The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “best Ohio staycation destination” category.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 30 categories.
Winner: Hocking Hills
Within Hocking Hills State Park are over 25 miles of hiking trails, rock formations, waterfalls, and recess caves. The trails are open from dawn to dusk, all year round, including holidays. The park contains seven hiking areas: Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow (nature preserve), Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, and Hemlock Bridge Trail to Whispering Cave. The area is very popular with tourists and features many private inns, campgrounds, cabins, restaurants, and other related businesses, including a zipline.
19852 OH-664, Logan
If you’re looking for things to do near Cleveland, Cedar Point in Sandusky is the must-go destination. It’s home to 70 amazing rides, from the family-friendly Snake River Expedition to the adrenaline-pumping roller coasters like Steel Vengeance and Millennium Force. Live shows, immersive dining, and signature summer events add diverse layers to the experience.
1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Kalahari Resort & Conventions are full-service vacation destinations including meeting and convention facilities that combine America’s largest indoor waterparks with the magic of Africa. Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and Round Rock, Texas, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ innovative waterparks, family entertainment centers, luxury spas, adventurous restaurants, and convention centers deliver beyond expectations, all under one roof.
000 Kalahari Dr., Sandusky