Not planning a getaway to someplace with palms, sunshine, and sand this year?
Call it a staycation. Call it holding down the fort.
Just don’t call it boring.
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8 ideas to make spring break in Michigan Awesome
1. Head North
It’s the offseason in the northern lower peninsula, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do. Here from the good folks at mynorth.com are 7 Ideas for a Northern Michigan Spring Break Staycation including art and music shows, spectacular hikes, and free film showings.
photo credit: Taylor Brown, MyNorth.com
Some of Michigan’s most unique hotels, inns and resorts are offering great deals this time of year. Foodies and history buffs might find the annual Titanic Dinner put on by Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey to be a real treat. (Icebergs not included, thankfully).
photo credit: wmta.org
3. Travel Back in time by visiting Michigan’s historical sites
As we like to say around here, it’s good to be where you’re from, and to know a little something about where you’re from doesn’t hurt either. Use this interactive map from Michigan.org to build a trip to historical sites in your area and beyond.
Follow the trail of the earnest eaters from MLive, or launch your own expedition to find Michigan’s best burger.
5. Make it a Coffee and Donuts morning
Grab donuts for the kids at one of Michigan’s best donut bakeries while you sip one of Michigan’s best cups of coffee. That’s called a win win. And if you're on the go, don't miss our (16 and 24 ounce) Tervis travel tumblers or handmade mugs.
Did you know Michigan is home to the world’s largest man made penguin facility? The Detroit Zoo opened the Polk Penguin Conservation Center in 2016, and it’s, well, cool. (Couldn’t resist.) The 33,000-square-foot facility has a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where guests can watch more than 80 penguins (four different species) explore their habitat.
Sure they may have the hot weather, but we’ve got the cold treats. Find your fave flave at one of these 12 ice cream hotspots located throughout Michigan. (Be sure to check hours of operation - hey, it's March.)
photo credit: D.K./Yelp
8. Tap into the best beer scene in America.
Grand Rapids, recently given the honor of best beer scene in the US, is a great place to explore this spring. Those 21 and up will find plenty to sip and savor along the Beer City Ale Trail. There are a handful of companies that facilitate group tours, and several of Grand Rapids’ most storied breweries do production tours as well. Ale trail and brewery tour details can be found here.
That does it. 8 ideas to make spring break in Michigan Awesome.
If you’re sticking around Michigan this spring break, tell us what you’re up to in the comments. And feel free to leave some tips and ideas for others who may be looking for spring break activities with their family and friends.
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