Planning an extravagant, faraway summer vacation can be expensive, time consuming, and not always worth the extra stress. Maybe you aren’t able to get any time off work, or the kids might have summer camp. It could be there’s nowhere to board the dog or anyone to watch the house. Or maybe you do have a big trip out of town coming up but not for a few months—and you need a break now.
Luckily, you live in the Great Lakes Bay Region. And there are tons of things to do right around the corner.
Too hot outside? Get in the water!
- Delta College Pool
- Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park
- Gerstacker Sprayground
- Chippewa River Outfitters
Trying to find something to do? Take a walk around the zoo, swing a putt-putt club, or jump in a bumper boat at:
- Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square
- Wilderness Trails Zoo
- Dutch Village Adventure Park
- Kokomo’s Family Fun Center
- Alpine Mountain Adventure Park
Looking to feel like you’re far, far away from home, zooming around space or sailing down the Mississippi? The Great Lakes Bay Region can arrange that, too!
Cheer on your team or favorite driver at:
- Dow Diamond and the Great Lakes Loons
- Tri-City Speedway
- Dixie Motor Speedway
- Saginaw Old Golds or Bay City Independents
Pack a picnic lunch and get ready for an afternoon of fun in the sun.
Need a full weekend away? Try one of these destinations to inspire the resort-getaway feeling.
Thinking of catching a show? Check out what’s on stage at:
If loading up on lots of boxes and bags filled with got-to-have-it items is your definition of a perfect trip, don’t miss these great places to shop ‘til you drop.
- Birch Run Outlet Malls
- Downtown Bay City
- Downtown Midland
- Downtown Mt. Pleasant
- Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Be on the lookout for interesting wildlife, beautiful flowers, or awe-inspiring landscapes while you spend the day at:
Choose a few fun thing to do and create your own quick away-from-home weekend or overnight trip, too, with reservations at a local bed and breakfast.
Whether you’re headed right up the road or to a nearby city, just for the day or for a weekend stay, you can find exactly what you’re looking for right in the Great Lakes Bay Region!
photo taken at Kokomo’s Family Fun Center by Doug Julian