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    How to Spend a Weekend in Pittsburgh With Kids

    If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know we have been loving road trips lately! With two small kids, road trips are so much easier, and there are tons of really cool places for us to visit within a three hour driving distance from Cleveland. The other weekend we made a road trip to Pittsburgh, PA. Just under two and a half hour drive, Pittsburgh was the perfect place to spend a weekend with the kids. There was so much to see and do, and all within a 10-15 minute drive of where we stayed.  Read on for kid-friendly things to do in Pittsburgh. Heinz History Center The city’s…

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    Kid-Friendly Things to do in Columbus

    My family and I had the opportunity to explore the city of Columbus and I was so pleasantly surprised by all the kid-friendly activities there is to do in the city. Columbus definitely flies under the radar, which is great because you can have a really enjoyable weekend trip here without spending tons of money. Where We Stayed We were really fortunate to be hosted at Hotel Leveque for the weekend. This hotel is architecturally stunning to walk through, with beautiful décor in every direction. The rooms were just as stunning with comfortable beds. If you have the budget to stay here I would absolutely recommend it! Where We Ate…

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    13 Waterfalls Near Cleveland

    If you’re looking to visit some waterfalls when you’re in the Cleveland area, you’re in luck! Surprisingly, there are many waterfalls within a 30 mile range of the city to check out. Since most of these waterfalls are relatively easy to access, you could easily see all of these within a day or two if you really wanted to! I’m sharing 13 waterfalls near Cleveland to visit. Day’s Dam (Lorain) Day’s Dam waterfall is a part of the Black River Reservation. This waterfall is easy to access and can be an impressive sight to see after a heavy waterfall. To get to this waterfall, park at the Day’s Dam Picnic…

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    The Best Hiking East of Cleveland

    Cleveland is well known for it’s ongoing battle: east side or west side? As someone who lives on the west side, I am almost never excited to hop on I-90E.  However, there is one area where the east side has won me over and I am always willing to drop what I’m doing and hit the road to do: hiking. And, surprisingly,  the area east of Cleveland has some of my favorite hiking trails.  Below I’m sharing my five favorite parks and the best hiking east of Cleveland. North Chagrin Reservation Part of the Cleveland Metroparks system, I’ve previously ranked this park as an “honorable mention” as one of my favorites,…