What is considered the "Western Reserve" section of Ohio, just east of Cleveland and extending to the Pennsylvania border, is a gorgeous spot for getting away from a busy tourist atmosphere. It does, however, sit quite close to a crowded Six Flags amusement park.
It contains Holden Arboretum, the largest arboretum in the U.S., with over 3,000 acres of gardens, trees and bird life. Several state parks are also housed among the three counties that make up the reserve, including Punderson, West Branch and Pymatuning State Parks.
One-of-a-kind restaurants, several bed and breakfasts and golf courses make this a relaxing interval from the grind. In addition to some adult unwinding, Pioneer Waterland Wet and Dry Fun Park and Six Flags World of Adventure are close by for the kids.