Bored? Take a daytrip!

Alison Ritchie

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Distance: 40.35 mi

Time: 54 minutes

Place to eat: Hard Rock Café

230 W. Huron St.

Cleveland, OH 44113

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a landmark of pride for Northeast Ohio. But how many times have you actually been there? In addition to its permanent collection, the Rock Hall is featuring the “Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock” exhibit that showcases the work of Patti Smith, Joan Jett and Grace Slick, in addition to others. The cost of admission for the Rock Hall is $22.

Polaris Fashion Place

1500 Polaris Parkway

Columbus, OH 43240

Distance: 120.84 mi

Time: 2 hours 7 minutes

Place to eat: California Pizza Kitchen

Located on the lower level in the mall between Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue

While Easton Town Center offers excellent outdoor shopping selections in Columbus, Polaris Fashion Place is an indoor mall that’s perfect for Ohio’s unpredictable weather. The mall has over 150 specialty stores including Forever XXI, Saks Fifth Avenue, Apple, Banana Republic, J.Crew and Von Maur.


7000 Kalahari Drive

Sandusky, OH 44870

Distance: 82.89 mi

Time: 1 hour 32 minutes

Place to eat: Damon’s Grill and Sport’s Bar

701 E. Water St.

Sandusky, OH 44870

One of the problems with spending spring break in Ohio is the snow on the ground. It’s impossible to get use out of that new bathing suit and go swimming outside. Kalahari, an indoor water park, is a fun alternative for those who can’t make it to the beach. An all-day pass on Mondays through Thursdays costs $39, but an evening pass is $29. Weekend passes are $3 extra.

Canton Palace Theatre

605 Market Ave. North

Canton, Ohio 44702

Distance: 34.57 mi

Time: 44 minutes

Places to eat: Arcadia Grille

321 Court Ave. NW

Canton, OH 44702

For those looking to catch a movie over break, the Canton Palace Theatre’s art film series has culture that many new releases lack. On March 24, the Palace will show “Another Year,” a film about a married couple and their surrounding dysfunctional relationships. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $5 at the door.

Kendall Cliffs

60 Kendall Park Road

Peninsula, Ohio 44264

Distance: 10.94 mi

Time: 22 minutes

Place to eat: The Winking Lizard

1615 Main St.

Peninsula, OH 44264

Whether you’re an avid rock climber looking to train before summer, or you’re a beginner, Kendall Cliffs is the place to go. It has 7,000 square feet of rock-climbing surface, with heights reaching up to 35 feet. An adult day pass is $15. Visitors can rent rope, climbing shoes and other equipment for additional charges.

Akron Zoo

500 Edgewood Ave.

Akron, OH 44307

Distance: 16.2 mi

Time: 23 minutes

Place to eat: The Diamond Delicatessen

378 South Main St.

Akron, OH 44311

At first, it may seem like a trip for students on a fourth grade field trip, but the Akron Zoo can be a fun, outdoor activity as an adult too. It’s home to more than 700 animals, including many endangered species. Adult admission is $6.

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