Spring break is just around the corner, and if you’re someone who loves excitement, enjoys nature, or just wants a laid-back getaway, West Michigan has got you covered. Take a look at these great staycation ideas for a memorable spring break filled with fun and adventure.
West Michigan Spring Break Ideas: South Region
Lansing’s Ultimate Spring Break Spot
High Caliber Karting & Entertainment in Lansing is the go-to destination for family fun. With activities for kids ages five and up, it’s the safest and most enjoyable spot in Lansing for action-packed entertainment.
Coldwater Country Fun
For a West Michigan staycation, head to Coldwater Country. Outdoor recreation, unique attractions, delicious dining, and family-fun entertainment options abound. From art studios to laser tag, there’s something for everyone.
Go to a Drive-In Movie
A fun way to celebrate Spring Break is the opening of the Capri Drive-In. The 1,000-car, twin-screen drive-in will kick off its 60th season (weather dependent) with the latest new releases in April. Check the website or follow Capri Drive-In on social media for updates on opening day and movie schedules.
South Haven’s Family Fun
South Haven offers a variety of public beaches, thrilling water adventures, serene nature escapes, and challenging golf courses. Whether it’s a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or family fun, South Haven has it all. Check out 10 reasons to visit South Haven here.
Escape the winter blues in Saugatuck/Douglas before the summer crowds arrive. Enjoy pristine beaches, hiking trails, golf clubs, and unique farm experiences. Spring is the perfect time to explore the Art Coast of Michigan.
Hit the Ravines Golf Club
The Ravines Golf Club is one that Arnold Palmer envisioned and built an extraordinary 18 hole, par 72 golf course right in Saugatuck. An exception to the ordinary, Ravines Golf Club, located only 15 minutes from Holland and 30 minutes from Grand Rapids, offers exceptional playing conditions at an extraordinary value. Once you’re on the golf course, you will understand why Arnold Palmer felt this land was meant for championship golf. Ravines boasts visually stunning and serene surroundings and highly professional service and friendliness.
Have Winery Fun at Virtue Cider
Enjoy proper farmhouse cider at Virtue Cider in Fennville and see the heritage breed pigs, chickens, and ducks that call the farm their home.
Allegan Event – Thrill-Seekers Paradise
For an adrenaline-pumping spring break, head to Allegan Event. West Michigan’s largest indoor high ropes course offers exhilarating activities for all ages. Challenge yourself on the Sky Trail ropes course, explore Clip ‘n Climb walls, and enjoy the arcade. Book your tickets for an unforgettable adventure.
Kalamazoo’s Mix of Learning and Fun
Indoor learning at the Air Zoo, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and the Gilmore Car Museum keeps the curiosity alive. For outdoor experiences, check out the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.. For a break from school, visit the Airway Fun Center, Rocket Fizz, a K Wings hockey game, and the Spirit of Kalamazoo. Learn more about a fun getaway to Kalamazoo here.
West Michigan Spring Break Ideas: Central Region
Country Charm in West Michigan
Planning a staycation in West Michigan? Head over to Country Dairy for a delightful horse-drawn farm tour, delicious cafe treats, and the best ice cream in town. Don’t forget to explore the scenic Montague/Hart Bike Trail on one of their rental bicycles. Country Dairy adventures are endless.
Holland’s All-Weather Spring Break
Rain or shine (or snow), Holland has something for everyone. From indoor recreation to outdoor adventures, like exploring the historic De Zwaan windmill at Windmill Island Gardens and climbing Mt. Pisgah, it’s a perfect mix of fun and relaxation.Visit the Holland Aquatic Center an aquatic and fitness gem for residents and visitors alike in West Michigan. From its 50-meter competition pool to a warm-water lap pool, from the family-friendly Splash Zone to a massive indoor water slide, and from the indoor track to a vast array of cardio and weight equipment, HAC offers a wide range of wellness activities in water and on land that can operate simultaneously in a fun, clean and safe environment.
Fun at Meijer Gardens
Don’t miss the Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids from March 1 to April 30, 2024. Experience the nation’s largest temporary tropical butterfly showcase in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Enjoy special educational programs and butterfly-themed activities at the Children’s Garden, and explore the renowned sculpture park featuring the iconic 24-foot American Horse. Immerse yourself in a world of butterflies and artistry at Meijer Gardens.
Grand Rapids Discovery Tour
Explore your own backyard with Tours Around Michigan. Discover the stories behind Grand Rapids’ 200+ murals, haunted buildings, and historic mansions. It’s a date night or family time you won’t forget.
West Michigan Spring Break Ideas: Northern Region & Upper Peninsula
Crystal Mountain Extravaganza
Fun weekends await you at Crystal Mountain. Dive into spring shenanigans with the Slush Cup Cardboard Classic, or try the unique experience of riding down the slopes in a kayak. The fun doesn’t stop on the slopes – there’s a whole world of excitement both on and off the slopes.
Treetops Resort’s Spring Break Fun
Relive the charm of 1954 at Treetops during Sylvan Daze on March 9th, featuring the Treetops Slush Cup, a DJ, and family-friendly fun. On March 8th, don’t miss the Beer and Wine Festival from 7pm to 10pm. Enjoy Michigan’s finest craft beer, cider, and wine, explore the art of brewing, and savor delectable appetizers. Secure your spot for $30 online or $35 at the door. Cheers to an unforgettable night of flavor and fun!
Petoskey Area Spring Bliss
Spring break in the Petoskey Area is a mix of skiing, biking on scenic trails, and hunting for Petoskey Stones. Whether you’re a snow lover or ready for a bike ride, there’s something magical about this region in spring.
Savor the Flavor at Harbor Springs Annual Restaurant Week
Indulge your taste buds in the culinary delights of Harbor Springs during the Annual Restaurant Week. From February 24th through March 5th, our town’s top-notch eateries will be serving up special menus and exclusive dishes, inviting you to experience the diverse and delectable flavors that define our culinary scene. For more information, check out Harbor Springs Chamber – Restaurant Week 2024.
Charlevoix’s Enchanting Spring
Shanty Creek Resort’s Skiing Paradise
Spend your spring break at Shanty Creek Resort. With slopes and amazing spring festivities, it’s the ultimate West Michigan staycation for ski enthusiasts. Grab your skis and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.
Marquette County’s Spring Carnival
Embrace the arrival of spring at Marquette County’s Spring Carnival. From thrilling snow activities to a delightful pig roast, it’s a family-friendly event you won’t want to miss. Say goodbye to winter and welcome the sunny days ahead.