Spring break is upon us for many, and the itch to step away for a little bit can be strong. If a full-on vacation isn’t in the cards this year, it’s ok. There may be some local spring break staycation ideas to catch the break you need.

Below are some local staycation ideas for you. They may involve a small day trip, but you won’t need to book any major travel plans.

Local Staycation Ideas for All Interests

Go to a Cubs or Sox Game – It’s April and the boys of summer are back in the swing. If you’re excited by baseball season, catching a game can be the perfect break that you need.

Starved Rock – If the outdoors is more your thing, Starved Rock has some beautiful hiking trails to explore. This could be a beautiful opportunity as the lush green returns in the spring.

A Chicago Museum Tour – For those looking for culture, the museums in Chicago have a lot to offer. If you can’t decide, you could always get a hotel room or Airbnb in the city for a few days and tour more than one of the museums. 

Go See Springfield – We are only a few short hours from our state capital. You can take a tour and find some amazing local history. It’s also the site of Abraham Lincoln’s grave.   

Galena – If local shopping is what you’re after, Galena is a few hours’ drive time away, and filled with quaint shops.

Go Fishing – If you’re looking to spend a little time outdoors, it may be time to put a line in the water. The area has some wonderful fishing spots where smallmouth, walleye, bluegill, and catfish may be plentiful.

Exploring Our State

Illinois has a lot to offer for people of all interests. If you’re interested in spring break staycation ideas, you don’t need to do anything too fancy. Any of the ideas above can help you to enjoy your time.