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
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
Christmas is our family’s favorite holiday season of the year. There are so many opportunities to enjoy holiday cheer throughout Central Ohio, but we always look forward to adding more festive locations to our list. Here are a few of our top Christmas displays in Ohio between Columbus and … [Read more...] about Magical Christmas Displays in Ohio from Columbus to Cleveland
Young's Jersey Dairy is a must-see attraction in Central, Ohio. It's located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which is less than an hour west of Columbus, which makes it perfect for a day trip. They host seasonal events and activities throughout the year, and there's always plenty to explore...plus, Ice … [Read more...] about Young’s Jersey Dairy Fun through the year
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
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
Take a daytrip or overnight to Cleveland to check out the Asian Lantern Festival presented by Meijer at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This unique festival is held select dates through Sunday, August 27, 2023 This year’s festival brings back live performances featuring acrobatics including foot … [Read more...] about Asian Lantern Festival at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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!
Columbus is such a fun city, and if you are traveling here, we want to help you save some money! Columbus on the Cheap has partnered with aResTravel to offer exclusive hotel deals for travelers visiting Columbus and looking for the best hotel discounts. If you are planning a trip to Columbus, … [Read more...] about Columbus hotel deals and travel discounts
If you’re looking for a short road trip that packs a punch, consider a trip to Marion County, Ohio. Only 30 minutes north of Delaware, Marion an easy day trip from Columbus. Marion was founded in 1822 by General Francis Marion. By the 1880s, Marion had catapulted itself into the national … [Read more...] about A President, Popcorn, and Pie! – Spend a day in Marion County