Spring break is next week, and if you’re not planning on traveling during your time off, there is still a reason to be excited about your break from school or work. “Staycations” are becoming increasingly popular and many people are opting for staying local and finding fun things to do close to home. If you’re one of those people who has no travel plans for next week, we’ve compiled a list of the best “staycation” day-trip ideas that you can plan to do during your spring break week.
Day-Trip to Cincinnati:
- If you have younger children with you for spring break, check out the Newport Aquarium, in Newport, Kentucky, just across the bridge from Cincinnati. This aquarium will have the whole family entertained with over 70 exhibits and 14 galleries of jellyfish, stingrays, penguins, and more. Once you’re done at the aquarium, grab lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants at Newport on the Levee.
- If you have a sports fan in your group, check out a FC Cincinnati soccer game. They take on Louisville City FC on Saturday, April 7th at Nippert Stadium.
- If you’re taking an adults only day-trip, check out the OTR (Over the Rhine) area in Cincinnati for resturants, brewery tours, art museums, music, and more.
Day-Trip to Indianapolis:
- Looking for something for the kids to enjoy? The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the place to go. This museum has five floors of interactive exhibits that will have your children learning about sciences, world cultures, arts, and humanities.
- If you’re a fan of history, there are multiple places for you to enjoy from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, the Indiana State Museum, and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.
Day-Trip to Louisville:
- If you’re spending a day in Louisville with the kiddos, the Kentucky Science Center is a must-see. This interactive museum filled with science and hands-on exhibits will keep your kids entertained and having fun, while learning.
- While you’re in downtown Louisville, be sure to stop by the Louisville Slugger Museum. Take the tour to see how the Louisville baseball bats are made, and take home a mini-bat as a souvenir.
- If you’re looking for something to please a sports-fan, check out the Louisville City Soccer Team. They have a game at Slugger Field on Saturday March 31st. If you can’t make it to that game, travel up to Cincinnati to see Louisville City take on FC Cincinnati on April 7th.
Day-Trip to Nashville:
- Taking a day-trip to Music City will leave you with a ton of options for things to do and see. If you’re country music fan, visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame is a must. This museum tells the story of popular American music through artifacts and exhibits.
- Animal lovers should take a visit to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. The meerkat exhibit is one of the most popular attractions at the zoo, and the kids will love a break on the jungle gym.
Which “staycation” destinations are you most excited to visit? Let us know what attractions you enjoy in the comments below!