Start looking for summer jobs or internships

Much like cleaning, this may not be the ideal way to spend spring break, but if you weren’t able to get lucky earlier this year in your job hunting efforts, the week-long break from school can provide an excellent time for scoping out and applying for newly-posted job and internship opportunities that pop up in spring. Polish that dusty resume, and remember to hit up the Career Services Center and Student Employment Center if you need some extra help.

San Juan kayaking

Anacortes Kayak Tours in Anacortes and Elakah Expeditions in Bellingham offer several day-long or multi-day kayak camping tours through the San Juan Islands for affordable prices. For those not content with simply looking out at Puget Sound ound and the San Juans, get some buddies, grab paddles and kayaks and get right into the heart of it all.

 

Look for flight deals

Beaches, partying, sun, bikinis and MTV hosts surrounded by wild crowds of young adults: these are some classic images of spring break. Since you are not very likely to find any of that amidst Bellingham’s lovely 45-degree weather, you might have to travel to your ideal, sunny spring break destination. Bellingham International Airport offers several vacation-destination flights for those looking to snag that last minute ticket. Try your luck in Vegas, hit the surf in Honolulu or travel down the coast to sunny California.


Spring cleaning

While not the most exciting way to spend your spring break, any allergy-prone person knows how critical this is. Get under the furniture, shake out the rugs, clean the baseboards, wipe down those hard-to-reach high places and eliminate as many dust bunnies as possible before the onslaught of pollen in spring.

 

BBQ at Larrabee

For those who have yet to visit this stunning state park in the middle of twisting, scenic Chuckanut Drive, head out to Larrabee for what is sure to be an awesome springtime BBQ. The park has its own grills, so bring some charcoal and grab some meat, veggies, beverages and blankets and prepare for a great day. Weather permitting, take in some rays on the park’s many natural rock formations over-looking the San Juan Islands.