The Ultimate Spring Break Staycation

Does your spring break destination include Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, or Lombard in Illinois? Yeah me too. Lucky for us both, there’s plenty to do right in our own backyard! Regardless of if you’re feeling a lazy day or a wild adventure, I have some suggestions to make your staycation one for the books.

Get Creative

Go thrift shopping

Do some arts and crafts

Paint pottery

Tie dye something

Repurpose your old clothes

Cook up a storm

Bake something

Make a meal for family or friends

Host a potluck for people in town

Have a BBQ

Night on the Town

Go out to eat

Visit an escape room

Go to Top Golf

See a movie

Go bowling

See a play

Go to a cheap concert in the city

Mini golf

Go to a Bulls/Blackhawks game

Indoor skydiving

(Video Courtesy of IFLY indoor skydiving)

Day Trip

Visit Chicago

Go on a college visit

Go to the Shedd Aquarium

Head to Starved Rock State Park

Go to Six Flags

Visit North Ave Beach (weather permitting)

Go to Lincoln Park Zoo (or Brookfield)

Visit Chicago’s Museum District

Check out Garfield Park Conservatory

Chill Out

Find a good movie

Binge a new show on Netflix

Play a board game with family or friends

Partake in a Disney movie marathon

Get a massage

Read a good book (check out the GBW library)

DIY face mask

Write someone a letter

Get Outside

Swing in a hammock

Go fishing

Host a bonfire

Go for a run/walk/bike ride in nature

Plan/plant a garden for spring

Do yoga with friends or at a studio

Have a picnic

Go to the driving range or play pickup basketball or whatever sport you’re into

Camp out

Get Involved

Help out at PADS

Donate to the food bank

Volunteer at WDSRA

Volunteer at Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center

Sign up to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

Help out at the local animal shelter