Ohio July 15, 2019
This Day Trip To Some Of Ohio’s Most Unique Attractions Will Be The Highlight Of Your Summer
Summer is the season for making memories, so why not hop in the car and embark on an unforgettable road trip? Along the way, you can look forward to epic adventures, one-of-a-kind challenges, mouthwatering food, and destinations that can only be found here in the Buckeye State. Some of these places are wonderfully underrated while others are considered iconic. Plus, all 6 destinations can all be visited in one day so there’s no need to make overnight plans. Ready to get started? Round up your family and friends and prepare to experience some of the most unique attractions in all of Ohio!
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1. Headlands Beach State Park
The natural beach along Lake Eerie is the closest thing that Ohio has to a white sandy beach. Plus, it's every bit as scenic as any beach you'll find along the coast. While it may not necessarily be a hidden gem to local Ohioans, this mile-long stretch of shoreline belongs on everyone's shortlist for the summer. For a real treat, head to the beach at sunrise and you can go for a swim or a stroll without the crowds! Address: 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, OH, 44060
2. Escape Room Mentor
For a truly one-of-a-kind adventure, head to Escape Room Cleveland in Mentor. On a hot summer's day, nothing beats the cool, otherworldly atmosphere promised by any of the themed rooms. From National Treasure to the Wizard's Chamber and Museum Heist, you'll feel like you've been transported to a thrilling new world. Look for clues along the way to help you solve the mysteries and challenges posed by each game. Plus, there's even an axe-throwing adventure room! Harness your skills and build up stamina in a totally unique way. For more information, be sure to visit the website by
. Address: 7468 Tyler Boulevard, Mentor, OH, 44060
3. The Happy Dog
So much adventure and exploring are bound to work up an appetite, so be sure to stop by the local hot dog joint that locals consider nothing short of legendary. The Happy Dog prides itself on one-of-a-kind hot dogs that you just won't find anywhere else. Try a fruit-loops-topped hot dog or an equally unique savory combo and you'll be in hot dog heaven. Plus, this spot has an impressive beer menu and live music to boot. Address: 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44102
4. The Ohio Bird Sanctuary
The Ohio Bird Sanctuary may just be one of the state's best-kept secrets. It's here that visitors of all ages can delight in learning about a variety of winged creatures, ranging from raptors to owls and songbirds. The primary purpose of the sanctuary is to promote the education of wildlife while also providing a sanctuary for the birds. When you visit, you can look forward to the opportunity to learn all about Ohio's native birds while feeding some of them. You can also meander through wooded trails and spot these creatures in their natural habitat. It's the perfect activity if you're traveling with kids. Address: 3774 Orweiler Road, Mansfield, OH, 44903
5. Buckeye Express Diner
The opportunity to dine inside a vintage train car is something you won't soon forget. The next destination on our day trip excursion will lead you to the Buckeye Express Diner, where you can enjoy a delicious meal from the inside of a dining car. For the train enthusiast, it's a dream come true. You'll learn about the history of the railroad all the while enjoying a delicious meal. If you've got an appetite, be sure to order the 1/2 pound Cheesy BBQ Bacon Burger. You won't be disappointed! Address: 810 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH, 44813
6. Velvet Ice Cream
Last, but certainly not least, we arrive at Ye Old Mill, the beloved home of Velvet Ice Cream. Take a tour of this unique ice cream factory, which happens to be situated in a historic mill, and you'll be amazed by the operation. Plus, you'll be able to sample some flavors along the way. After your tour, don't forget to order a scoop (or several!) of your favorite flavors and enjoy all that this destination has to offer. There are plenty of picnic tables outside so there's room enough for the whole family. What better a way to end the perfect day trip through Ohio than delicious homemade ice cream? Address: 11324 Mount Vernon Road, Utica, OH 43080
What are your thoughts on this day trip to some of Ohio’s most unique destinations? We’d love to hear from you!