This year, save on gas and time, and instead invest in memories! Mt. Pleasant offers the perfect balance of convenient location and affordable unique amenities to let you focus on what’s most important, each other. Check out our top four reasons why Mt. Pleasant needs to be your next spring break vacation. Warning, reading this may cause wanderlust.

1. Location

A perk of traveling to central Michigan – it’s centrally located! The Mt. Pleasant area lives in the heart of Michigan and is only a two-hour (or less) drive from most major lower peninsula cities, including: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Lansing. Once you arrive, getting around is easy! The area’s attractions, hotels and dining options are all within a 10-minute drive from one another, allowing you to hustle without the hassle.

2. Budget-friendly

We take the stress out of budgeting for a trip, as the Mt. Pleasant area offers affordable accommodations to make your stay comfortable. Check out our lodging properties to decide which you’d prefer! Discover things to do during your stay with our  guide to free & frugal fun in the area, here.

Stays with a pool: Baymont Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott at CMU, Days Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn.

3. Fun for the whole family!

When it comes to spending time with your loved ones, it’s the small moments that make the biggest difference. 

Soaring Eagle Waterpark Day Pass: Soar down Loon’s Loop, shoot some hoops at Gizi’s Splash and Dunk, or enjoy a floating tour of the park on Little Beaver’s Bend at Soaring Eagle Waterpark.

Indoor fun: Burn off some energy at Mt. Pleasant’s indoor trampoline park, The Jump Station, or experiment & discover at the area’s premiere children’s museum, Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum.

Outdoor adventure: Explore our beautiful riverfront city park system, take a drive to Deerfield Nature Park – dubbed the most beautiful place in Isabella County by Pure Michigan, and enjoy a hike to the tallest point in Isabella County at Bundy Hill Preserve.

4. Food the kids will love!

A family of three is dining at a restaurant inside Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Breakfast: Indulge in savory goodness at local favorite Stan’s in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. For more breakfast ideas, check out our guide to the best breakfasts in the area, here.

Lunch: Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, soup and breadstix at Pisanello’s Pizza or try one of nearly 80 sandwich options at Max & Emily’s Eatery, both in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Dinner: Go back in time at PIXIE Restaurant, a classic coneys,  burger and pizza joint, decorated with 1950s memorabilia, neon signs and a jukebox.

Dessert: Stop by one of the area’s ice cream parlors! Local favorites include Dozer’s Deli & Creamery and The Golf Center in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Check out our guide to the best ice cream in Isabella County, here.

Meet Mt. Pleasant

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