Spring Break Staycation


Jasmine Knowles

Spring Break Ideas Info graphic by Jasmine Knowles (’18)

Jasmine Knowles, Staff Writer and Photographer

Have you been sitting back listening to all of your peers share their amazing spring break plans while having none of your own? Although traveling across the globe is an amazing opportunity, not everyone has the capability or finances to fly to their dream destination for an entire week. Here’s a list of affordable spring break plans that can fill those empty schedules!

Seattle Day(s):

Go online at https://www.citypass.com/seattle to buy a 2-3 day pass containing access a handful of amenities.

This pass includes a visit to:

  • The Space Needle
  • Aquarium
  • Harbor Tour
  • The Museum of Pop Culture OR The Woodland Park Zoo
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center

An adult pass (13+)  is $89.00 and a children’s pass (5-12) is $69.00. Although this may seem like an outrageous amount of money, you will save $63.43 for adult and $31.37 for a child to attend all of these venues by purchasing a city pass.

Book a hotel room and tour Seattle for up to 3 days with unlimited access to these amenities! Other attractions such as the IMAX theatre, The Gum Wall, Fremont Troll, Pike Place Market, shopping, and The Big Wheel also make for an enjoyable outing.

Here are some other local ideas to consider:


  • Hot air balloon ride in Snohomish
  • Skydiving in Snohomish or Seattle
  • Paddleboarding or kayaking
  • Mountain Loop Ice Caves, Lake 22, and other hikes
  • Take photos of landscape photography
  • Kangaroo farm in Arlington
  • The Reptile Zoo in Monroe
  • Tulip festival
  • Mukilteo beach/Kayak Point
  • Deception pass
  • Oak Harbor Drive-In Theatre and go karts
  • Snoqualmie Falls and tour the town. (Ice cream and toy shop)
  • Bellingham (Sightseeing, hiking, touring, etc.)
  • Have a bonfire and/or BBQ with friends and family


  • Roller/Ice skating
  • Bowling
  • Aquatic center in Snohomish
  • Movie theatre
  • College visits
  • Concerts
  • Bellevue Mall shopping/strolling

Use these ideas and suggestions to spark an idea or a plan for spring break. Remember that as spring break nears, it isn’t always a necessity to break the bank or travel the globe. It doesn’t have to be disappointing to stay home if there are a variety of local activities to enjoy!