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    I have been to the States several times (California, Florida, New England, Arizona) and am starting to think about next year's trip. I am now with a family of 5 (kids 14, 15 and 10) who like theme parks, beaches/lakes and shopping. We've been to Florida 8 times but would like a change now.

    My husband wants to go to Cedar Point, OH and I am trying to find out if it's worth spending some time in Ohio and organising a trip around New York/New England area to go with it. Perhaps we would have to fly to Cleveland from NY, I'm not sure. What do people think? Anyone know Ohio very well? I would like to visit the Amish area but that's all I've seen so far.

    Thank you very much.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Ohio

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Certainly people can and do organize entire vacations around Ohio, but if you have a couple of weeks or more you can include New York and New England as well. Depending on where you're coming from, you may find well-priced tickets into Cleveland or Detroit either of which can serve as your entry/departure city for a loop trip. Even New York or Boston would work if you plan to extend your trip in that direction, or Chicago if you plan to stay more in the Midwest. As for things to do in Ohio, besides Cedar Point and Amish country, There's Cuyahoga National Park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the world famous Natural History Museum, all in the Cleveland area. There are several lovely off-shore islands in Lake Erie reachable by ferry from a number of different ports in the Sandusky region. If your crew are Air and Space buffs, Ohio is the site of the boyhood homes of both John Glenn and Neil Armstrong as well as the U.S. Air Force Museum. Hopefully, those will help to get you started on finding other Ohio locations that should appeal to you all.


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    We are coming from the UK and will probably land in Newark at first. We are thinking of doing 2 to 3 weeks but would prefer to stay in a few places for several days rather than be driving all the time. The problem is working out the best route which would encompass Cedar Point really. Have been playing around with Google maps and Cedar Point is such a long way and I don't know if any of the routes to it are of interest.

    Thanks for your help so far!

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default a long way

    Well, yes, Cleveland is a long way from New York and New England, but that is a relative term.

    You could quite easily make the trip from NY to Cleveland in a day. Over the course of 2-3 weeks, that really isn't that signficiant. Now, it is basically going the "wrong" direction from New England, but even there, you could work in some other areas, like Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Montreal and do a loop of a trip that still would be very reasonable and unrushed over the course of 2-3 weeks.

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    We have already visited Niagara Falls and Toronto, so really need to work on other options but thanks anyway. I guess a day's drive is not really a problem if we take the 3 weeks.

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    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    If you like theme parks and are going to Cedar Point, you should also go to Kings Island, near Cincinnatti.

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