There are many amazing day trips and romantic getaways in Ohio to choose from. You will find quiet country spots, full-service resorts, lakes, castles, restaurants, wedding venues and Ohio resorts with hiking trails.

Look for weekend packages in Ohio, destinations like Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton or Cincinnati where you can explore famous attractions. We've included driving times from Columbus to help you decide where to go. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

Glenlaurel - 45 minutes from from Columbus

Glenlaurel - 45 minutes from from Columbus

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Visit Ohio's Hocking Hills where you can hike in Hocking Hills State Park, take a zip-line canopy tour and have fun on the scenic Hocking River. Glenlaurel is an upscale hideaway for couples celebrating an anniversary, planning a romantic proposal or looking for great spas in Ohio.

The 140-acre property has a helipad, private gorge, hiking trails and waterfalls. Play golf on a Scottish links course, relax in hot tubs and chat with other guests at the Scottish Pub; there are many fun things to do at Glenlaurel.

Ask for a suite or a cottage with a two-person whirlpool tub, kitchenette, and a private deck. Guests can request spa treatments from a diverse menu of services, including reflexology, cranio-sacral therapy, facials and Reiki.

In the evenings, the dining room serves romantic six-course meals accompanied by bagpipe music. On Saturdays, a special seven-course menu is offered. More Info

14940 Mt. Olive Road, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149, Phone: 800-809-7378

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The Villa Suites at Gervasi Vineyard - 2 hours

The Villa Suites at Gervasi Vineyard - 2 hours

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The Villa Suites at Gervasi Vineyard is a Tuscan-inspired getaway where you can take cooking classes and winery tours.

24 luxurious suites feature stone fireplaces, living rooms, dining areas, refrigerators and sinks. There are just four suites per villa, each with a lobby and a shared patio.

Vacation activities include spa services, in-room yoga, Jazz/Blues nights, carriage rides, craft beer tasting, summer farmer's markets and culinary demonstration throughout the year.

If you are looking for romantic Ohio resorts, suites are quite affordable. More Info

1700 55th Street NE, Canton, Ohio 44721, Phone: 330-497-1000

Landoll's Mohican Castle - 1 hour 30 minutes

Landoll's Mohican Castle - 1 hour 30 minutes

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Located in the Mohican Country, a one and a half hour drive from Columbus, Landoll's Mohican Castle is a castle-themed hideaway with 15 unique suites and 2 guest cottages.

Kihm, Thering and Miller Suite are a great choice for a romantic weekend getaway, offering a private entrance and a balcony or deck.

The suites are decorated with Old World estate furniture, period tapestries, a whirlpool tub and hardwood floors.

If you want a private hot tub on the deck, ask for the Thane Cottage.

Romantic weekend activities include horse-drawn carriage and sleigh rides, ghost walks and outdoor dining at the restaurant. More Info

561 Twp. Rd. 3352, Loudonville, Ohio 44842, Phone: 800-291-5001

The Inn at Honey Run, Ohio - 1 hour 45 minutes

The Inn at Honey Run, Ohio - 1 hour 45 minutes

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Located in Ohio’s Amish Country, The Inn at Honey Run is a romantic country getaway from Columbus and Cleveland, OH. Couples are accommodated in inn rooms, Club Level Honeycombs and charming cottages.

Club Level Honeycombs were designed to offer the best views of the surrounding countryside and include gas fireplaces and patios.

The property has two cottages which offer plenty of privacy, scenic views and romantic wood-burning fireplaces. Tarragon restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More Info

6920 County Road 203, Millersburg, Ohio 44654, Phone: 800-468-6639

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The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor - 2 hours

The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor - 2 hours

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In you are looking for family weekend getaways with an overnight spa, The Bertram Inn at Glenmoor is a family-friendly Ohio resort with a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, outdoor pool, European Spa, Kid's Club, and three dining options.

Guests are accommodated in 71 guest rooms and suites. There is also a luxury 13-room villa with a great room, kitchenette, and a rooftop terrace where you can host an engagement party, family reunion or a bachelorette party.

The Spa at Glenmoor features terra cotta decor inspired by Tuscany, 10 treatment rooms and a spa lounge.

Couples planning a romantic weekend trip can request rose petals and candles in their treatment room.

Some of the unique spa treatments to try on your Ohio vacation include a mud masque Dead Sea and chamomile mud and signature facials which utilize Natura Bisse products. More Info

4191 Glenmoor Road NW, Canton, Ohio 44718, Phone: 330-966-3600

A Water's Edge Retreat on Kelleys Island, Ohio

A Water's Edge Retreat on Kelleys Island, Ohio

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A Water's Edge Retreat is a Great Lakes weekend getaway with six guest rooms and suites overlooking the water.

If you are looking for fun things to do in Ohio for couples, this Queen Anne Victorian property is especially popular on summer weekends and it remains open year-round.

Vacation activities include sailing and romantic walks on the beaches. To reach Kelleys Island, take a ferry from Marblehead, OH. More Info

827 E Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438, Phone: 419-746-2333

Murphin Ridge Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes from Cincinnati

Murphin Ridge Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes from Cincinnati

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If you are looking for romantic cabin getaways in Ohio, Murphin Ridge Inn is a Midwestern country getaway that is one and a half hour's drive from Cincinnati, OH.

Explore Southern Ohio's Amish Country while relaxing on 142 acres of farmland at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

The property has nine romantic cabins with a whirlpool tub and a romantic fireplace, surrounded by large oak and maple trees which let you unwind from your busy schedule surrounded by nature.

There are also ten guest rooms, some with fireplaces and private porches, located in the Guest House. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order a box lunch to go.

During the day, relax in a hammock, swim in the outdoor pool, play tennis, a game of croquet and request a massage in the privacy of your room.

The nearby Adams Lake State Park offers picnicking, hiking, fishing and boating.

Visit local Amish stores to buy housewares, birdhouses, books, baskets, plants, baked goods and outdoor furniture. More Info

The inn is an inexpensive trip from Cincinnati.

750 Murphin Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio 45693, Phone: 877-687-7446

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The Grand Resort, Warren, Ohio

The Grand Resort, Warren, Ohio

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When you choose a romantic getaway weekend to The Grand Resort in Warren you will find yourself treated to all the upscale amenities of one of America’s finest Country Clubs.

Along with outstanding accommodation you are automatically entitled to member’s privileges at all six of the properties which fall under the Grand Resort Umbrella. You can play a round of golf at on a different course each day, lounge and swim at various pools and enjoy a pampering session at any of the spas.

To celebrate a special romantic occasion or anniversary you can book the utterly indulgent Grand Spa Suite; you may never want to leave your room.

The Grand Resort, 9515 E. Market Street, Warren, OH 44484, 303-856-1900

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Spa & Golf Weekend at Walden - 2 hours 15 minutes

Spa & Golf Weekend at Walden - 2 hours 15 minutes

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Walden is an elegant getaway in Aurora, ideal for, spa and romantic getaways in Ohio.

This quiet country weekend escape offers couples and families luxurious suites, gourmet dining and five star service.

Spa Walden offers custom designed spa suites with a Kohler Bubble Massage tub, a personal steam room and Swiss shower. After your massage, you will have an additional 60 minutes to relax and enjoy the suite.

The Couple's Suite at the spa is especially romantic since it features a fireplace, and an extra large whirlpool tub.

Club Walden offers a scenic 18-hole golf course with a layout that will challenge players of all skill levels. Weekend activities for children include swim lessons, tennis, junior golf and Camp Walden in the summer for kids ages 5 – 9. More Info

1119 Aurora Hudson Road, Aurora, Ohio 44202, Phone: 330-562-5508

The Inn At Dresden

The Inn At Dresden

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The Inn At Dresden is a scenic getaway with 10 uniquely decorated guest rooms and attentive service.

Guests receive gourmet breakfast, complimentary wine and cheese or desserts in the evening, and cookies & popcorn available throughout the day.

The inn has a library of over 500 DVDs, available at no charge. Guest rooms offer high speed WiFi, fireplaces and cable TV. Nearby vacation activities include golf, arts, crafts, shopping and tourist attractions such as the Historic Roscoe Village, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology, and The Wilds: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. More Info

209 Ames Drive, Dresden, Ohio 43821, Phone: 740-754-1122

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Berlin Resort

Berlin Resort

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Berlin Resort is a popular Holmes County getaway destination for families and couples who need to escape their daily routine and enjoy the charms of Amish Country.

The resort has the perfect room for every couple – even the standard rooms are well appointed, modern and comfortable.

If your budget will stretch to a suite you will have added luxuries like whirlpool tubs, more space and separate seating areas.

On-site resort amenities include a spa, a fitness room, a movie theatre and several walking paths.

A little further afield you can tour the amazing local attractions which include bakeries, cheese shops, wineries, furniture shops, quilt stores and much more.

5330 Country Rd 201, Berlin, OH 44654, 330-893-3000

Belamere Suites Hotel

Belamere Suites Hotel

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Belamere Suites Hotel in Perrysburg, Ohio is an all-suite hotel, perfect for couples who want to order room service and relax in a luxury setting.

The hotel only caters to guests over 21 years old. The hotel offers three types of suites.

Presidential and Royal Swimming Pool Suites feature private swimming pools and over 1,000 square feet of living space.

In the morning, European breakfast consisting of warm muffins, danishes, coffee and juice is delivered to your suite. More Info

12200 Williams Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, Phone: 419-874-2233

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HideAway Country Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Ohio

HideAway Country Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Ohio

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HideAway Country Inn is a quiet country spa getaway with romantic accommodations and farm surroundings in the Heartland. Ask for a room with a whirlpool tub and a fireplace on your romantic trip.

Plan a romantic engagement party, holiday weekend or an anniversary celebration. Eagle's Nest suite has a whirlpool tub with a view of the remote-controlled gas fireplace, and a covered porch with rocking chairs.

The spa offers a diverse choice of treatments which will help you unwind on vacation.

1938 Restaurant & Pub serves dishes prepared with locally-sourced ingredients, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

The inn offers unique events throughout the year, including cooking classes, wine dinners and scavenger hunts. More info

1601 State Route 4, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820, Phone: 800-570-8233

Cherry Ridge Retreat

Cherry Ridge Retreat

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Another great option for a romantic cabin getaway in Ohio, Cherry Ridge Retreat in Hocking Hills offers a selection of romantic cabins with unique features such as swimming pools, plunge pools, scenic views and outdoor firepits.

The cabins accommodate only adult guests and provide access to hiking, golf, fishing and other activities in the area. Visit Ash Cave,Conkle's Hollow, Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs and other local spots. Cottage rates start at $300 on weekends.

If you are looking for adults only getaways in Ohio, Cherry Ridge Retreat is a great option. More info

22097 Cherry Ridge Road, New Plymouth, Ohio 45654, Phone: 740-380-7777

Ravenwood Castle for Couples

Ravenwood Castle for Couples

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Ravenwood Castle is a medieval-style getaway in New Plymouth, Ohio where guests are accommodated in castle rooms, suites and cottages.

Affordable camping-style accommodations are offered in the Gypsy Wagons, a fun weekend experience for the whole family.

If you are looking for inexpensive ideas, Ravenwood Castle is a fun place to stay. The property hosts themed murder mysteries and gaming events. More info

65666 Bethel Road, New Plymouth, Ohio 45654, Phone: 740-596-2606

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Kalahari Resorts

Kalahari Resorts

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Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, OH is home to America's largest indoor waterpark which measures 173,000 square feet.

There is also a 77,000-square-foot outdoor waterpark, full service spa, fitness center, the largest game arcades in the Midwest, an indoor playground for kids, mini golf and three restaurants.

The indoor water park is a fun place for families during the cold winter season.

Kids can splash around in the pools while grown-ups relax in hot tubs and have drinks at the swim-up bar.

The 12,000-square-foot wave pool can simulate eight types of waves.

The Safari Outdoor Adventure Park has a climbing wall, zip lines and other fun activities.

The Ohio resort has 884 guest rooms and suites, as well as 192 condos. More info

7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, Phone: 877-525-2427

Sawmill Creek Resort

Sawmill Creek Resort

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Set on the shores of Lake Erie, Sawmill Creek Resort is a family getaway with an 18-hole Tom Fazio Golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, sandy beach and a nature preserve. You will be close to Cedar Point Amusement Park, popular with families.

Guests are accommodated in 240 guest rooms and suites. Salmon Run Restaurant serves creative cuisine indoors and on the patio during the warmer season.

For a casual meal, head to Trappers Deli or Mulligan's Pub.

Mariner's Dockside Restaurant has views of the lake and the marina. Area attractions include Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, Kelley's Island, Marblehead Lighthouse and Inland Seas Maritime Museum.

Lagoon Deer Park, open from May to October, houses deer and 200 other animals. Visit Lake Erie wineries to taste some of the finest wines grown in the region.

If you are looking for inexpensive Ohio resorts, rooms start at $124 per night. Check for last minute deals & packages before booking your trip.

400 Sawmill Creek Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44839, Phone: 419-433-3800

Salt Fork Lodge, Ohio

Salt Fork Lodge, Ohio

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Salt Fork Lodge is located in Ohio's largest state park where you will be able to hike with spectacular lake views.

The resort has an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center and 2 marinas with boat rentals. Enjoy a diverse selection of activities, from sailing and fishing in the summer, to sledding and cross country skiing in the winter.

The lodge offers 148 guest rooms with private balconies, as well as 53 chalet and two-bedroom cottages ideal for families.

Timber Restaurant is a family-friendly eatery with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake.

The Wildlife Lounge is the place to meet fellow travelers and share stories. In the evenings, have fun with the whole family roasting s'mores in the outdoor bonfire pit.

14755 Cadiz Rd, Lore City, Ohio 43755, Phone: 740-439-2751

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

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The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a quiet country hideaway surrounded by Hocking Hills State Parks where you can view caves, waterfalls and huge rocks.

The property offers inn accommodations, cottages and log cabins with fireplaces and cozy layouts.

The open kitchen invites guests to watch fine American cuisine as it is prepared in front of their eyes.

The Spa at Cedar Falls offers massages, wraps, facials and other therapies which will help you unplug from your daily routine. The inn frequently offers romantic and spa specials.

21190 OH-374, Logan, Ohio 43138, Phone: 740-385-7489

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati - 1 hour 40 minutes from Columbus

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati - 1 hour 40 minutes from Columbus

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If you are a fan of modern art and design and are looking for romantic getaways in Ohio, check into 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati, located in a restored building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You will be just steps away from the Contemporary Arts Center and the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati.

Choose from 156 stylish rooms and suites designed by renowned architect Deborah Berke.

The Spa at 21c has three treatment rooms, including a luxurious suite for couples where you can relax in a whirlpool tub after your massage.

609 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, Phone: 513-578-6600

Cheap Weekend Getaways in Ohio for Couples

Cheap Weekend Getaways in Ohio for Couples

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Head to a drive-in theater, visit a flea market near you, relax on the beach by a lake, or hike to a scenic waterfall where you can camp.

There are also many free things to do in a city near you, including Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.

If you are looking for cheap last minute weekend getaways for couples in Ohio, start by checking the offers at your local hotels, resorts and inns.

Seasonal offers are often best - there are certain travel weeks when most couples stay home, giving you a chance to grab a 30% off, 50% off or even a larger discount.

Romantic Getaways in Ohio

Romantic Getaways in Ohio

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From fascinating castles and Ohio resorts to excellent hiking spots, there are many unique adventures to enjoy.

Whether you are looking for a secluded log cabin, a castle-themed guest room or a modern suite in a major city, the state offers plenty of choice for a variety of interests and budgets.

Nearby states, including Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia offer plenty to see and do as well.

Bourbon Ridge Retreat, Hocking Hills

Bourbon Ridge Retreat, Hocking Hills

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The Bourbon Ridge Retreat is a popular weekend getaway destination for couples who need to escape their normal 9 to 5 and enjoy getting back to nature.

Located in the heart of the Hocking Hills Park, the wood cabins are hands-down the most romantic option at the retreat, featuring large in-ground hot-tubs and outdoor fireplaces where you can relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the solitude.

The secluded cabins are spacious and luxuriously appointed and all have gourmet fitted kitchens and lots of privacy.

You can spend your days relaxing or go hiking, golfing or canoeing. Shopping for antiques is also a popular activity in the area.

Bourbon Ridge Retreat, 21174 Goat Run Honey Fork Road, Logan OH 43138, 800-836-9279



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Discover the beating heart of Cleveland in the vibrant University Circle Area, teeming with trendy eateries, shops and boutique hotels. This is also where the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is located, which is a great place for families and children. Other notable Cleveland museums include the Cleveland Museum of Art, situated in a beautiful neo-classic marble building, the International Women’s Museum of Air and Space Travel and the Museum of Modern Art. Theater fans gravitate to Playhouse Square to watch live shows, opera and ballet, and head to Severance Hall to hear the Cleveland Orchestra.

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, designed by students of the university, are inspired by cultures from around the world. Children are well catered for by the Children’s Museum, which encourages learning through fun, as well as the Cleveland Zoo and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, where you can walk through a shark tunnel. Sports enthusiasts can go on a guided tour of Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.


Dayton offers excellent attractions to keep visitors involved and busy all weekend. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force houses the largest military aviation collection in the country. The Aviation Hall of Fame pays tribute to America’s aviation pioneers, and the Aviation National History Park honors the legendary Wright brothers.

For art and music lovers, there are several attractions worth checking out. Dayton Art Institute’s fine art collections span from the 17th to 19th century and also include contemporary works. Oregon Historic District has great architecture, galleries and restaurants to explore. At Schuster Performing Arts Center, you can enjoy the Dayton Philharmonic, the opera or a ballet. If you’re in the mood for a laugh, visit Wiley’s and Funny Bone Comedy Clubs.

Children will enjoy the Boonshaft Museum of Discovery and a visit to Aullwood Audibon Center to explore the natural environment and learn about conservation. The whole family can enjoy the great outdoors by seeing the beautiful flora at Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark and Riverscape Metropark.


Get a great overview of Cincinnati by joining an American Legacy Tour or by going on a Stratus Helicopter Tour over the city Skyline. You can also spend some time in a few of the world-class museums such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, which showcases collections spanning six centuries, and the Taft Museum of Art, which houses many prominent artists including Goya and Rembrandt. The Natural History Museum and the Observatory are fascinating for all ages. Lovers of the performing arts head to the Cincinnati Music Hall for symphony, pop orchestra, opera and ballet or visit the annual Fringe Festival in early June.

Eden Park has walking trails, a Magnolia Garden, Butterfly World and the majestic Krohn Conservatory which houses over 3,500 plants. Children will love the Rosenthal Educational Center, which highlights participative art making, the very hands-on Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Cincinnati Zoo and the thrilling rides at Coney Island Amusement Park. Baseball fans will enjoy the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame while foodies can eat their way through the city on a food tour.


A weekend in the bustling capital city of Columbus is a treat for the entire family. Sport fans will be in their element with several sports venues to visit including the Ohio Stadium football arena that can seat over 104,000 spectators. The Nationwide arena hosts ice hockey and fitness events, while Huntington Park is home to the Columbus Clippers baseball team. Art and culture fans will enjoy the Columbus Museum of Art and the Spanish-Baroque Ohio Theater, where you can enjoy classical music, opera or the ballet. The Center of Science and Industry is a dynamic hands-on center for all ages and is a must see for inspiring scientists, dreamers and innovators.

There are many outdoor parks perfect for strolling through beautiful gardens including Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Topiary Park and Park of Roses. Schiller Park is great for walking trails, picnics and fishing, while the Scioto Mile runs along the river and boasts 145 acres of lush parkland. For shopping, dining and entertainment, head to the Short North Arts District and the vibrant Downtown area.


Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, Toledo offers weekenders a variety of attractions. Admire the famous collection of glass art at the Toledo Museum of Art, which also houses a wide selection of other visual art. The Museum has a concert hall where you can watch performances of the Toledo Symphony. The Wildwood Manor House is a historic home in the Greek revival style that is open to the public and serves tea in the solarium.

Toledo Botanical Garden is a great place to stroll among beautifully tended theme gardens. If you are traveling with kids, visit the Toledo Zoo, which has enthralling displays including Arctic Encounter, where they can see Polar Bears, a fun family weekend getaway idea. Imagination Station has over 300 interactive exhibits to make science and math fun, and Oak Opening Preserve features diverse natural habitats to explore, which are home to rare plants and birds. Foodies can enjoy a food tour to sample a variety of local foods.

Driving Distances from Columbus

From Columbus To Driving Time
Cleveland2 hours and 10 minutes
Cincinnati1 hour and 40 minutes
Aurora2 hours and 15 minutes
Canton2 hours
Loudonville1 hour and 20 minutes
Millersburg1 hour and 45 minutes
Canton2 hours
West Union2 hours
Rockbridge45 minutes
Dresden1 hour
Yellow Springs50 minutes
Perrysburg2 hours and 15 minutes
Bucyrus1 hour and 15 minutes
Hocking Hills1 hour
New Plymouth1 hour and 10 minutes
Sandusky2 hours and 15 minutes
Logan50 minutes

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