No Spring Break??
So be honest, when you heard Ole Miss was skipping Spring Break this year in order to finish earlier, how did you react? Most students seemed disappointed their annual trip with friends may be cancelled or if you are lucky just pushed back to May. It may even be more difficult to hear next week that the local school are in fact on Spring Break and you are still attending classes. Well, do not despair! This post is all on giving you pointers for your own epic, LOCAL Spring Break! Quick disclaimer though, I am NOT a tour guide nor do I have a hobby of researching all things local so this is not an exhaustive list of what you can do. Hopefully though, it is enough to give you some ideas. When life throws curve balls, we have to learn to adapt. No travel plans for Spring Break, no problem. Check out some local options for fun with friends!
Oxford- Of course we need to start in our own backyard. This is a great time to try some of the local bucket list of things to do.
Faulkner's Grave at Night
Rock Climbing at South Campus Rec Center
Antique shopping around town
Pub Crawl around the Square (If you are over 21!)
Art classes at local studios (Studio Whimzy, Board & Brush, Clay Canvas)
Cooking at home with friends (think homemade sushi perhaps?)
St. Paddys Day Party with friends
Doorknob to the Universe
Baseball at Swayze
Double Decker Bus Tour
Pat Lamar Park
Support local businesses by shopping!
Outside Oxford- There are several options just a short drive outside town as well.
Tupelo Buffalo Park
Como Safari Park
Tanglefoot Trails in Pontotoc
Wall Doxey State Park
Tishomingo State Park
Woodall Mountain (Highest Point in Mississippi)
Birthplace of Elvis (Tupelo)
Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson)
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (Jackson)
BB King Museum (Indianola)
Grammy Museum (Cleveland)
Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit bit (Leland)
Mississippi Petrified Forest (Flora)
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center (Holly Springs)
Tunica River Park
Bell Witch Grave (Yalobusha County)
Ride the Natchez Trace Parkway
Painting with a Twist (Olive Branch)
The Crossroads (Clarksdale)
McCarthy Pottery Store & Restaurant (Merigold)
Memphis- Just a short drive away you can find endless things to do for a day trip.
Memphis Zoo (totally awesome)
Bass Pro Pyramid
Mast General Store
Civil Rights Museum
Pink Palace Museum
Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River
Walking Ghost Tour
Shelby Farms Park
Lichterman Nature Center
Memphis Botanical Gardens
You may be missing the beaches or slopes this Spring Break, but you can still enjoy some great activities close to us. Find ways to connect with your friends and spend some time outdoors. While planning your day trips, be sure to check each establishment for current COVID regulations and any possible restrictions in place.