By Dondre Lemon
As the spring semester comes to an end and summer fast approaches, students can find many affordable and enjoyable summer activities nearby.
For a great day with friends or an impressive date, students can bike on the Long Beach boardwalk. The boardwalk is about four miles long stretching beside the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy the sound of waves crashing against the sand, the cool breeze and the peace of a stress free mind. The boardwalk is free, so grab your friends, and enjoy some fun in the sun. According to sobilongbeach.com, bikes only cost $8 an hour.
Is the Museum of Natural History in New York City too far? Then why not visit Sagamore Hill? This house belonged to President Theodore Roosevelt and was transformed into a museum. The museum displays artwork and weapons from the time before your parents or grandparents were born. The entrance fee is $10, and parking is free.
Have the need for speed? RPM Raceway located in East Farmingdale has you covered. Enjoy racing down the track in go karts and earning bragging rights with your friends for the best driving skills. The cost is $30 a race for non-members and parking is free.
The Bronx Zoo is the largest in New York. The zoo has animals from all over the world, including lions from Africa and snakes from Australia. Take an adventure down each kingdom and see each animal. Admission is free on Wednesdays for everyone and $36.95 on other days. The zoo does offer a student discount, but the website does not specify how much the discount is.
For the more adventurous, enjoy a day of jet skiing in New York Harbor. Grab a friend and enjoy a fast, exciting day of riding for $135. This will give you an hour to explore the coastline of the city. For more information, visit https://newyorkharborjetski.com.
These are just a few options from turning your summer from boring to amazing at an affordable price. We want to hear your summer plans and fun places you like to visit during vacation. Let us know by tagging us on social media @liupostpioneer.