JD’s Bakery and Café

As you slowly wake up on the Saturday after your first week of classes, you realize you’re starving. By this point, however, Chick-fil-A has already lost its magic, and you can’t handle another meal that merely looks like it tastes good from Fresh Food Company.

Don’t worry. You’re in luck! Located on College Street, JD’s Bakery and Café is a local restaurant that serves a multitude of farm fresh foods perfect for a college student’s budget.

Fountain Square Park

Just beyond JD’s, the square is a staple for most WKU students. Home to local restaurants, unique shops, the famous Spencer’s Coffee and yet another Subway, the square is full of charm. Plus, it’s a cute park where you won’t have to spend a dime — that is, unless you want to make a wish in the fountain.

Griff’s Deli

Baked potatoes. Literally the best, most exciting baked potatoes in the world. Seriously, that is all you need to know.

The Barren River

This place is another staple for WKU students. It is exactly what it sounds like: a river. Yet, there is something majestic and enthralling about its concrete retaining walls, nearby hiking trails and, of course, the wooden walking bridge. Check it out for yourself.

Preston Miller Park

If you want to connect with your childhood spirit, this park is the place to do it. With a basketball court, sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, a disc golf course, a playground, a water park and walking trails, it is sure to provide entertainment for hours — or at least five minutes.

Your bed

After a stressful, exciting and action-packed first week, you are going to be exhausted. Don’t be afraid to relax and get some shut-eye. Chances are, you are going to need it. And best of all, it’s free.