the beach, these day trips will make your spring break fun and affordable. Because spring break is getting closer, it’s time to start planning now.

 

Callaway Gardens – South of Atlanta, Callaway Gardens is a great place to go over spring break because there are plenty of things to do. Their Butterfly Center is especially fun in the spring because of the flowers that will be blooming. Also, the Butterfly Center is indoors, so you can still enjoy spring even if it is cold or raining. There are also trails and gardens to visit if the weather is nice. For more information you can visit www.callawaygardens.com.

Savannah – Not far from Macon, Savannah is a beautiful historic city perfect for a relaxing day. The city is full of good restaurants and shopping. Most of these are on the riverwalk where you can see ships passing by. There are also many museums and tours that are great for people who love history. Some of the most popular tours are ghost tours that you can take at night. For more information visit www.savannah.com.

Tallulah Gorge State Park – Located in the northeast corner of Georgia, Tallulah Gorge State Park would make a great day trip if you enjoy hiking. You can either hike up and see the Gorge from above, or hike down to the bottom of the Gorge. The park also includes a small museum about the surrounding mountains. This would be a great trip for you if you enjoy the outdoors.

Atlanta – Atlanta is always a great place to go if you want to take a trip but don’t know where to go. If you’re looking to stay indoors, you can fill a whole day by visiting the World of Coke or Georgia Aquarium. Atlanta is also home to great shopping, especially at places like Atlantic Station. Finally, if you want to take a walk or ride a bike, the Atlanta Beltline is a great trail to do so. For more information on things to do in Atlanta you can visit www.atlanta.net.

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