9 ideas to get out of the house during Spring Break

(Jose Romo Jr./The Collegian)

If you just can’t swing a Cabo vacation or escape to somewhere more tropical this Spring Break, then here are some ideas for you right here in your own backyard.

See a movie

Both Maya and Edwards Cinemas offer discount tickets all day on Tuesdays, $5.50 and $6.50 respectively. If you haven’t seen Marvel’s latest installment in its superhero universe, take this opportunity to see “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson.

Go to the lake

With Millerton and Shaver lakes within easy driving distance from Fresno, if the weather permits, take a friend or two and your brightest bathing suit to soak up some rays. Millerton Lake costs $10 to park. Shaver Lake has limited free parking by the restrooms and parking in the marina with an all-day pass.

Support minor league baseball

The Fresno Grizzlies will be playing the Salt Lake Bees April 16, 17 and 18. Take advantage of Chuckchansi Park’s “2 for Tuesday” deal and get two field box tickets for the price of one ($19). First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. For more information, visit www.milb.com/fresno or contact the ticket office at 559-320-8497.

Fresno ArtHop

ArtHop occurs every first and third Thursday of the month. The third Thursday this month lands in the middle of Spring Break. Every third Thursday, ArtHop features galleries and vendors in the metropolitan and outlying Fresno areas. Vendors are open from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. The event is free. For a map and list of participating vendors, visit www.fresnoartscouncil.org/arthop.

Tacos, Brews and Jams

Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company is back with its Thursday taco nights (TB&J) on April 18. With tacos from El Premio Mayor and Tacos La Vaporera, 18 beers on tap and live music, this free event is a relaxed way to cap off your spring break. Additional vendors include Sanchez Corn with elote and Rita’s Italian Ice. The event starts at 5 p.m. and is open to all ages.

Attend a free Fresno State baseball or softball game

Enjoy the warm weather by catching a home game of men’s baseball or women’s softball. All Fresno State students get into baseball and softball games for free with their student I.D. and can purchase one guest ticket for $5 to any home game.

There will be two baseball games on Saturday, April 13 at 3:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m., both against Air Force. The Fresno State baseball team will play against Air Force a third time on Sunday at 1:05 p.m and California State University, Bakersfield on April 16 at 6:05 p.m.

Softball games will be on Friday, April 12, at 6 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m. against Nevada.

Student Recreation Center

Fresno State’s Recreation Center will be open during the spring break. Break hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on Sunday.

Spring equipment sale

Fresno State Athletics invites Bulldogs fans to the spring equipment sale on Saturday at 8 a.m. in the blue lot, south side of Bulldog Stadium.

Items such as clothes, shoes, hats and more will be on sale from $10 to $25.

Spring Preview for Fresno State football

Catch the Fresno State football team play an intersquad scrimmage for their spring preview of the 2019 season on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Bulldog Stadium. All fans are welcome to attend the free event.

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