Cleveland August 20, 2018
9 Inexpensive Road Trip Destinations From Cleveland That Won’t Break The Bank
A staycation is comparable to a vacation, except vacationers get the unrivaled opportunity to stay home and sleep in their own bed. This modern style of vacationing allows individuals to explore the wonders of their own region, all while on a budget. If you’re ready to take some time off, sight-see, and then head home to unwind from the comfort of your own abode, there are plenty of incredible (and affordable) road trips awaiting you.
1. Embrace your heritage as an Ohioan and visit a giant cornfield.
Or, more accurately, a field of giant corn statues. This strange attraction is located at 4995 Rings Rd. in Dublin, and it features over 100 human-sized corn statues. Locals call this site "Cornhenge," and it's plain to see why.
2. Set out to uncover the region's weirdest roadside attractions.
Cleveland's own Free Stamp marks an awesome place to begin this adventure, and there are plenty of weird destinations to travel to from there. From the Boy and the Boot in Sandusky to the Troll Hole Museum in Alliance, there are plenty of unusual places that you can visit at little or no cost. For our full story on must-see roadside attractions in Northeast Ohio, click
3. Go on a photo-taking adventure in Ohio's own coastal New England town.
The incredible community of Put-in-Bay has the ambiance of a coastal town in New England, and it's too close to pass up an opportunity to visit. Just ferry to the island, rent a golf cart, bring a picnic lunch. and go sightseeing. You won't be disappointed. Check out our previous feature about this charming town
4. Get to know your inner paleontologist at Fossil Park.
Tucked away in Sylvania, Ohio, is a gorgeous little park where carboniferous critters once dwelled. The Olander Park System's fossil park, located at 5675 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, is open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk between April 11 and November 13. The best part? It's completely free! The rock here can be broken apart with your hands, allowing you an awesome opportunity to find your own fossils. For more information, check out our previous feature article
5. Adventure through Ohio's Amish Country.
Admittedly, this is a trip you probably won't want to do on a budget, as local produce and baked goodies will be tempting your wallet. However, heading out into the countryside to admire fall foliage or to pick up a
pastries, this gorgeous adventure is truly unbeatable. Check out our previous article
to see what delightful attractions await your visit.
6. Embark on a journey through Northeast Ohio's loveliest covered bridges.
Cleveland may not be home to a remarkable quantity of covered bridges, but neighboring Ashtabula County is. For a map of the area's covered bridges, click
7. Spend an afternoon in University Circle.
Picnic at the gorgeous sapphire pool that is Wade Lagoon and then walk it off at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The museum is free to the public and its exhibits are undeniably world-class. Check out what this cool neighborhood has to offer in our previous article
8. Swing by the coolest pumpkin-themed festival in the nation this fall.
Each year, Circleville, Ohio throws the biggest annual pumpkin celebration in the country. Admission is free, allowing you to indulge a bit more on the important things like fair food (pictured). The event begins each year on the third Wednesday of October and lasts through the following Saturday. For more information, visit the Circleville Pumpkin Show website
9. Adventure through Ohio's loveliest national park.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park will render you speechless with its beauty. Nestled against the Cuyahoga River, this landscape is hidden between Cleveland and Akron. With nearly 33,000 acres to explore, you could spend an entire vacation in this one enchanting place. Check out our previous feature article
for a peek at what this incredible park has to offer.
You don’t have to break the bank to have a good time here in the northern portion of our state. Which of these awesome road trips have you taken?
If you’re looking for an even more magical road trip, check out these
fairy tale castles hidden throughout the region.