Fun activities for families to enjoy on spring break while staying local

Activities for a Staycation Style Spring Break

With Spring Break approaching for many and the ever-evolving pandemic still in stride, I wanted to provide some family-friendly activities that don’t require having to leave your hometown. I’m sure we are all in agreeance that these times have been less than thrilling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out with your family and still make memories to cherish forever. Here are some ideas that can be enjoyed this spring without having to fly away.

Local Zoo: Lions, Tigers, and Bears? YES, PLEASE! The zoo is about as family-friendly as it gets and almost all exhibits at most zoos are outdoors. Take a walk around your local zoo, and watch your children light up with life as they see their favorite Chilean Flamingo doing what it does best. Most zoos have implemented new procedures to promote guests, team members, and animals’ continued wellness. Timed reservations, purchasing tickets online before arrival, masks for all children ages 2 and up, and masks required for all exhibits and zoo experiences, just to name a few.

Camping: Pack up the family and head to your nearest campground for a little R&R. Roast hotdogs over an open fire, catch a few fish, and enjoy each other’s company while exploring nature and taking in some beautiful scenery. You could even keep it closer to home with backyard camping! Grab a tent and some sleeping bags and spend the night under the stars. Don’t forget flashlights for ghost stories and, of course, all the s’mores essentials. If you want to get fancy, you could try renting an RV or even Glamping.

Museum Visit: In the mood for some educational fun? A museum is a perfect out-of-the-house activity for everyone. Whether it be an art museum, cultural, historical, or scientific museum, there’s always something to learn and see. Spark interest in a new area of study, and enjoy history preserved.


  • If there’s an exhibition you’ve had your eye on, reserve a skip the line tour in advance.
  • Preview the museum of experiencec online before attending to make sure it fulfills your interests.
  • Like the zoo, avoid any lines or close contact with others by purchasing your tickets online.

Maybe you aren’t ready to pack up the kids in the car at all. If so, no problem, check out my post on Fun Family Activities you can do around your house/yard! If you need to get out some but maybe want a more unique experience, definitely check out, Fever for fun ideas in your city! They have some really unique ideas if you want something a little special. Hope you all have a fun and safe spring vacation!

Fun activities for families to enjoy on spring break while staying local