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    Great Midwest Weekend Getaways For Girlfriend Groups And Guys On The Go

    Looking for a fun weekend away with a group of your good friends?

    We've been getting an increasing number of affinity groups requesting information for Midwest weekend getaways for girlfriends...and guy friends, or "Guys On The Go." They report enjoying fabulous weekends! So, we've compiled this list of weekend getaway ideas for you.

    Great Midwest Weekend Getaways For Girlfriend Groups And Guys On The Go

    Some of the suggested weekend getaway ideas could easily serve both genders - Feel free to experience as mentioned, or mix and match to customize a wonderful weekend experience with your friends...

    Midwest Weekend Getaways - Spring

    A beautiful time of year to visit Clinton County, Ohio! The countryside is green and blooming, and the downtowns are buzzing with people attending events.

    Suggested Girlfriend Getaway:

    • Private group 'Paint & Sip' party at South Street Wine Cellar on Main Street Wilmington

    • Explore the lavender farms

    • Country Antique Show or meander through the antique shops

    • Sunrise or sunset at Cowan Lake

    • Brunch at one of our delicious eateries

    With just enough time to eat local for dinner, and Instagram your best photos.

    Suggested Guys On The Go Getaway:

    • Catch live music & a craft brew at a local pub

    • Fishing, hiking, and/or boating at Cowan Lake

    • Spring Nationals Truck & Tractor Pull or Banana Split Festival

    • Car racing at Wilmington Air Park (SCCA or ECTA high-speed)

    (Photo by Kevin Barlow)

    Appreciate the winding trails via Harley or ATV before heading home.

    Summer Weekends

    Perhaps the best time to visit Clinton County in Southwest Ohio is during the summer! The days are longer, extended hours at popular attractions, and some of the best events on the calendar. Your Midwest weekend getaways should include:

    • Summer Solstice Lavender Festival - Now in it's 8th year

    • Clinton County Fair - Demolition Derby, antique tractor pulls & popular music performers

    • Chuckwagon Dinner Ride

    • ECTA Land Speed Racing events

    • Fourth Of July Fireworks - Two shows to choose from!

    • Jeep Jam

    • Dinner In The Fields

    • Golf 9 or 18 holes - Or plan a tournament

    • 5K Buzzard Run/Walk

    • Artistry In Wood


    Plus the endless options for motorsports, and exploring our Cowan Lake State Park -- Summer sunsets are spectacular!

    Make the most of your Midwest weekend getaway right here, or visit en route as we are at the heart of Ohio's Golden Triangle.

    Midwest Fall Weekend Getaways

    If you enjoy seeing Fall colors, then you'll love Clinton County, Ohio - We have about three more weeks of warmer weather than the northern part of the state.

    Especially for girlfriend getaways:

    • Grandpa's Pottery Open House - The best treasures of the year

    • Holiday Craft Shows - They get bigger & better each season

    • Shop Local - Handmade gifts and fab finds for stocking stuffers at our shopping districts

    • Geocache our Barn Quilt Trail

    Or, rent a cabin by the lake and sample the season's best bottles of wine at a nearby vineyard.

    Especially for guys on the go:

    • High speed car racing continues at Wilmington Air Park

    • Wilmington Gun Show

    • Get in a last round of golf

    • Pheasant hunting at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm


    If you live for riding your Harley through the countryside this is the perfect season. Bring your growler - There's craft brew to sample at local pubs - take some home with you!

    For any midwest weekend getaways:

    • Annual Corn Festival - A tradition for almost 40 years

    • Wilmington Oktoberfest - A Cincinnati Enquirer Top 20

    • Bonnybrook Farms - Chuckwagon Dinner Ride or Fall Farm Days

    Entertain your kid at heart!

    Midwest Weekend Getaways - Winter

    Clinton County kicks off the winter season with Hometown HoliDazzle - The Saturday immediately after Thanksgiving each year. Featured in People Magazine, it's a winter wonderland extravaganza with a lighted festival and parade, usually about 60 illuminated entries including floats and marching bands, bringing groups in from states around.

    (photo by Keri Jaehnig)

    Crowds line the streets, and it's definitely an event to remember! View a segment of 2013's parade

    More options for Girlfriend Getaways And Guys On The Go:

    • See a show at the historic Murphy Theatre

    • An indoor festival at Roberts Centre

    • A horse show at Roberts Arena

    • Chill out at the sports bars

    Recovering from a busy holiday season? Book a few rooms at a hotel with a pool and schedule massages at the spa.

    Your Midwest Weekend Getaways Resource Kit:

    We took you on a tour of choices for exciting Midwest weekend getaways above. You also have an open invitation to...

    Since we're within a day's drive of 60% of the US population, we have a lot of requests for information about Midwest weekend getaways for families, as well as Midwest weekend getaways for couples. Clinton County, Ohio has many options to choose from in that regard too, and we're happy to help.