For most of us, fall break means going on vacation with friends and family or going home to see family and rest. Sometimes, though, not all of us are able to leave Birmingham. Instead of spending four days binge watching shows on Netflix or filling up on various pumpkin treats, try a few of these alternatives
1. Take a hike.
Birmingham has plenty of parks with incredible scenery, but the semester often gets too busy for students to take a break to check them out. These few days are the perfect opportunity to explore different trails with some friends or alone. Ruffner Mountain, Oak Mountain State Park and Jemison Park are just a few to trek this weekend.
2. Go see a movie at Alabama Theater.
Alabama Theater is one of the coolest and most historic spots in Birmingham, yet, not a lot of college students have really seen it. Gone with the Wind will be showing on Oct. 11.
3. Hang out at Railroad Park.
If just chilling at the park isn’t your thing, Railroad Park has plenty of activities going on any given day. Over fall break, they’re having jazzercise and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Bonus: you can take cool pictures to Instagram.
4. Go golfing.
Soak up the sun on one of the last warm weekends of the year. Choose from a variety of options such as Highland Park Golf Course, Eagle Point, RTJ at Oxmoor Valley or Ross Bridge.
5. Visit Rickwood Field.
Rickwood Field is probably one of those places that you have never heard of, but after you see it, you wonder why no one else has been there. This baseball field is filled with history of legends like Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, who played on that same dirt.
6. Go to a pumpkin patch.
This one is pretty much a given since it’s fall break, but if you haven’t, you really should visit a pumpkin patch. Nothing makes me happier on a fall day than to see a little jack-o-lantern I made with my friends outside my door.