Spring Break “Staycation” Ideas!

Spring Break is a fantastic time to get away, but for some of us, we either can’t or we don’t want the hassle of packing up and facing a lot of traffic to get somewhere out of town. At Village Communities, your place for condos for sale in Columbus, Ohio, we’ve come up with some amazing ideas to create a “Staycation” list for you and your family to enjoy. Please add any great ideas you have in the comments!

“Staycation” Ideas:

The Columbus Zoo: There is always something new to see or do when visiting the Columbus Zoo, and this year isn’t any different! Head out to see the new baby animals (including baby manatees), the incredible exhibits, and enjoy lunch. Go early to avoid the crowds!  The Columbus Zoo

COSI: Do your kids love to be active and busy? Are they ready to learn something new? A day at COSI might be just the thing. The latest exhibit is Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes and we’ve heard it’s incredible. Not only that, but there are many activities, movies, and experiences to satisfy all ages. COSI

Franklin Park Conservatory: It’s time once again for Blooms and Butterflies, opening March 11th, which is always a popular exhibit. Not only that, but you can walk through different regions and explore the nature that exists in each one! Franklin Park Conservatory

The Works (Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology): Located in Newark, this museum is a place where your kids can learn, create, and do! They have loads of interactive activities and many classes that you can sign up for. Originally a factory where steam engines were manufactured, it is now a museum dedicated to learning, discovery, and play. The Works

The Hilton Inn at Easton: Want to get away, but not go far? The Hilton Inn might be just the place. This family friendly Hilton Inn hotel at Easton Town Center has an indoor pool, game room, and buffet breakfast. Head over to Easton Town Center for shopping at American Girl, Build-A-Bear, The Children’s Place, Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, Justice, LEGO, Marbles: The Brain Store and many more shops. Stop for lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants and then get some ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. You might even want to go see a movie.

Head to a Metro Park: If the weather cooperates, pack a picnic lunch and head to one of the many metro parks. Spend the day hiking, exploring, having a picnic, and maybe flying a kite. Some parks might be offering activities too, so check out their website. Metro Parks

Slate Run Historical Farm:  What was life like over 100 years ago? Self-guided tours on this working farm are free. This is a fun way to experience life in the 19th century. Be aware there are some building and activities not open in March. Slate Run Historical Farm

ZipZone Canopy Tours: Beginning March 25th, if your kids are at least 7 years old and at least 50 pounds, make a reservation at ZipZone Canopy tours. Located just north of Worthington, this 2-hour tour will have you and your kids flying from platform to platform! Zip Zone

Hopefully these ideas will get you motivated to do something fun! If you’re really looking for something fun to do, come visit our model homes, see our condos for sale, and talk with us about finding your new home. We will be here over everyone’s Spring Breaks, and we’d love to show you around. Have an incredible Spring Break!