10 Staycation Ideas for Spring Break in the Corridor Feature Image

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.

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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.

 

Brunch Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Spring Break Things to Do Iowa

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.

 

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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.

 

Museums Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Spring Break Things to Do Iowa

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!

 

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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.

 

Escape Room Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Spring Break Things to Do Iowa

6. Get some friends together

Hang out with a group of friends at Hatchet Jack’s in Iowa City or plan a trip to Break Out, the escape room in Cedar Rapids.

 

Dessert Sweet Treats Cookies Ice Cream Cakes Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Spring Break Things to Do Iowa

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.

 

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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!

 

Skiing Snowboarding Outdoor Activities Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Spring Break Things to Do Iowa

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.

 

Crafts DIY Projects Cedar Rapids Iowa City Corridor Spring Break Things to Do Iowa

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.

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