5. Get Your Doctor Appointments Taken Care Of. I know this isn’t the most thrilling to-do, but what a great time to be practical and get your eye, dental, and general check-ups out the of the way before school starts back up. From childhood to adolescence, kids’ eyes develop and change quickly. Make sure you and your children are seeing as clearly as possible! If you’re in the Flint, Grand Blanc, Oxford, Fenton, or Lapeer areas, we are still taking Spring Break eye appointments. Contact your Michigan Eye Institute eye doctors at (810) 732-7313 or via email at eyeinfo@mieye.com to take advantage of our current Spring Break Specials!


4. Check Out Indoor Waterparks. Unfortunately, a Michigan Spring is too cold for outdoor waterparks, but luckily there are several indoor waterpark resorts nearby that are perfect for water-loving families. Check out Boyne Mountain Resort, which features 88,000 square feet of water slides, pools, and more. They have kid activities as well as adult entertainment such as a spa and good dining. Another few to consider is Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City and Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark in Frankenmuth.


3. Go Up North. For a true escape, there’s no better Michigander experience than heading Up North to one of our beautiful Northern Michigan cities. Aside from wineries, micro-distilleries, and local breweries (this is a family vacation, after all!), we recommend checking out their impressive foodie hotspots and outdoor recreation. Nearby villages such as Leland, Bellaire, and Suttons Bay have lots of cozy bed and breakfasts, museums, concert halls, and artist studios. The National Center for Arts Research recently named Traverse City as one of the Top 20 “Arts Vibrant” Small/Medium Cities.


2. Explore Detroit. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Detroit is growing and (finally!) beginning to prosper. It’s full of indoor places to visit this coming week that will satisfy your family’s need for big-city life and also introduce some culture to the kids. Try the Detroit Children’s Museum and the Detroit Science Center. The two are housed in the same building and feature interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and over 100,000 artifacts. Afterwards, grab lunch at Hudson Café for some of the best corned beef hash around or Sister Pie for delicious Detroit-made desserts.


1. Visit The Michigan Sea Life Aquarium. Teaching kids about the importance and beauty of marine life can create an appreciation for nature that lasts them a lifetime. Located at Great Lakes Crossing, you’ll find over 5,000 beautiful sea creatures, an underwater ocean tunnel, 10 themed aquatic zones, and up close and personal experiences with sea urchin in the Interactive Pool. A discounted ticket package that includes admission to both the aquarium and LegoLand is available online.

Whatever it is you and your family decide to do during Spring Break 2017, we hope it’s fun, safe, and full of wonderful memories!


Michigan Eye Institute is a fully integrated eye care practice. We have state-of-the-art facilities in five convenient locations. These facilities accommodate every aspect of primary and specialty eye care – from examination and treatment to optical services – under one roof. We have privileges at all leading area hospitals for consultation and surgery. For more information, find us at www.mieye.com.

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