Staffer Suggests Fun President’s Day Weekend Plans

Haley Robins, Editor-in-Chief

With President’s Day Weekend quickly approaching, many wonder what to do with their brief mid-winter vacation. If you have nothing planned but wish you did, you’ve come to the right place.


Chicago- Just a four hour train ride away, the Windy City has plenty to offer for a weekend getaway. The Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry is perfect for those interested in bringing some knowledge home with them. For the thrill seekers, try taking the 103-floor elevator ride to the top of the Willis Tower and dare to step inside the glass box where the only thing between you and the city street is a 1.5 inch piece of glass. Or for those with a passion for fashion, the Magnificent Mile is the place for you. Department stores, specialty shops, boutiques and more line Michigan Avenue. No matter what you choose to do in the Windy City, there is sure to be fun for everyone.   


Northern Michigan- For many Michiganders, going up north is a part of growing up in the Mitten state. Whether you are going up North to your second home, or going up for the first time, Northern Michigan is a winter wonderland during the cold winter months. For the athletes, you can downhill ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, snowshoe or ice skate. And for those who would rather spend their long weekend relaxing, you can sit by a warm fireplace and watch the snow fall, have a cozy night in, or wind down with some good old fashioned card games.


Catch up on sleep or homework- Let’s face it- although getting away for the weekend sounds appealing, so does catching up on some well needed sleep. The school weeks prior to Presidents’ Day Weekend seem to be particularly draining. Sometimes, curling up with a good book or binge watching your favorite can be the perfect cure for this mid-winter exhaustion. You can even get a head start on homework so you won’t be stressed when you go back to school. Although this might not be the most exciting option, you will definitely thank yourself later for this one.