Flight prices were just too expensive. Your friends backed out last minute. You failed to agree on a destination everybody was excited about. You love Ithaca. There are so many reasons why you might be staying in Ithaca this spring break, but fear not, because there are so many things to do here that can make your break a memorable one! Here are some ideas on how to spend those 7 wonderful, prelim and class-free days in and around Ithaca:
1. Take a “me” day…or two…or seven.
Be a bum for two days. Sleep in, catch up on your favorite TV shows, do your nails, and read that book you’ve been meaning to start since summer. While most of your friends are stressing about flight delays and flat tires, enjoy the peace and quiet and treat yourself. Be lazy and enjoy it. “I plan to catch up on sleep, watch TV, and go running,” says Olivia ’13.
2. Visit a winery.
There are many local wineries around Cornell, so grab another friend that is stuck in Ithaca and let the booze and beautiful landscapes whisk you into the vacation state of mind.
3. Be a foodie
Let’s be honest, who has time to cook gourmet meals while class is in session? During the year, it is hard to find the time and energy to prepare fun, delicious meals, but during spring break time is abundant. Try out a few new recipes, and take a trip down to the Commons to treat yourself to a nice meal, such as at the famous Moosewood.
4. Experience the outdoors
During class, and even on the weekends, most of us don’t have the time to visit all of the natural beauty that surrounds us. Get some fresh air and exercise by visiting the Plantations, Cayuga Lake, or Buttermilk Falls State Park. It will be a nice change of pace before coming back to more exams!