The sun is out, school is almost out and the unofficial first day of summer is rapidly approaching. Get out and explore with our picks for best events and things to do in May.
Pamper Mom for Mother's Day
Take her to a delicious brunch, a trip to the spa or an afternoon of fun with the family. Check out our list of Things to do on Mother's Day for unique ways to celebrate mom this year.
Road Trip to Columbus
See the animals at the Columbus Zoo, experience hands-on science fun at COSI, discover what's blooming at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, schedule a tour of Ohio Stadium, stroll through the unique Topiary Park or snap a few pictures at the Field of Corn. Top off the day with a scoop of Jeni's ice cream. Before you plan your trip, make sure to check out our top picks for Things to do in Columbus.
Explore the Stone Carvings at Worden’s Ledges
The stone carvings at Worden's Ledges are something all ages will enjoy. In less than a mile experience beautiful scenery, moss covered ledges and historic carvings hidden among the stones. Make it a scavenger hunt to see how many you can find! Interested in hiking a little further, extend the walk along the bridal trail. Whipp's ledges is also nearby
Try a New Park or Playground
Another warm month, means another opportunity to head to the park. Play at the rocket ship themed playground at Dora Lee Payne Park. Take the little kids to the playground while the older kids play basketball at Croghan Park. Take the dog (and the kids) out to play at Hudson Springs Park. Enjoy the storywalk trail and playground at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park.
Celebrate Memorial Day
Head out to a parade, eat funnel cake at a festival, cool off at a splash pad or outdoor waterpark, spend the weekend at a local campground, or have a backyard BBQ. Whatever you do spend some time remembering those who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom we celebrate. Check out our picks for the top Things to do on Memorial Day Weekend for even more ideas and events.
Enjoy a friendly competition and compete for prizes in one of the local Youth Fishing Derbies. Try your luck at Mucklo Park at Coe Lake in Berea or the pond at North Royalton Memorial Park. Be sure to use these tips to help teach your kids how to fish?
Have a Learning Adventure
Learn about aviation, meet pilots, and explore all of the many planes at the MAPS Air Museum. Climb and pretend in adventure city, enjoy some water play and explore the science lab at the Cleveland Children's Museum. Stand beneath a 23-foot money tree, try to identify counterfeit bills, and make your own currency at the Cleveland Money Museum. Check out the top museums in Northeast Ohio for more fun locations.
Looking for more ideas & inspiration? Check out our Spring Fun Guide filled with 100+ things to do during the spring season in Ohio.