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What to do with your week off

April 13, 2019


Graphic by Jessica Mouton

Spring break is right around the corner. It is a week where we all can finally get some much-needed rest, relaxation and socialization.

If you have absolutely no plans or forgot spring break existed, here are some perfect destinations.

Grand Isle

Clearwater, white sand and state of the art architecture and accommodations are three things not found in Grand Isle.

Most of us are not doing the best financially, and Grand Isle offers the opportunity for a cheap beach vacation. It is near impossible to find someone from here without some access to a camp.

Although, if one cannot, the state park offers camping sites for as little as $18 a night with an oddly high $6 reservation charge.

It may not be the perfect beach, but it is passable and way cheaper than most beaches near us.  

Bogue Chitto State Park

Beaches are not the only place to go to on spring break. A camping trip with a few friends is always fun.

Bogue Chitto is beyond beautiful.

There are places to rent kayaks and tubes for fun on the river. It offers campsites for $33 and cabins for $150 a night.

These can fit six to eight people, so it is decently cheap if the bill is split.

Jazz Fest

Looking to stay close to home or even want to spend the night in your own bed? Jazz Fest is perfect.

Going from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m, the festival offers a full 12 hours of music. It runs for two weeks, and it first occurs at the tail end of the break, April 25 to April 29.

While the second weekend is usually more packed, many big names are playing during the first half of the festival. The Revivalists, Katy Perry and Logic will all be on stage during the first weekend.

Jazz Fest is a great way to blow off some steam after turning in a stack of papers.

Festival International

Jazz Fest is a tad expensive, especially if more than one day is attended. Festival International is free and fantastic.

The festival is a day of music from around the world and amazing food. There are also many stands with awesome crafts from all ends of the earth.

The festival takes place in Lafayette, which is a doable drive for a day of outstanding music.

It also takes place from April 24 to April 29, so it can easily fit between school work and spending time with family.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

While not in the state, Gulf Shores offers a more traditional spring break experience.

Getting a hotel will probably cost a pretty penny, but it’s possible.

Gulf Shores is everything Grand Isle is not. If white sand, picturesque water and modern accommodations are more your speed, Gulf Shores is the way to go.


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