The Most Fun Weekend Trips From Columbus, OH

If the hustle and bustle of the city life have you yearning for a quiet and peaceful getaway, look no further than the Hocking Hills! Located just an hour from the capital, our beautiful and tranquil region is brimming with fantastic opportunities for relaxing weekend trips from Columbus, OH. After spending a couple nights at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we guarantee you’ll return home feeling completely refreshed. Here are just a few ideas that are perfect for your Hocking Hills itinerary.

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4 Fun Ideas for Your Weekend Trips From Columbus, OH

1. Explore Hocking Hills State Parks

Providing nearly 2,400-acres of untouched land, Hocking Hills State Park is a mecca for exploration and natural beauty. From the moment you wander into the forests, your inner nature-enthusiast will come to the surface. Since the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is surrounded on three sides by the park, we strongly encourage our guests to get out and explore!

One hiking trail you definitely won’t want to skip is the Whispering Cave Trail!  Also known as the Hemlock Bridge Trail, this 2-mile round trip journey leads hikers through beautiful forests, scenic overlooks, and impressive sandstone cliffs. Once you reach your destination, you’ll be greeted by a 300-foot-wide recess cave with an awe-inspiring 105-foot waterfall pouring from the upper rim. Don’t forget your cameras for this adventure!

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2. John Glenn Astronomy Park

In the city, views of the stars are washed out by the lights of our modern world. During your visit to the Hocking Hills, however, you’ll be able to see the beauty of a star-studded night sky in it’s most pristine state. The John Glenn Astronomy Park, which will officially open for the 2018 Spring Equinox, provides a venue for visitors to watch the stars through large telescopes after-dark. During the day, you may also wander the park’s plaza, which has been designed to commemorate the countless generations of humans who marked important changes to the seasons through great structures like Stonehenge and Chaco Canyon. The plaza allows rays of the sun to fall on special points during the first day of each of the four seasons. It’s a unique astronomical experience you won’t find anywhere else!

3. Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

If your everyday routine has left your mind and body in need of some TLC, a visit to our Hocking Hills Spa is in order! From traditional massages to detoxifying services, there are many ways to relax and rejuvenate in our intimate and secluded spa. Our highly trained massage therapists will ensure you receive only the best care and leave you feeling much better than when you arrived. All spa guests are also treated to therapist consultation, a complimentary herbal tea, soothing neck pillow, and snacks.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our brand new Spa Sampler! This service combines our three most popular treatments into one unforgettable experience.

4. Enjoy a Memorable Meal at Kindred Spirits

During your weekend trips from Columbus, OH, we encourage you to enjoy a superb meal at our own on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits. This is one of the most sought-after restaurants in the Hocking Hills and provides a casual-fine dining experience you won’t soon forget. The seasonal menu features indulgent selections prepared with only the finest ingredients available. Whether you choose the pan seared scallops or pumpkin ravioli, your taste buds are sure to be delighted. Make sure to make your reservations in advance! 

Book Your Weekend Trips From Columbus, OH With Us Today

Corkscrew Falls Hocking HillsWhether you’re planning last-minute getaways in Ohio or a romantic escape for two, you’re invited to relax and make memories that will last a lifetime at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Close to the best area attractions, our gorgeous guest rooms, cottages, yurts, and cabins provide all of the comfort and amenities you need. You will also be treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning to fuel up for a fun day ahead. We can’t wait to hear about what you discover as you explore the Hocking Hills. Book your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls today.

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