By KRISTINE SANTIAGO & DOMINIQUE MARINAKYS
Students who are taking courses over the summer have the opportunity to explore all of the exciting things South Florida has to offer.
For an art and culture weekend experience, students have the opportunity to enjoy different museums and local art exhibits. In the Miami area, students can enjoy local street art at Wynwood Walls. Offering a variety of restaurants and shops, students can practice their photography skills and enjoy an artsy afternoon with their friends.
“I love visiting Wynwood,” said Madeline Russo, senior. “It amazes me to see how local artists capture their ideas and thoughts through their art.”
Meanwhile in Boca, students can visit the Morikami Museum and walk through Japanese inspired gardens as well as learn about the culture.
West Palm Beach and Miami have spots that are perfect for students who like to play and interact with furry animals. They can visit the Palm Beach Zoo and the Lion Country Safari located in West Palm Beach. Just 30 minutes away from the school, students can interact with animals and spend a day enjoying nature’s gifts.
“The Palm Beach Zoo is a great place to go on weekends,” said Leyvi Castillo, senior. “I got to see and learn about different reptiles and birds as well as feed them.”
Jungle Island located in the Miami area is also a great place where students can play and interact with lemurs.
Other than having beautiful beaches, Deerfield Beach is home to Planet Air Sports, a place where students can go and jump on trampolines, play paintball, zip line, play soccer or engage in numerous other activities. It is open to all ages and pricing can be done individually or with group benefits.
For a relaxing evening out with friends in Boca, students can enjoy dinner and a movie at iPic Theatre. As one takes a seat, they are offered a dining menu, pillows and blankets in order to relax and enjoy their film.
“iPic is my favorite spot on Sundays”, said Daniela Cruz, junior. “You get to watch the movie very comfortably and the food is great.”
Students have many options and places to go explore on the weekends in order to create new memories and have much more adventure.