Trip Idea

A Sweet Spring Break

With such a wide variety of activities, this spring break getaway promises something for everyone.

Trip Idea Summary

Type of Trip: Family Fun, Outdoor Rec & Sports

Region: North, East

Destinations Included: Foellinger-Freiman Botanical Conservatory, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park, Antiqology

Duration: 5 days

Related Trip Ideas: Sports and Rec Spring Break

About this trip idea

A spring break getaway to Fort Wayne, Huntington and Northern Indiana Lake Country treats all your senses.

Breathe in the Gardens
Fort Wayne's Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory provides year-round beauty and fun. Right now the indoor Showcase Garden features an imaginative seascape created with recycled materials by internationally known artist Sayaka Ganz. You'll marvel at the jellyfish, kelp, coral reef and doiphins created with discarded items such as plastic forks, knives and bowls. The Changing Tides Winter Garden Exhibit is available to view through April 5. If you happen to be there on the fourth Saturday of a month, you can enjoy a special Family Garden Close-Up event. 

Taste Fine Chocolate
Next take a tour of DeBrand Fine Chocolates, where you can see their chocolatiers in action. After watching a short video on the history of DeBrand, you can tour the kitchens to see the artisan process involved in making the fine chocolates. All centers are made from scratch. Of course, the tour includes samples of the gourmet chocolates!

Watch Baseball
The Fort Wayne TinCaps were named the MiLB Team of the Year for 2014 by Baseball Digest. Parkview Field, where they play their home games, was also named Minor League Baseball's No. 1 Ballpark Experience by Stadium Journey. The 2016 season home opener is April 9. Check their schedule for special themed nights, fireworks and appearances by national entertainers. The TinCaps are the Class A Affiliate for the San Diego Padres.

Feel the Splash of the Water
Northern Indiana Lakes Country is just a short drive away. Enjoy the lakeshore, fishing or boating on Lake James, Indiana's 4th-largest natural lake, Clearn Lake or Lake George. Stay at the Potawatami Inn in Pokagon State Park for beautiful lake views and an indoor swimming pool.

Taste the Past and Present
Make a stop at Antiqology in Huntington. This unique blend of old and new in downtown Huntington offers a new experience each time you visit. In addition to stocking antiques, the store includes an old-fashioned ice cream shop and vintage bottled soda bar. In fact, they offer the Midwest's largest craft soda selection—over 60 varieties!

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Foellinger-Freiman Botanical Conservatory


DeBrand Fine Chocolates


Fort Wayne TinCaps


Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park


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