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Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

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Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

I have family coming from Europe end of June to Chicago but will take a few days to drive from here to Toronto via Cleveland and stopping at Niagra Falls. Looking for places of interest to see from the Chicago to Cleveland portion. This is a couple turning 30yrs old. Any suggestions appreciated.

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1. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

A beautiful stop in Northern Ohio, before getting to Cleveland, could be

Marblehead Lighthouse near Sandusky, Ohio:

http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse

http://www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org/

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2. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

The greatest point of interest of my friends in and around 30 years of age along this route is The Point: https://www.cedarpoint.com/

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3. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

Do they like to do anything special? The two are good suggestions. But we could suggest a lot more.

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4. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

Start at www.shoresandislands.com. This is the major tourism site for the Western Basin(Sandusky, Port Clinton, etal.) and will have all the basics you need for the Islands, Ferries, and wineries.

Cleveland has the R&R HOF, and several ships to visit.

Just east of Cleveland is Ashtabula Co. which has wineries and covered bridges galore to visit. We like eating at the winery in Geneva in an old granary.

Check the site above plus the cities here on TA plus Ohio's travel website for additional.

Welcome them and enjoy!!

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5. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

That is so kind of you. I really don't know them that well. Possibly wineries or beer tours, music, beaches, shopping. Thanks

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6. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

If you're in the Cleveland area on a Thursday evening, Edgewater Live is a nice event at Edgewater Beach. Live music and food trucks all on the shores of Lake Erie.

https:/…edgewater-live

Edgewater Beach is a nice stop even if you are not there on a Thursday for the live event. Close by are the Detroit-Shoreway and Ohio City neighborhoods where you will find many restaurants and bars.

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7. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

If stopping by Sandusky you MUST visit Tofts Ice Cream, look them up you won't be disappointed!!!

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8. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

I would suggest Put in Bay. It's a great island to have a lot of fun. Plus the boat ride over is unique.

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9. Re: Chicago to Cleveland driving sites

Check out Geneva-on-the-Lake. The Lake House Inn and Winery, Ferante Winery, DeBonne Winery. All near I90 on your route to Toronto.

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