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Fall Semester Daycation Ideas

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Yes, it’s only the beginning of October, but I’m sure students are already counting down until the end of the semester. I want to share with all of you impatient students some fun Fall daycations that you can take during this semester to make the school days fly by. Taking little breaks to get away won’t have you yearning for winter break so much.

1. Visit A Farm

Drive off campus for the day and go to a farm. Especially for those who live in the city, this can be extremely fun! Go pumpkin picking, drink some apple cider, or go for a hayride. It’ll feel like you went on a vacation to a completely different place even though it’s only an hour outside of the city! A lot of farms have haunted houses and mazes in October!

Pumpkin Picking

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2. Go To An Amusement Park

In the Autumn months, amusement parks such as Six Flags and Hershey Park turn the entire park into a haunted experience. We may be too old for trick-or-treating but this is the perfect type of excitement college students need. Plus it is a lot cooler, so you don’t have to sweat the entire day!

Riding Rollercoaster at Amusement Park

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3. Football Parties

Football season can be a lot of fun, even if you’re not a die-hard football fan! A lot of people throw football parties so get in on that and have some fun. Or throw a party yourself.

Football Food Party

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4. Enjoy The Foliage

Fall is the perfect season to enjoy being outdoors. The fall foliage is a beautiful thing to experience and the weather is a lot cooler. Go for a hike or a walk outside. If you’re not much of a hiker or a walker, the fall colors can also make a romantic atmosphere; so grab some food and take your date on a picnic.

Fall Foliage with Autumn Leaves Outside

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5. Camping

Although most people think camping is a summertime activity, it doesn’t have to be. It can be a little chilly in the mountains this time of year, but it just means you can sit in front of the fire and cuddle under the blankets. Also, because of the cooler weather, there are LESS BUGS!

Camping Tent in Fall Outside

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Who says you can’t have fun just because Summer is over? That’s 5 things you can do to have fun and speed up the Fall semester. Space these activities out and before you know it, it will be December!

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Stretching Your Student Wallet for Summer

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Last month marked the official start of summer 2012! That means a whole lot of fun in the sun and chillaxing with your friends. You might wonder what things you can do that are fun and exciting, yet cheap.

Food, friends & fun

Well for starters, everybody loves to eat, so why not get a group of friends and host a potluck or a picnic at a popular spot in town? Here are a few pointers on how to stay under a reasonable budget.

  • Buy what’s on sale! Food goes on sale all the time and is usually the first thing you’ll see when you walk in the store.

    picnic

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  • Value brands are pretty great. If you see something that looks great but is a little pricey, look for a generic brand. Odds are they taste exactly the same!
  • Need your condiments? Save your ketchup, mustard, mayo, & hot sauce packets from every time you go out to eat. It’ll probably save a lot of time when large crowds of people are trying to use the same bottle of ketchup.
  • Most importantly, divvy up who brings what. The more people that participate, the more options, and the easier it’ll be to have a great time!

Movie time

movie theater

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Now that you have a lot of free time, you probably want to catch up on all the movies you missed out on during the semester while you were studying (of course you were studying, right?).  Luckily for you, those awesome movies you missed out on at the time are probably in Redbox or at the dollar theatre! Since you worked hard for a good four months, get a group of friends and make it a weekly thing to hit up your local dollar theatre, or stay in and rent a movie from your nearest redbox! Here are a few ways to find out where to check out cool movies:

  • Got a smart phone? Download the Fandango and/or Redbox app to search local theatres near you and to see what movies are available to rent.
  • Always on your laptop? Have a movie night with a group of friends and hook up your laptop to a TV and stay up all night watching TV from Hulu.com or Netflix.

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of fun. When there’s a will, there is a way! Inside or outside, doesn’t matter! It’s summer. It’s time to have fun… the inexpensive way!

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