Five Trips to Take in Ohio this Year

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At Bob Ross Buick GMC, we’re dedicated to providing you a superior automotive experience! Helping our friends and neighbors from Centerville to Kettering and beyond make the most of their lives is, after all, what we’re about! That’s why we’re excited to share our top five day trip ideas for you to take near Centerville or Dayton, Ohio. Looking to get out of town for a bit and hit “reset”? Here are our top five suggestions for safe, affordable, and convenient day trips to take this year when you want to get out of dodge.

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Located in Cleveland, OH, the Cleveland Botanical Garden is a mecca of beauty that beckons you to come and visit for a road trip in Ohio! The Holden Forests & Gardens portion of this park is now open to the public, giving you access to a breath of fresh air and a diverse array of flora and fauna to enjoy. Tickets to this attraction must be purchased in advance (not on-site) for $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Loveland Castle (Chateau Laroche)

There are several castles to visit near Centerville, but one of our customers’ favorites has consistently been Loveland Castle in Loveland, OH. Officially dubbed Chateau Laroche, this castle is located just south of Loveland Park near the Little Miami River and makes for a great day trip in Ohio. Fun fact: this historic site was built one brick at a time by Henry Andrews. It features four types of towers, a dry-moat, a domed ceiling, and tons of hand-tiling inside.

Ohio Amish Country

Looking for a place to road-trip to in Ohio that offers a different pace than you probably experience during life in Springboro or Bellbrook? There are plenty of Amish country communities to visit, including the towns of Berlin, Millersburg, and Walnut Creek. Looking for a more “staged” experience that’s meant to be interactive? Head to Yoder’s Amish Home in Holmes County. For just $13 (adults ages 13+) and $9 (kids ages 2-12) you can take a grand tour, buggy ride, and farm tour, which takes about 1.5 hours.

Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills offers several trails to visit, and “Old Man’s Cave”, located on Route 664. It’s near this attraction, at the Upper Falls, where the “Grandma Gatewood Trail” begins — a trail that extends six miles, connecting three of the parks main areas. What else does this park offer? A cave, called Ash Cave, several waterfalls, camping opportunities, and more!

Lake Erie Beaches

Want to unwind for a day of (safe) fun and sun? There are tons of beaches along Lake Erie’s Coast that you can visit for an easy Ohio road trip! Be sure to check out details and hours of operation for each before visiting, along with any other pertinent rules. From Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo to Erie County’s Nickel Plate Beach, your beach options near Oakwood are nearly endless!

Get Your Car Road-Trip Ready with Bob Ross Buick GMC!

Ready to get your car up-to-speed so you can safely take an out-of-town day trip in Ohio? Our service experts here at Bob Ross Buick GMC will be happy to help you with that! What’s more, when you browse our selection of ongoing service specials, you can save more when scheduling your next service appointment. From all of us here at Bob Ross Buick GMC, we can’t wait to get your vehicle ready for a fun road trip near Centerville, Ohio!

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