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Ohio Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
Known as the Buckeye state, Ohio is a state which is situated in the Midwest region of the US. It is bordered by Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and by Lake Erie. The state generally has a flat terrain with some hills and mountains in the east. Because of this, there are a lot of things that can be done and attractions that can be visited by travelers of all preferences.
Ohio is not just home to some spectacular attractions and tourist destinations; it is also where some of the most comfortable and stylish yet affordable vacation homes can be found. Browse the listings we have to find out more about the best Ohio vacation specials and Ohio vacation deals on Atwood Lake cabin rentals, Burr Oak vacation homes, Indian Lake vacation cabins, Hocking Hills vacation homes, Port Clinton vacation rentals and Marblehead vacation cottages.
Ohio Vacation Destinations
Situated in the northeastern region of Ohio, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is actually the only national park in the state. It is also the fifth most visited in the US. Offering a beautiful variety of rolling floodplains, lush upland forests and steep valley walls and ravines, the park is also a refuge of a wide range of flora and fauna. There are a lot of things to do here so you might want to stay at an Ohio vacation home located conveniently nearby.
Sitting on one of the Great Lakes in North America, the Lake Erie Islands serve as a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who are looking for the perfect summer getaway. The islands can be accessed via ferry boats from different location in Ohio. Some of the islands here include Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island, Pelee Island, Rattlesnake Island, Sugar Island, Hen Island and Turtle Island. You can take a tour of the islands through boat rides before settling in a Lake Erie vacation rental. The islands offer different attractions, natural scenery and water sports and recreational activities.
To experience city life in Ohio, Sandusky would be a great destination. There are plenty of Sandusky vacation homes that can accommodate families or friends who are traveling together as well as couples who are looking for a romantic getaway.
Sandusky is best known for being where the Cedar Point Amusement Park is located. The city is also considered as one of the prettiest downtowns because of its variety of structures and cleanliness. Aside from going to the Cedar Point Amusement Park, you can also visit several attractions such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the African Safari Wildlife Park, the Follett House Museum, the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, the Maritime Museum of Sandusky and the Merry-Go-Round Museum.
If you rent a Sandusky vacation rental, you would also be able to easily go fishing, boating or island hopping in the nearby Lake Erie Islands.
Rightfully dubbed as the Gem City, Dayton is truly a precious destination for all kinds of travelers. It is considered as the birthplace of aviation, being the hometown of the Wright brothers who designed the first aircraft. There is also plenty to do in the city that would engage kids and adults alike.
You can go through the Ohio vacation home listings that we have and choose to stay at a Dayton vacation rental to be near attractions such as the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the US Air Force, the Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Interpretive Center, the Wright Cycle Company Complex, the Dayton Art Institute, the Dayton International Peace Museum and the Hoover Historical Center.
While staying at your Dayton vacation home, you can also watch performances at the Dayton Opera, the Dayton Ballet, the Human Race Theater Company, the Encore Theater Company and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. You might also want to schedule your trip around the time the Dayton Air Show or the Greek Festival is held to get the most out of your Dayton experience.
Another city that you should visit in Ohio would be Toledo, a moderate-sized city which is in the northwestern region of the state. Known as the Glass City, Toledo has its share of tourist attractions that are definitely worth seeing. It is recommended that you rent a Toledo vacation home that is located near attractions like the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, the Hudson Gallery, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Zoo and the Queen of the Most holy Rosary Cathedral. Some annual events that both locals and tourists look forward to in the city include the Lights Before Christmas, the Polish Festival and the Crosby Gardens Arts Festival.
Ohio Vacation Rentals: Recreational Activities
Aside from visiting the different attractions in the cities and regions of the state, you should also make sure that you would be doing some of the activities that Ohio offers. Here are a couple to add to your itinerary.
1. Enjoy family-oriented rides and activities in amusement parks.
Ohio has a lot of amusement parks and waterparks that have exciting rides and attractions where families can spend their vacation. If you are staying at a Cincinnati vacation rental, you could choose to go to the Kings Island and Boomerang Bay Water Park Resort, the Coney Island, the Beach Waterpark and or the Great Wolf Lodge. Now, if you have chosen to rent a Cleveland vacation home, there is the Cedar Point Amusement Park, the Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom and the Pioneer Waterland.
2. Dine at some of the best restaurants in the US.
There are plenty of restaurants and other dining places in the state. As a matter of fact, Ohio is home to some of dishes that define American Food or American Cuisine such as the Salisbury steak, maple syrup, banana split and Cincinnati Chili. Make sure to try out these dishes as you go out of your Ohio vacation home rental to eat.