Traces of a bygone era linger in Lancaster, Ohio. You may be able to sense it yourself in the shards of clay-crafted pottery from Native American tribes and delicate mounds of earth draped in pastel-hued wildflowers that protect archeological treasures. This homage to the past permeates your travels in this Columbus suburb—from the authentic Iroquois-patterned decor in many hotels near Lancaster to hearty international cuisine.
Looking out over Ohio’s “Glass City,” you’ll notice it’s neatly bisected by the placid waters of the Hocking River and start imagining where in the pine-dotted landscape would be best for exploration. You won’t be able to resist leisurely scaling the sandstone bluff Mount Pleasant for a scrapbook-worthy panoramic view of pastoral farmlands, lush forests of oak and maple, and beyond, but rest assured that there’s no shortage of opportunities to unwind beyond the great outdoors. Streetlights on brick-paved avenues deftly guide you toward culinary masterpieces that leave a mark on your palate. Sizzling strips of marbled steak and caramelized onions hiss and crackle from cast-iron plates as you craft your own fajitas and pile them high with smoky tomatillo salsa. Once the last salt-rimmed margarita glass has emptied, nearby Lancaster, OH hotels await with soft pillows to recharge you for the next day.
For travelers who crave the hustle and bustle of nearby Columbus, Lancaster rental cars are easy to acquire and even easier to enjoy as you cruise northwest below a cloudless Ohio sky. Park your car in front of the local breweries (or even Columbus’ own meadery if you prefer the honeyed libation), and stay the night at one of the hotels in Columbus, OH within easy walking distance.
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