Day Trips Around Columbus You Must do With You Family - Kid 101

Day Trips Around Columbus You Must do With You Family

Being the capital of Ohio, Columbus is the largest and the most popular city in the state. Known for its spectacular landmarks and the world-renowned The Ohio State University, this city is home of 879,170 people.

However, the reason why people simply love the capital of Ohio is not only because of the amazing attractions it has to offer to its visitors but also because there are a number of day trips that people can take from there.

Here is your ultimate guide regarding that matter:

Put in Bay

If you truly want to get the taste of something different than the monotony of your daily life without having to go miles and miles away then consider visiting Put in Bay. So what exactly we are talking about here? Put in Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie – one of the biggest touristic attraction near Columbus.

To visit this idyllic place, all you have to do is just to book a ride on a ferry boat and just get lost in the charm of the island life even if that’s just for a few hours. To enhance the experience make sure to make a to-do list of everything you want to visit during your stay on the island.

Our best suggestions go to Put in Bay Winery or Heineman’s Winery where you can take a sip of some of the best wines produced on the area of Ohio or simply go to take some selfies and relax at  Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Whichever option you choose, you wouldn’t regret it at all

Where: 1371 Langram Rd, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456, USA

King’s Island

If you are someone who is still a kid deep in the heart or you have a kid who is all about running around and have fun all day long then – King’s Island in Mason – that’s the place to go. Unlike Put in Bay, King’s Island is not really an island, but even better than that, especially for kids, it is one of the best-themed parks in the entire state of Ohio.

Believe it or not, it has even 12 roller coasters, the Grand Carousel, 5 extreme thrill rides, 20 rides for kids and what even not else. However, if you truly want to create memories that you’ll never ever get out of your head then make sure to check out their ride which includes the legendary Eiffel Tower – for instance, you may even get the feeling that you are in Paris. And of course, also keep in mind to visit their Soak City Waterpark where you can have fun with the water in so many cool ways that you may not even imagine.

Where: 6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason, OH 45040, USA

When: 8 am – 4:30 pm


Sometimes a day in nature could be better than any therapy in the world and if you are in or around Columbus, Newark could be that therapy. With natural sites like Newark Earthworks and Dawes Arboretum, this charming city is something that should not be ignored under any circumstance.

Covering an area of 2000 acres, Dawes Arboretum is like a paradise on Earth for all nature lovers who not only want to enjoy the beauty of nature but also learn a little bit more about it. If you are one of them, then make sure to take part in their programs and tours where you can fully explore this magnificent park.

On the other hand, Newark Earthworks is all about geometry as there you can witness a series of geometric earthen mounds made by Native Americans centuries ago. Impressive!

Where: Newark Ohio, USA

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