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.
On Day 4 – we shared ideas for a day trip to Ann Arbor.
On Day 5 – we announced the launch of Mystery Adventures!

Today we are highlighting a day trip to Detroit. You might not think Detroit has much to offer as a kid-friendly destination, but we are here to show you otherwise! From museums to physical activities, from the outdoors to indoors, there is a little something for everyone on our list!

Be Active:
DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
https://www.michigan.gov/oac
(Hint: if you visit this amazing spot, be sure to secure a pass through the Michigan Activity Pass!)

Rent bikes at Wheelhouse Detroit – bike on the riverwalk, bike to the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, and bike to the Dequindre Cut Greenway

Run, bike, or hike at Rouge Park
http://www.rougepark.org/explore-rouge-park.html

Get Outside:
Belle Isle
https://www.belleisleconservancy.org/map-and-access
(Hint, we recently featured some of Belle Isle’s spots on The Adventure Blog – check it out!)

Visit Stickworks Installation at Eliza Howell Park
https://playgrounddetroit.com/sculptor-patrick-dougherty-to-transform-eliza-howell-park-with-stickwork-installation-artist-residency-with-sidewalk-detroit/

Have a Unique Experience:
Michigan Science Center
https://www.mi-sci.org/

Detroit Institute of Art
https://www.dia.org/visit/what-to-do

John King Rare and Used Bookstore
https://www.johnkingbooksdetroit.com/

Attend a Men’s or Women’s Detroit City FC Match in Hamtramck
https://www.detcityfc.com/

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

Spring Break Staycation Inspiration – Day Six – Day Trip to Detroit

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