Bowling Green, Ohio, is the place to be for a winter weekend getaway. Located in the middle of Northwest Ohio in the center of two major highways and one scenic byway, Bowling Green (BG) is the place to stay and experience Northwest Ohio all year long.
They have shopping in their historic downtown, where you can find something for everyone on your list. At stores like Ben’s, where you are sure to find the best toys for all ages, or Finders, a record store that will fulfill every music lover’s dreams. Looking for more unique finds? Just outside of their downtown, you will find Bowling Green State University gear for fans and alumni, thrift store bargains, and other clothing options.
Take a break from shopping and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa at one of their local coffee shops. Get cozy with a book at Ground’s for Thought or Novel Blends, or treat yourself to something special at Flatlands or Juniper Brewing Company. Looking for the tried and true, they have Dunkin’, Biggby, and Starbucks, too!
As your first evening draws to a close, fill your empty stomach with some of BG’s amazing food. They have everything from pizza, to burgers, to vegetarian & gluten-free options. Looking for an exclusive dining experience? Try The Clay Pot Bistro’s “Dinner with Chef Bobby.” The Clay Pot Bistro is rooted in the primary belief in the power of good food, and they feature dishes inspired by their homeland of Bulgaria.
Rest your head at one of the five local hotels, then wake up and experience the Wood County Museum. There you can take a step back in time as you take in their exhibits, ranging from the “Mary & Carl Bach Story” to their newest exhibit, “Allure & Illusion: A Rose-Colored Romance.” This exhibit showcases beautiful wedding dresses once worn by local community members. If you are in the mood to explore more of Wood County, check out The Wood County Driving Tour.
“Whether you are a long-time resident or a visitor to Northwest Ohio, you can enjoy a scenic driving tour through Wood County’s past and present. Notice the impact the Black Swamp left on the land. Learn about the adventurous lives of heroes buried in our cemeteries. Take a deeper look at the architecture and natural resources.
This Driving Tour doesn’t quite cover all 617 square miles of Wood County, but you will surely discover roads and Historical Markers that are new to you. There is no particular order or time frame for this tour. Start where you like. End where you like. Tackle a few towns today and a few more next weekend.”
Another night of rest, and there’s more to do! BG’s parks are a year-round experience, especially when there’s snow! 10/10 recommend Wintergarden for some cross-country skiing and nature exploring. If you want a more relaxing view of the outdoors, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Slippery Elm Trail.
Come stay in Bowling Green, Ohio, this winter and then see the rest of Ohio’s Northwest! If you are ready to start planning your trip today, visit their website at visitbgohio.org.