You’ve had your fill of over-the-top romps to exotic edges of the map. This time around, peaceful valleys and a simple way of life call for you to pack your bags. Find your way to Ashland, Ohio, where modern cars roll through downtown streets with turn-of-the-century brick storefronts and horse-drawn Amish buggies out on errands. Stay in our top Ashland hotels and soon as you see the city sign welcoming you to “The World Headquarters of Nice People,” you’ll exhale a sigh of contentment and inhale fresh Midwestern air.
It should come as no surprise that this gathering place for friendly locals is also a hub of small-town revelry. Plan ahead to join town events like BalloonFest—a party that will lift your spirits as your nylon airship soars over the picturesque landscape of Ashland County. Pore over the calendar and book hotels near Ashland accordingly, because you won’t want to miss the joyful energy…or generous slices of Shaker lemon pie. You’ll blend into the crowd with a quiet demeanor and easygoing grin.
Once you amble down secluded country lanes in one of our Ashland rental cars, you’ll have no doubt that this region is brimming with history and locals who keep the memories churning. Consider the Opera House in nearby Loudonville: Back in the 1920s, it was a hub for fine arts and musical theater. Today, you can sway with modern melodies in the renovated dance hall where arias once swelled the auditorium. You’ll feel downright dapper just walking under the old marquee.
Leave your busiest days behind for the quietude of the American Midwest. With our promise to match the best prices available, Travelocity makes booking hotels in Ashland, OH as refreshingly simple as the city itself. With the savings, book Cincinnati hotels and make your way to “The Queen City,” located about 200 miles southwest of Ashland. Send us a panorama from the balloon ride…