When it comes to possible college spring break destinations, cooler climes rarely make the list as students flock by the thousands to warm and sunny beaches throughout the southern United States. While many enjoy a rowdy week off from studying and other adult-like responsibilities, the endless party and beach scene isn’t a fit for everyone.
If you’re wondering where to spend your upcoming college Spring Break, but you’d rather avoid tending to sunburn and talking about which bar has the best Jello shots, consider spending a week in Niagara. From the giant indoor water park to the lower drinking age, the area has a lot to recommend it — especially for college students looking for a great experience that won’t require them to forego plenty of rest and relaxation.
1. The Water Park
One of North America’s largest indoor water parks can be found in Niagara Falls at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Filled with 125,000 square feet of water-centered entertainment, you can zip down a six-story high water slide, hit the full-size wave pool, and relax in the adults-only hot tub. For water fun that can keep you and your friends entertained without requiring any sun block, Fallsview is perfect.
2. The Drinking Age
Especially for students who are attending college in the United States, spending a week in Niagara — with its legal drinking age of 19 — is an obvious perk. Why spend your Spring Break with a fake ID and the potential for legal woes somewhere in the U.S.? As long as you’re 19 and drink responsibly, you can enjoy everything from the area’s world-renowned wine to a happy hour Long Island Iced Tea.
3. The Poutine
If there’s one thing college students do on a regular basis, it’s eat inexpensive comfort food at all hours of the day. While pizza, nachos, burgers, and donuts are all available in the Niagara region for your Spring Break enjoyment, a popular Canadian dish called poutine can be had as well.
French fries covered in fresh cheese curd and gravy, poutine is one of those dishes whose simplicity betrays its remarkable tastiness, and you can find it at a dozen different restaurants in the area with a dozen different variations.
4. The Scenery
Whether you routinely take photos for your own personal enjoyment or for the enjoyment of others in posts to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, the scenery at Niagara Falls is its own perfect reason to spend your Spring Break here. The waterfalls, the parks, the Niagara River, the vineyards, and farms — the entire Niagara Peninsula is ripe for unforgettable photos.
5. The Pace
While it’s true that Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, March and April aren’t busy times. For the college student genuinely in need of a break, the slow and easy pace of Niagara in spring is ideal. You’ll have no crowds to push through and few waits to endure at concerts, bars, restaurants, and wineries.
Spring Break in Niagara will afford you the chance to spend your time exactly as you choose at the speed you desire so when you head back to school, you’ll be truly rejuvenated.
Spend your Spring Break in Niagara and get the rest you need while having the time of your life.