“My spring break hasn’t really been affected,” says Jasmine, a student from Chula Vista who still plans on going to the beach and spending time with friends. “If it gets really bad and everybody has to be quarantined like in Italy, then I’ll definitely stay in.”
Adrian and Hunter, college students visiting from Chico State, have had a more disappointing spring break. While sitting on a park bench near the boardwalk, they explained that their San Diego vacation plans included going to a concert, but it was canceled.
“We wanted to do a bunch of stuff,” said Hunter. “We don’t have any plans anymore.”
Don and his daughters Aubree and Zoe are visiting from Arizona and spending some time at the beach, but they have had to modify their spring break plans.
“We were planning on going to SeaWorld, but it’s closed,” said Aubree. She and her family opted for an afternoon of bike riding in lieu of going to the theme park.
“It’s had an impact on all of us,” says Don. “But we’re here at the beach.”
Beachgoers were optimistic about maximizing their spring break fun despite the obstacles.
Rachel, currently on vacation with her family from Arizona, says her family’s spring break plans have not changed much. “We just came over today. We still plan on doing as much as we can.”
This virus has affected the lives of everyone, but one place that is still open is the beach, which is a place to take a walk, ride a bike, or a sit on the sand to enjoy the beauty of the shore and forget about what is happening in the world.