7 Feel-Good Things to Do During Spring Break

Fun Ideas for Activities for your Spring Vacation

Stuck at home for spring break while your friends are out of town on real vacations? Don't mope - you can still have a fun, memorable spring break of your own. And since spring is all about rebirth, how about freshening up your life with one of these feel-good spring break ideas?
01
of 07

Give Your Bedroom a Makeover

Young woman facing open wardrobe, rear view
Peter Scholey/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images

It's spring - why not do a little spring cleaning? Yeah, it's a big project, but you've got nothing but time this week. Start off small by picking apart your wardrobe for stuff to donate. Then take a look around your room and make the sort of change that'll make you happy to get grounded.

  • 10 Cool Teenage Room Ideas
  • How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom
  • How to Spring Clean a Teen Bedroom
02
of 07

Have Yourself a Spa Day

Courtesy of Getty Images

You don't have to dish out a ton of money to have a relaxing, refreshing experience like you'd have at a chichi spa. (Though you might have to bribe your younger brother to get out of the house.)

  • How to Have a Home Spa Day
  • Recipe for a Grapefruit Mask
  • Give Yourself the Perfect Bath
  • Great Deals on Neck & Shoulder Massagers
03
of 07

Start Your First Garden

Courtesy of Getty Images

You might think gardening's just for old people, but it's actually perfect for teens: it soothes your stress and gives you something to feel proud of when the rest of your life is going nuts. Plus, you'll get to take advantage of the nice weather now that it's back. Talk to your parents about blocking off a small piece of the backyard for your own use.

  • Tips for Starting a New Garden
  • How to Start a Vegetable Garden
  • Basic Gardening Tools & Techniques You'll Want to Know
04
of 07

Cook Brunch

Courtesy of Getty Images

What's even better than waking up late? Waking up late and having a long, leisurely brunch with a couple of close pals. Rather than going out to a restaurant and spending a ton, see if you can master one of these brunch dishes:

  • Pancake Banana Splits
  • Egg Tacos
  • Stuffed French Toast
05
of 07

Tone Up with Some Yoga

Courtesy of Getty Images

Don't think you're really the yoga type? You'll change your mind once you get in the mood (and see what it does for your stress levels & muscle tone). All you'll need are some comfy clothes, a quiet spot and some knowledge of the basics.

  • Pick Up a Yoga for Beginners DVD
  • How to Start Doing Yoga
  • Easy Yoga Poses
06
of 07

Volunteer Outdoors

Courtesy of Getty Images

Doing a little outdoor community service over spring break is a quintuple win. You fill some of your volunteer hours, you get some sun, you gain some muscle, you meet new people and the superiority you'll feel over your classmates who went to Cancun will last all semester long.

  • List of Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
  • Volunteer at a National Park
  • Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
07
of 07

Read the Best Book Ever

Courtesy of Getty Images

Reading for school can be stressful and boring. Reading on your own terms can be exciting and fun as long as you pick the right book. Whether you're into romances, thrillers or real-life dramas, pick up a title (preferably one that has no scholarly value at all) and dig in this week.

  • The 10 Best Books for Teens by Teens
  • The 7 Best Young Adult Books
  • 5 Shocking Books to Read This Week
  • Get a Book by Jane Austen