Road Tripping: Your guide to eclectic summertime sites

Drive-worthy destinations for film buffs, music enthusiasts, sports fans and young wizards

click to enlarge Road Tripping: Your guide to eclectic summertime sites
Illustration: L.D. Nehls
Summer in the conveniently located Midwestern city of Cincinnati means that with just a couple of hours and a tank of gas, you can spend the weekend somewhere else — Nashville, Chicago, Red River Gorge or, like, Dayton, depending on your interests. We’ve curated a few quick trips for resident film buffs, music enthusiasts, sports fans and young wizards to drive to this season; there are even a couple road-trip-worthy destination hotels which are adventures in and of themselves, like a replicated African safari near Cumberland, Ohio or a haunted jail. 

Read on to discover how you can spend the summer hitting up Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley in Kent, Ohio, drinking bourbon at a Louisville Bats game or even stopping by the Cleveland corner Bone Thugs-n-Harmony made famous. All you need is a GPS, set of wheels and some clean underwear.

— Maija Zummo, Project Editor

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