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Cincinnati Bloggers Share Their Favorite Weekend Getaways

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We had the opportunity to sit down with a few local Cincinnati bloggers to discuss their favorite weekend getaways from Cincinnati.  With endless adventure and places to explore within a few hours of the city, we wanted to share where other local travelers road tripping to.  Here are a few new destinations to add to your bucket list.

Fairfield County, Ohio

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Have you been to Fairfield County in Ohio? If not, you are missing a wonderful treat! Over the summer, my blog partner and I had the pleasure of visiting and loved the variety of options available. It was such a great getaway location and perfect for all ages! There were local shops, wineries, breweries, great food, children’s museums, and so much more!

One of my favorite areas of Fairfield County is Buckeye Lake Winery. You guys…it’s amazing!! Their winery is located right on the lake which means beautiful scenery all around you! If the weather is nice, I strongly encourage you to take your glass on the patio while watching the boats or just living in the moment. Unlike many wineries, they also have a full menu of delicious food. The fried green beans, cheese plate, and fig and gorgonzola flatbread are all incredible. And of course… the wine! We had a tasting with a variety of reds and whites that were delicious! We happily went home with a few bottles. The wine was so balanced that we had to have more for home.

A few additional events and places to check out here are:

  • The Corn Festival- Corn on the cob fresh off the grill… need we say more?
  • Weldon’s Ice Cream- Prepare yourself to make tough decisions in this shop.
  • Cute boutiques in downtown Lancaster- Because who’s not up for shopping?!

Fairfield County is an unexpected travel location that is cute and quaint but filled with so many great options. We encourage you to visit if you are looking for something different where you can spend quality time with your closest friends, family, or partner!

To hear more about this lovely area, click the Pursuit of Delights blog post below for additional details!


Photo Credit: Pursuit of Delights

About Pursuit of Delights

Tiffany D. & Tiffany B. were both born with a passion for food and travel. For them, there is nothing like dining at an up and coming restaurant or stepping on the soil of places they have never been around the world. Read more about this dynamic duo at Pursuit of Delights.






Hocking Hills, Ohio

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Last summer I went on a weekend trip to Hocking Hills with 6 other friends. We wanted to find somewhere new to visit and get outdoors, so the 2.5-hour drive was perfect for a weekend getaway. We spent the first day in Hocking Hills State Park where there are numerous trails that lead you to scenic locations such as Cedar Falls, Devil’s Bathtub and Old Man’s Cave. The next day we spent visiting Lake Logan State Park to play sand volleyball and swim in the lake.

We stayed in a beautiful log cabin through Buffalo Lodging Company that made this experience unforgettable. We were in a private wooded location close to other local trails. There was plenty of space for everyone inside, and our cabin featured a large fireplace, hot tub, outdoor fire pit area, and entertainment space in the basement.
I highly recommend visiting the Hocking Hills area. There are many trails and areas of the park that we didn’t visit on our weekend trip, but we hope to next time! 
Simply Saranda
Photo Credit: Simply Saranda

About Simply Saranda

My name is Saranda and my blog is called Simply Saranda. After graduating from college and being a young twenty-something, I decided to launch my lifestyle blog. Being a frequent traveler, thrifty-minded, and a born-and-raised Cincy loving girl, I love to share my experiences with all of my readers!
Follow more of Saranda’s journeys at Simply Saranda! 

Dale Hollow, Kentucky

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Visiting Dale Hollow, Kentucky in the fall is a great way to experience a small town that is full of adventures. The Dale Hollow Lake Resort and Park is an option for guests looking to stay in the area.  Start your weekend getaway to Dale Hollow by going on a few leisurely strolls to take in the scenery.

My fiancee` and I visit a family friend who works in renovating and remodeling properties around the area.  He stays on farmland that has an outlying area filled with livestock.   He acts as our personal tour guide to the area, taking in us to the lesser seen parts of Dale Hollow which are just as scenic with the surrounding lake and islands.

Those leisure strolls I mentioned earlier are a great way to warm-up for one of the lengthier hikes found around Dale Hollow. We had the opportunity to traverse a few of the trails which lead to stunning scenery and views.  Another activity that we took part in is boating.  Taking the boat out on a lake is a great way to experience this beautiful part of Kentucky.


About Alicia Brown Blog

My name is Alicia M. Brown and  I have always loved to create for the art of informing and influencing.  I did work briefly in childcare as I have and Assoc. of Arts in Pre-Early Childhood, but I liked to work behind the scenes creating, entertaining and educating.  I do work at times in the local/regional arts and film industry, office temp and intern for Ebony J Media, LLC as an event recap blogger as well as highlight other events, other interests and managing her social media at times. Learn more about Alicia Brown’s Blog.

Looking For More Great Weekend Getaways From Cincinnati

Are you looking for more great weekend getaways ideas? Be sure to head over to our 10 Weekend Getaways From Cincinnati to get inspired.  We have tons of great ideas to inspire your wanderlust.