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Traditional hangouts continue to draw students

Davenport Campus students Karen Hannah and Andy Gibson enjoy a cool Quad Cities treat at Whitey’s Ice Cream.
students eating in front of Whitey

Memories of college days aren’t just filled with friends, studies and campus activities. Special places are also a part of the college experience. In the Davenport Campus area, Whitey’s Ice Cream has been a “Quad Cities tradition since 1933.” Alumni who miss the tasty ice cream can have it shipped to their homes via www. whiteysicecream.com.

When it comes to pizza, students are still getting their fill of Happy Joe’s—the inventor of the taco pizza—and Harris Pizza. For refreshments, old favorites continue to pack them in at Rookie’s Sports Bar, the Filling Station, Jack’s and Pat McGuire’s. Newer hotspots include Front Street and Carriage Haus. And Greatest Grains is still offering its large assortment of natural foods.

The beaches on both coasts serve up plenty of things to do for West Campus and Florida Campus students.
beach volleyball player about to hit volleyball

In San Jose and the surrounding area, West Campus students have plenty of options for places to go—before and after class. For a cup of coffee, students stop by Borders Books, Starbucks or Peet’s Coffee & Tea. When dinner rolls around, Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina, Rosie McCann’s, Saddle Rack, Round Table Pizza, and Dave and Buster’s fit the bill.

With their studies out of the way, many West Campus students like to swim laps at the North Park Apartment’s pool or at Milpitas Sports Center. For outdoor fun, they go to Santa Cruz for its beach and boardwalk.

When Florida Campus students aren’t hitting the books, they’re hitting the beach for surf fishing, surfing at the Sunglow Pier, kayaking at the Gamble House or just having a good time. With so much to do, the beach—especially Ponce Inlet—is definitely the most popular hangout in the Port Orange/Daytona Beach area.

For food and fun, students continue to head to Beach Street for favorites like McK’s Dublin Station, Pete’s Pizzeria, La Fiesta, The North Turn, Red Tails and Avocado Kitchen. But the far and away most popular bar is Mai Tai’s. In the summer, students root for the home team—The Daytona Cubs—at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

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