While family road trips and one-on-one getaways are always cherished occasions, it can be hard to beat the nostalgic, giggle-filled fun of outings enjoyed with just the girls. Whether you’re planning a mother-daughter weekend or a sorority sister reunion, Warren County’s shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment destinations make it an ideal setting for your next girlfriend getaway. Here’s just a glimpse of the fun that awaits in Ohio’s Largest Playground.
Where to Stay…
Act like kids again at Great Wolf Lodge’s sprawling indoor water park, or relax and be pampered at its on-site spa, Elements™ Spa Salon. How about a slumber party in a castle at Brian Manor Bed & Breakfast? Hardy’s Bed & Breakfast Suites accommodates up to 14 and is within walking distance of the charming streets of Historic Downtown Lebanon, while Waynesville’s Hammel House Inn Bed & Breakfast boasts 5 comfortable rooms of its own and is also among the town’s most popular lunch spots.
Where to shop…
What’s a girls’ trip without a little retail therapy? Lebanon, Ohio, is home to an incredible array of cute, locally-owned shops, and its local merchant organization, Historic Downtown Lebanon Inc. (HDLI), even offers special deals to groups of 10 or more. Just a short drive north of Lebanon, the Village of Waynesville is regarded as one of the nation’s premier antique destinations. Those seeking today’s most popular brands can find a fantastic selection of trendy retailers at both Deerfield Towne Center and Cincinnati Premium Outlets, while Traders World–a sprawling, nationally-renowned flea market– is an adventure in itself.
Where to Eat…
Foodies won’t want to miss Mason’s Wildflower Café (organic and locally-sourced), Banana Leaf Modern Thai, or Phoenician Taverna (Lebanese). Cobblestone Café in Waynesville whips up delicious dishes using locally-grown fare, while Heather’s Café in Springboro is perfect for a relaxing cup of coffee. Named Ohio’s Most Iconic Restaurant, The Golden Lamb serves up “Burger and a Beer” specials select nights, and also offers a tasty weekend brunch. Lebanon’s state-of-the-art racino, Miami Valley Gaming, also houses a number of highly-regarded restaurants, in addition to its slots and seasonal live harness racing.
Where to Play…
If you’re up for some outdoor excitement, don’t miss Ozone Zipline Adventures or any of the county’s numerous canoe, kayak and raft outfitters along the Little Miami Scenic River. Seasonal festivals, Valley Vineyards‘ award-winning winery and brewery, record-breaking amusement parks, and countless other attractions round out the Warren County experience, ensuring you’ll never be short on fun.
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