In Ohio, there are a plethora of neat destinations to explore and weekend vacation places to relax and have fun.  When there is only one to explore, picking a destination which you can take in all in a day can be a difficult task. We have provided the information below (in no specific order) about the best places for a day trip in Ohio.

German Village

In Ohio, you can find some towns with small sizes, which are fantastic places for a day trip, irrespective of the time of the year. One of these unique destinations is German Village, sited in the capital of Ohio, Columbus. You will find this place a perfect day trip destination during any season owing to its architecture, unique shops, local eateries as well as history.

The Wilds

While Ohio has an overabundance of spectacular zoos, The Wilds in Cumberland provides a delightful way to watch fascinating animals. Based on the option of the tour you select, you can enjoy a very close encounter with these exotic animals or take a Safari Transport to study them (from a distance that is safe)as they roam without any disturbance. You can learn a lot of things about a number of those species, which are rare and endangered, available in the place.

Ohio State Reformatory

This should be your destination if you seek a place that is beyond the ordinary to explore the state of Ohio. However, let’s sound a note of warning: This place isn’t for the chicken-hearted. Though you may find the exterior of the facility strikingly pleasant, some wild and restless animals reside within its interior. Ohio State Reformatory should be your pick if you are fond of exploring creepy museums as well as haunted places.

The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café

This is a great destination, which is sited in Orville in Ohio State. The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café is a fun place that you and your entire family can explore. It offers guests a lot more than peanut butter and fruit spreads as you will have the opportunity of gaining knowledge about the company’s history as well as the various brands.

Old Man’s Cave

If you are one of those people that are yet to engage in hiking of the Old Man’s Cave trail at Hocking Hills State sited in Logan, then you are missing out on a lot of things. The Old Man’s Cave is debatably the most pleasant trail for hiking in the whole of Ohio. It gives you a temporary feeling as if you live in the film, Lord of the Rings. The total distance of the trail is roughly 1 mile and approximately 60 minutes is required to cover the range. Thus, the destination is ideal for one day hike.


This is the last destination for a day trip we will look at in this article, but not the least. Peninsula is a tiny town that is located in Ohio and blends natural beauty with state-of-the-art facilities. Beautifully, the city does the preservation of a rural setting in an urban destination. Peninsula is a lovely village, which is found in the middle of the charming Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


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