Many students have a hard time transitioning from the fall semester to the spring semester. Most get used to spending every Saturday cheering on the Tigers and often don’t know what to do with all of the extra free time in the spring. Football season might be over but there is plenty to look forward to in the spring semester. Here are a few things to do in Auburn during the spring semester:
1. Take a road trip with friends
With every weekend monopolized by football, it is hard to leave the Auburn area. With the extra time you have on the weekends, plan a trip with friends. Go to a friend’s hometown or to a festival in another state. Caroline Thompson said, “Road trips with a car full of friends are the best. Pick a fun destination and make sure you have lots of snacks for the ride. Make a great playlist and you’re sure to have a successful tip.”
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2. Go to Chewacla State Park
No matter what the weather is like Chewacla is the best place for outdoor activities. The park is located in Auburn and includes a 26-acre lake, playground, picnic areas and multiple hiking trails. There are a large waterfall and great scenery, which makes Chewacla a great activity for a weekend in the spring.
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3. Go bowling
AMF Bowling Co. is a location in Auburn and is a fun activity to do with a few friends in the spring. The weather can be rather cold in the spring and indoor activities are often the best option. AMF Auburn Lanes offers bowling on 50 Lanes. AMF also offers food and beverages. Challenge your friends to a game of pool on one of the billiard tables or in the game area with arcade driving games and a basketball shoot.
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4. Play laser tag
Cyberzone, located in Opelika, was voted by Opelika and Auburn as the Best Family Fun Center for 2014 and 2013. Cyberzone offers laser tag and arcade games. Cyberzone also offers a student discount with a valid student ID. Students can play games for $6 per person.
Jonathan Gill said, “I was unaware we even had a place to play laser tag in this area. I always went with friends in my hometown but was excited to find such a fun place so close to the school. Cyberzone is great for a fun afternoon of friendly competition.”
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5. Visit Lake Martin
Located 40 minutes away from Auburn University, Lake Martin is the perfect place for a weekend trip or just a fun activity for the day. You can go for a boat ride, jump off of chimney rock or just relax in the water or on the shore.
JB Hampton said, “I have a house on the lake and taking my friends for a weekend or the day is one of my favorite spring activities. We can spend all day on the boat and then spend all night around the bonfire.”
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6. Go to a basketball game
Head coach Bruce Pearl strives to make an exciting environment for the players and spectators. The Auburn Tigers men’s basketball program competes in the Southeastern Conference. Go support the Tigers at home against Northwestern State on Friday, November 27.
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7. Go to the spring football game
Every year, Auburn has its annual end-of-spring scrimmage inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. This year A-Day will be held on April 9, 2016. Thousands of fans come out to the see the Tigers play. Tickets can be purchased online for $5. Students are admitted for free with a valid Ignited Card.
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