GC’s Guide to Spring Break in Michigan

While college students finish up packing for their trips, board their planes or make the long drive to their spring break destinations, some have chosen to stay in Michigan.

While vegging out and watching Netflix for 10 hours can be enjoyable, take into consideration some of the other options a spring break in Michigan has to offer.

A Snowboarding/Skiing Trip

If you’re going to stay in the snowy state, you might as well take advantage of what it has to offer!

With the snow still falling, head to one of Michigan’s many skiing and snowboarding hills. Grab a group of friends or your family and plan a day or weekend trip to shred the snow before it’s all gone.

Indoor Waterparks

If you’re not one for the snow and you’re wishing you were on the beach hanging out in the water, indoor waterparks are the next best thing.

While you won’t be getting the rays of sun, you’ll still be able to have fun in the water while staying inside a warm building. With more than 10 waterparks in Michigan alone, you’re bound to find one that fits your needs. If you can’t enjoy the warm weather, at least you can enjoy the water.

City Exploration

Michigan has loads of interesting and historical places, sometimes even just a few minutes away from your house.

Take the time to explore your city and even venture to other cities to find hidden gems and historical monuments. Check out Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids and many other places to spend your day experiencing something new.

Cozy Reading

Spring break doesn’t mean you have to go anywhere – it can also mean you’re going to relax for the next week.

Take advantage of this time to have some much-needed alone time. No, this doesn’t mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Try jumping into a new book to spark your imagination. By the end of break, you’ll feel so relaxed and ready to take on the rest of the semester.

Hiking Paths

If you’re still looking to be outside, take out a map and find the closest hiking paths to you.

Hiking will allow you to be outside and enjoy nature, but will also get you your daily exercise. If you’re really into hiking, take a trip to Northern Michigan to find the best hiking paths with the most amazing views.