Spring Break Staycations

 

Planning a staycation for Spring Break this year?  Consider these options as you plan your adventures!

1. Cleveland, OH 

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Distance from John Carroll: 9.1 mi (22 minutes)

Approximate Travel Cost: $5 for RTA day pass or $20 for gas and parking

Activities to do: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Tower City Center for shopping, Great Lakes Science Center,  Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum,  West Side Market,  Cleveland Cavaliers basketball games, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (March 4-16)

2. Toledo, OH

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Distance from John Carroll: 124 mi (2 hours)

Approximate Travel Cost: Megabus ticket (range from $1-$50), or $29.11 in gas plus parking

Activities to do: Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Tony Packo’s Cafe, Toledo Firefighters Museum, Maumee Bay State Park and Resort, Imagination Station, Toledo Rocket Athletics (The University of Toledo)

3. Pittsburgh, PA

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Distance from John Carroll: 125 miles (2 hours)

Approximate Travel Cost: Megabus ticket (range from $1-$50), or $28.94 in gas plus parking

Activities to do: visit The Strip District, Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (History, Art, Andy Warhol, and Science Center), St. Anthony’s Chapel, Frick Art & Historical Center, National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

4. Columbus, OH

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Distance from John Carroll: 146 mi (2 hours 17 minutes)

Approximate Travel Cost: Megabus ticket (range from $1-$50), or $33.92 in gas plus parking

Activities to do:  Franklin Park Conservatory, Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus Museum of Art, Statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort, The Buckeyes (Ohio State University Athletics)

5. Cincinnati, OH

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Distance from John Carroll: 254 mi (3 hours 55 minutes)

Approximate Travel Cost: Megabus ticket (range from $1-$50), or $55.61 in gas plus parking

Activities to do: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Art Museum, American Sign Museum, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Full Throttle Indoor Karting, William Howard Taft National Historic Site

 

Always remember if you are planning any of these types of trips to leave time to explore SAFELY.  Do not go wandering into dark alleyways, but instead go wandering down busy streets with tons of stores or museums.  Plans are good, but the best kinds of memories are the unexpected kind!