There is something unique about escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life to enjoy the slower pace and local flavor of a rural community. Grab your special someone and enjoy a getaway to the rolling hills and friendly people of Cambridge.
Explore the antique shops, boutiques and specialty stores, feed your sweet tooth at Nothing But Chocolate, tap into your inter foodie at McKenna’s Market, and take a lunch break at Guernsey Kitchen before you head to Georgetown Vineyards to sample and savor the wine, craft beer and the view.
The following local properties will each offer a complete packages and special overnight rate:
If you're looking for a great getaway on a budget here are 7 ideas that will keep your family entertained and busy in Guernsey County!
Hit The Road Jack!
Designated in 1827 by President Thomas Jefferson, the National Road (Rt. 40) became the nation's first interstate highway. This ribbon of road runs through the heart of the county and features several interesting sites, including a unique "S" shaped bridge. (Great photo op!)
Fun in the Sun
Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork, is located here. This summer, let your feet sink into the warm, soft sand at one of the largest inland beaches in Ohio.
Great American Steam Locomotive Museum
Master craftsman Brian C. Gray has crafted massive steam locomotives from walnut for more than 40 years. His display room/museum includes an operating model train system and more!
What a View!
Perched high atop a scenic ridge, the Georgetown Vineyard offers a bird's-eye view of Cambridge. Stop by to sample wines, purchase your favorite, or just enjoy the view!
A Glass Act
Mosser Glass offers free guided factory tours for visitors to learn about the glass making process up close. (Martha Stewart is a Mosser fan!)
It doesn't cost a nickel to window shop! Downtown Cambridge offers many eclectic shops along Wheeling Avenue that are reminiscent of the early 20th Century!
Finally, you don't want to miss a stroll through one of the last remaining covered bridges in the county. The Armstrong/Clio Covered Bridge built in 1849 is located along the Cambridge City Park walking trail.
Begin your family adventure at VisitGuernseyCounty.com or call 800.933.5480 for a free travel guide!
A new school year is about to begin. Are you in a mad dash to plan and enjoy a vacation? We have just the right combination of events for every member of the family to enjoy.
Sharpen those axes and snap those suspenders! The Official Paul Bunyan Show, one of the nation's largest and oldest forest industry trade shows, takes place each October at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. Visitors to the show find more than 130 exhibitors who represent all facets of the forest industry throughout North America. Representatives are on site to showcase equipment, manpower and the dedication that has made the industry what it is today.
Summertime is the perfect time to get out and attend special fairs, festivals and events in Cambridge/Guernsey County.
It just wouldn't be summer in Cambridge without the free Concerts in the Park series by the Cambridge City Band, the oldest community band (cr. 1841) in the State of Ohio.
The drama for the ages is presented every June through September on a spectacular 400-footpanoramic set replicating Old Jerusalem. The Living Word Outdoor Drama is the only live drama presentation of its kind in the state. For more than 40 years, the cast has presented the Life and Ministry of Christ.
The Cambridge City Park comes alive with the Salt Fork Festival the second weekend in August. More than 200 artists participate in this unique festival. Special features include craft classes, entertainment, fine arts and crafts, demonstrations, performing arts, showcase of Ohio foods, youth art display and much more.
Mark your calendar for the annual National Cambridge Glass Collectors Show & Sale each June. And the entire family will enjoy a day of fun during the annual National Road Riders Bike Show.
Visitors vote on their favorite bike, watch a Bike Rodeo, and enjoy live music and more!
Cambridge also plays host to one of the hottest Fourth of July events in Ohio! The annual “Boomarama” is not just about fireworks. It provides an opportunity for families to gather at the City Park and enjoy food provided by local vendors with a bevy of musical entertainment. Car shows, corn hole tournaments, and a fireworks extravaganza celebrate the nation's birthday.
Spring brings everything to life, including a bevy of wonderful events in Cambridge/Guernsey County.
During the spring months, mark your calendar to attend performances at the Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview for a foot stompin' good time. Take in a live theatrical performance at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center. Relax at a concert by the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market. Or hit the road for the Annual National Road Yard Sale Day each Memorial Day Weekend.