Spring Break on a Tight Budget Need not Be Boring

Claudia Anaya

Spending a week in Florida, scuba diving, or racecar driving may not be within a college student’s budget this Spring Break.

There are other ways to spend Spring Break (April 14 through 19) without having to dig into next semester’s book money.

Students don’t just have to catch up on reading and assignments; there are events that students can attend while on their break.

Typing in “free things to do in LA” on Google, will lead people to what can be the next destination in their week off.

Laokay.com directs visitors to free comedy shows, television tapings and museum admissions in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Eyespyla.com offers information on events in Hollywood, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, and other surrounding areas.

Golosangeles.com guides people to attractions, theme parks, museums, and tours that are available in Los Angeles and provides phone numbers and further information for those seeking specific attractions.

Attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Santa Monica’s Pier and Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach and the Science Center at 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, can be visited throughout the week.

If anyone is looking to exercise in the outdoors, Runyon Canyon Park at 2000 Fuller Dr., Los Angeles offers free yoga classes at 9:30 a.m. everyday and at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for more information call 323-666-5046.

For anyone looking for indoor exercise or wanting to interact with people, Akbar on 4356 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles opens its dance floor on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at no charge to those looking to dance to rock, eighties, pop, and hip hop.

While some will attend Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Studios, others will enjoy traditional pastimes such as getting a cup of coffee, reading a book, listening to music and watching television.