Athens Vibes Across Ohio:
If Athens is one of your favorite small towns then get ready to visit four more Ohio towns that will capture your heart. If you can't get enough of the Athens charm then these towns are the best spots for weekend a get away with family and friends. Explore Ohio and add these four small towns to your must see list!
1. Chagrin Falls
Just about 30 miles southeast from the center of Downtown Cleveland, Chagrin Falls, Ohio is perfect for a weekend getaway with family or friends. This small-town is known for shopping, eating, and seeing. Main Street is lined with restaurants and shops for men and women of all ages, there really is something for everyone in Chagrin Falls. While visiting do not forget to stop in the popular Popcorn Shop for ice cream and flavored popcorn, that was once part of the Underground Railroad. The rich history and picturesque scenery of Chagrin Falls is filled with day and night time activities for all.
Put-in-Bay is a small village island about five miles from the Ohio mainland. Visitors can expect a quick ferry ride to the island that only cost around $14 round trip. Attracting most visitors in the summer months, Put-in-Bay is the perfect island weekend getaway for college students, the attractive nightlife and beach like environment is great for a weekend away from campus. Put-in-Ba is a destination point for visitors who enjoy fishing, boating, shopping, and dining at the many options located all over the small island. Planning a weekend in Put-in-Bay should be #1 for your first things to do next summer.
Much like Athens, Oberlin, OH is a small college town that captures a close-knit community, rich history, and lively arts and cultural scene. The small-town is known for its private liberal arts school, Oberlin College, which is known to be the first American higher education institution to admit female and African American students. Small shops, art galleries, and restaurants line Downtown which is just right around the corner from the campus. Visitors often plan around visiting the Apollo Theater, one of the few single-screen movie theaters left in the United States. Oberlin is a small-town like no other that captures Ohio's rich history through its architecture and artistic offerings.
About 40 minutes from the states Capitol, Granville is a quaint New England style town in the heart of Ohio that offers activities for all. The towns historic feels inhibit building dating back to the 1800s. The historic charm gives Granville that picture-perfect small-town feel. Downtown offers shopping in UNIQUE vintage shops and restaurants for all tastes and budgets. If you are looking for somewhere to stay, you might consider the historic Buxton Inn which was built in 1812. Granville offers a historic and nature rich weekend that will excite any visitor.
Ohio has many small-towns that capture the same charm as Athens, the next step is to pick where you want to visit next! This list gives you some insight on some of Ohio's best small-towns.