Are you planning on a “staycation” this year? Not sure what that means? It’s a vacation where you relax at home or take day trips to area destinations. Save on major travel expenses like airline tickets, lodging, gas and meals. The best part? Staycations can be planned to fit any budget. Let us take you to your next staycation destination. Pick up a 1-Day Pass (only $5 each) and head out to explore.
Here are some spring break staycation ideas that are fun and ideal for keeping change in your pocketbook.
Go old-school and become a tourist
Many tourists come to Portland as a vacation destination. Do what they do. Visit the Portland Art Museum, OMSI, the Portland Japanese Garden or the Zoo. Maybe it’s trying Dim Sum in Chinatown or roller skating at Oaks Park. Always sure to please is the Portland Saturday Market, with arts and crafts in its open-air marketplace.
Spend a day at a park
There are no shortages of parks in Portland. Pack a picnic, blanket and chairs. Spread out and let the kids run around while you sit back and relax. Take TriMet to one of many trails and parks in the area.
Sure, spring break in Portland often means dodging rain, but it doesn’t mean you can’t pretend you’re in Maui and enjoy a day at the pool. Find an indoor community pool and dive in.
Buy fresh at a farmers market
Head to your local farmers market for some fresh and colorful fruits and veggies. Get the kids in on the fun and have them choose what to buy for dinner!
Plan your trip
If you’re keen on exploring Portland on TriMet over spring break, check out the many other destinations you can discover on buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar. Plan a trip today!
If you are heading out of town for spring break, let us take you to PDX or Union Station.