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Spring Fever: Five things to do around town if you aren’t traveling for spring break

Charlotte Bachelor, Staff Writer

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   Many would like to think that the epitome of the high school experience is traveling to Florida or some other warm tropical location for spring break. However, that is often times unrealistic and unaffordable for many people. Being stuck at home over break doesn’t have to be as boring as it sounds.There are many events and things to do around the Metro Detroit area for homebound spring breakers. Here are five things to do over break if you’re stuck in town.

  1. Be a tourist in your own town with Detroit Segways

   Everyone’s been downtown at least once, but if you want a closer look at the iconic Detroit scenery with a unique perspective, take a segway tour. Detroit Segways offer various tours through the Eastern Market, Downtown Riverfront, Lafayette Park/Brush Park, Dequindre Cut and many more. Tours start around $59 per person and include anywhere from 3-6 miles of ride time including training. Tour times vary daily.

  1. Get cozy at the Catfe Lounge in Ferndale

  Animal and coffee lovers rejoice; you can now experience the best of both worlds at metro Detroit’s only cat cafe’. A $10 donation gets you coffee as well as up close and personal with cats from the Ferndale Cat Shelter. As an added bonus, all cats and kittens at the catfe are adoptable. The catfe’s hours are 12-5pm everyday, except for Tuesday’s as the catfe is closed.

  1. Go under the sea at Michigan Sea Life Aquarium

  If you have a free day, make sure to head out to Great Lakes Crossing to experience the Michigan Sea Life Aquarium which houses over 250 species of aquatic animals. The aquarium features touch pools where visitors can touch sea stars, urchins, slipper lobsters, hermit crabs, and many more. Also included with your ticket are access to educational talks and animal feedings that occur throughout the day. Tickets are $18 for ages 13 and up, and $13 for ages 3 to 12.

  1. Lunch and a movie at the Detroit Film Theatre

  One of the DIA’s hidden gems is that the museum is also home to the Detroit Film Theatre and Cafe`DIA. The theatre has something for everyone varying from Academy Award Nominated documentaries to Japanese Animated films. Tickets are $7.50 for students and can be purchased at the door. After the show be sure to stop by Cafe`DIA which offers a salad bar, sandwiches, desserts, a pizza bar and much more.

  1. Find a great read at John K. King Rare and Used Books

  King, which is the largest used bookstore in Michigan, boasts over one million titles on everything from agriculture to theatre. Several stories tall, and with the iconic white glove on the side of the building, the store is hard to miss. Books range in price from $1.00 to upwards of several thousand dollars. The store also sells various non-book related items such as magazines and sports cards. This is a great outing for the entire family and a store you can easily get lost in for hours on end.

  Book lover, Kionna Willingham, ‘18 is most excited to explore the massive John K. King collection.

  “I’ve checked out their collection online and they have a lot of genres that interest me. Plus the prices are very reasonable,” shared Willingham.

  Senior Angela Swierczynski looks forward to exploring the Detroit Film Theatre and cafe.

  “I never spend a lot of time by the DIA so this would be a great opportunity. Watching various animations and short films is a great way to connect with Detroit. Plus, the food there looks delicious,” explained Swierczynski.

  These are only a few of the many things to do around town over spring break. If you’re interested in finding even more things to do checkout visitdetroit.com.       

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