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How to Plan the Perfect Driving Vacation from Detroit

group of friends on a roadtrip with text saying to download our free vacation guideIf you’re feeling stressed, it’s time to treat yourself to a getaway. How about hitting the road for an epic road trip? A driving vacation from Detroit is the perfect way to unwind from city life without traveling too far. Take a look below to learn more about the top destinations outside of Detroit, plus how to map out your trip and where to stay. Then, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide to get local tips for your trip. Our guide features top restaurants, events, shops, museums, and outdoor activities. You’ll have all you need to have the best time ever!

Find the Perfect Destination for Your Driving Vacation from Detroit


Central Ohio

Before you leave Detroit, you need to choose a destination. If your goal is to reconnect with nature and escape the busy city, then Central Ohio is the place for you! Visit the heart of the state and admire its gorgeous fields, farms, and rolling hills. With many state parks and historical landmarks, Central Ohio is the perfect setting for those who seek a peaceful retreat.

Discover the vast array of things to do in the town of Bucyrus. Our quaint community is close to all the top attractions in the state. Visit the Mansfield Reformatory and dive into the location of one of Hollywood’s best films, the Shawshank Redemption. Or, ride along the Marion Tallgrass Bike trail, go wine tasting at White Shutter Winery, and explore Cedar Point Amusement Park!

Map Out Your Road Trip

Did you know that driving from Detroit to Bucyrus only takes two and a half hours? This gives you plenty of time to enjoy a relaxing road trip with your loved ones. Take I-75 South to avoid traffic, then follow OH 15-E until you reach US 23-S. From there, take Old Lincoln Highway in Holmes Township, then the CR 330 exit. It will take you right to S. Sandusky Avenue in Bucyrus!

On the way, don’t hesitate to stop in Toledo, OH, to visit the zoo or the Museum of Art. Make sure you grab a bite at Real Seafood Company before hitting the road again. Their shrimp scampi is to die for!

Find the Best Place to Stay

Interior of the Napoleon SuiteIf you’re going to stay in Central Ohio, the choice is obvious: HideAway Country Inn! Our charming B&B offers all the relaxation and serenity you seek. Wait until you see our accommodations! Each provides a unique atmosphere and luxury amenities, so all you need to do is pick your favorite. You will be surprised at what you can find in the middle of the countryside!

Our Napoleon Loft Suite, for example, takes you to 19th-Century France. It has all the attributes you need to spend a romantic weekend with your significant other. Picture elegant, Victorian furniture, French-style antiques, and amazing amenities like a whirlpool tub with cherry columns! Snuggle up by the gas fireplace at night and wake up to the wonderful smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. We have a feeling you’ll love the delicious, homemade breakfast that awaits you in our main building!


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