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Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

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Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

We're in Lake County, and thanks to the flooding in PA, our vacation there the week after next now seems to be toast. We've been trying to find an alternative, something adult-oriented (we have no kids) not more than 3 hours from Cleveland that feels like, as my husband says, 'we're going away'. Does anyone have any ideas?

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1. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

Can you be more specific on your interests?

Depending on the weather you could go out to Sandusky. You could either stay there or take a ferry to the islands (e.g.: Put-in-Bay). There are adult cruises you can take and bars on the island. It depends on the date of your trip though because the season is closing soon. Weekends are probably still fun. This is all about 2/2.5 hours west of CLE.

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2. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

Consider Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh (there's a full service casino there), Chicago, perhaps even Columbus.

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3. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

How about Ohiopyle in PA? There's whitewater rafting on the Youghigheny River, biking on the Allegheny Trail and you can visit the Frank Lloyd Wright houses Falling Water and Kentuck Knob. There's a winery tucked in there, as well. This is a great trip for a 3 or 4 day weekend.

I also agree w/the Niagara Falls suggestion.

Edited: 11 September 2011, 12:52
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4. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

I agree Put In Bay or the other islands would be a nice getaway. Or any of the state park resorts like Mohican in central ohio. I also agree with the suggestion for Niagara Falls if you're looking for a little more to do.

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5. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

You could also try some of the resorts in PA - Nemacolin is fabulous - www.nemacolin.com

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6. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

Why not have an adult vacation in Cleveland? Pretend you're in New York or Chicago, at a fraction of the cost. Stay at one of the high-end hotels downtown - we like the Wyndham - and see a Broadway show at PlayhouseSquare after a dinner at one of the restaurants on E. 4th, like Lola, the Greenhouse, or La Strada.

If your taste is more music than theatre, take in a concert at a venue downtown or one of the concert clubs like the Beachland. There's little nightclubbing, but lots of live music performances.

Or after a restful night and breakfast in bed, have a museum day. University Circle has the Musuem of Art - free admittance! - as well as museums of history, natural science and the Botanical Gardens. Have a romantic meal at L'Albatros, or stroll over to Little Italy and get a great cannoli at Corbo's.

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7. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

My husband and I look forward to this time of year in NE Ohio. It's the perfect time to take a 'staycation' and visit local wineries and stay at a B&B or maybe Quail Hollow. We feel so lucky to have everything from Theatres in Cleveland to the Drive-In movie theatre in Warren and great restaurants all around. I would never live anywhere else. Have fun planning your trip - that's half of the excitement!

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8. Re: Any Good Vacation Ideas Within 3 Hours of Cleveland?

Hi! Have you ever been to or heard of Deep Creek Maryland. It's going to take about 3 and 1/2 hours to get there. It's a lake town. You can rent condo's or cottages or cabins around the lake. There you can rent boats,fishing, cook-out , go karts, local bars. I've been a few times. Usually over 4th of July so I don't know what it would be like this time of year. If you like laid back, outdoor types of vacation this would be nice. Here is a link for more information www.visitdeepcreek.com. A

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