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On vacation with kids to: Ohio, USA.

Ohio is a midwestern state in the United States and part of the Great Lakes region.

The name "Ohio" is meaning "beautiful river" or "large creek", which was originally the name of both the Ohio River and Allegheny River and it's natives are known as Ohioans. Capital and largest city of the state of Ohio is Columbus. Throughout most of the state Ohio has a humid continental climate. Summers are hot and humid throughout the State, while winters are generally cool to cold. Ohio's slogan promise "So much to Discover!" and delivers. Vacationers to Ohio will find offerings in all key areas: family travel, arts and culture, history and heritage and outdoor adventure. Ohio can be a great destination for your vacation with the kids. Ohio’s most popular tourist destinations are found along the shores of Lake Erie. You can take the family there to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and other outdoor pursuits in this beautiful area. But there's more to enjoy while visiting Ohio. Northeast Ohio is a vibrant region with Cleveland famous for its active nightlife, with clubs, bars, and restaurants lining the Cuyahoga River but also with places as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Youngstown Playhouse. If you are looking for a destination offering a wide variety of attractions and events, along with a friendly atmosphere, you also may want to visit Ohio’s largest city and capital Columbus. Or visit Southwest Ohio which calls visitors to places like Dayton and Cincinnati. Or visit The Greater Columbus area, or the Southeast area where you can enjoy a variety of attractions.
For outdoor lovers Ohio has beautiful scenery is easy to explore and suited for soft adventure seekers, hunters, fishermen, birders, families with kids and anyone else wanting to connect with nature.
Ohio has long been known as a family travel destination with its beautiful scenery and many childrens attractions like theme parks, water parks and zoos.

Popular cities and towns in Ohio:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Ohio are: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Youngstown, Parma, Canton, Lorain and Springfield.


The accommodations choices in Ohio are almost endless – from full-service hotels to family-friendly value-priced motels to bed and breakfast inns and resorts. Take a look at the accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. Why not choose a family sized vacation rental, from lakefront condos to cosy cabins to city apartments, there’s an Ohio vacation rental that’s perfect for your vacation with the kids.


Ohio is full of great activities: Theme parks, amusement parks, national/state parks, nature, Lake Erie, historic sites, pro sports, golf courses, museums, theaters, and concert venues. Listed below you'll find some great activities for your vacation with the kids:

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Cedar Point
Coney Island Amusement Park
Geauga Lake
Memphis Kiddie Park
Paramount's Kings Island
Stricker's Grove

Water parks and water fun:
The Beach
Dover Lake Water park
Soak City
Wyandot Lake Adventure Park
Yellow Duck Park

African Safari Wildlife Park
Akron Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo
Cleveland Metro parks Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Noah's Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary
Toledo Zoo
The Wilds

Other sites and tours to see:
Great Lake Science Center in Cleveland
Hale Farm and Village
McKinley Memorial Library and Museum in Niles
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Crystal Cave in Put-in-Bay
Heinemen Winery in Put-in-Bay
Arawanna Belle (riverboat trips) in Toledo
Buckeye Hall of Fame Café in Columbus
Studios on High in Columbus
Courthouse Square in Dayton
Metroduck Land and Water Tours in Dayton
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Newport Aquarium
Chateau LaRoche
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Great Lakes Science Center
Olentangy Indian Caverns

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More usefull websites:
Ohio Official State Information Website
Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism

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