When asked to name some spectacular wine regions in the United States, Northeast Ohio may not immediately come to mind, but it should! You do not want to miss out on the great wine, good food and unique activities this region has to offer.
Spend 48 hours in Northeast Ohio and you’ll have a new appreciation for this part of the country. Follow this itinerary to experience the beauty of Lake Erie, country roads and vineyards. Book with Best Western Rewards to earn points and get special perks reserved for members.
09:00 – Jump start your morning in Cleveland with a delicious breakfast
Exploring a new city requires lots of energy. Be sure to fill up on a great breakfast as you start your day.
10:00 – Explore beautiful covered bridges, unique to this region
If you are feeling up for a scenic drive, bundle up and grab a fresh cup of coffee to take a tour of Northeast Ohio’s unique covered bridges. Set amongst a forest of aspens turning for fall, you will find 18 bridges on your route through the beautiful countryside. Enjoy the ride and make sure you look out for the longest covered bridge in the U.S., Smolen-Gulf at 613 feet long.
12:00 – Enjoy a glass… or two
On the way back from traveling through romantic covered bridges, make sure to set aside time to discover Northeast Ohio’s best kept secret: its wineries! Embark on the Vines and Wines trail to explore this beautiful region and sample some of its wine. Many of these wineries have been around since the 1800s and have perfected their blends to provide an ideal tasting experience.
19:30 – Enjoy dinner in Akron
After an afternoon of tranquil wine tasting and beautiful scenery, travel to nearby Akron for dinner. From fine dining in the heart of the city to scenic spots overlooking the Cuyahoga River, the options are endless.
21:00 – Relax at your hotel
Cleveland has three Best Western Hotels & Resorts locations to choose from. Rest up for another day of fun and earn Best Western Rewards points in the process!
32:00 – Start your day off right with breakfast
Day two will be just as action-packed as the first. Start the day right with a delicious breakfast.
34:00 – Learn more about your passion at a museum or hall of fame
Whatever your passion, Northeast Ohio just might have a museum or hall of fame for it! Two of particular note are the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where the history of the music comes to life!
38:00 – Treat yourself to another tasting and a sunset over Lake Erie
With so many wineries in Northeast Ohio, there are surely a few left on your list. Plan your tastings such that you can experience a sunset over Lake Erie. It’s a relaxing and unique experience. Pair this beautiful sight with one of the local ice wines, considered some of the best in the world.
48:00 – Share your story on free hotel Wi-Fi
After a jam-packed 48 hours in Northeast Ohio, you’ll want to relax back at the hotel and share some of your favorite photos with your friends. When you post, include #BWsmiles to join the global conversation.