Winter Vacations In Ohio

Ohio’s natural beauty, snowy landscapes, and landmark cultural attractions make the state a perfect destination for your next winter vacation. Whether you want to spend time outdoors or prefer world-class city-hopping, Ohio offers something for everyone. Make your trip even better with centrally located rentals in Ohio. Indian Lake Rental houses are conveniently located within easy driving distance of all Ohio’s must-see destinations. Explore the top Ohio vacation ideas and start planning your next trip.

Hit The Ski Slopes

You don’t need to leave the state to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other classic mountainside activities. Ohio is home to a range of stellar ski slopes. Whether you’re looking for beginner-level hills, activities for the whole family, or expert challenges, you can find the perfect snow experience right in Ohio.

Mad River Mountain is located in Zanesfield, only half an hour away from your Indian Lake rental home. Mad River Mountain offers 20 trails for a range of skill levels. They also provide lessons for all ages in case you’re new to the slopes. You can ski, snowboard, or try snow tubing on your Mad River Mountain trip.

Snow Trails is a little further away in Mansfield, about a two-hour drive from Indian Lake, but it’s worth the trip. This family-focused ski destination runs a robust children’s ski program perfect for young beginners. They offer a variety of trails, lessons for all ages, and fun activities like after-dark glow tubing. 

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Every music and pop culture fan should visit Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at least once in their life. This seven-story museum is jam-packed with exhibits such as instruments, costumes, equipment, and other cultural artifacts. You can explore in-depth rock history, one decade at a time. Don’t skip the Hall of Fame inductees, which include the most influential musicians of the modern era. 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a stunning waterfront view of Lake Erie. You can hit the road in your RV or make it a day trip. Either way, Cleveland is less than three hours away from your Indian Lake rental house.

Cedar Point Amusement Park’s Winter Chill Out

There’s good news and bad news for thrill lovers. Cedar Point Amusement Park is closed during the winter, so you can’t experience its world-class roller coasters and other attractions until spring. However, if you plan your trip carefully, you can enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the park during Winter Chill Out. This one-day charity event includes a hands-on experience of the closed park. Attendees will enjoy provided lunch, a meet-and-greet with park officials, previews of upcoming projects, and a look at the dramatic snow-covered rides. 

Cedar Point is located in Sandusky, just two hours from our lakeside rentals in Ohio.

Columbus Zoo And Aquarium

Columbus has many fascinating attractions, including the award-winning Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You can visit more than 10,000 animals from around the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Stage shows and educational programs help you learn about the animals living in the zoo. 

Winter is a great time to enjoy the zoo’s polar bears and other creatures that thrive in the cold. If you visit before the holidays, you can also experience Wildlights. This seasonal celebration features more than 3 million lights displayed throughout the zoo. Wildlights are normally on display from late November through New Year’s. Columbus is only an hour and a half away from Indian Lake, close enough that you can enjoy Wildlights after dark and still be home by bedtime.

Cincinnati Museum Center

If you’d rather spend time away from the winter cold, plan a trip to the great indoors with the Cincinnati Museum Center. Located inside Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, the Museum Center is a combination of museums boasting almost 2 million artifacts combined. You can visit the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, and the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, all from one central location. Union Terminal is a worthy destination on its own, thanks to its beautiful Art Deco design. Cincinnati is just two hours away from your Indian Lake rentals in Ohio.

Exploring Winter In Ohio

Ohio winters offer something for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful snow, soak up arts and culture, or simply spend time with your loved ones, you’ll make lifelong memories during the Ohio winter. Check out our rentals in Ohio or explore Ohio RV travel, then start planning your vacation today.