If you're looking to get away for spring break you can fly right out of Rochester to a warm sunny location. Sun Country now has direct flights from the Rochester International Airport to popular destinations like Phoenix and Fort Myers. But, you don't have to board a plane to have some spring break fun with your family.

Staycations don't have to be boring. There are a ton of fun things to do right here in Minnesota and most are very affordable. Below you'll see a list of ideas on how you can enjoy spring break with your family without ever leaving Minnesota.

Fun Things You Can In Minnesota During Spring Break

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Plan a trip to the Minnesota Zoo to check out some amazing animals. Tickets are only $13.95 for children and $19.95 for adults. On its website, the Zoo reminds people to plan in advance: "For the best guest experience, Minnesota Zoo will be limiting the number of visitors per day. Online tickets are required for all guests, including Minnesota Zoo members (free) and children two and under (free)."

Explore The Outdoors

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We're lucky to have a ton of trails in Rochester, but if want to get your feet dirty you should explore some of the beautiful State Parks in southeast Minnesota. There are 9 within an hour of Rochester. 

Minnehaha Falls

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You could spend a day checking out Minnehaha Falls park in St Paul. And, if waterfalls are your thing you could travel around the area to see even more. There are 8 breathtaking waterfalls that are just a short drive from Rochester.

Science!

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The Science Museum of Minnesota is open 9a-5p Sunday-Thursday and 9a-8p on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are very affordable and there is a ton of cool stuff to see. On their site they explain, "8.5 acres of exhibits and activities with boundless opportunities to explore and learn for all ages"

Waterparks!

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Looking for some indoor fun? Check out the 4 awesome water parks that are close to Rochester.

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