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DC Guide to an Alternative Spring Break

DC Guide to an Alternative Spring Break

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Post Date: March 03, 2012

DC Nightlife Guide to an Alternative Spring Break

Every year students from Georgetown to San Diego do the spring break thing in Panama City, Cancun, Jamaica and beyond.
But if ya can’t make it to Cabo, don’t wanna build cribs w/ Habitat for Humanity, or just want to do your own thing; we found some nice alternatives.
Explore DC

Cherry Blossom Festival DCLive in DC and never been to a single museum or monument?  Huh? The White House is in DC?

Now’s a great time to see why tourists come here: The Smithsonian has 19 museums + The National Zoo, there’s all those monuments, galleries, The White House and more.

Springtime in DC also means the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20 – April 27!


Boats DC WaterfrontThe water may be a little funky, but boats are a great springtime activity. The Georgetown waterfront on a sunny day always poppin’.

No boat? No problem! If you’re a girl, all it takes is a skanky outfit. If you’re a dude, try supplying the beverages.

Grab a crew and book your own booze cruise. Local “cruise lines” like the Odyssey or the Sprit of Washington offer a cruise feel, albeit a loose comparison. Your imagine is key on this one.

Cruises also depart from Baltimore and you can set sail to the Bahamas, Bermuda or the Caribbean. You can always save money leaving from Baltimore rather than flying to Florida.

Spring Adrenaline Rush

Sky DivingRelease your anger from classes and pain in the ass teachers with a game of paintball. Check out Outdoor Adventures Paintball Sports in Bowie, MD or Pev’s Paintball in Fairfax, VA.

Shoot some real guns. Bad ass sh*t right here. Try places like NRA Shooting Range in Fairfax VA or the Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Get strapped to a stranger and jump out of a plane. There’s lots of skydiving locations like Skydive Orange in Orange, VA, or Skydive Washington in DC.

Groupon and Living Social have good deals too.

WMC DC Style

TiestoNo need to book an overpriced flight & hotel for Winter Music Conference or Ultra Fest. Have your own house music binge here in Washington DC.

The best DJs in the world are constant figures in DC club life. There’s 2 dates with Tiesto March 26 & 27 at Josephine and Fur Nightclub , Dada Life on March 31, Alesso at the outdoor Dayglow event at RFK Stadium and tons more.

Glow features 3 parties/week with the world’s best.

White Trash Spring Break

White Trash Spring BreakPick a sunny day. Grab a group of friends, a kiddie pool, sand from Home Depot, and some blow up palm trees. Make some frozen drinks “pool side”, and cue the Bob Marley.

You can even go all MTV Spring Break 2012 and create your own knock-off games just like the ones they humiliate annihilated spring breakers with. You know the ones, like seeing which male/female team can trade clothes the fastest, or exposing your dirtiest stories in truth or dare fashion.