Around April every year, a small island on Lake Erie starts to come alive with annual and new events that take place mostly on the weekends. There are plenty of things to do during the week as well but, for those seeking a weekend away to have fun, Put-in-Bay Island in Ohio is the place to visit. There are Upcoming Events for adults, some that are family-friendly, and others that highlight the history and beauty of the Island.
Spring Fling, Pajama Party weekend, and Mardi Gras are some of the events appropriate for adults only. The Spring Fling, for example, features two days of adult beverages, giveaways, activities, and delicious foods that are all included in the room rate. A music festival, blessing of the fleet, and the maritime exposition are among the events suitable for the entire family. Book accommodations early because rooms and rental properties fill up fast. The best way to get around the island is via golf cart rental, and those must be rented early as well to avoid walking everywhere.
New York City
Another great place to spend a weekend away is New York City. Whether the goal is to see a Broadway show, visit the countless museums, dine at the restaurant of a celebrity chef, or enjoy the endless options for nightlife, booking accommodations early is the key here as well. Shows often sell out several months in advance, reservations for dining may be difficult to secure, and some museums require a ticket if a special exhibit is offered.
Nature lovers, hikers, bird watchers, and camping enthusiasts are likely to head for the multitude of national parks available throughout the country for the weekend. Keep in mind the park will be crowded. If camping in the park is the plan, make sure to reserve a camping space early to accommodate the mode of sleeping. Spaces differ for tents, pop-up campers, and recreational vehicles to suit the sizes and needs of each.
Getting away for a weekend or two once the weather begins to get warmer can be the cure for cabin fever and offer relaxation before vacation time arrives. Many people will have the same idea, so try to book in advance if specific attractions or events are desired. Those who are flexible can simply get in the car and drive and figure it out as they go.