Looking to get away without actually getting away this spring break? Enjoy a staycation in the Corridor. Live like a tourist in your own city while you visit museums, try new restaurants and indulge in fun activities. Find our list of 10 staycation ideas for spring break in the Corridor below.
1. Go on a mini road trip
Take a day trip and venture somewhere new for the day. If you’re into shopping, Galena has a main street with lots of cute shops and restaurants. If you’re into antiquing, head to Kalona where you’ll find unique antique shops. The Amana Colonies are also a quick trip for dining, shopping, art and more.
2. Go all-out for an all-you-can-eat brunch
Pretend you’re at an all-inclusive resort and take the family to a fancy brunch at Iowa River Power Restaurant filled with all types of meats, Belgium waffles, eggs, fresh fruit and all the other brunch favorites. Sip on a mimosa or bloody mary and make believe you’re on the beach.
3. Get a hotel for the night
For the ultimate staycation experience, book a local hotel for the night and enjoy the amenities. Whether your kids want to swim or you want to lay in bed and watch movies, you’ll feel like you’re on a true vacation without having to travel.
4. Spend the day at the local museums
Eastern Iowa is lucky to be home to many great museums. Visit the top museums that fit your interests – the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, the African American Museum of Iowa, the Iowa Children’s Museum, the University of Iowa Natural History Museum, and more!
5. Try a new restaurant or cuisine
One of the best parts of any vacation or staycation is trying new food. Find a restaurant you’ve never been to and experience a new type of cuisine.
6. Get some friends together
7. Go on a dessert tour
Staycations are all about indulging. Grab sweet treats from your favorite bakeries and ice cream parlors in town to enjoy for your staycation.
8. Host a movie-a-thon
Combine a list of movies that you and your family have been wanting to see and have an all day movie-a-thon at your house. Don’t forget the snacks and popcorn!
9. Day trip to the mountains
Take a day trip to Sundown Mountain in Dubuque and have a blast skiing or snowboarding down the slopes.
10. Get crafty
If there’s a craft or project you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t had the chance, now is your time to do it! Buy some canvas from the craft store and paint some homemade art for your walls or tackle a DIY project like refinishing a piece of furniture for your home.