Best Staycation Destinations: This Week's Readers' Choice

Where in town do you go to have some fun on your days off?

For many of us, going on vacation doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip.

Going on vacation can simply mean chillin' at home -- going out to eat, doing some fun things in town and maybe getting a few household chores done.

We're so glad someone invented a name for this kind of non-travelin' vacation: The Staycation.

This week's Readers' Choice focuses on Best Staycation Destinations. Beginning today -- Monday, May 7 -- and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, we'll be asking for your recommendations for places to go while on a staycation.

Where to go on a staycation? A local putt-putt course ... the historical society ... a bowling alley ... the spa ... the video arcade. These are places where you can relax and have a little fun.

Give us your recommendation in the comments section below. With your help, we'll put together a list of nominees. Then look for our poll on Thursday, May 10 and vote! We'll select a winner at 5 p.m. Friday, May 11 and announce it in a story on Saturday, May 12.

In judging, we'll consider comments, poll votes and reviews in our complete directory of local businesses. Be sure to check out our contest rules in the PDF at right.

Connie Mason May 07, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Our family loves going to Mentor Skateland in Mentor on the Lake to roller skate. Always a good time!
SharEd May 08, 2012 at 05:44 AM
(1) Geneva-on-the-Lake in summer for a day-trip or stay at the Geneva Inn & Conference Center on the lake. The drug store in Geneva is fun/educational with malts at the counter stools and Mary's Diner has fantastic steaks. (2) Drive thru all the covered bridges of Ashtabula County with a stop @ the Covered Bridge Pizza Parlor in a covered bridge for lunch.
SharEd May 08, 2012 at 06:09 AM
We live in such a great area! Walk downtown Willoughby and browse the stores, sit under a shade tree at the Common, go in Scooters for an old fashioned ice cream cone at the counter, and explore this darling town. And then there's Kirtland and the interesting and free Mormon history/sites and lunch at Remember When Tea Room with its exquisite shop! Then there's Amish country with Mary Yoder's for lunch & taking a picture of your friends in the Amish buggy at the cheese factory and all the interesting Amish things to see/do in Geauga County. Can't stop . . . even Garfield's House in Mentor has so many free activities! I have kept out of town guests entertained for years east, west (day trips to Sandusky, Cedar Point, Put n Bay, Marblehead Lighthouse, the Confederate Cemetery @ Johnson Isle) south to Little Switzerland & Holmes County . . . ) and downtown Cleveland (riding the Green Road rapid to Terminal Tower), Westside Market . . . ok I have to stop this book.


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