Spring Break 2013 - What To Do?
Itís Spring Break time again! While college students trek off to party destinations far from home, many families are feverishly gearing up to make the most of a week apart from work, school and the mundane chores of life. Some will travel afar, some will enjoy the simplicity and solitude of a week off while others will partake in what their local community has to offer.
Whatever your style and whatever your budget, plenty of great choices are available to make for a rewarding week off.
Book a Hotel ĖTight Budget with Kids?
Booking an unplanned and last minute hotel can make for an adventure that planning just canít match. If going on a dream vacation just isnít in the budget, a great alternative is a local hotel.
A night at a local hotel, swimming for the kids at the hotel pool and a family dinner at a local restaurant followed by the excitement and laughter your kids will experience in a hotel room. Priceless.
If you have a few bucks left over, a little shopping the next morning after breakfast can be an entertaining experience.
It looks and feels like a vacation all without the travel, gas bill, packing headaches and ďAre we there yetĒ questions. Check Prices
Learn About Local History
Placer County offers some wonderful opportunities to learn about local history in portion sizes the whole family will appreciate. Head up to the Auburn Courthouse and check out the Placer County Museum. The small, well designed layout offers a fun glimpse back to the Wild West and beyond.
Afterwards, take a stroll around Old Auburn and grab a bite at one of the local landmarks.
Hit the Library
For those seeking a little more quiet time this week, look no further than one of the beautifully designed local libraries. Peruse from a selection of books, find your favorite spot and let the outside world melt away. Top Pick: Martha Riley Community Library (map) in Roseville
Explore by Bike
Spring weather offers exceptional bike riding opportunities in Placer County. Rocklin & Roseville both offer trails that are both paved and well maintained. Trails help connect local parks for easy and traffic free exploration. Grab your backpack and make it a day. Roseville Trail Maps
Stroll Downtown Roseville
Downtown Roseville is undergoing lots of changes. Spend a couple hours walking downtown, explore the shops and check out one of the new eateries. You might just see rocker Sammy Hagar strolling Vernon Street.
Thereís always something happening in Placer County. Itís getting harder to keep track of all the big name superstars playing Thunder Valley on a given week. Perhaps you are looking for a family activity, gardening seminar, local classes at the community college or an upcoming festival. Stay plugged in with our events calendar or submit an event for others to learn about.
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