5 Weekend Trips Near Northeast Ohio

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Every once in a while, your family gets the whole weekend to do whatever you please. Why not do something new and exciting, and maybe plan a weekend trip? In just one day, you and your family can visit somewhere you’ve never been before – maybe even visit somewhere out of state! If you like the idea but are just at a loss for things to do? Here are just some of our favorite day trip ideas.

  1. Drive Out to Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is right in your backyard, so it might not seem like anything too spectacular. However, for as little driving time as possible, you can experience world-famous attractions like the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, and historical neighborhoods like Little Italy and Playhouse Square! Not to mention, there is also the Great Lakes Science Center, with hands-on exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy!

  1. Visit Hocking Hills, Ohio

Sure, your backyard is probably just a couple of footsteps from a state park. Whether you’re a fan of state parks or not, Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio – just a few miles south of Columbus – is worth the weekend trip. It has some of the best scenery and activities for you to enjoy, like a 17-mile bikeway, tube floats, and a zip-line canopy tour!

  1. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the perfect weekend getaway for you and your and your family – especially if you have little ones! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has hundreds of interactive exhibits, everything from a planetarium to a water zone! Whether you’re a kid or an adult, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is well worth the visit.

  1. Mackinac Island, Michigan

In Michigan, there is a no-cars-allowed island called Mackinac’s Island. The island is home to the iconic Grand Hotel and provides carriage rides and so much more! If you want to take some time to escape the classy, upscale, downtown, feel of Mackinac Island, you can visit one of Michigan’s best state parks to explore and take pictures.

  1. Cook Forest, Pennsylvania

Cook Forest is an 8,500-acre state park in northwestern Pennsylvania. It’s a National Natural Landmark, with plenty of towering trees and a ten-mile stretch of river that visitors can go canoeing and rafting on. If you’re looking to do something new and explorative this weekend, then Cook Forest just might be the weekend trip for you.


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