When one thinks of great Spring Break destinations, Fort Wayne, Indiana probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Unfortunately, sometimes the big trip just isn’t in the cards – but don’t let that keep you from doing something fun! If sun and sand aren’t in your plans this Spring Break, why not plan a nearby getaway to a place nearby provides the joy of leaving town, without the hassle and expenses of travel – Fort Wayne! Whether you live in town or in the surrounding communities, or are looking a getaway that doesn’t require long hours in the car, there is no reason your Spring Break can’t be something great!
This Spring Break season, Fort Wayne has a variety of fun events and activities that are sure to pique the interest of everyone in your family! From sporting events, to Broadway shows, you’ll be able to keep your whole group happy. To make it even easier to plan your trip, we’ve created some itinerary ideas to get you started!
ABUNDANCE OF ARTS GETAWAY
The end of March brings an abundance of arts to Fort Wayne. The only problem is going to be choosing which shows you want to see! Combine a great show with a trip to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, or our other great museums, and your arts trip is complete! You can’t go wrong with a can’t-miss show or festival! Here are just a few of your options:
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Embassy Theatre presented by a traveling Broadway company – part of the Broadway at the Embassy series of shows.
- Explore Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with the University of Saint Francis’ production of Willy Wonka at the St Francis Performing Arts Center.
- Bill Cosby will be live at the Embassy Theatre.
- If you love good eats, and good drinks, the Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Festival will be at the Botanical Conservatory.
Combine these with outstanding dining and overnight packages and you are on your way to making lasting memories together!
Spring Break Sports Getaway
Thursday, April 3rd, kicks off the season for TinCaps Baseball and will see them in action on Friday, April 4th, and Saturday, April 5th as well! Enjoy a little March Madness with Mad Ants Basketball at the Memorial Coliseum on the on the 3rd and 4th. Saturday and Sunday give you a chance to see the Komet Hockey team hit the ice!
If a little friendly competition amongst yourselves is what you’re after, get active at Crazy Pinz, Lazer X, or Ultrazone! If you want to do something fun that may not require a little friendly trash talk, check out indoor trampoline park, SkyZone, or open skates at Canlan Ice Rink.
You’ll also want to hit the MyPlate and Beyond and Science on a Sphere exhibits at Science Central, as well as the High Spaces, Hidden Places exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory to add a little hands-on education to the mix!
Girlfriend Getaway to the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale
Week of April 8
Why not take a little “me” time and go on a girlfriend getaway? Fort Wayne is the perfect place to bring your friends and enjoy some time together! Whether you’re looking for great places to shop, or just want to kick back and relax, you’re sure to find it here.
April 9-13 is the world-renowned Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, offering 40%-60% off retail prices. The sale is a “bucket list” experience for any Vera Bradley fan, and her girlfriends!
You won’t want to miss a trip to one of our DeBrand Fine Chocolates locations. This world-renowned chocolatier offers small bites, decadent desserts, and a tour complete with samples at the Auburn Road headquarters.
Of course, no Girlfriend Getaway would be complete without a healthy dose of retail therapy. You won’t want to miss Jefferson Pointe and Glenbrook Square, for starters. Jefferson Pointe is a lifestyle shopping center with upscale stores such as Williams Sonoma, Ann Taylor and Vera Bradley. Come shop till you drop in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Jefferson Pointe is located at 4110 West Jefferson Blvd. Glenbrook Square is the largest shopping mall in the state of Indiana. Come shop till you drop at Macy’s, Banana Republic, Build-A-Bear, and so much more. Glenbrook Square is located at 4201 Coldwater Rd.
Add a visit to a fabulous spa, unique boutique, or perhaps a live performance. Top your evening off with a great dinner with the girls, and a comfortable overnight stay in one of our great (and affordable!) hotels.
So go ahead, pick what interests you most and plan your trip to Fort Wayne! If you need additional help and information, give our friendly staff a call at 1-800-767-7752, or check out more options in our Spring Break section on the Visit Fort Wayne website.