Get Away without Going Far

Brianna Quarterman

Spring Break is probably the most anticipated break away from school besides the end of the semester. This is the one time during the spring semester where we get to have a week off from school and tons homework. We’re literally waiting with anticipation for that last day of class before spring break so we can meet up with our friends and make endless memories.
Need a place to go to over break? Well look no further! Listed below are five amazing, budget-friendly options for college students.

Beaufort, South Carolina

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Distance: 1 hour 44 min [from Statesboro]
Beaufort is the place to go if you’re looking for that small town yet big city feel. Plan a visit to the Hunting Island State Park Lighthouse to overlook the city of Beaufort, head over to the beach with a few friends for a quick swim or check out Hunting Island State Park.

St. Simon’s Island

Distance: 1 hour 56 min [from Statesboro]
This is a great place to not only spend with friends but also to learn about the history of St. Simons. It is the largest of the four barriers in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Sea Palms Resort  is a great option for those who are interested in golf or tennis. End the day with your friends over a great bonfire at one of St. Simon’s many beaches.

Stone Mountain Park Campground

Distance 3 hours 19 min [from Statesboro]
The Stone Moutain Park Campground offers packages for anyone interested in camping. Packages include two nights at a full or partial campsite and firewood. The best part about this campground is that you get the complete outdoor experience, while still having access to clean restrooms, Wi-Fi and cable!

Tybee Island, Georgia

Distance: 1 hour 22 min [from Statesboro]
If you are looking for that fun beach experience without spending mega bucks to travel to a big beach, then this option is for you.  Tybee Island is the perfect day getaway. Just grab your swimsuit, your towel, some sunblock and you’re ready to go! Located down at the beach are several vendors so you can even do some shopping!

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Distance: 2 hours 34 min [from Statesboro]
Fernandina Beach is a good place to go if you are looking for that cliché spring break feel. You have the beaches, great food, and nightlife. During the day you can shop at several retail outlets and then you can end the night at the Fernandina Historic District Downtown- an outdoor strip full of entertainment, shopping and food.