Plan your staycation!

A colorful climbing wall at Allegan Events. Photo courtesy of West Michigan Tourist Association.

When the mercury dips this late in winter and another snowstorm makes an appearance, it tends to put people in the vacation mindset. (I’ll bet some of you have even checked the website for out-of-town flights today.) Chances are if you haven’t booked that tropical trip to paradise yet, you’re bound to spend spring break right here in West Michigan.

That’s okay, there are an array of attractions the region has to offer! Hera are a few to put on your staycation radar:

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. 

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.

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!


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