Last month, I told you about the Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway in Columbus, Ohio. For just $375, you get an amazing fun, filled 3 day vacation in Columbus with attractions and lodging. My family just got back from this getaway and let me tell you, it’s a deal and a half and tons of fun! See what is included in the Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway below.
4 tickets to Zoombezi Bay are included in the Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway. (You can purchase additional tickets if you have a larger family.)
Our favorite activity was Zoombezi Bay because it is an amazing outdoor waterpark, just perfect for cooling off during this hot summer! Read our full family review on Zoombezi Bay here. In short, this 22.7 acre water park has something for little tots to adults! This is a park that my family enjoyed now with young kids ages 4 & 6 while still being a park that my family will grow into as our kids get taller and can ride more slides. Plus, after splashing the day away, it is free to visit the Columbus Zoo, and Jungle Jack’s Landing with amusement park rides. This is a full day of fun, expect to spend the entire day.[slickr-flickr tag=ColumbusZoombezi]
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4 tickets to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are included in the Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway. (You can purchase additional tickets if you have a larger family.)
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is rated #1 Zoo in America by USA Travel Guide. Read our full family review here. The zoo is arranged by continents to create a realistic setting for both the animals and you as you tour the zoo. The zoo employees are engaging with kids, helpful, and friendly. Don’t miss the new Polar Bear exhibit or the Manatees, my family’s favorites. Jungle Jack’s Landing amusement park rides are also a fun addition to this zoo. This is a large zoo, plan to spend most of the day![slickr-flickr tag=ColumbusZooPic]
4 tickets to COSI Exhibit Admission AND Dinosaur Exhibit Admission are included in the Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway. (You can purchase additional tickets if you have a larger family.)
The adventure and learning continues at COSI with 110,000 square feet of fun with 300 exhibits. Read our full family review here. You have to check out the new Dinosaur Exhibit and Waking the T.Rex: The Story of SUE Movie in 3D. There is so much to do and see at COSI, you really need to plan to spend at least 5 hours![slickr-flickr tag=ColumbusCOSI]
Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway includes a 2 night stay at the hotel of your choice, prices vary by hotel. Drury Inn & Suites in Grove City Columbus South, Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center, Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Northwest, Hilton Garden Inn Columbus University Area, Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, Comfort Inn North/Polaris, Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Columbus, and Hampton Inn Suites North Columbus Polaris.
We stayed at Drury Hotel and couldn’t be more pleased. Read our full family review here. You get more than a clean room at Drury Hotel, you also get a free hot breakfast, hot dinner, free long distance, wifi, pools, and more. Perfect for families![slickr-flickr tag=DruryHotelColumbus]
Book your Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway
Starting at just $375 for a family of 4, this 3 day, 2 night getaway is a great deal with a lot of fun. Click here to make your reservations.
More about our Columbus Trip
After dinner one night, we stopped by a park in Grove City, OH. It was a really neat park based on the solar system, each section mimicked a planet. The play structures were unique and encouraged creative play. I wish we had something similar in Akron![slickr-flickr tag=ColumbusPark]
Our Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway coincided with our Ford Media Preview of the Lincoln MKT. Read my reviews on this fabulous car here.
Win Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway ($350+ Value) (Closed)
Updated: 8-6-11 Winner Announced: Congratulations, Becky Ciciora!
Your family has the chance to win a partial Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway complete with 4 tickets to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ($56 value), 4 tickets to COSI and 4 tickets to Dinosaur Exhibit Admission ($71 value), and lodging for 2 nights at a participating hotel ($220+). Prize value of more than $350!
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