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Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Day Trips from Columbus is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of Columbus.
Do something artsy: Peruse an amazing collection of antique paintings, ceramics, and enamels at the Taft Museum of Art.
Do something educational: Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati or the Underground Railroad Education Center in Sandusky, or take the Underground Railroad Tour in Marietta.
Do something thrilling: Brave the Top Thrill Dragster, one of the worlds tallest and fastest roller coasters, at Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Do something soothing: Explore the verdant, leafy coolness and gushing gorges of Hocking Hills State Park.
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Columbus. For local travelers seeking new adventures in their own backyards, as well as vacationers, it offers hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive. Complete with full trip-planning information, including itineraries with their own route maps, as well as information on where to eat, where to shop, and where to stop along the way, this guide helps make the most of a brief getaway. * Marvel at the Longaberger Home Office in Newark, Ohio--the only corporate headquarters set inside a seven-story basket.
* Ride the rails in a genuine diesel locomotive with vintage passenger coaches from the Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad.
* Peruse an amazing collection of antique paintings, ceramics, and enamels at the Taft Museum of Art.
* Explore the verdant, leafy coolness and gushing gorges of Hocking Hills State Park.
* Brave the Millennium Force, the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, at Cedar Point Amusement Park.
These day trip itineraries, all within approximately two hours of Columbus, include recommendations for the best things to see and do, where to shop, where to eat, and where to stay and more.
About the Author
Sandra Gurvis, a lifelong Ohio resident, is the author of twelve books, including Careers for Nonconformists, a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club; The Well-Traveled Dog; Ohio Curiosities; and Management Basics, 2nd. ed. She lives in Columbus.