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Does this school year have you feeling a little worn down? Do you think you deserve a vacation? With summer approaching quickly, I’m sure you are like me and have thought a hundred times about where you could go to get away. But if you are the average college student, you’re also probably thinking about the lack of money needed to fund that vacation.

That’s why I am here to help. There are places right here in Northeast Ohio that are cheap, close, and just as fun as some far-away resort. Here are the top three weekend getaway spots that will make you want to hang around Cleveland this summer:

  • Thrillville- Cedar Point is located in Sandusky and offers everything that will make you feel like a kid again. With some of the fastest and largest roller coasters, your adrenaline will be racing faster than the Millennium Force. Cedar Point’s food selection ranges from quick snacks to dine-in restaurants. Play the carnival games to show off your true skills. Not looking to make the drive home after a fun-filled day? Then stay at Cedar Point’s resort and indoor water park, Castaway Bay. This hotel offers early access to the park and Lake Erie’s beach, where you can relax after the long day.
     
  • It’s a Jungle in There- Break away from the traditional water parks because Kalahari blows them out of the water. The jungle-themed resort and water park will leave you begging for more hours in the day. It is the largest indoor water park in the United States consisting of over a dozen slides, a wave pool, real life surfing experiences, water basketball courts, a lazy river and much more! You think that sounds amazing? You haven’t even heard half of it. It also features an outdoor water park, delicious restaurants, beautiful suites, indoor putt-putt, an arcade, shops, and a petting zoo with exotic animals. It’s the perfect weekend getaway, whether it’s with your family or friends. Even though it is only Sandusky, you will feel like you escaped to an enchanted place.
     
  • Island of Adventure- Put-in-Bay may be secluded on South Bass Island, but don’t think people there don’t know how to have fun. It’s one of the most interesting places in Ohio to visit. If you decide to pick Put-in-Bay as your weekend getaway, make sure to clear your planner because there is too much to see in just one day! Some of the activities include: jet skiing, horseback riding, concerts, camping, fishing, wine tastings, the fascinating night life, historical attractions, rock climbing, shopping and much more! The only way to get there is a ride on the fairy across Lake Erie. Don’t worry about leaving your car behind; you can just rent a golf cart to drive around the island when you get there.

Stay in Cleveland this summer and experience what it has to offer!