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Quintessential Summer Break Activities That Are a Must-Do

Summer break is the perfect time of year for teachers to relax and maybe get a few things checked off their bucket list. Here is a list of six must-dos for every summer breaker:
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#1 Go on a Road Trip

Road trips are one of the most unique types of vacations. The journey is the destination and it offers the most immersive way to experience a landscape. Plus, there are tons of odd-ball roadside attractions to take in all along the way. Check out some of America’s roadside attractions here.
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#2 Visit a National Park

26 of the 50 United States boast one or more National Parks. This summer, take some time out to go and enjoy some of the country’s most beautiful natural landscape. It will be sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. Click here to see Mapquest’s list of all the National Parks by state.
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#3 Go Camping

During the school year there is always a set schedule. But once summer rolls around, there is free time to go out, relax, and enjoy a schedule-free vacation. Going camping is a perfect way to “get away from it all” and set your time by the sun. Check out some of the country’s best camping spots here.
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#4 Travel Abroad

Going somewhere that is unfamiliar can be both exciting and scary but, for many, it can also be a once in lifetime opportunity. Pick a place you’ve always wanted to visit and then plan to go. You will get to experience a new place and culture, and experience makes better teachers. Check out the benefits of traveling abroad here.
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#5 Vacation by the Water

Whether it’s an ocean or a lake, vacationing by the water is a summertime-must. It’s the best way to beat the heat and so many summer activities, like swimming, fishing, and boating, revolve around the water. Click here to see some of the best lake or beach vacation spots in the country.
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#6 Enjoy a Staycation

If travelling somewhere sounds more stressful than fun, a staycation is for you. They are perfect for sleeping in and staying in your pajamas all day, but you can also take in some tourist destinations around your hometown that you normally wouldn’t visit. Check out this article for tips on having a great staycation.

Where are you going for summer break? What summer break activities are a must-do on your list? Let us know in the comments below.

Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.


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