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Spring Break Checklist

Spring Activities

Trade in the sunburn for a trip that’s closer to home, and easier on your wallet. In Fort Wayne, you will find the affordable attractions and activities, alongside packages to help you create a Spring adventure!

This spring, you can plan a weekend away in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fort Wayne Spring Itinerary

1. Explore Trip Ideas

Start by checking out our getaway ideas tailored to your children’s ages. We have plenty of Preschooler and Teen itineraries include activities for every age and interest. Young adult and college age getaways and ideas for couples.

Search our Calendar of Events for the best special events and exhibits taking place during your stay. Discover Disney Princesses at the Embassy, a Speedway of Fun at the Botanical Conservatory, and more! And be sure to discover our Hotel Packages that make it easy to do more for less.

There are lots of new things to explore in Fort Wayne this year. Start planning today!

2. New at the Zoo

For the first time ever, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is open for Spring Break!

The Wild Zoo Spring Preview will be open April 1-7 from 10-3 and then the weekends of April 13 & 14, 20 & 21! And then, the Zoo officially opens for the summer season on April 27!

Plan to visit during this special spring preview and enjoy the new Bamboo Forest, Red Panda Ridge, and more!

3. Family Fun Awaits

In addition to the Zoo, your family will love a stop at some of our family-friendly attractions including Science Central, Indiana’s only hands-on science museum. 

The Botanical Conservatory offers three gardens under glass – and now through April 7 your kids will love Botanical Speedway – where they can pedal along and burn some rubber on a tropical racetrack as part of this exciting family outing that will have you strolling down victory lane. And starting April 25, it’s the return of their live butterfly exhibit.

And make sure to catch the first pitch at a TinCaps Baseball game – the season opens on April 9!

And, be sure to explore Riverfront fun at Fort Wayne’s Promenade Park, where you can walk through the treetops on the Canopy Trail, and rent a kayak to explore Fort Wayne’s three rivers. 

4. Opt for the Outdoors

Explore downtown Fort Wayne by foot with our Walking Tour or Public Art Trail. Both help you get to know our great city, and discover Instagram-worthy locations along the way!

Bring your bike (or rent one here!) to explore Fort Wayne’s 140+ miles of trails and 86 amazing parks. Explore trails and earn prizes using the FREE Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass.

And be sure to check out Promenade Park! Built on the banks of the St Marys River, offering free family fun! Travel the treetop canopy trail, slide into a fully accessible playground, splash in the 260-foot kids' canal, enjoy lunch and relax in the porch swings overlooking the river. There is so much to see and explore in the heart of downtown at Promenade Park.

5. Get Active at Fort Wayne’s Entertainment Centers

Cooler days call for indoor activities. Check out our laser tag arenas, bowling and arcade centers, and indoor trampoline park to find ways to run off that pent-up energy!

5. Museums for Every Interest

Explore Fort Wayne’s museums and attractions for one low price with our Experience Pass.

Art lovers will also enjoy the Fort Wayne Museum of Art where a substantial permanent collection and dazzling glass collection meets seasonal exhibits for all interests. 

6. Delicious Dining in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is a “City of Restaurants” offering crowd favorites like Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island and Cindy’s Diner, to family-friendly restaurants like the Hoppy Gnome. In Fort Wayne, there’s a dining experience just waiting for you and your family to enjoy together!

7. Discover Downtown

Downtown Fort Wayne has plenty to enjoy this Spring!

It’s all part of a great day downtown!

9. Save on Your Getaway

Check out our list of money-saving hotel packages to help you make the most of your spring adventure in Fort Wayne! And, be sure to sign up for the Fort Wayne Savings Pass, which will save you over $200 on your Fort Wayne adventure!

Spend your Spring in Fort Wayne, Indiana and make memories to last a lifetime!