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Your Guide to a Fun and Exciting Spring

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Maryland chapter.

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and it’s finally above 50 degrees outside. Sure, the winter was fun with its holiday cheer and good food. But it’s time for warm weather and fresh air.

The ladies of Her Campus are here to get you ready for spring with a list of fun things to do this season.

1. Go to a music festival.

The warm weather is a perfect time to grab a flowy skirt and bring out your inner Vanessa Hudgens at a music festival! There are tons of options to choose from, for example, the Broccoli City Music festival in Washington D.C., which will feature stars such as Solange and Lil Yachty.

It should be a good time at our nation’s capital, filled with fun times and great vibes. The Governors Ball is another popular music festival that will take place in New York City this June and feature artists such as Childish Gambino and Lorde.

2. Take up an outdoorsy hobby.

There is no better time than spring to connect to the adventurer inside you. The weather is beautiful, so why not try something new? You can try skateboarding, bike riding, or a new sport. Get out there and get active! It’s a super easy way to get in some quality exercise time.

3. Go hiking.

Hiking is a great way to appreciate nature and the world around you while chatting it up with a close friend or a family member! With all of the stress that comes along with school and finals, it’s a great way to clear your mind and de-stress.

4. Go explore.

As a UMD student, you are so close to Washington D.C. Why not navigate through the city and seek out cool places? There are tons of great restaurants to satisfy the foodie in you, parks to relax in and historical sights to see! Don’t take this great city for granted!

5. Relax outside.

We all know life is busy. Sometimes the only thing you want to do is lie down and take a quick break from the stress of class, friends and all other responsibilities.  Grab a friend or two, breathe some fresh air and listen to music. Take time every day to unwind.

Sarah Smith is a junior at the University of Michigan, Class of 2012, majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Forum, Michigan's Greek Life Newspaper, and the secretary of Michigan's chapter of Ed2010. Sarah is also an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and she currently serves Michigan's Panhellenic Association as the Vice President of Public Relations.  A native of Sterling Heights, MI, she has been a Michigan fan since birth and loves spending Saturday mornings cheering on her Wolverines. Some of her favorite things include The Office, Audrey Hepburn, women's magazines, and microwave popcorn - preferably with lots of butter and salt!