Weekly five: Things to do in May


Swimsuits, shorts and crazy weather in Provo only mean one thing: It’s spring!

With warmer days approaching, students that stay in Provo may wonder what there is to do. Here are a few traditional and creative ideas to get those wheels spinning:

1. Hike the Y

Andrew Putnam, an illustration major from Lake Stevens, Wash., said hiking the Y is a BYU tradition.

“It’s such a fun hike when the sun comes out,” Putnam said. “You can’t leave BYU without having hiked it at least once.”

2. Attend the Rooftop Concert Series

The first concert of the 2013 Rooftop Concert Series was held on May 3. The show featured artists Desert Noises, The Blue Aces and Caleb Darger. The series has made a name for itself in the past few years, and this season is no exception. The series takes place on the first Friday of every month during the summer on top of the Central Bank parking lot, located at the corner of 100 West and 100 North.

3. See the flowers at Temple Square

Becca Boldus, an illustration major from South Jordan, said looking at the flowers at Temple Square is an undiscovered treasure.

“A lot of people don’t know about the flowers,” Boldus said. “It’s just like walking around Temple Square to see the lights in winter, but there are really pretty flowers everywhere.”

4. Road trip

While many think of BYU as their home base, some students like to drive with their windows down, top rolled off and sing at the top of their lungs.

“It’s about the journey, not the destination,” Boldus said. “Riding in the car with friends on a road trip can take the edge off of school, even if you don’t go very far.”

5. See baby animals

Spring time often prompts the adoption of baby chicks and ducks, but students can take advantage of seeing these animals without picking up after their droppings. According to “Utah’s Guide to Arts and Culture,” baby animals can be found at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City through May 24.

“The Park is open every day and there’s plenty to do,” the website says. “They’ll have lots of baby animals for you to snuggle and nuzzle.  The trains will be running, artisans will be demonstrating life in the 19th century, there will be fun games and many other activities.”

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