Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo has achieved both AZA and World Conservation Zoo accreditation—a distinction given to only 10 percent of the nation’s zoos. Penguins, Galapagos turtles, jaguars, Sumatran tigers and more exotic creatures await. The Zoo's new exhibit, Grizzly Ridge, opens in July.

Bath and Hudson

Make a day of it in Bath, which is home of the historical Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm & Village and the Bath Nature Preserve.  Afterwards, move on to Hudson, where the First & Main District offers shopping and dining along the charming streets.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park aboard one of the oldest and most scenic tourist excursion railways in the U.S. Board at the Akron Northside Station, Peninsula Depot or Rockside Station in Independence. Learn about the area’s history from the “Voices of the Valley” audio tour during a regular round trip. CVSR offers year-round special events, including the "Ales on Rails" beer tasting train or Grape Escape wine tasting train, Day Out With Thomas, the Polar Express, Bike Aboard! and numerous other family-friendly theme rides during the year.

Fun Makers/Heaven Bound Ascensions

Soar the skies of Cleveland, Akron and Canton from the basket of a hot air balloon at dawn or dusk. Experience the free feeling of drifting through the valleys over pristine lakes and streams, or pick leaves while skimming over treetops.

Sarah's Vineyard

This pre-civil war farmhouse hosts a sustainable winery operation and art gallery. Spend some time tasting wines and simple food pairings in the tasting room, loft, garden, deck with fire-pit, or the outdoor pavilion opening this summer.

The Winery at Wolf Creek

This family-owned winery offers wine tastings, cooking classes, tours, and other events. Ohio’s countryside is the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of tasting wine, either outside or while strolling the picturesque vineyards.

Wildwater Kingdom

Enjoy a day of splashy thrills at Wildwater Kingdom. Whether catching waves at the wave pool Tidal Wave Bay, careening down the 100-foot Thunder Falls water slides, or relaxing in an inner tube, you're bound to have a blast. Call or visit website for park hours.