By Shaina Amienyi
Toledo
Ohio
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With its numerous family getaways, historical and cultural attractions, and one-of-a-kind amusement parks and museums, Toledo, Ohio invites vacationers to enjoy Midwestern-style fun. The city’s vibrant nightlife and exciting events keep vacationers entertained and wanting to experience more of what the city has to offer.

Toledo Express Airport (TOL) welcomes domestic vacationers into the city, but another nearby major airport is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), which is 39 miles from Toledo. Visit EscapeWizard.com using the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to book your flight to Toledo. When searching for accommodations, visit the hotel section of EscapeWizard.com for our top choices of hotels which is below. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we recommend Crowne Plaza as the best hotel in Toledo. Click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to view our hotel recommendations and reserve your hotel.

Vacation is a time to experience things you have never before, and Toledo’s African Safari can satisfy your need for an once-in-a-lifetime trip. This drive-through safari, rare in the Midwest, features over 50 species of animals. The park is open from March to November, and EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting this unique family-friendly attraction. The Blair Museum of Lithoplanes is another fascinating attraction. It showcases 2,300 three-dimensional castings that seem to come alive when illuminated. The museum receives visitors seasonally from March to October.

For art lovers, nothing tops the Toledo Museum of Art, home to over 30,000 pieces of art as well as the fascinating Glass Pavilion, which features one of the largest collections of glass art in the world and offers daily glassblowing demonstrations. For a fun outdoor attraction, we at EscapeWizard.com suggest the Toledo Zoo; it has one of the world’s largest polar bear collections. It is also home to close to 5,000 animal habitats.

Those interested in outdoor recreation should visit one of Toledo’s Metroparks, which EscapeWizard.com recommends for their excellent fishing and 60 miles of hiking trails. Side Cut Metropark is home to historic canal locks that connected the Miami and Erie Canal to the town of Maumee, flat rocks that extend into the Maumee River, and a sledding hill. In early spring, it becomes a popular fishing destination. The Toledo Botanical Garden is another beautiful outdoor area, and it has one of the nation’s leading Hosta collections. The garden is also a place where vacationers can enjoy events such as art festivals, jazz in the garden, and seed swaps.

Toledo has many exciting festivals, sporting events, concerts, and more. For an up-to-date listing of events, visit www.choosetoledo.com. We at EscapeWizard.com urge you to check out one of Toledo’s festivals; you will not find anything like them anywhere else. The Great Maumee Riverboat Dragon Festival is all about fun and fitness. It features live entertainment, demonstrations of ancient Chinese instruments, a children’s area with calligraphy, face painting, and origami, and Chinese kite making and kite flying. Toledo hosts numerous festivals like this one that are fun for the whole family.

Downtown Toledo and the Historic Warehouse District are great places to spend your day shopping and discovering treasures at places like Architectural Artifacts, which features over 30,000 architectural and garden artifacts from around the world. The fun in Toledo does not stop at night. We at EscapeWizard.com recommend enjoying dining at downtown restaurants, listening to live music at bars, or dancing the night away at clubs. Downtown is the center of the city’s nightlife, but there are bars and clubs in all quadrants of the city. For a bit of fun and history, visit the Buckeye Brewing Company, established one day after the city was established in 1838, closed for two decades, and reopened in the 1990s. Now Buckeye Beer is brewed in the Maumee Bay Brewery in the historic Oliver House.

Toledo has entertaining festivals, one-of-a-kind attractions, a scenic location along the Maumee River, and a rich cultural history. No matters your interest, Toledo, Ohio is sure to please. EscapeWizard.com invites you to click on the link above to book your next vacation to Toledo.
Hotels in Toledo
By Adam J. Mohney
Radisson Toledo
3100 Glendale Ave. Toledo, OH
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Nestled on the scenic 350-acre University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Radisson (formally the Hilton Toledo) provides the perfect balance of remoteness and connectedness to the city of Toledo, Ohio. EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the nearby Toledo Zoo and Toledo Art Museum during your stay, whether traveling for business or with friends or family. For guests seeking more adventure, Radisson Toledo offers quick and easy access to the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 75.

After booking on EscapeWizard.com, guests will enjoy complimentary parking at this three diamond luxury hotel that lives up to expectations of the world famous Radisson brand of hotels. Rooms include the popular Serenity bed with options for double queen, king or a junior suite. All guest rooms also are equipped with free high speed Wi-Fi internet access, a work desk and two-line telephones featuring voicemail. Radisson Toledo patrons include by-the-room climate control, a coffe maker and 22 channel televisions with pay per view options and a Nintendo 64 video gaming system. Families will also appreciate the childrens'  menu and complimentary cribs and high chairs, available upon request.

Guest facilities open to all, include basketball, racquetball, squash and tennis courts, as well as an indoor jogging and running track for those looking to maintain their daily workout routines during their stay at Radisson Toledo. In addition, Radisson Toledo also features an indoor pool and fitness room.

EscapeWizard.com also invites guests of Radisson Toledo to enjoy the facilities casual dining facility, 31 Hundred Restaurant. Open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m.- 10 p.m., and Sundays from 7a.m.-9p.m., Radisson Toledo patrons can indulge in a menu that features a variety of delicious options. For those looking for a more reclusive setting, Radisson Toledo also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in-room dining.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next Ohio vacation at Radisson Toledo and enjoy the offerings of both the scenic countryside and social city center. With wonderful places to shop, a great theater district to enjoy, the only other thing you will need is a comfortable place to rest your head. Book Radisson Toledo on EscapeWizard.com by clicking (link) now.
Hotels in Toledo
By Adam J. Mohney
Renaissance Hotel
444 N Summit Street, Toledo, OH
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EscapeWizard.com invites you to let the arms of luxury and affordability wrap around you thoughout your next Toledo vacation by booking the Renaissance Hotel (formally the Crowne Plaza-Toledo). Located in close proximity to Fifth-Third baseball field, home of Minor League Baseball's Toledo Mud Hens and Valentine Theater, you will find find fun whether you are looking to enjoy sports or the arts. Renaissance Hotel is also only two miles from EscapeWizard.com's recommended Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Pavillion.

After booking on EscapeWizard.com, guests will enjoy one of Renaissance Hotel-Toledo's 241 luxury suites equipped with televisions and built in wet bars. Patrons will also find themselves at home on Renaissance Hotel comfortable pillow top bedding and usable coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing supplies and voicemail capable telephones. Guests will also receive complimentary high speed wi-fi access during their stay and have a free newspaper delivered to their room each morning.

Renaissance Hotel-Toledo has facilities for guests to unwind or stay in shape during their stay. For those looking to relax, Renaissance Hotel offers an indoor heated pool, open year round, with a neighboring picnic area. Patrons looking to stay in shape will enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, open to all guests during their stay.

Guests of Renaissance Hotel-Toledo will also eat well at the hotel's Del Sol Restaurant, featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Del Sol features a European style menu with a variety of steaks, seafood and pasta to choose from. For those looking for snacks and drinks, Renaissance Hotel-Toledo features the Aqua Bar which has a menu of drinks and appetizers for guests to enjoy within a casual atmosphere. If, however, guests want to enjoy dinner in their pajamas, Renaissance Hotel-Toledo also offers in-room dining from 6 a.m.-12 a.m. each day.

A Toledo vacation is waiting, and if you are looking to go on a budget without sacrificing a good night's sleep or the luxuries of home, EscapeWizard.com recommends Renaissance Hotel-Toledo. Book today by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).