Instead, plan to do Spring Break perfectly – right here in Pure Michigan – when you pack up the entire crew for a fun-filled and affordable spring family vacation in Frankenmuth!

1.) Warm Up to Waterpark Fun

Rain or shine, our Frankenmuth indoor waterparks are a guaranteed good time for families. Merely mention a visit to Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark and prepare for your kids to put you in the family vacation “Hall of Fame.” Because, at Zehnder’s Splash Village, a 50,000-square foot water-filled wonderland awaits, spread across two glorious indoor waterparks – one with a retractable roof to make even more room for massive Spring Break fun!

But, rest assured, parents: at Zehnder’s Splash Village, Spring Break fun isn’t just for the little ones. Join your kids on the six-story, four-person family raft ride, soak in the Whimsical Whirl Hot Tubs, or simply lounge poolside in your own private cabana (with your favorite libation in hand)!

While you’re here in Frankenmuth, don’t miss another waterpark experience that’s one for the books: Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge! This Bavarian-themed hotel and indoor waterpark features four indoor pools and three whirlpools, plus the largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel, complete with mega arcade and 18-hole indoor mini-golf course!

2.) Go Cruisin' Together

Looking to do Spring Break the peaceful, Pure Michigan way? Plan your escape to include adventures aboard both Frankenmuth FunShips and Bavarian Belle Riverboat. Climb on with the crew of Bavarian Belle Riverboat – an authentic paddlewheel river craft – and get ready to #SeeFrankenmuth together as a family during a 1-hour narrated history tour.

Or, make your way to Frankenmuth FunShips, where 12-passenger electric boats are ready to whisk your family away for a spin on the water. Come for one of their open cruises, or charter the entire boat for some true family togetherness (and be sure to take advantage of the on-board wine & chocolate tastings offered, parents)!

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3.) Swing Through the Trees

Looking for another way to adventure and explore as a family? Make it to Michigan’s first aerial forest parkFrankenmuth Aerial Park. Here, five trails, seven zip lines, five difficulty levels, and more than 60 challenge bridges welcome you and yours for a little lighthearted family climbing and zip lining competition (and the inevitable bonding experience that follows)! Want even more brownie points, parents? Bring the kids for twilight climbing, when the glow of an LED-lit course makes for even more magical Spring Break memories.

4.) Practice Your Putt

Practice your putt at the indoor mini-golf course found inside Bavarian Inn Lodge Family Fun Center, nothing sets the tone for family vacation like a round of mini-golf with the ones you love most!

5.) Set up Camp

When Frankenmuth Jellystone Park opens its gates each spring in March, it means nothing but nostalgic, distraction-free family fun, best enjoyed among Pure Michigan’s natural, scenic beauty. Enjoy a full schedule of weekend activities all spring at this park campground resort, plus 18 holes of outdoor mini golf, April-October.

6.) Shop And Play All Day

While Frankenmuth shopping options are endless, carve out time during your Spring Break to visit Frankenmuth River Place Shops as a family. Modeled after an authentic Bavarian village, this outdoor shopping mall is home to more than 40 unique shops. Parents, you’ll love the boutique clothing and souvenir shops, and your littles will love favorites like the River Place Game Room or Ultimate Mirror Maze!

For more Spring Break ideas, where to eat, play and stay, call our Service Representatives at the Visitor’s Center at 989-652-4562 or email and plan your trip today!

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Frankenmuth CVB

The Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization, promoting tourism to Michigan's Little Bavaria.