Travel to convenient destinations for break

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With spring break kicking off Friday, students are heading off to vacation destinations around the country. Beach vacations and big city locations may be expensive and take months of planning; however, this doesn’t mean taking a vacation is out of reach for a student lacking spring break plans. Below are five easy and inexpensive last-minute trips that could make any spring break both relaxing and exciting.

Kalahari Water Park

The largest indoor water park in the United States

Where: Sandusky, Ohio

Distance: 1 hour and 12 minutes from Bowling Green

Cost: $45 for weekday admission and $49 for weekend admission

Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Offers: Swim-up bar, 3 dining options, resort, mini golf, full spa

Where to stay: Stay at the park, for $179.00 per night, or stay at the Comfort Inn at 5909 Milan Rd in Sandusky, Ohio, are just one mile down the road from the resort with rates starting at $69 a night.

Planet Rock

One of the United States’ largest indoor rock wall climbing facilities

Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Distance: 1 hour and 15 minutes from Bowling Green

Cost: $42 for first-time day pass with a lesson and $15 for students after that with rental gear costing $11

Where to stay: The Victory Inn is located only 12 minutes away from Planet Rock at 82 April Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48103 with rates as low as $50 a night.

Toledo Museum of Art

Hosting a demonstration from University alumnus and abstract glass artist Riley Werkman

Where: Toledo, Ohio

Distance: 30 minutes from Bowling Green

Cost: Free Admission, parking for non-members is $5

Offers: Demonstrations, tours, a store with items inspired by the museum’ collection and a cafe where patrons can get lunch or coffee.

Where to stay: The Days Inn Hotel located 2.78 miles away offers rates of $40 a night at 1800 Miami St Toledo, OH 43605

The Black Keys

A Grammy nominated rock-soul band from Akron, Ohio touring their latest album, “El Camino.”

Where: Detroit, Michigan

Distance: 1 hour and 28 minutes from Bowling Green

Cost: Tickets starting at $45

Time: 8:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Arena

Where to stay: One of the best deals in lodging for after the show can be found at the Stay Inn and Suites only two miles from the concert arena at 3250 E Jefferson Ave Detroit, MI 48207. Rates start at $65 per night.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Showing U2’s concert film in 3-D

Where: Cleveland, Ohio

Distance: 2 hours and 7 minutes from Bowling Green

Cost: Tickets are $22 for adults

Hours: Open everyday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday until 9 p.m.

Where to stay: The Holiday Inn Express Oakwood Village offers a rate of $93 per night.

*Information on the distance of each location from Bowling Green pulled from, hotel rates and information pulled from