It is spring break week here in Ann Arbor. But with the coronavirus closures, everyone is staying at home. Join us on a Virtual Spring Break Week. We will be visiting a new destination each day of the week. Every morning we will be sharing ideas to “visit” a new destination.
Virtual Spring Break Tour
The beauty of a virtual spring break trip is that you can visit a different location each day, or spend a few days in one location and dive deeper. You can even spend a day exploring a theme in many different locations. It will also allow us to visit imaginary destinations or time periods.
For each of our Virtual Spring Breaks, we will be sharing different ideas. These will include books, movies and/or videos, themed foods, crafts, and other activities. Everything can be done from home, hopefully with items you already have at home.
Universal Studios – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Our 2013 trip to Universal Studios was my Facebook Memory today, so I decided to take a virtual trip back. We are focusing on the World of Harry Potter. But I have other suggestions inspired by Universal Studios – Jurassic Park, Dr Seuss, and The Simpsons.
New York City
On Sunday we are visiting New York City – a repeat of our 2017 spring break. There are tons of museums you can visit virtually, Broadway shows to watch from home, art projects, and ideas to visit “Central Park”. Plus some book and movie suggestions and food ideas including local Ann Arbor businesses offering popular New York items for curbside pickup or delivery.
Virtually visit our National Parks. (Look how little my daughter was at Rocky Mountain National Park. The National Park Service has Junior Ranger activities from home, coloring pages, and virtual content. Plus, check out National Geographic documentaries about the parks on Disney+.
Let’s take a Virtual Spring Break trip to San Francisco. We can visit Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Trolley Cars, Chinatown, and more – all without dealing with jet lag.
We are going to travel around the world and back in time for Archaeology Day. Start locally at UM’s Kelsey Museum. Then check out other museums and archaeological sites. Have your own dig, watch Indiana Jones, and more.
Our original spring break plan was a staycation – our staycation ended up being a little more STAY than we planned. Specifically, we were going to spend one night at Kalahari in Sandusky, visit the Marvel exhibit at Henry Ford Museum, and visit Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum. Check out our Virtual Spring Break Staycation.
Spend a day exploring mythology and ancient sites such as the Acropolis in Athens. Stargazing is also a great chance to explore mythology through the stories of the constellations.
For the last day of our virtual spring break, we are having a fun virtual day at Disney. Don you favorite Disney apparel (don’t forget the ears), experience virtual rides and parades, build your own ride, learn to draw a character, and much more.
Other ideas we considered for our virtual spring break were:
- Washington, DC – Explore our Nation’s Capital and the amazing museums and monuments
- London – Enjoy tea time, explore the Tower of London and make your own crown jewels, and more
- Beach Day – Let’s visit the beach. Pick your favorite beach destination – are you heading to Hawaii, Florida, a Caribbean Island, or somewhere else.
- Space Day – Head to outer space. Whether you want to visit the moon and other planets or explore the vast realm of science-fiction like Star Wars and Star Trek, there is lots of fun.
Where would you like to visit on our virtual spring break?