Summer is open! As COVID-19 health mandates begin to lift, friends and families are jumping at the chance to take a summer trip. Big city vacations and beach getaways are always fun, but did you know there are some awesome places in Ohio that won’t burn a hole in your wallet? Here’s a list of our top budget-friendly Ohio vacation spots that will give you the relaxation you deserve:
Hocking Hills State Park
Did you know that Hocking Hills is home to over 25 miles of hiking trails, cliffs, waterfalls, and caves? You can book a quaint cabin in the woods for you and your significant other or a big log home for your entire family. Enjoy excursions like canoeing, horseback riding, ziplining, boating, rock climbing, and so many more outdoor activities.
Home to comedian Dave Chappell, Yellow Springs is a small town packed with big adventure. You can enjoy your day at Young’s Jersey Dairy Farm playing put-put, feeding animals, and enjoying fresh ice cream; explore Glen Helen Nature Preserve and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve; or discover what the town has to offer with their local boutiques and health food restaurants and shops.
How cool is it that Ohio has its own Amish Country? Nestled in Holmes County, Berlin is a must for all things Amish. Spend your day shopping for hand-made furniture, gifts, and foods, enjoy a horse and buggy ride, and dine at any of the delicious restaurants Berlin has to offer. The town also boasts an RV and campground that’s just two miles away from the downtown area. This park offers free Wi-Fi, an herb garden where guests can pick their own herbs and a new pavilion.
Ohio is home to five zoos located in Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati, and Toledo. There are also two safari-like parks in in Cumberland and Port Clinton. With their own unique attractions and animals, visiting any of these amazing zoos or parks is a fun trip that won’t break the bank!