Spring Break ‘Staycation’ Ideas

Many of us choose to stay away from the spring break rush, rather than heading south. It can be for a variety of reasons: economic, limited time off, work obligations, and a host of others. If you find yourself staying home this year, take note of our favorite “staycation” ideas.

  • Stay at a fun hotel nearby, perhaps with a pool for the kids. Many excellent choices cater to families.
  • Plan a day trip. There’s a lot to do on a tankful of gas, even as close as an hour’s drive. Click here to learn more about some favorite local destinations.
  • Have a family movie day/night. With the popularity of Netflix, Hulu, and more, finding a show for everyone shouldn’t be a problem.
  • Visit a museum. There are many excellent choices in Grand Rapids, greater West Michigan, and if you don’t mind a few hours’ drive-time, Chicago or Detroit.
  • Check out the local library. Check out the extra activities usually available during spring break.
  • Explore and see new sights, right in town! Check out a new restaurant or shopping location, or head to a new theater.

Sticking Close To Home?

If you have kids, Grand Rapids Kids offers 39 unique suggestions. Here are a few:

GR Magazine shares these additional top-rated “staycation” destinations:

  • Lil Green Thumbs – Downtown Market Grand Rapids
  • Spring Break Youth Camp – Humane Society Of West Michigan
  • Free Admission And Activities – Grand Rapids Art Museum
  • Spring Break Camp – John Ball Zoo
  • Butterflies Are Blooming – Frederik Meijer Gardens And Sculpture Park
  • Camp Mud – The Mud Room
  • Events And Performers – Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  • Pool And Play Activities – Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Free Admission And Activities – Muskegon Museum Of Art
  • Spring Break Camps – Air Zoo

Please call ahead for details and to ensure all activities are on for 2020.