If you want a respite from the scorching summer heat, to engage in a fun and relaxing activity, then you don’t need to go any farther than Ohio. The city is the house to some of the most famous amusement parks and the best water parks. Apart from recreational places, there are a lot of other things as well that you can engage in such as:
1. Go have a look at the Country Fairs
Nothing says it’s summer like snacking on a foot-long corn dog and meandering around a country fair! In Marion, around twenty-five minutes away, you can get the 168th Marion County Fair from July second through July seventh. Rides, reasonable food and more are guaranteed in this fair! It’s an extraordinary time to get a show, ride a couple of rides, and invest the day getting a charge out of energy with the ones you adore. For a long time, this celebration has been serving up flavorful nourishment and awesome stimulation. You would never dare to miss it!
2. Have an adventurous trip on the rides at Cedar Point
Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cedar Point is a mammoth water park. Children of any age will have a great time here! In May, Cedar Point will open the record-breaking, first of its kind, Steel Vengeance which is a hybrid-hybrid roller coaster. Entry ticket price starts from $50 per person and ranges according to the varying packages.
3. Get lost in the mysterious beauty of Marblehead Lighthouse
Located on the coast of Lake Erie, Marblehead Lighthouse was built in the year 1822. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the whole of USA. Surrounded by Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, it is a picture-perfect location to have a surreal picnic. It also makes for an amazing photography subject. The entrée fee is a mere $3 and the lighthouse is open from noon to 4 pm in the evening. However, only children of age 6 years or older are permitted inside for safety reasons.
4. Visit Columbus Farmers’ Market
Have a taste of the delicious and succulent strawberries in this summer. You can also hand pick your own strawberries from the U-Pick Farms in the Columbus Farmers’ market area. Take home a horde of fresh strawberries to make strawberry jam or sangria to enjoy this heat. Arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The field can become over-picked if you reach there late. Pack some boots to keep your feet clean and lather on sunscreen and enjoy the fresh produce of this place
5. Looking for a bit of adventure?
Feed the adventurous soul by not doing something risky. Rather, go to Cedar Point or King’s Island. Have a fun of the thrilling roller coaster rides or have the fun of the amazing water parks in these amusement parks. Plan a trip with your friends and near ones to these places to make your summertime more fun.
6. Get close to Nature
Be the hiker or the nature lover that you so gladly follow on instagram. Awaken your inner adventurer, by scaling the nearby mountains or go on a trekking trip with your mates. Follow your dreams to the breathtaking Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You can enjoy the thrills of kayaking, a walk in the playground and paddle boating. You can even take your pet dogs with you to keep company.
7. Hit the beaches for a little swim and sunbathing
Lake Erie sports miles of shoreline that has magnificent beaches, perfect for swimming areas. You can also enjoy fishing there. Many of these areas are publicly available.