5 Short but Sweet Spring Breaks (all under a day’s drive)

When I launched Trippin’ Midwest Mama nearly a year ago, I kicked things off with 5 family-focused spring break destinations under a day’s drive.  These blogs included budgets, complete itineraries and money-saving tips.

Usually, I love living vicariously through other people’s travel adventures. But if I’m home during spring break (which isn’t uncommon, because it’s a more crowded, costly time to travel), it is the one time I pout as I scroll through friends’ Facebook photos documenting their travel adventures. It feels like I’m the only person on the planet who isn’t frolicking on a sunny ocean shore or at Disney World riding Splash Mountain.

Hence the inspiration for Trippin’ Midwest Mama’s very first series: 5 Family Spring Break Vacations Under a Day’s Drive.

These destinations are for those who don’t have the time or budget to fly off to a tropical climate, but they still want to plan a few days of fun with their kids. I have personally experienced each one of these vacations, except #3, which I planned for my husband and son (and they gave it a thumbs up!).

Of course, most of these destinations could easily be tweaked to be an adults-only adventure as well!

The series went over really well and inspired some spring break plans for my followers!  Here are the links to all five of the destinations…ENJOY!

1) Music City: Opryland & Downtown Nashville, TN

2) Surviving Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

3) Finding Lincoln, Springfield, IL 

4) Schaumburg for All Ages, IL

5) From President Grant to River Otters: Galena & Dubuque 

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2 Replies to “5 Short but Sweet Spring Breaks (all under a day’s drive)”

  1. Tabitha,
    We’d love to have you take a day trip to Discovery Center Museum. Not only can you visit us, but the Rockford Art Museum is in our same building and the Burpee Museum of Natural History is next door. Five minutes from us is Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Nicholas Conservatory. A trip to Rockford ensures something fun and interesting for everyone in the family!

    1. Our family loves Discovery Center and Burpee and have visited many times! The kids always have a blast and learn a little something in the process. I definitely foresee a Rockford family itinerary in the future, as I still need to check out the other locations mentioned. I also finally made it to Midway Village for Halloween, and I was very impressed!

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