Spring break is almost here, and according to our Instagram poll, about 75% of The Adventure Crew is planning on staying local. This week we’ll be rolling out a slew of new blog posts focused on local spring break activities and day trip ideas within a reasonable driving distance of Jackson County, all filled with a 100% guarantee of FUN!

On Day 1 – we shared a post from the archives – check it out here.
On Day 2 – we shared our Park and Playground Bingo Board.
On Day 3 – we shared Jackson County places to visit rain or shine.

What would a classic Michigan staycation be without a Day Trip to one of our neighboring cities? Just over 30 miles away, Ann Arbor offers tons of kid-friendly options. With everything from parks and playgrounds to museums and shops, there is just so much to explore. We have so many ideas to share with you that we are just going to share one big list without descriptions so that you can access everything quickly!

Parks and Playgrounds – Ann Arbor has an amazing amount of parks and playgrounds – you could spend all day park-hopping and never hit them all. Here are some of our favorites: 
County Farm Park
https://www.washtenaw.org/facilities/facility/details/County-Farm-Park-81

Gallup Park (Playground, trails, boat rentals)
https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/parks-places/pages/gallup.aspx

Eberwhite school playground
https://www.a2schools.org/eberwhite

Dolph Nature Area
https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/parks-places/pages/dolph.aspx

For more parks and playgrounds, check out this post from Ann Arbor Family:
https://annarborfamily.com/online/playground-round-up/

Science, Animals, and Plants, Oh My!
The Creature Conservancy
http://www.thecreatureconservancy.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TheCreatureConservancy

Leslie Science Center
https://www.lesliesnc.org/

Michigan Museum of Natural History
https://lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/

Matthai Botanical Gardens, Nichols Arboretum, and Gaffield Children’s Garden
https://mbgna.umich.edu/

Hands-On Fun
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
https://www.aahom.org/

Fairy Door Hunt
https://urban-fairies.com/TOURMAP.html

The Coolest Shops
The Little Seedling
https://www.thelittleseedling.com/store/

Unicorn Feed and Supply – Ypsilanti
https://www.unicornfeedsupply.com/

Rock, Paper, Scissors Junior – Saline
https://www.facebook.com/rockpaperjunior/

If you head out on an Ann Arbor day trip, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know which places you visited!

Spring Break Staycation Inspiration – Day Four – Day Trip to Ann Arbor

One thought on “Spring Break Staycation Inspiration – Day Four – Day Trip to Ann Arbor

  • March 24, 2022 at 3:49 pm
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    All great ideas and places! Might need to take a trip!

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