Where is a Safe Spot at College?
As colleges are doing their best to come up with ideas as to how to keep our students safe and healthy as they reopen campuses, we can only hope that our students will adhere to those rules when they leave their classrooms. Let’s face it; it is not easy to enforce social distancing among a population that has a tendency to want to gather. Isn’t one of the best parts of college, the socializing?
We realize we can’t replace a good frat party or tailgate, but there are alternatives to fun near campus and since outdoor fun appears to be the safest alternative these days, we have come up with open-air ideas. Given that we are living under such unprecedented circumstances; we always recommend double-checking on hours, etc. before heading out as activities may be modified or limit the number of persons in each party.
Parks & Beaches
- Beaches: We wouldn’t be talking about Boca Raton if we didn’t mention the beach; some of which are only 5 minutes away. Palmetto Beach and Spanish River Park are popular among students but we also really like these…
- Deerfield Beach – about 20 minutes from FAU, and take a nice walk along the beachfront pier. Fishermen can partake in fishing off the pier; fishing rods and bait are available for rent.
- Red Reef Park – Boardwalk, Ocean, Snorkeling
- South Inlet Park Beach – beach, fishing, picnic areas with grills, (no balloons allowed in the park)
For something a little different, check out:
- Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – lush Japanese gardens
- Yamato Scrub – hiking and nature trails
Restaurants that have outdoor space for dining.
- Casa D’Angelo Ristorante
- City Fish Market
- Dubliner Irish Pub
- Duffy’s Sports Grill
- Farmer’s Table
- Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen
- Lion and Eagle English Pub
- Max’s Grill
- Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
- The Rebel House
- The Tin Muffin Cafe
- Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs
- Tucci’s Fire & Coal Pizza
- Tucker Duke’s
- Yard House
Of course, if you notice that your student is experiencing any type of stress or anxiety from the new rules on campus, there are resources available. Learn more in our blog The Stress Happens to All.
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