Local Spring Staycation Ideas

Spring is here! The chilly temps seem to be hanging on tight, but at last the sunlight has returned, and the warm weather is close behind!

The Greater Grand Rapids area offers plenty of fun and affordable spring activities for the whole family. Whether you are looking to stay inside for just a bit longer or get out and enjoy the sun, there is something in the area just for you! 

Spend a day at the zoo!

Spring is the perfect time to visit the zoo! With smaller crowds and cooler weather, the whole experience is sure to be a hit. Not to mention the discounted admission rates through April 27th! During spring break John Ball holds their annual event Zoobilee. Join them April 2-6 for animal demonstrations, games, arts and crafts, and more from 10am-4pm each day.

Catch a Movie!  

Flick’s Family Film Festival is going on through April 19th! Offering free tickets to kids under 12 and discounted tickets for adults, you simply can’t go wrong. Each week a different family friendly film is featured. (Can you say that 5 times fast?) Click here to check out the upcoming schedule.

Experience Nature’s Beauty Indoors

If you have not experienced the annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Frederick Meijer Gardens, you’re sure missing out! With over 7,000 tropical butterflies, including 50 different species from across the world, this exhibit is the perfect spring experience. The exhibit will remain open through April 30th.

Tulip Time

Just a short drive west will bring you to Holland- home of the renowned Tulip Time Festival. Nearly 500,000 people will join in on the celebration of Dutch heritage and spring beauty. The festival runs from May 5-13th. Click here for a schedule of events!

Get Active

Registration is now open for the Fifth Third River Bank Run taking place May 12th. With events ranging from 5k walks to 25k runs, there are opportunities to participate for all! Click here for details!

Baseball: America’s Favorite Sport

Could baseball season already be approaching?! Whitecaps Opening is April 5th! This one is perfect for the whole family! Catch a game early in the season to enjoy the cooler weather. Click here to view the team’s schedule.


Spring on, Grand Rapids! Make the most of this beautiful season.