Travel With Kids

A Visit to the AHA! Children’s Museum: (45-minute drive time from Columbus)We had the time and opportunity over winter break to explore the AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum, in Lancaster, Ohio, and we are so glad we did! The museum is an easy 45-minute drive from Columbus and admission is only $6, which makes it a very manageable and worthwhile day trip.

A Fall Day on US-68: (1 hour drive time from Columbus) One of our favorite day-trips out of Columbus is to Yellow Springs, Ohio. It is less than an hour’s drive from Columbus and is a beautiful, small town with many friendly people and unique stores and restaurants. In the fall we find ourselves spending quite a bit of time just outside the town and end up having a full day of fall fun on US-68 (the highway that leads into Yellow Springs from I-70).


A Spring Weekend in Cincinnati With Kids: (1.5 hour drive time from Columbus) Located on the Ohio River, the “Queen City” has much to offer on a weekend getaway with the family. It’s such an easy drive and a whole new city of adventure for Columbusites like us. Read on to see how we spent 28-hours exploring Cincinnati with our 19-month-old daughter.

Learning Through Play at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum: (1.5 hour drive from Columbus) The Duke Energy Children’s Museum at the Cincinnati Museum Center is an easy drive down I-71 from Columbus and admission is only $5.50-$10.50 (depending on age). The relatively short drive and affordable cost allow it to be a fun day trip from home or must-see stop on a weekend away in the Queen City.

A trip to The Newport Aquarium with the Young and the Old(er): (1.5 hour drive from Columbus) The Newport Aquarium was a must see on our list of things to do when we were in Cincinnati. The aquarium is located just over the river from Cincinnati in Newport, Kentucky.

Exploring Traverse City with Kids: (6.5 hour drive time from Columbus). Located on Lake Michigan, Traverse City is the “Cherry Capital of the World” and a wonderful place for a weekend trip in the fall for any family. We had heard so many wonderful things about Northern Michigan that we decided to hit the road to check it out for ourselves. In one weekend, we fell in love with the city and it’s residents! The people were refreshingly friendly, the scenery was breathtaking and we never had to search far for a good meal.