Spring Break Bucket List: 50 Ideas for a Memorable Staycation

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Not everyone has the budget to take a vacation during Spring Break, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an adventure. Check out these fifty fun ideas that you can do in any city. Some of them don’t even require leaving the house!

  • Create a scavenger hunt at a local park or even in the backyard.
  • Water Gun Fights in the backyard
  • Look for an outdoor concert the whole family will enjoy!
  • Take a nature hike and explore your town.
  • Visit your city’s Science museum for great hands-on fun.
  • Go see all the animals at the city zoo.
  • Grab a loaf of bread and go spend an afternoon feeding the ducks with the kids.
  • Enjoy a family bike ride.
  • Visit a local farm.
  • Visit a Paint your Own Pottery Studio. The kids can make their own plates or decorate something cool for their room! If that’s out of your budget, decorate some Dollar store finds with Sharpies.


  • Check out your town’s arboretum or garden. Lots of gardens have great hands-on activities too!
  • Pull out the Uno or Jenga for a family game night!
  • Go fishing!
  • Splash around at an indoor pool or water park.
  • Score some yummy fruits and veggies at a Farmer’s Market, and have a picnic.
  • Stay up past bedtime and gaze at the stars. How many constellations can you find?
  • Read a book as a family.
  • Enjoy a mid-day movie outing. Better still, take the kids to see an outdoor movie.
  • Make homemade pizzas together!
  • Spend an hour (or a DAY) doing RAOK’s.


  • Score a strike while bowling with the family.
  • Go camping. Don’t forget the S’mores!
  • Host a Pinterest party! Let the kids choose one thing they want to make and make a day of it.
  • Ride the rails. Check out your town by riding the tram or jump on a steam train.
  • Visit a nearby aquarium.
  • Get out your favorite series and have a movie marathon! Harry Potter, anyone?!
  • Do some spring cleaning. Find ten things each that you can donate.
  • Travel around the world in a day! Take the kids to breakfast, lunch, and dinner at different ethnic eateries. If you’re
  • watching your dollars, create some worldly eats at home.
  • Have a tea party – complete with fancy dress.
  • Spa Day- Take the girls for manis and pedis and some alone time with mom.


  • Paddle your way around a lake on one of those cute duck boats.
  • Take a day trip! Visit a nearby tourist attraction or museum.
  • Plant a garden of flowers or veggies.
  • Make a scrapbook or photo journal of your week.
  • Spend time with friends. Play dates are a must!
  • Bake up some yummy treats like fancy cupcakes or cookies.
  • Visit an orchard or pick-your-own farm.
  • Fly kites! And try your hardest to get Mary Poppins out of your head.
  • Pick one local outing on Groupon and Living Social and go!
  • Create an indoor or outdoor obstacle course. Get creative with tape, pool noodles, and other dollar store finds!


  • Pull on the roller blades or ice skates and go skating.
  • Go to a baseball game or any sporting event.
  • Look for four-leaf clovers.
  • Enjoy a day at a carnival or local amusement park.
  • Putt your way to fun with some mini golf.
  • Finger paint or create a canvas drawing. Who else has wanted to try the melting crayons art?
  • Get out the flash lights after dark and play a family game of Hide & Go seek.
  • Spend the night with grandparents or other family.
  • Go to a musical or play.
  • Play in the rain and jump in some puddles.