Get your Cleveland rental car and cruise on up to Vermillion, OH. Good food, sandy beaches, and sunshine that won’t quit! Just a short drive in your rental car for a day of fun and sun. Drive west on route 2 and take in the Great Lakes Historical Society, http://www.inlandseas.org/
Linwood Park is a gated community, but for a fee will allow the general public entrance to this jewel on the north coast. Shady park land abutting a long sandy beach with a kid-friendly park and concession stand. Tuesday is family day and allows a discount entrance fee. With the grove of 200 cottages, this is a great little hide away for families from all over. http://linwoodpark.org/ for more information.
Linwood contains many small restaurants, but is best known for McGarvey’s. Long since closed and reopened under a new name, people still flock to Quaker Steak along the Vermillion River to enjoy a lunch or dinner on the outdoor patio. Weekends often include a band. Get your cleveland rental car and drive up for a dinner along the river, or park your boat alongside the dock and enjoy a cool drink. For more info http://www.quakersteakandlube.com/Vermilion_OH/