Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Help planning trip to Youngstown, Ohio?
Old 07-10-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
Dryer sheet aficionado
kitty_37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
Help planning trip to Youngstown, Ohio?

I am going (from NYC area) to Youngstown, Ohio for my neice's softball tournament. But spending 4 days watching 12 and under softball is not my idea of a vacation!

Is there anything else I can do there? Is it reasonable to go up by Lake Erie, either to stay and drive back and forth for games, or just for a 1/2 day trip? Amish? Pottery? Museums?

I'll probably stop in Pittsburgh for a museum break, but have no other plans. I don't need to stay right in Youngstown, I'll have my car.

thanks in advance!
__________________

__________________
kitty_37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-10-2007, 06:44 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Ugh, Youngstown. I think the area by lake Erie on the PA side is pretty. Lots of vineyards, etc. I dunno if you are close enough for Amish country. Maybe someone in the area could say.
__________________

__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Amish country
Old 07-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 452
Amish country

yes, nearby is Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek, Millersburg - Amish country.
.
also, visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
.
furniture: visit Sheely's Furniture store, largest between NY and Chi-town from
what I hear. It's in nearby North Lima.
.
In Akron, stay at the Crowne Plaza Quaker Square.
Listed in the National Register of Historical Places this unique hotel boosts 190 guest rooms built in the original grain silos of the Quaker Oats Company.
.
__________________
renferme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
Dryer sheet aficionado
kitty_37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
Quote:
Ugh, Youngstown.
that's what I was afraid of.


thanks anyway for the help.

Bennevis, I will skip the football hall of fame, but the rest sounds good!


kitty
__________________
kitty_37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
BigBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sebring
Posts: 190
Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Pittsburgh are all within about an hours drive for you. Cleveland has a nice Natural History museum, and the Great Lakes Science Center is right on the lake next to the stadium and Rock Hall of Fame.
I second the hotel recommendation. All round rooms must have been a nightmare for the builders.
Amish country is really nice. Kidron is one of my favorites(might be 1.5 hours away), with Lehman's Hardware the coolest place to browse through - sorta like an antique store. I heard that this store is the #1 place for Hollywood to obtain props for some of their older sets. Just a warning, though, don't go to Amish country on Sundays because you won't see much going on as they are religious (so to speak) about taking their Sundays off.
__________________
BigBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Clevland Art Museum is one of the greats.


The Cleveland Museum of Art
__________________
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2007, 01:45 PM   #7
Recycles dryer sheets
BigBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sebring
Posts: 190
To followup...
Not much in Youngstown itself. (Pretty depressed area the last time I was there).
There's also Amish country in the Hiram area - maybe 1/2 hour from Youngstown. And a cheese factory or 2 there, IIR. Nice state park near Hiram- Nelson Ledges - link: Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
Also nice bicycling and walking on the MetroParks trail N of Akron along the Ohio/Erie Canal trail in Peninsula and also hiking at the ledges of Virginia Kendall in Peninsula.
__________________
BigBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Youngstown
Old 07-12-2007, 03:04 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
GoodSense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 678
Youngstown

A friend of mine who used to live in Youngstown says the following:

Youngstown is about 45 minutes from Cleveland which has tons to do: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, Museums etc. so where you stay if you like to drive is up to you. In regards to Youngstown, not much to do outside of visiting the University campus, great museums, park, and shopping. Pittsburgh is about an hour away and offers the same types of amenities as Cleveland. Also, if they want to see the Amishtown, it is about 25 minutes away from Youngstown.

Have fun!
__________________
GoodSense is offline   Reply With Quote
thanks!
Old 07-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #9
Dryer sheet aficionado
kitty_37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
thanks!

I haven't been able to post to thank you all- some sort of log in problem.

Well, it's not Macchu-Pichu, but I only have a week, and half of that will be tournament games.
But thanks- I will be glad to try the nearby park, and we may go to a Cleveland Indians game one night, and maybe the Zoo.
The Youngstown Museum of American Art, and a lot of pottery stuff I like is nearby also. Planning to hit the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh on the way home.

Again, thanks-

kitty
__________________

__________________
kitty_37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Waikiki Trip Report/Tips TromboneAl Other topics 1 01-06-2008 10:57 PM
Need help planning a trip: Denver to Albuquerque and back brewer12345 Travel Information 17 04-22-2007 09:33 AM
planning trip to argentina newyorklady Life after FIRE 12 02-12-2007 11:34 PM
Trip to New Zealand/Fiji Dec-Jan...any suggestions? MooreBonds Other topics 12 10-20-2006 06:32 PM
My Trip to Thailand Part 1 Bangkok MJ Life after FIRE 27 12-16-2005 09:08 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:20 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.