Monday, November 3, 2014

Destination of the Week: Toledo, OH

Destination of the Week: Toledo, OH

Toledo is a tough town to love.  Located about 5 miles from Lake Erie, the city was most recently in the news this summer for a drinking water ban.  The city lacks the natural beauty of Madison, WI, or the hype of Grand Rapids.  Instead, this is a working class town.  The middle child that does her job, does good, and without complaint or praise.   Toledo does have a history of powerful and successful business leaders who heavy invested in the city’s cultural attractions.  This city plays host to an art museum that will wow, a zoo that will educate, and sports teams to entertain.  Toledo may be a tough town to love, but in the end, you just might.

If you are up for a drive, Toledo’s far eastern suburbs include the lakeside resort towns of Port Clinton, Catawba Island, and Marblehead.  Both Port Clinton and Catabwa Island have seasonal ferry service to Put-in-Bay Island.

Go if you like:
-Minor league baseball
-Art museums

Distance (Driving):
-Detroit: 59.2 miles/0h 59m
-Fort Wayne: 103 miles/1h 43m
-Chicago: 246 miles/3h 52m
-Columbus: 148 miles/2h 26m
-Cleveland: 116 miles/1h 49m

Also serviced by:
-Amtrak (Toledo)
-Air (Toledo Express Airport)


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