Each month, my husband and I randomly pick a destination in Ohio to explore, adding points of interest along our route from Central Ohio. Our most recent destination was to the city of Akron, located in Summit County. Akron, established in 1825, began as a canal town along the Ohio-Erie … [Read more...] about Ohio Travel: Visiting Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Buckeye Lake, just 30 minutes east of Columbus, is the optimal city-life escape for all things lake, land + leisure. From dining or shopping, to walking, biking, and watersports, there's something at Buckeye Lake for everyone! Buckeye Lake History The destination was once the go-to hub for … [Read more...] about Lake, Land + Leisure and Holiday Fun at Buckeye Lake
Cherry Valley Hotel & Ohio Event Center in Newark, Ohio underwent $20 million in renovations starting in 2019, and offers plenty of reason to visit. Located just outside of Granville, Ohio, it offers fully renovated and beautiful guest rooms, event and convention space, excellent dining and … [Read more...] about Cherry Valley Hotel seasonal lights, Igloos, Santa, and more
Take a trip back to 1850s England at the Dickens Victorian Village in downtown Cambridge. What began as one man’s vision in 2006 has become an entire community's hometown Christmas tradition. Dickens Victorian Village runs from November 1 – December 31, 2023. This annual event offers a … [Read more...] about Go Back in Time at Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge
America's Best Idea — our national parks — is even better when admission is free! Mark your calendar now for entrance fee-free dates for the coming year. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to 133 National Parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the … [Read more...] about Free days at U.S. national parks + Free National Parks Pass for 4th grade families
Looking for a fun and inexpensive family getaway close to Columbus? Enjoy indoor waterpark fun for the price of a hotel room at Comfort Inn Splash Harbor in Bellville, about an hour from Columbus. With room rates starting around $100 depending on the season, it's an affordable trip that … [Read more...] about Fun Family Getaway: Comfort Inn Splash Harbor
Is it time to update your family photos, or looking for somewhere to take Homecoming photos or senior pictures? Spring, Summer, and Fall are all great seasons to take outdoor photos, and provide a variety of scenery. We've gathered a list of some of the best locations for photos in Columbus. In … [Read more...] about Best photography locations in Columbus
Looking for something interesting to do this Spring and Summer? Explore The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, with nearly 10,000 acres of open range habitat for rare and endangered species. Go on a Wilds Tour via open air safari, horseback, and more! They have plenty of adventures and even … [Read more...] about Safari in Ohio: Take a Wilds Tour, including Safaris, Horseback, Zipline, Sunset, and more!
Have you ever looked at something and wondered how it's made? Ever attend a stage production or sporting event and wish you could peek behind the scenes? Ohio is home to a lot manufacturing companies and other cool venues. A few of them invite the public to visit for a more in-depth look at … [Read more...] about Fun, Factory Tours in Columbus, and other fun public tours in Ohio
Looking for more animal experiences in Ohio? You'll want to put The Farm at Walnut Creek on your to-do list for this Spring, Summer, or Fall. I know we plan to go back this year! The Farm at Walnut Creek is located in Amish Country, in Sugarcreek, Ohio. You'll find over 500 animals, … [Read more...] about Fall Festival weekends at the Farm at Walnut Creek
Sometimes it's just too hot to be outside without being in a pool. If you don't have a friend or family member to visit with a pool, head to one of these public pools in Columbus to cool off. Check out the full list of public pools that are open around Central Ohio, and offer day … [Read more...] about Outdoor Public Pools in Columbus and Central Ohio
Cincinnati is less than 2 hours from Columbus and is FULL of things to do with kids. If a bigger vacation isn't in the budget this year, head to Cincinnati for a weekend and check out a few of these fun attractions. You'll find fun activities in Cincinnati for the whole family at a variety of … [Read more...] about Roadtrippin’: 20+ things to do with kids in Cincinnati
Spring is almost here! In Ohio, that means warmer weather and yes, even rain. The good news is that spring rains will make this road trip from Columbus to some of northeast Ohio’s best waterfalls simply EPIC! There’s nothing like spending time in the great outdoors. Hearing rushing water from … [Read more...] about Ohio Travel: Chasing Waterfalls in Northeast Ohio
For railfans, Ohio is nothing short of paradise. Opportunities to experience life on the rails can be found all over the state. There are so many fun places to check out featuring trains in Ohio for all ages! Whether you want to learn about rail history, hop aboard a historic passenger … [Read more...] about 42+ Best Spots with Trains in Ohio: Museums, Riding, Dining, and even sleeping!
Goat Yoga is a must-do experience at Harrison Farm! Yes, you can practice yoga...with goats. Adorable, friendly, mischievous goats + yoga. What's not to love?! This amazing female-owned farm also hosts other events throughout the year, so if you're not into yoga, there are still plenty of reasons … [Read more...] about Farm Stands and Goat Yoga at Harrison Farm