Summer Getaways in Fort Wayne

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Within a few hours’ drive, a heartwarming getaway awaits in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

Fort Wayne offers the big city attractions and activities that you’re looking for in a friendly, affordable city that will warm your heart. From catch-them-before-they’re-gone experiences to tried and true favorites, Fort Wayne has a great family getaway in store for you this summer!

Start your getaway at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, consistently named “One of the Top 10 Zoos in the Nation.” Families are encouraged to “tickle their tress in the treetops” on the Sky Safari, travel through the Australian Outback on a river log ride, feed a giraffe, pet a stingray and more!

Next, take in some baseball with Fort Wayne’s very own minor league team, the Fort Wayne TinCaps! The TinCaps play in an awesome downtown stadium where BIG FUN is priority #1! The park-like setting offers a kids area complete with rock wall, splash pad and more. Tickets start at just $5!

You’ll also love Science on a Sphere, which is changing the shape of learning at Science Central. And be sure to take time to enjoy the changing and fun-filled exhibits at the Botanical Conservatory (an oasis in the heart of the city), the Museum of Art and The History Center.

Headwaters Park is downtown Fort Wayne’s festival park, and it comes alive with music, food and drinks every weekend all summer long. Enjoy brats at Germanfest, ribs and blues at BBQ Ribfest, baklava at Greekfest and more.

After all this fun, we know you’ll want to relax. Fort Wayne offers over 50 great places to refresh and recharge. Choose a hotel with a pool, free hot breakfast or extra room for the kids.

Fort Wayne’s hotel packages and affordable admission rates make it easy for your family to get away without breaking the budget. Fort Wayne is an easy one-tank trip from most Midwestern destinations.

Fort Wayne is accessible, comfortable, warm and welcoming – overflowing with Hoosier Hospitality!

Find itinerary suggestions, hotel packages, coupons, contests and more by contacting Visit Fort Wayne at 1-800-767-7752 or visiting