5 One-Tank Winter Trips

Do you hear that? It's the open road calling and it says you need to take a trip. But with gas prices changing as frequently as "Columbus weather", saving a buck can be the difference between going and staying.

 

At Ricart, we're all about getting the best bang for our buck. That's why these one-tank getaways are sure to have you revved up and ready for a weekend adventure.

 

Cleveland

 

Jam out with Mick, Keith and the band at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the museum's first major exhibition, Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction. Taking up two entire floors, this exhibit is a must see for rock, blues and metal heads, alike.

 

After rocking your face off, you're going to work up an appetite. Head over to one of Cleveland's greatest breweries, Great Lakes Brewing Co. for a hot bite and a cold, award-winning beer.

 

Hocking Hills

 

Vamoose from the hustle and bustle of Columbus, and seclude yourself in the beauty of the wilderness. A hiker's dream, Hocking Hills is open 365 days a year from dusk until dawn. In the winter, many of the park's cascading waterfalls freeze to stunning blue crystalline.

 

After a long day of exploring, cozy up at Hocking Hills' premier lodgings, Cherry Ridge Retreat. This place isn't your grandpa's old hunting cabin.  For adults only, Cherry Ridge offers luxury cabins with stunning views.  

 

Detroit

 

The Motor City was and is a testament to American ingenuity. And what's a trip to Detroit without cruising over to one of the world's premiere automotive museums, The Henry Ford? Currently hosting Driving America, a massive collection of historically significant vehicles, The Henry Ford will make you look at your car in an entirely different light.

 

Still can't get enough gas-fueled history? Check out Vinsetta Garage. A repair shop turned restaurant, this place offers up a custom built, Detroit kind of menu to fill 'er up.

 

Cincinnati

 

A city in the midst of a major revitalization, Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine district is THE place for local food, beer and shopping.  Don't believe me? Check out Senate for America's best hotdog (Food & Wine Magazine approved!)

 

After gorging yourself on gourmet hotdogs and local beer, you're going to need a place rest. Downtown's 21c is a contemporary art museum and hotel all wrapped into one beautifully eclectic package.

 

Pittsburgh

 

Tucked into Appalachia, Pittsburgh's iron and steel past is everywhere. But it also has an artistic side.  Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. It also plays host to the Broadway musical, Mamma Mia!

 

After the show, grab a bite to eat at one of the Cultural Districts many eclectic restaurants. For a new, American Bistro feel, try Six Penn Kitchen. You won't be sorry.

 

There's so much to do!

 

Whether you're into nature, or rock 'n roll is what you live for, each one-tank trip has something to offer for everyone. We at Ricart love bringing back great memories and stories we can tell for years!

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