Looking for something to do when the kids are off school for an extended weekend? If so, you're in luck because we've got some great ideas for things to do on Presidents Day weekend.
Pop Quiz: Did you 8 presidents were born in Ohio! Can you name the President whose monument is in the picture below AND where in Northeast Ohio it is located? Note: You'll find the answer as the first item in our list of things to do below.
Fun Things to Do on Presidents Day
Visit the McKinley Museum & Presidential Library – The McKinley Museum is a gem filled with an collection of eclectic exhibits including a hands on science center, a life-size replica of a historic town, huge model train display and of course a collection of materials and records related to the life of William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States.
Head to a Ohio Zoo – The animals are often more active during the cold months, which can make for a memorable trip to the zoo. Plus, the Akron Zoo offers free admission on Presidents Day, get the details here.
See underwater life at one of the Aquariums in Ohio – From immersive experiences to watching some of the biggest creatures of the sea swim right above your head, there are opportunities to participate and learn about the deepest depths of the ocean.
Play a round of Frisbee Golf – There are over 30 courses across Northeast Ohio, so there is bound to be one by you, and most are free. You'll need to bring along your own discs. Don't have any? Head to your local Play it Again Sports to purchase a variety of gently used frisbees. You'll need at least one per person who plans to play. We recommend more than one just in case you lose one.
Find a Playground – 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 or head to the playground and walk the storybook trail at Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park.
Challenge the family to a Scavenger Hunt – Tired of doing the same thing every weekend? Looking for something fun to do as a family? It's a great time to enjoy the cooler weather and explore some of our local parks. We now have Scavenger Hunts specially designed for local families.
Feed Chickadees from your Hand – Having a bird land on your hand is a thrilling experience no matter hold old you are or how many times you've done it. Places like Beech Creek Gardens, Summit Metro Parks and the Geauga Parks District have designated spots where you can feed the birds. It's best to go when there is snow on the ground.
Play in the snow – If the snow is plentiful you can head out to these local sledding hills, try your hand at cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Of course the local ski resorts will make there own snow so you can go skiing or snow tubing anytime! Be sure to bring along some hot cocoa!
Head to the Medina Ice Festival – Typically held for multiple days over President's Day weekend, the festival transforms Medina's Historic Square into a sparkling showcase of the frozen sculptures. Take a self-guided tour and check out the unique shops and eateries along the square.
Paint rocks and spread some cheer – Grab some supplies and get your creative juices flowing! Enjoying painting the rocks at home and then hide them around your neighborhood or nearby park for others to discover.
Enjoy your President's Day!