Mar 28, 2016

Staycation Spring Break in the D

Winter has come to an end and Spring is here!  It's time to get outside and enjoy these warmer days.  With Spring Break around the corner, what better time is there to get outside and explore the D. Detroit has everything you need to make your week long Spring break both exciting and enjoyable. If you are heading out of town for Spring Break, keep these places in mind for your summer Staycation

Plan your Staycation 


GM Renaissance Center Tour

How much do you really know about the Motor City?  The GM Renaissance Center provides free one hour tours every weekday (except holidays) at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.  Take the family and enjoy the views of the Detroit River from the towers.  Plus you will leave with some new interesting facts about GM's rich history!

Belle Isle



If you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to let the kids burn some energy while getting some fresh air, Belle Isle is the perfect place to spend the day. The island is open year round and consists of 985 acres that are along the Detroit river. In 2014, it became a Michigan State Park and has much to offer for a day filled with fun!  Bring your bicycles and bike the loop or fish along the river.  You can visit the zoo, aquarium or Dossin Great Lakes Museum at no charge.  The aquarium is the oldest aquarium in the United States with over 118 species and 1000 fish.  While on the island, you will find the view of the Detroit River and the city picture perfect so don't forget your camera!

Outdoor Adventure Center



Experience "up north" right in the city.  You can learn about the Great Outdoors through hands on activities and even walk behind a waterfall that you can touch! You can entertain the entire family and create lasting memories!  Check out our experience here!

Detroit Riverfront Conservatory 

Enjoy a beautiful sunny day on the Detroit Riverfront.  You can walk, bike, jog or simply enjoy the fresh spring air as daffodils bloom.  What better time than Spring Break to get outdoors and visit Detroit!

Redford Theater

The Redford Theater first opened its doors in 1928 and is operated today solely by volunteers.  You will not find your typical showing here.  Instead you will enjoy films such as The Three Stooges.  Admissions for children 12 and under is only $5.00.  There are over 50 items at the concession stand, so make sure you bring cash!  Check the website for theater showing times since they are not open daily.

Click here for more ideas on planning a staycation in and around the D.

Staycation Planning Tips

  1. Check Groupon for local deals.  Many times you can find a great deal on something fun to do!
  2. Call ahead and ask if there are any discounts available and to make sure business is operating as usual.
  3. Think like a tourist.  Pick up travel guides.  Many times they will have discount codes and you will find new places to visit. 
  4. Check out your public library for free passes to local museums and attractions. 
  5. Skip buying tickets online and purchase at the box office to save paying a service charge.

Have you been to any of these places?  If so, what tips do you have?

Meet Danielle Andresen- Danielle is mom to two young children and is enjoying this parenting journey with her husband Erik.  As a family they enjoy keeping  busy with the many different events happening in and around Detroit.  Whenever Danielle has a moment of solitude, she enjoys writing.  Check out Danielle at Suburbia Mom where she shares life as a mom living in the suburbs of Detroit.  

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