Top location for kids’ activity near Cleveland

Top location for kids’ activity near Cleveland

Planning on traveling to Cleveland during your stay at Splash Harbor? Although the city is dedicated to their known sports teams, it has great kid-friendly activities!

One of the best known things to do in the Cleveland area is visit The Cleveland Museum of Art. This one museum alone houses more than 61,000 works of art from around the world specializing in ancient Asia and Egypt. A trip not only fun and full of sites, but incredibly informational while you’re there.

Be sure to plan your visit with order ahead tickets to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium! Filled with intriguing aquatic life from the Great Lakes along with your vibrant favorite sea creatures from across the globe.

Top off your adventures to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Here you’ll explore everything from feathers to fur to scales. Here you can also sign up for the Zoo’s Conservation Education department that has programs all year around for the whole family!

One of the “for sure have to see” would definitely be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for everyone who enjoys the sound of music tied in with a little bit of history, and where it all started. Planning your trips away from home can be full of uncertainty, we hope some local insights we provided will fill your trip with memories and laughter for years to come.


Best 10 locations for kids’ activity near Columbus

Best 10 locations for kids’ activity near Columbus

Within about an hour’s drive of Splash Harbor you can be in the great city of Columbus Ohio. Rich in heritage and fun activities for you and your children. We’re giving you the in’s to the top 10 family oriented experiences with 4 star ratings or better!

Prepare for a jam packed day of fun and fur at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! View wildlife and interactive exhibits from all over the world. If visiting water parks is part of your itinerary be sure to check out Zoombezi Bay located within the Columbus Zoo, be ready for big splashes and a ton of fun! While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the rides at Jungle Jack’s Landing.

Venturing to different museums? Columbus is loaded with locations like the hands on Center of Science and Industry, the fixture of railroad history in the Ohio Railway Museum, and the cozy Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum showcasing classic sport of motorcycling through the years.

If adventuring is more your speed then we highly suggest the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Here you’ll find great outdoor activities such as trails, wetlands, rock climbing, volleyball, and other amenities. Olentangy Indian Caverns in Delaware, Ohio are a series of caves and natural passages formed millions of years ago, and are open for seasonal tours. Finding the perfect waterfall for family photos can be located on your trip to Columbus at the Indian Run Falls. A peaceful green space with great scenery and a beautiful  waterfall.

Last but not least on our list of things to try in Ohio is the ZipZone Outdoor Adventure. Be prepared for zip lines, sky bridges, and a 5 course adventure park that will guarantee a blast and laughs for everyone. We hope you enjoy your trip!


food on counter

Dining places near by

Dining places near by

Explore great dining venues with a cuisine the whole family will enjoy right outside the doors of Splash Harbor! Locals have been known to enjoy favorites such as V&M Restaurant with two convenient locations in Bellville and Mansfield. A great place to experience homestyle cooking with great service and budget friendly!

Start your day off right with a great breakfast at the Der Dutchman, only a few minutes walk from the hotel. While you’re there, be sure to visit their shops and theater! The locals rave about Fast Eddie’s Pizza! It is the place to go for the best pizza, subs, and salads in Bellville. Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? Visit the Clear Fork Dairy Belle for that small time ice cream parlor feel and the best sundaes to boot! Only a few minutes drive from your room with a menu item fit for children and adults.

Why not spice up your dinner plans with a visit to El Charrito in Mansfield. This authentic Tex-Mex cuisine offers the look and feel of little Mexico with menu items like tacos, quesadillas, vegetarian plates, and a kid’s menu. Touch into another part of the world at Athens Greek Restaurant. The rave reviews and great food is why it comes highly recommended. Located in Ontario, there’s plenty of sites to see and shopping available! If you’re craving a little lo mein, then Happy House Chinese Restaurant is the place for you. Said to be the best Chinese food in the area, they’re great prices and abundant portion sizes make it a great place to try during your stay. 

A few other “must try’s” would be the Brown Derby Roadhouse for great family fun! The Buckeye Express Diner is a must see with the train and outdoor seating. If you’re looking for small plates The Wishmaker House is a great dining experience along with a beautiful view! Enjoy your stay and your fare!


Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

The Comfort Inn Splash Harbor is proud to be a sponsor of the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, and hope you enjoy your stay with us while attending the races!

Be sure to explore the options of a season pass that provides the best fan value at the track. The Season Pass includes reserved grandstand seating and infield parking. Gift certificates are also available for purchase through the website. If you’re not able to make it to the race, stay on top of all events with the News page updated consistently. The online store has a great selection of race swag to keep your whole family looking great and feeling comfortable while attending the events.

The Rookie Racers Program is dedicated to helping your young race fan get the most out of their Mid-Ohio weekend, and is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Rookie Racers give your child the opportunity to learn about racing, the cars, and the track every major race weekend! The Event Calendar will be posted with current at home activities along with the Acura Sports Car Challenge, Mid-Ohio 170, Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, Vintage Motorcycle Days, and more! Make sure to download the Weekend Club Event Calendar to stay up to date with track meets.

Brought to you by the American Motorcycle Association in conjunction with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course located in Lexington, Ohio. Quiet hours will be enforced from 10pm-6am, scaffolding is prohibited, roping off to reserve is not permitted, no firearms are permitted on property. Visit their website today to learn more!


Plan Spring or Summer Vacation

Plan Spring or Summer Vacation

Planning your Spring and Summer vacations is always an exciting time! Bellville and it’s local regions have so much culture and fun things to experience during your trip. While planning your stay at Comfort Inn Splash Harbor, be sure to explore the many amenities that the surrounding areas have to offer for the whole family!

Some of these great outdoor activities include visiting the Der Dutchman Miniature Golf Course conveniently located within walking distance. If you’re looking for some real prime nature exploration try kayaking at Pleasant Hill Lake. Here you can enjoy fishing, boating, and sunning while taking in the beauty of this man made lake, and it’s just a short twenty minute drive from the hotel. Bring those hiking shoes, and prepare to spend a day at the Gorman Nature Center. This is a 150-acre preserve with a visitor center, trails, and night sky programs. The Gorman Nature Center is located in the lively area of Mansfield Ohio, only a 10 minute drive from your room. While in the Mansfield area be sure to visit other great destinations such as Mansfield Memorial Museum, The Kingwood Center Gardens, and The Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.

There is no short list of things to do near Bellville Ohio. It makes the perfect getaway for enjoying all ends of the vacation spectrum. Start the day at the nature trails and end it with a splashing good time at the water park! We hope you enjoy your stay with us, here, at The Comfort Inn Splash Harbor.