February Break Fun


Courtesy of Madison Trumino

Gianna Valela, Staff Writer

Winter recess is quickly approaching. With that being said, you may be wondering how you can make this February break the best one yet. Various types of activities often tend to be forgotten about these days, possibly due to all of the technology we are surrounded by. If you don’t feel like binge watching multiple Netflix series everyday this winter break, then this article is perfect for you. Keep reading to find out what you can do to have the most fun this February break.

Fun Activities

Ice Skating: It hasn’t snowed in quite a while on Long Island, so the best way to get a taste of winter is by going Ice Skating. Grab your group of friends and head over to an indoor ice rink. Don’t worry if you aren’t the best ice skater, you’ll get the hang of it after a few times of skating around the rink. Plus, once you’re done skating, you can enjoy a nice warm cup of hot cocoa.

Indoor Mini Golf: Mini golf is not an activity people think about in the winter, mainly because most mini golf courses are outdoors, however, us Long Islanders are fortunate enough to say that we have an indoor mini golf course located in Deer Park. Head down to Monster Mini Golf and compete against your friends to see who can get the most hole in ones!

Aquarium: Most people probably think of going to an aquarium as an activity for little kids, but that is not the case at all. In fact, because you are older, you will probably appreciate the aquarium and information that you can obtain just from going there. Going to the aquarium is always a great time. You will never not find people gazing in amazement at all of the turtles and stingrays that they get to see.

Go Karting: Many people tend to forget that go karting exists, so here’s your reminder. Go karting is such a fun experience – it’s almost like a real life MarioKart game! Grab your family, friends, or date and head to the track in 3,2,1 . . . go!

Movie Theater: Truthfully, going to see a movie in the theaters can be quite expensive these days – paying for a ticket and popcorn can cost a person at least $25. But, if a nearby theater is playing a movie you’ve been longing to see, then go ahead and see it. People are always a lot more invested in a movie when they see it in a theater. Plus, most theaters have recliner seats, so you get to be comfortable while enjoying your night out. Some theaters have deals during certain days of the week, so go online and do some research – maybe you can find a deal on tickets!

Museum: You don’t have to be a history lover to take a trip to a museum. Museum’s are extremely interesting. It’s so easy to spend hours just walking around and learning about certain types of artwork, artifacts, etc. You really can get lost in a totally different world. If a friend asks you to go to a museum with them, go. You may actually be surprised with how invested you are.

Cooking Class: A cooking class is definitely not something most people would think about doing over break, but it really is such a fun learning experience. You can go with your family, your friends, or your significant other and cook up some delicious dishes. Plus, you get to take all of the knowledge you learned home with you and maybe even surprise your family or boyfriend/girlfriend with a nice home-cooked meal.

City: Lucky for us, we are just about an hour train ride away from the Big Apple, so why not buy a ticket and head into Manhattan? You can go shopping, grab dinner, or even just walk around and enjoy the fresh air. It’s practically impossible to be bored in the city – there is always something to do, so go ahead and make a day out of it.