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9 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Theme Park Vacation

Should you really be schlepping that baby to Disney World for a family themepark vacation? Parents inevitably reach a stage in their lives when they ask themselves: why are we planning a trip to a theme park? Is it for us, for the kids, for the grandparents, or to tell the neighbors? We just met an Atlanta dad who drove a van with 11 relatives and his own kids (four of them,...

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Summer Fun At Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio

Cedar Point, the world's coaster capital in Sandusky, Ohio, promises big fun for thrill-seeking families and little fun for the youngest park fans. This 364-acre Lake Erie peninsula near Sandusky, Ohio, has attracted traveling families since 1870, when the famous themepark first opened as a Midwestern bathing beach. In 1900, businessman George Boeckling assumed control of the property and added...

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Cincinnati, Ohio Attractions

There's more than meets the eye in Cincinnati; from artisanal donut shops in restored brewery worker housing, to a waterfront park that would make cities twice its size proud, this is a southern Ohio town where family attractions abound in the least likely places. While many attractions are walkable from downtown, you can rent a bicycle from the public Red Bike system, or...

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Kids Wanna Hunt Ghosts at Mansfield, Ohio Reformatory?

Who wants to tiptoe around an old, possibly haunted prison reformatory at night? That’s right, we do. The infamous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio opens its doors on select Fridays and Saturdays, once or twice each month, to give ghost hunters from all over the world a chance to walk among the spirits said to be still inhabiting the facility. Volunteer tour guides will...

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Cincinnati With Kids Is Double The Pleasure

Cincinnati, because of its location on the Ohio - Kentucky border, offers a surprising variety of mid-Western history and cultural attractions for families.The best part about traveling to southeast Ohio is the two-for-one: two states, one trip. With Kentucky right across the Ohio River, you have access to double the fun in just minutes. The cities of Newport, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio...

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Cleveland, Ohio Rocks The Weekend

Cleveland, Ohio has rock and roll and so much more to entertain your teens on a weekend getaway. If you consider the physical limitations, fickle attention span, shortened daylight hours, and periodic bouts of famine under which most teenagers operate, you'll understand why cities with a compact core of entertainment, dining and nightlife are ideal for a short family break.Cleveland,...

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Hike And Ride The Rails At Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Located in Brecksville, between the cities of Cleveland and Akron, the park surrounds the 100-mile-long Cuyahoga River, named by American Indians for its “crooked” shape. It famously caught on fire in 1969 for just 24 minutes because of pollution. Long cleaned and restored, the river now provides a cool place to fish, kayak and relax.The Ohio and Erie Canal also runs...

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Cedar Point, Ohio’s Playground

Cedar Point, a major Ohio amusement park, entertains the youngest members of your family with classic, state-of-the-art -- and age-appropriate -- thrills.For some toddlers and pre-schoolers, a theme park visit is about getting autographs from Disney pals, or snuggling up with furry neighbors from "Sesame Street." However, there are young children, particularly those with older siblings, who...

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Columbus, Ohio Attractions

The capital and largest city of Ohio, Columbus has a reputation for a varied economy of politics, education, and a thriving retail history.  While Columbus is often overlooked as a family destination, its collection of economical entertainment and attractions options has created an influx of tourism over the years. While visiting Columbus, bring your Tiny Travelers to a...

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Sandusky Ohio Family Hotels And Resorts

Reviews of the top family hotels around Sandusky, Ohio -- a classic Midwestern family destination of themeparks and waterparks near Lake Erie.Ohio’s Ottawa County may be best known for the town of Sandusky, home to the world-famous Cedar Point amusement park, but this low-key Midwestern county has much to offer families traveling with kids of any age. Almost any hotel...

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