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Guide: finding fun during a busy semester

VSU is back in session, and with the return of classes and students, it can get a little boring to just stay in a dorm room and scroll on social media.

Lucky for students, Valdosta is full of fun places to go, both between and after classes. Whether it’s on campus or a quick drive away, students have plenty to do after they finish with homework and grow tired of Instagram and TikTok.

Students looking for fun can check out Skate and Play Family Fun Center. Located on North Oak Street, the center offers roller skating and mini golf. If roller skating doesn’t seem fun, an arcade is available.

Students who want more variety and don’t mind the heat would enjoy Wild Adventures. This theme park contains high-energy rides for those who want more speed, and petting zoos and games for people who want a calmer day. With their ever-changing seasonal foods and attractions, Wild Adventures has something for everyone.

The Valdosta Mall is a good place for those who just want to catch up and walk around. With a wide selection of stores to explore and shop at, games and a food court, the mall has a little bit of everything. With Halloween just around the corner, Spirit Halloween has returned to the mall, and stores are putting up their seasonal items.

Another place that students can go to is Downtown Valdosta. Whether students want to get coffee at Gud or have dinner with friends at Mo’s Mediterranean or let off steam at Skoll Axe Throwing, there are many things that they can do.

Don’t wanna leave campus? VSU’s Student Union has Union Station, which provides both traditional and online games. Pool tables, table tennis and air hockey tables are set up for students who don’t play video games. PlayStation 4 Pros, Xbox One Xs, high-end gaming PCs as well as 4k television displays for console players are available for students who like gaming.

Just bored and want something to play with friends? Odum Library offers a wide selection of board, dice and card games available to borrow, as well as books regarding tabletop RPGs. Whatever a student’s favorite game is, Odum has it available to play when board game night comes around.

Whether a student likes high-energy rides or simple games, on-campus or off, Valdosta has plenty of things to offer when classes are done and it is time to relax.

Written by Bailey Wilson, Copyeditor Assistant. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

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