Whether you are spending spring break with your college friends or treating your family to a week-long getaway, Indiana is the perfect place to enjoy exciting attractions. See wildlife at the Fort Wayne Zoo, hike the Hoosier National Forest in French Lick, or soak up the nightlife in Indianapolis. During the spring, you can still celebrate Christmas if you head to the town of Santa Claus. Book a stay at one of numerous Indiana vacation rentals today. Plan your next spring break vacation with these Indiana cities in mind.

1. Santa Claus

trees reflecting on still water
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Put a little holiday into your spring break getaway with a visit to Santa Claus, Indiana, where Christmas is celebrated all year long. Spend a day riding the roller coasters at the Holiday World Theme Park or shop the Christmas-themed shops in the downtown area. This Indiana city is also home to outdoor attractions for the adventurous types with walking trails at the Lincoln State Park and horseback riding tours through Santa Stables. When you want to kick back and relax with friends, head to the Bungalow Bar in nearby Ferdinand or Louie’s Tavern.

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2. Fort Wayne

Peter's House

Take in the sights and the landmarks of Fort Wayne with a vacation rental that puts you right in the heart of the city’s action. Catch a baseball game at Parkview Field, see the exotic animals at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, or visit the Science Central Children’s Museum with the family. When traveling with friends, hike the Fort Wayne Trails before heading to happy hour at Wine Down or The Brass Rail. This historic city also gives you the chance to make your trip educational with the History Center and the Historic Fort Wayne site located within minutes from your cozy vacation rental.

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3. Madison

Central Canal in Madison

Spend your spring break on the river when making Madison your vacation destination. Take a jet boat ride with friends or family with Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides or explore the river banks and trails at Clifty Falls State Park with a hike to the waterfalls and stony beds. History buffs can tour the Jeremiah Sullivan House and Lanier Mansion while the club goers can enjoy some evening entertainment at the First Street Country Saloon or Shipley’s Tavern.

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4. Nashville

lake beyond the trees and park

Put some rest and relaxation into your spring break getaway when lounging on the patio at the Brown County Winery in Nashville. This small Indiana city offers big attractions such as a zip lining excursion with Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines or a vigorous hike to see the forests of Brown County State Park. Treat the kids to an exciting whirl around Nashville on the Nashville Express Train Tour or indulge the shoppers with antique shopping in the downtown area. Sports fans populate the 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grille when happy hour rolls around.

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5. IndianapolisWhite clouds over city park

Families love spending spring break in Indianapolis because they have access to the Indianapolis Zoo, the Children’s Museum, and Lucas Oil Stadium. Catch a game in the stadium, pet the goats at the zoo, and explore the exhibits at the museum before retreating to your luxurious vacation rental for the evening. Get adventurous at the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course Company’s facilities or take a leisurely walk around the Fountain Square. If you’re a racing fan, stop in at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum before enjoying cocktails with friends at the Slippery Noodle Inn or Plat 99.

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6. Bristol

old red barn on the farm

Bristol is a quiet town, ideal for spring breakers seeking some peace and quiet in Amish Country. Start your vacation with a sweet treat at the Murphy Guest House and then begin exploring the history of the city at the Elkhart County Historical Museum. The Booneyville Mill is a popular attraction when you want to add an educational component to your trip for the kids while the Fruit Hills Winery and Orchard is the ideal place to connect with friends while enjoying a glass of chardonnay.

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7. Bloomington

bicycle basket full of wildflowers

The athletic types flock to Bloomington to bike around the city or take part in the Hilly Hundred Cycling Tour. A vacation rental in Bloomington puts you in close proximity to water attractions on Lake Monroe where you can enjoy the Indigo Birding Nature Tour or make a splash with watercrafts rented from Paradise Rental Boats. Hike the B-Line Trail before dining on specialty sandwiches at the Village Deli. Spend your spring break dancing the night away with friends at Kilroy’s Recess.

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8. French Lick

brick path surrounded by green

Immerse yourself in the Hoosier National Forest with a vacation rental in French Lick. If winter is lingering into spring, spend your break snowboarding or snow skiing at Paoli Peaks. When the weather warms up, head to the Valley Links Golf Course for 18 holes before shopping in the downtown area. See the beauty of this Indiana city when hiking or biking through the trails of the national forest. Your late-night options are plentiful with happy hours and dancing at Legendz Sports Bar or Psycho Path Night Club.

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