Holiday travel is usually the same every year – made up of short trips to visit friends and family. What if it didn’t have to be like that this year?! Take some time for yourself! Check out our section in Midwest Living this month and enter to win $2,000 toward an amazing getaway in Ohio as part of the Holiday Escapes Contest. Here is some travel inspiration for every type of adventurer:
The Luxe Weekend Warrior
Find glitz and glamour in Ohio for your next get away! Head to Columbus for an elegant night at Ballet Met and stay in the newly-renovated Hotel Leveque. While you’re there, stop by Curio in German Village for a custom cocktail and tip back some oysters at Cameron Mitchell’s The Pearl. Turn up the romance for a weekend at the Belamere Suites Hotel which was named TripAdvisor’s Best Romantic Hotel in America in 2017. Don’t miss the world-class exhibits at the Toledo Museum of Art and satisfy your sophisticated palette at Registry Bistro.
The Old Fashioned Explorer
Escape the chaos of the holidays and sneak away to Amish Country. Savor the sweet treats at Mudd Valley Cafe and Creamery and revel in the artisanry of Lone Star’s Quilt Shop. For even more nostalgia, browse Lehman’s or grab a bite to eat at Boyd and Wurthmann. In the mood for some afordable shopping? Travel to Lebanon, which USA Today recently named one of the “Top Ten Places to Browse for Antiques” and stop in the Warren County History Center which is home to the largest display of Shaker artifacts in the Midwest.
The Cool-Weather Glamper
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature without sacrificing comfort by making a reservation to stay at the Yurts in Cedar Falls and adventure with your significant other by trying the Hocking Hills Sweetheart Hike. Or channel your inner child with an over-night at the Mohican Treehouses and travel back in time at Wolf Creek Grist Mill, first built in the 1830s. Not so keen on the outdoors? Escape to the perfect winter backdrop and try the Inn at Brandywine Falls located in the middle of Cuyahoga National Park.