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With the fall semester wrapping up and exams finally coming to an end, most students are planning what they will be doing during break. Whether you’re staying home for the holidays or traveling to visit family, or just traveling because you need a break, here are a few places that are good for those on a budget:

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Great Wolf Lodge

If you are looking for a sweet and simple weekend getaway, consider staying a few nights at Great Wolf Lodge. Although it isn’t far from home, with all its amenities and attractions, you won’t feel like you’re in Ohio. While most of the activities are aimed towards children, adults are still able to enjoy their time off at the spa salon. If you’re missing the days of summer, one can never go wrong with the water park area of the lodge. The warm water of the pools, lagoons, rivers and creeks will make you forget about the cold wintery weather outside; not to mention taking a dip in the soothing hot springs.

Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort

Embracing the winter weather can be fun if you know what to do and where to go. Going to a ski resort is a great way to spend time with friends and family, or alone if you prefer, and enjoy time away. With the choice of skiing or snow tubing, you can’t go wrong. If you’re not a fan of road trips, consider Mad River Mountain instead.

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Brite Winter Festival

For those that appreciate road trips, this might be the place for you. In January, drive up to Cleveland and spend a few nights downtown to celebrate the 10th year of the Brite Winter Festival and enjoy the art, music and food vendors galore. Guests are bound to have fun just listening to the music, not to mention the six outdoor and indoor stages it will take place on.

Hocking Hills

If you’re craving some alone time, or time with loved ones, consider renting a cabin at Hocking Hills. At a reasonable price, spend a few nights in a cozy cabin, away from all the hubbub of college life. Depending on your mood, check out the attractions around Hocking Hills, or stay comfy in your cabin.

Shaddia Qasem

Former Wright Life Editor

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