- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Travel to Ohio, USA
Ohio State Football - Columbus
If you are sports fan, you are never, ever alone. Nobody loves a football team (or the best damn band in the land) as much as we love our Ohio State Buckeyes. We love them unconditionally, but even more when they win - which, thank god, happens more often than not. If you're in town for a home game either be prepared to embrace the scarlet and gray or find refuge in one of the few bars, restaurants or shops without a Brutus Buckeye in the window. If you are lucky enough to score a ticket to the game (or even if you aren't), spend some time walking around OSU's downtown campus for a mix of collegiate traditions and urban excitement.
Cedar Point is awesome! Dubbed the Best Amusement Park in the World, it definitely lives up to the hype. Though it's a bit of a drive to Sandusky, it's worth the early morning drive for an entire day of roller coasters. This theme park's got rides like the top thrill dragster (which shoots riders a half a mile in 16 seconds), the Power Tower (a 240 ft free fall) and the Raptor, as well as a full water park and kid's park. It currently has 17 large roller coasters, as well as over 40 other rides for the whole family. If you don't feel like waiting in line or want to cram in as many coasters into one day as you can, get a fast-pass to shoot you to the front of the line.
Franklin Park Conservatory
For over 100 years, Franklin Park Conservatory has educated kids and adults about horticulture and natural life in Ohio. The 88 acres of over 400 exotic species of plants from around the world provide a beautiful backdrop for a walk in the park. Annual exhibitions include The Orchid Forest, Blooms and Butterflies, and Holidays at the Conservatory. The Conservatory also features a wide collection of work from national and international natural artists on display around the grounds. Visit the park to learn or for a relaxing afternoon in downtown Columbus.
Old Man's Cave
Located in southeastern Ohio, Old Man's Cave is part of Hawking Hills State Park and is one of the best spots in Ohio to see waterfalls, sandstone cliffs and rock formations with names like the Devil's Bathtub, Sphinx Head, Eagle Rock and Whale in the Wall. Old Man's Cave is also home to the tallest tree in Ohio- a 149-foot-tall hemlock. There are five main sections within Old Man's Cave: Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge. There are numerous hiking and biking trails to connect these areas for easy access around the park, and there is also a visitors center for more information and picnic shelters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio to get up close and personal with some of music's greatest superstars. Artists like Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Beatles, James Brown, and many more have been honored and inducted into the hall of fame. Check out their memorabilia and exhibits from every era of rock and roll history. The Hall of Fame also holds movie screenings of tours and performance footage from the road. The Rock Hall hosts free summer concerts of up and coming, as well as classic bands like Murder by Death, Bruce Springsteen, Richie Sambora and Paramore.