Activities so you can enjoy spring break from home


Jorge’s Paleteria is located at 29W104 Forest Ave., West Chicago.

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

Staying home for spring break has its advantages. Make the most out of it and visit local food shops, thrift shops, and enjoy the activities communities have to offer.

Here is a list of places and activities for spring break within the area.

  1. Eat cupcakes or frozen yogourt:

Located in downtown St. Charles, Smallcakes A Cupcakery and Forever Yogurt offer a variety of desserts. Smallcakes sells a variety of jumbo or mini cupcakes. Prices vary depending on choice but it’s well worth it. For more information visit their website at Frozen yogourt fans, Forever Yogourt is next to Smallcakes. They also offer plenty of flavors and toppings and the price also depends on choice.

  1. More ice cream: Jorge’s Paleteria:

Tucked behind Egg Yolk Cafe, Jorge’s Paleteria offers homemade ice cream, but it’s not just an ice cream shop. They have ice cream bars, yogurt, fruits, corn and so much more. It is located at 29W104 Forest Ave., West Chicago.

  1. Take a walk on the Naperville Riverwalk:

Naperville’s RiverWalk is a place to enjoy an afternoon walk your friends, significant other, or dogs. The combination of the river and your loved one transforms into a magical afternoon.

  1. Visit the city :

Less than a mile away from the school you can take the train to downtown Chicago. There are many activities to do and places to visit, in the Windy City, such as museums and parks. For more info check

  1. Exercise:

The days are getting warmer. Take time during spring break to exercise and go for a run. Not only does it help physically but also mentally, as it serves as a stress reliever.

  1. Read a book:

Take the old books out of the shelf or visit the West Chicago Public library to enjoy the adventures they have to offer.

  1. Bake:

Try baking and find new recipes. The internet is full of ideas so check for more.

  1. Movie night :

Have a movie night with all your friends and family. Bring snacks or order takeout food and stay up all night.

  1. Homework:

Spring break is the best time to catch up on challenging classes, take at least an hour each day to do school work.

  1. Relax:

Spring break is a break. Relax, sleep in late, take a bath, and stay in PJs all day.  

  1. Volunteer :

If you’re looking for community service hours or want to help out, here’s a list of places that need volunteers. Ronald Mcdonald House, St. Vincent de Paul thrift store, West Chicago Church of Christ, and park districts.