Top 3 Day Trips to Take in Ohio
The weather’s warm and the kids are out of school.
It’s the perfect time to take off for a day of adventure.
But where to go?
There are a ton of great day trips you can take in the great state of Ohio, but we’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed it down to the top 3.
Which one sounds fun?
Of course, you don’t have to choose. You can try them all.
Ready, set, go!
1. Hit the lake
One of the best things about living in Northern Ohio is the proximity to Lake Erie. Put-In-Bay is a great destination if you want to feel like you’ve really gone “away.” There are a few different ways you can get to the island.
You can take a private boat, a plane, or you can hop on a ferry. Miller Ferry is the most popular way to get there and it can accommodate whatever mode of transportation you want to get around the island, including car, bike, camper, motorcycle or on foot. Once you arrive (it’s about a 20-minute journey), If you left your vehicle at the ferry parking, your best bet is to rent a golf cart. You can also rent bicycles, take a taxi, or use the island train.
You can also rent bicycles, take a taxi, or use the island train.
Here’s a list of places you’ll want to see while you’re on Put-In-Bay:
- Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center.
- Butterfly House.
- Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave.
- Perry’s International Peace Memorial and Visitor Center.
- The Boardwalk.
- Put-In-Bay Winery on the Dollar Estates.
- Stonehenge Historic Home Tour.
- South Bass Island State Park.
2. Step back in time with the Amish
Ohio has the largest population of Amish people in the country. That means there are plenty of options for you to enjoy the food, shops, and culture of our simple neighbors.
Holmes County is the hub of Amish tourism. You can find plenty of information online, but here’s a good place to start.
3. A foodie’s delight
If you pride yourself on your sophisticated palate, the Tremont Neighborhood Food Tour is right up your alley. This Cleveland neighborhood is rich in history, amazing architecture, as well as fine cuisine.
But deciding where to eat can be nearly impossible with so many good choices. This unique walking tour takes you through the history of the area as you sample foods from local restaurants.
Where are you going first?
Before you head out to explore the simple life of the Amish, the culinary delights of Tremont or take in some island life at Put-In-Bay, make sure your vehicle is up to the challenge.