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Weekend Getaways in Ohio

Rutuja Jathar Sep 26, 2019
There are many weekend getaways in Ohio that are always filled with action, adventure, and plenty of relaxation. Here are some of the great places that you can visit this weekend.

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A two-day weekend outing is an exhilarating and refreshing idea. A short change of place totally restores energy levels that we need to catch up with the active pace of our daily routine. One of such exciting places that can cheer up your mood this weekend is Ohio. 
It is the 34th largest state of the USA, and is situated in the Midwestern region. This state has more than 20 big cities and various state parks. In short, it is blessed with a great combination of natural beauty and modern horizons.
Summer is the best time to visit Ohio. However, you can choose any time between May and October for planning your family vacations here. Here are the ideas and the places that you can visit during a two-day weekend holiday with your family, as well as a group of friends.

For Families

Warren County is a great place for you if you are looking for fun things to do in Ohio. During your trip to this place, you will surely forget the petty things like video games, cell phones, and computers, and experience the real adventure with your family and friends.
One of such great attractions in Warren County is Ozone Zipline Adventures, which is located at the YMCA Camp Kern. It is a tree-top canopy tour, which is meant for those who are interested in high adventure. You can navigate about 2 miles of land during this educational tour.

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Apart from that, you can also visit Kings Island, which is famous for its 14 enormous and thrilling roller coasters of Boomerang Bay Water Park. You can also visit Great Wolf Lodge, which is a great indoor water park that consists of a large four-story interactive water fort and triple twist water slide.
If you are still on the lookout for something more exotic and spine tingling in Ohio, then you should certainly visit The Beach Water Park. Once you get to the Kahuna Beach Wavepool, you will enjoy the finest ocean waves, cool breeze, palm trees, and cheerful cabana waiters to give you the feel of heaven!

For Couples

If you are looking for anniversary destinations in Ohio, there are many options. You need to be specific while selecting the exact region of this state where you want to take your partner.

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Cities like Columbus (capital of Ohio), Cleveland, Dayton, and Cincinnati are few great options.
If you want to spend your weekend in Cleveland, then you can visit the North Coast Harbor for its Omnimax theater and West Side market, which is the largest farmer's market in the world, or cruise on the Lake Erie.
You can also visit the Cedar Point Amusement Park or check into some of the romantic hotels and bread and baskets in Cleveland.
Cincinnati attractions include Ohio river excursions, Bicentennial Commons Park, Carew Tower, etc. At the "My Old Kentucky Dinner Train", which is a 2 ½ hour drive south of Cincinnati, you can enjoy dinner in a 40s dining car. Let me tell you that it is the most romantic experience ever.
If you want to visit Dayton, then you mist plan your visit to the places like Dayton Art Institute (for true art lovers) and the most romantic restaurants in this city. You can also visit German Village and Brewery District of Columbus.
You should also not miss the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway that leads you to a scenic pathway of Southeastern Ohio.

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Inexpensive Getaways in Ohio

As you can see, there is something for everyone when you are in Ohio. If you are still not able to zero down on the best place to visit, then have a look at the following list:
  • Lakefront State Park
  • Fort Saint Clair State Park
  • Headlands Beach State Park
  • Knox Lake State Wildlife Area
  • Malabar Farm State Park
  • Wayne National Forest
  • Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop
  • Akron Zoological Park
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Cavaliers' Gund Arena
  • Carillon Historical Park
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Oregon Historical Entertainment District
  • Erieview Park
  • Indians' Jacobs Field
  • Playhouse Square
  • The William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • The Wilds, Cumberland
  • Memphis Kiddie Park
  • Toledo Zoo
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • The Kennedy Museum of Art
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Splash Down at Planet Wet
  • Wolf Run Ohio State Park
  • Spencer Lake State Wildlife Area
  • Mound State Memorial
  • Lake State Wildlife Area
  • State Forest
  • Creek State Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Park

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There are many other vacation spots, and their specialties will give you nothing short of excitement. All that you need to do is to plan your fun weekend getaways in such a way that you will have plenty of time to spend with your family.

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You also need to plan in a way that the trip becomes really refreshing and memorable. Have a happy and safe journey!