Spring Break in Lawrence!

How to enjoy Lawrence over break

Melanie Almendarez, 1L

I’ve called Lawrence home for five years now, but this will be the first spring break I will spend in town. While much of my time will be dedicated to preparing my outlines, I’m also looking to add some fun to the mix. So, I stumbled upon the Explore Lawrence website and was not disappointed. I did not realize how many events the city and local businesses hold for the community! From food to shopping, to art events, to music and theatre… Lawrence has so much to offer, especially over spring break! Here are a few events and locations that caught my eye.

Massachusetts Street

Mass Street

If you didn’t know already, Mass Street is the hot spot for places to eat and shop. There are so many different boutiques and retail stores, including KB & Co, which incorporates 14 different boutiques. I personally enjoy walking through the Antique Mall because there is always something interesting to find. There are numerous coffee shops and places to do work as well, like Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop. You can also grab an amazing burger at The Burger Stand for lunch, a quick boba drink at Yolo Boba, or delicious pasta at The Basil Leaf Café for dinner. No matter what you have in mind for your day, Mass Street likely offers the perfect spot for you to enjoy!

The Bottleneck

The Bottleneck, located just off Mass Street, is a live music venue that hosts a diverse lineup with reasonable ticket prices. They are holding four different events during spring break week, including Hockey Dad, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and Hail the Sun and Intervals. If you love discovering new music and supporting local talent like me, this is where it’s at!

Outdoor and Recreation

Clinton Lake

Many people (myself included) enjoy spending time outdoors and, fortunately, the weather is supposed to be great over break! Lawrence has a long list of trails and parks that are great spots to visit. The famous Clinton Park is always a great destination. They have many trails to choose from, as well as great picnic spots. There is also DeVictor Park and Conrad & Viola McGrew Nature Park, plus many more! Lawrence has such a large selection of parks to choose from, big or small.

These events and locations are just a glimpse of what Lawrence has in store for you over break. You can find more information on the Explore Lawrence webpage, which is very easy to navigate. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some well-deserved study breaks and go do something fun in Lawrence!

– Melanie Almendarez is a 1L KU Law Student Ambassador from Wichita, Kansas