Vacation suggestions (Midwest/eastern U.S.)

bayosgirl bayosgirl
My husband and I are thinking of taking a vacation sometime next month. It has to be within 8 hours or so driving distance from Ohio since we unfortunately can't fly. Any suggestions?
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Zombirella Zombirella
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I love going there.
06/19/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Kansas City, Missouri - blues, barbecue, sports, Worlds of Fun, museums ...
06/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Door County in Wisconsin is lovely. You also have several Amish communities within your driving radius. If you like Art Colonies, Sawgatuk Michigan is really fun. The UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan is great, but it may be out of your driving area. I'd do just about anything to go to the Yupper this summer!

I'd also suggest a trip to Chicago, if you haven't been here. We have the best museums, parks, boat rides on the river and the lake, beaches, restaurants, shopping etc. Just talk to someone in the area, because some of the neighborhoods are a little rough. If you stay near or in the Loop, or even stay in, say, DuPage County and drive into the City for day activities, you'll be safe.
06/19/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Door County in Wisconsin is lovely. You also have several Amish communities within your driving radius. If you like Art Colonies, Sawgatuk Michigan is really fun. The UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan is great, but it may be out of your driving area. ... More
If they stay downtown and stay clear of Wacker Dr, they'll be fine. We walked around that city until 4 AM two nights in a row half-lit and there wasn't a soul in the world who wanted to bother us.

Oh and do not walk under Lake Shore Drive to Oak Street Beach at 2 AM. You'll wake up the homeless camps under the bridge. They don't like that.
06/19/2012
Beck Beck
Why not check out the brand new Casino in Cleveland, Ohio? It was just built not that long ago. You can have fun, get free drinks, stay at the hotel, and have a potential to win some cash.
06/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Ansley
If they stay downtown and stay clear of Wacker Dr, they'll be fine. We walked around that city until 4 AM two nights in a row half-lit and there wasn't a soul in the world who wanted to bother us.

Oh and do not walk under Lake Shore ... More
Yeah, AFAIK, Wacker in under construction now and a mess anyway. I'd stay away from any of the underpasses, save the one under LSD at the Museum Campus (because it's just too dangerous to try to run across Lake Shore Drive there) at night anyway.

At least the NATO thing is over. What a freakin' mess that was!
06/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Beck
Why not check out the brand new Casino in Cleveland, Ohio? It was just built not that long ago. You can have fun, get free drinks, stay at the hotel, and have a potential to win some cash.
Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, doesn't it? We went there years ago, and we had a blast. (Back when we actually had money to go on vacation. )

Wait, is that Cincinnati? I'm not good at geography.

ZOOOOOM! I Googled, it, It's in Cleveland. The R&R Hall of Fame rocks. Really.

Also, BGirl may be close enough to Washington DC. ALL the museums and monuments are free. We went there years ago, and OMG, it was one of the best vacations ever! I'd love to take my 12 year old, she loves that stuff. (Science, history, natural history, space stuff etc.)
06/19/2012
humblepie humblepie
I'm not great with geography, but Cape May NJ has awesome beach houses that you can rent for a week or a few days, and the beaches are really nice! I would suggest staying away from Ocean City MD, it's really dirty and crowded this time of year
06/19/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, doesn't it? We went there years ago, and we had a blast. (Back when we actually had money to go on vacation. )

Wait, is that Cincinnati? I'm not good at geography.

ZOOOOOM! I ... More
Yep, Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall. There is also the Great Lakes Science Center, which has the Omnimax theater, which is totally awesome. I've gone twice this year. And the Rock hall is next to the Science Center you can do both at the same time and save. We also have a HUGE Zoo. With new exhibits recently added. And the new Aquaruim that just opened a few months ago.

For Museums, we have a lot of those too. Art Museum is always free. Museum of natural History runs deals after a certain time. Children's Museum. And many more.

Don't forget you can stop by Iron Chef Michael Symon's restaurants Lola and Lolita.
06/19/2012
ghent529 ghent529
jersey shore
06/19/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Yeah, AFAIK, Wacker in under construction now and a mess anyway. I'd stay away from any of the underpasses, save the one under LSD at the Museum Campus (because it's just too dangerous to try to run across Lake Shore Drive there) at night ... More
LSD is pretty wicked at night, yeah. Just if you don't have to be there, don't go. It's much easier to walk up Michigan and go walk the river.
06/19/2012
Envy Envy
I was in Michigan last month, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. I was told the UP in MI is a very beautiful place. I also missed out on the chance to visit Hell, Michigan. I could then tell people I've been to "hell and back" but sadly I ran out of time.

I liked MI, it was very pretty in comparison to where I live. (SoCal.)
06/19/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Hmmm maybe Lancaster PA? Theres a ton of stuff to do.

I'm in PA (western side) and am looking at ideas to do something with hubby for our anniversery in the fall.. I thought about going to Maryland for 3 days but IDK.. It'll be when my son is in school its basically a leave Friday after he gets home from school, come home Sunday
06/19/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
My husband and I are thinking of taking a vacation sometime next month. It has to be within 8 hours or so driving distance from Ohio since we unfortunately can't fly. Any suggestions?
Since I use to live in Ohio and Michigan, you should check out The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in upper Michigan. It is beautiful up there: water, beaches, and very romantic!



You could also stop in Traverse City, MI and do some charter salmon fishing and swimming too!
06/19/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Beck
Yep, Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall. There is also the Great Lakes Science Center, which has the Omnimax theater, which is totally awesome. I've gone twice this year. And the Rock hall is next to the Science Center you can do both at the ... More
You forgot the National Museum of U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio! They have everything from the Wright Brothers Flyer to the spaceship 'Apollo' and everything in between! It would take you more than 2 days to see everything on display. AND IT IS FREE!!!!!

06/19/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
You forgot the National Museum of U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio! They have everything from the Wright Brothers Flyer to the spaceship 'Apollo' and everything in between! It would take you more than 2 days to see everything on display. AND IT ... More
I sound like a travel Agent for Cleveland.
06/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Beck
I sound like a travel Agent for Cleveland.
Now I have the song, Cleveland Rocks in my head. Isn't that a song? The only words I have are: Cleveland rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks.
06/19/2012
KRD KRD
the upper peninsula in Michigan is gorgeous!
06/19/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Now I have the song, Cleveland Rocks in my head. Isn't that a song? The only words I have are: Cleveland rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks, Cleveland Rocks.
Yes, there is.
06/19/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
If you go to Myrtle Beach. Stay in North Myrtle, or Hilton Head. Myrtle Beach can get rough. Especally this time of year.


and if you go to Jersey Shore. keep in mind it's not like the TV Show. and Point Pleasent is the nicest
06/19/2012
Arch600 Arch600
How about the Poconos in NE PA if you're looking for something romantic? Some of the places are a little on the campy (like 70's campy, not tent campy, lol) side. Some people like that sort of thing, I guess, but there are some nice resorts, bed & breakfasts, and other choices. Plenty of outdoorsy and indoorsy things to do. And beautiful country.
06/19/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Beck
I sound like a travel Agent for Cleveland.
Just as long as you don't charge a fee!!
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