It may not be the first choice for your family vacation, but Ohio has tons of choices to make your next family vacation a memorable one that is affordable and a complete blast.
An obvious choice for family vacations in Ohio, Cedar Point is THE place that your kids want to go. The over 350-acre amusement park located on a peninsula in Lake Erie has over 70 rides including four roller coasters over 200 feet.
Hocking Hills, OH
The Hocking Hills area of Ohio is known for it’s breathtaking natural beauty and the best way to see the tree-covered hills of Southeast Ohio is by zip line. Explore Hocking Hills has a few choices for the thrill-seeking family if they want to zip-line over the canopy or through caves and cliffs. Our own Rocky Fork Ranch is in the Hocking Hills area! There are some beautiful cabin stays available!
Newport, KY (Cincinnati)
On the other side of the river from Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River sits Newport Aquarium in Newport on the Levee. Surrounded by restaurants and nightlife, this family-friendly spot is a fantastic stop. See the beauty of jellyfish in the gallery or watch penguins play in the Kroger Penguin Palooza. Even big kids can appreciate Newport Aquarium.
African Safari Wildlife Park
Port Clinton, OH
It wouldn’t be Ohio, with our relaxed exotic animals laws, without a drive-thru safari. This spot in northern Ohio is a great place to see animals up close and personal. You can even feed some of them from your car!
National Museum of the United States Air Force
In the same city where Wilbur and Orville dreamed of flight is the best spot for the largest aviation museum in the country. There are over 350 aircraft and missiles on display and it is even great for families on a budget as admission is free!