Looking for a new location for a long weekend getaway? Look no further than Youngstown Ohio. Located midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh and New York & Chicago, the Youngstown area has so much to discover and explore.
New this summer, wine lovers will enjoy traveling the Wines of the Valley wine trail. Pick up a passport at any of the six participating wineries in the Youngstown area. Each winery offers a unique atmosphere and ambiance. Purchase a glass of wine and receive a stamp in your passport, as well as a custom wine charm. Collect five for more stamps and receive a keepsake wine charm box plus a bonus charm. Visit www.winesofthevalley.com for more details.
Dining in the Youngstown area is a treat for your taste buds. The local restaurant scene offers food choices from around the world: Italian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Greek and Indian to name a few. Enjoy everything from fine dining to gourmet hot dogs with exotic toppings. You definitely won’t leave hungry.
Allow some time to discover beautiful Mill Creek MetroParks. With over 4,400 acres to explore, you can relax, unplug and enjoy the nature at its finest. This year, Ohio marks “The Year of the Trails”, and Mill Creek MetroParks offers 45 miles of trails—from rustic to paved– where you’ll find hidden waterfalls, numerous species of birds, and incredible scenery. The Park is also home to two special attractions. Lanterman’s Mill operates today just as it did in the mid-1800s, grinding wheat, corn and buckwheat, and beautiful Fellows Riverside Gardens is one of the nation’s finest public display gardens. You’ll want to visit both of these Youngstown landmarks.
While in Youngstown, a must-see is the world-renowned Butler Institute of American Art. Known as America’s Museum, The Butler is the first institution dedicated to works of art created solely by American artists in all mediums. Their impressive collection spans a full four centuries of work and includes masterpieces by Winslow Homer, Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, and many more. A connoisseur’s tour of the Butler’s permanent collection begins with Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer, the centerpiece of the museum’s 19th century holdings. This depiction of children playing in front of a one-room school house has become America’s Mona Lisa. Don’t miss the museum’s American Western Collection as well as the American Impressionism Gallery.
Remember to bring your golf clubs! The Youngstown area has been ranked #4 in the U.S. for top-quality, affordable public golf courses. Golfers of all skill levels will be challenged on scenic, well-maintained courses, where you can sharpen your game. No need to spend a fortune on a golf getaway because local hotels offer affordable golf packages. Visit www.golfyoungstown.com for more details.
It’s time to start planning your long weekend getaway! The Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help. Please visit www.youngstownlive.com or call 800-447-8201.