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ToledoUnited States of America

The Water Recreation Capital of the Midwest is also a culture-filled city with museums, sports, zoos and theaters that will entertain visitors for days.

Located on the edge of Lake Erie, Toledo is a major port city in the Great Lakes region. The port is known as a hub for coal, cargo and export industries. The buzzing industrial scene is accompanied by lively cultural attractions within the city.

Given its location wedged between Lake Erie and the Maumee River, Toledo is known as the “Water Recreation Capital of the Midwest.” Visit one of the rivers or lakes to take advantage of the area’s incredible fishing. Charter a fishing boat or go ice fishing during the winter months. Several marinas throughout the city make a perfect starting point for a day on the water. Go swimming or hiking at one of the city’s many parks.

The Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Pavilion is a world-class institution founded by the famous glassmaker, Edward Drummond Libbey, a Toledo resident. Tour exhibits of glass art and masterpieces from artists ranging from Rembrandt to Willem de Kooning. Enjoy art in the sunshine in the outdoor sculpture garden. Attend a classical concert in the Peristyle, the primary concert space for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Reach the Historic Old West End just a few blocks from the museum. This neighborhood has several magnificent Victorian-era mansions surrounded by ancient trees and lush gardens. The homes are open to tours periodically throughout the year.

Get in touch with your wild side at the Toledo Zoo. With the world's first hippoquarium, the zoo also includes an aquarium, an African savanna exhibit and a children's zoo.

The city hosts the Toledo Mud Hens, a AAA baseball team affiliated with the Detroit Tigers. Join devoted Toledo fans in the ballpark known for its great atmosphere and exciting games.

Arrive via the Toledo Express Airport just west of the city. Whether you have a packed agenda of museums and ballgames or just want to enjoy a day downtown, this city will not disappoint. Toledo is a delight to visit year-round.

Where to stay in Toledo

Toledo featuring a sporting event as well as a large group of people

Downtown Toledo

4/5Very Good!(230 area reviews)

Restaurants, live music, and theaters are just a few things travelers enjoy about Downtown Toledo. Check out Huntington Center or Imagination Station while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Toledo
'Monument to a Tree'

Reynolds Corners

3.5/5Good!(97 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Reynolds Corners, Toledo Botanical Garden and Swan Creek Preserve Metropark are top sights worth seeing.

Reynolds Corners
A single smokestack is all that remains of the former Jeep plant in Toledo, OH. 

The Parkway Annex was opened in 1904 as a bicycle factory. Its use as an automobile assembly plant dates from 1910, when it was purchased by Willys-Overland. The plant began producing the Jeep in the 1940s and was renamed the Toledo Assembly Plant when Chrysler purchased American Motors

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Top Hotels in Toledo

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
444 N Summit Street, Toledo, OH
The price is $135 per night from Oct 15 to Oct 16

Located in Downtown Toledo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Imagination Station, SeaGate Center, and Huntington Center. Valentine Theater and Fifth ...

4.3/5Excellent! (438 reviews)

"The view of the lake was really nice from our hotel room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Toledo South, OH
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Toledo South, OH
3 out of 5
9790 Clark Drive, Rossford, OH
The price is $74 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Hollywood Casino, and Mercy Health - Perrysburg ...

4.1/5Very Good! (967 reviews)

"We booked it last min. Did not spend much time there at all. The front desk was very polit and fast at check in. Everything else was just as expected. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Toledo South, OH
Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Perrysburg
Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Perrysburg
3 out of 5
6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH
The price is $114 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10

Located in the heart of Perrysburg, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Mercy Health - Perrysburg Hospital and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (536 reviews)

"Clean, friendly, accommodating and quiet with a lot of stuff close by"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Perrysburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Toledo

Staybridge Suites Toledo - Maumee
Staybridge Suites Toledo - Maumee
3 out of 5
2300 Village Drive Building #1800, Maumee, OH
The price is $94 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Side Cut Metropark and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lucas County Recreation Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (770 reviews)

"All inclusive hotel with almost everything you need due to the inclusion of the open air mall directly adjacent."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Staybridge Suites Toledo - Maumee
Staybridge Suites Toledo - Rossford - Perrysburg
Staybridge Suites Toledo - Rossford - Perrysburg
3 out of 5
9749 Clark Drive, Rossford, OH
The price is $94 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17

Located in the heart of Rossford, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Hollywood Casino, and Mercy Health - Perrysburg ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (296 reviews)

"Plenty COVID mitigation, always felt safe. Facility is older and sound carries between rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Staybridge Suites Toledo - Rossford - Perrysburg
TownePlace Suites Toledo Oregon
TownePlace Suites Toledo Oregon
2.5 out of 5
2851 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, OH
The price is $109 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Charles Hospital and Mercy Health - St. Charles Hospital. Collins Park American Golf ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)

"Excellent property very clean, staff was friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

TownePlace Suites Toledo Oregon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Toledo

Bowling Green State University
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Bowling Green State University

4.5/5(179 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Bowling Green State University, a top university in Bowling Green. You can seek out the bowling alleys in this romantic area.

Huntington Center
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Huntington Center

4.5/5(72 reviews)

Catch an event at Huntington Center during your trip to Toledo. Amble around this family-friendly area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Toledo Zoo
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Toledo Zoo

4.5/5(158 reviews)

Visit the native and exotic animals and see why Toledo Zoo is a favorite in Toledo. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Top things to do in Toledo

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Ohio
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Ohio

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Ohio
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Ohio

$20
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Ohio
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Ohio

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Ohio
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Ohio

$10
Per adult
Toledo Scavenger Hunt: Toledo Perspectives
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Toledo Scavenger Hunt: Toledo Perspectives

$20
Per adult
Toledo Scavenger Hunt: Holy Toledo, it's a Bar Hunt!
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Toledo Scavenger Hunt: Holy Toledo, it's a Bar Hunt!

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Toledo

3.7

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
82
5 - Excellent 16.565656565656564%
4 - Good
224
4 - Good 45.25252525252525%
3 - Okay
153
3 - Okay 30.90909090909091%
2 - Disappointing
19
2 - Disappointing 3.8383838383838382%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 3.4343434343434343%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

I love how downtown is really being built up- seems much more safe.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Toledo is great just the Days Inn is horribly disgusting!

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

According to Expedia and the hotel website the property has a restaurant and bar. It has neither. I wouldn't have stayed there had I known. Also, the elevator to the parking garage didn't work. Toilet wouldn't flush.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

days inn is a very bad place to book a room n unsafe there drugs dealers n hoes sitting around there

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

the GOV. spend so much money on making the city look better when they need to fix the roads alot of streets have very bad roads you can tare your car up bad just from riding to the store. the side streets are very very bad yall need to fix the roads

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

It was the coldest day of the year during our visit so outdoor activities are hard to rate.

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