Fun out of the sun

Indoor spring break destinations

By Kim Sorenson, News Editor

Spring break is a wonderful time for college students. With a week off from classes and stress, spring break is a chance for students to unwind before the end of semester grind. For a lot of students, all they want is to travel somewhere warm to sit on the beach all day. Places like Ft. Meyer’s beach, Daytona and Cancun are hot spots for college students. However, not everyone can afford to spend a small fortune on flights, hotel rooms and food for the entire week. For those students, there are plenty of indoor destinations in the Great Lakes area where they can have a great time.

One indoor destination students should consider is the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Their claim to fame is the world’s largest indoor waterpark, and it delivers. There are tons of waterslides, hot tubs and pools to satisfy every desire to splash around. They also have a game room, with arcade games, laser tag, mini golf, bowling and much more. Kalahari’s game room is one of the largest in Ohio. The resort also has a variety of delicious food options, in addition to the many adventures that are ready to be had.

There is a plethora of indoor waterparks in Michigan as well. Boyne Mountain Resort, near Harbor Springs, boasts an impressively large indoor waterpark, with the added benefit of the ski/snowboard hills for anyone in the group who would rather spend their time in the snow. The Great Wolf Lodge, in Traverse City, has themed rooms, a four-story interactive treehouse and an agility course along with their indoor waterpark. While the last two options are geared toward family fun rather than college students, younger kids will still be in school over the Schoolcraft spring break.

For those who would like to stay at home over the break, there are many indoor activities in the Metro-Detroit area. Detroit itself has a multitude of fun things to do, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Michigan Science Center and the Motown Historical Museum. In the surrounding communities, one can visit The Henry Ford Museum, The Cranbrook Art Museum and the Arab American National Museum. Any sports fanatics would be happy to visit the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, take in a Red Wings game on March 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks or a Piston game on March 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers. There is a great deal of ways to have fun over Spring Break without having to travel far. Get creative and explore the area to find great ways to enjoy the break and not waste away the days.

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