Holiday events within a 5-hour drive of Central Ohio

I’ve spent the last 15 years within an hour of Columbus, Ohio, so I’m finding I’m ready to get out and explore more of my home and neighboring states.  The Midwest (and Pennsylvania) enjoy a plethora of events to relish in Yuletide joy! Here’s a guide to Christmas & holiday displays, including light shows, festivals, and shopping opportunities. Ohio Ohio Girl Travels gives a rundown of Ohio’s Best Christmas Lights Displays. Clifton Mill is less than an hour’s drive from …

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5 FREE Christmas Events near Columbus, Ohio

This post may contain affiliate links. Central Ohio is the perfect place to enjoy the Christmas season with your family!  The chilled air and falling snow will get you in the mood to take in the sights and sounds with your children.  Here are 5 free Christmas events near Columbus, Ohio! Scioto Mile Christmas Lights The Scioto Mile is a great place to chill in the heat of summer, but now you can enjoy it during the holiday season.  The …

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A visit to the Newark Earthworks with kids

Some of the best travel happens right outside your door.  We lived nearly on top of the Newark Earthworks for 7 years, yet never really fully explored them.  When some nice November weather hit us, I realized that NOW was the time to visit. The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures IN THE WORLD.  The earthworks were built by the Hopewell culture between 100 B.C. and 500 A.D.   Over the years, the growth of Newark destroyed many …

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5 free things to do in Columbus, Ohio with kids

Columbus, Ohio is a great city for young families because it has to cater to its own demographics!  Those aged 25-34 make up 17% of the city’s population, so you know that where there are young couples, there are usually young children!   Columbus boasts of its diverse neighborhoods, great festivals, and a love for the arts.  However, concerts and festivals can end up costing a family a lot of money!  I’ve compiled a list of 5 FREE things to enjoy …

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