Livin' for the Weekend in Ohio!

Family Reunions

Family Reunions Family Reunions

It's never too early to start planning your family reunion. Reuniting with family can be a fun and memorable experience, and whether you're the family's ringleader or a first-time reunion planner, Ohio has plenty of resources and destinations to make your family get-togethers both easy and fun.

Our state plays host to families of all types who are long overdue for a reunion. Just send out the invitations and order the matching T-shirts emblazoned with your family's last name. Ohio will do the rest.

Ohio has so many options for planned activities that will keep even the babies and grandparents entertained. Amusement parks such as Cedar Point and Kings Island are perfect for your family's thrill-seekers or folks who simply want to walk around and take it all in. Ohio also offers more than a dozen wild water parks designed with families in mind. If your relatives are animal lovers, they'll enjoy spending time at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the premier zoos in the country, sprawled across hundreds of acres in central Ohio. Other options include The Wilds in Cumberland, one of the country's largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the nation's second-oldest zoo.

For families interested in escaping into the great outdoors, Ohio offers 74 state parks for biking, boating, hiking, camping and fishing. Even if you're not the camping type, the Ohio State Parks Lodges have indoor lodging and amenities and will also help you plan your reunion. From the Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio to the Lake Erie Islands, there are plenty of places for the family to enjoy Mother Nature within an easy drive of larger cities.

Festivals are another great way to keep everyone in the family entertained, and Ohio's annual summer events are great options filled with food and music. Cincinnati is home to the Macy's Music Festival and the Cincy Blues Fest, while Cleveland hosts the Tri-C JazzFest and the Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival. In central Ohio, families can enjoy the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahana and the Jazz & Rib Fest in Columbus.

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