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We had friends in from Texas and we were looking for things to do with five kids 8 and younger on a Monday and a Tuesday in Findlay, Ohio. HUGE dilemma, right?

At first, we were a little concerned because oftentimes many shops and restaurants and even the local children’s museum are closed on those days… but, honesty, it didn’t take me long to curate a fun couple of days for us! The Findlay community has so much to do for families, even around the holidays when it’s colder outside.

Visit Findlay Blogger Ashley shares her favorite spots to show friends who are visiting over the holiday break - See her suggestions here! • VisitFindlay.com

Getting outside is always a good way to spend time with friends

We started with a hike at Riverbend Park. The trails were perfect right before Thanksgiving with all their colors! The kids played on several playgrounds and the grown ups had a chance to walk and talk and take in some of our glorious nature.

Visit Findlay Blogger Ashley shares her favorite spots to show friends who are visiting over the holiday break - See her suggestions here! • VisitFindlay.com

Riverbend Park gives lots of opportunities for fun things to see while on a hike

Afterwards, we headed downtown for lunch at Main Street Deli. Their new barcade was the perfect solution for all our ages and needs! We actually placed our orders at the deli and then went bar-side. The kids all but forgot about how hungry they were while they played all of the games and the adults grabbed a beer. It was so much fun!

 

The next day, the Cube was offering public ice skating hours so we headed to the north side. We started out all bundled up but within a half hour the kids were stripping off sweaty hats and gloves because they were skating so hard. They skated the full two hours and we all went home with happy hearts.

Visit Findlay Blogger Ashley shares her favorite spots to show friends who are visiting over the holiday break - See her suggestions here! • VisitFindlay.com

The Cube’s open skate is a great way to spend some free time during the holidays!

Finally, the adults got some big-kid time and tried the new pop-up at Brix for a nice dinner out. It was a gorgeous evening with the lights and decorations downtown. Brix and their jingle bar had such a festive menu and decor, we certainly left in the mood for the holidays!

 

We couldn’t let the opportunity of having a babysitter go to waist, so we of course hit a couple more stops including Modcraft Brewing and the The Bourbon Affair.

 

We feel our friends from Texas enjoyed some of the best parts of Findlay, Ohio on their visit! Let us know if we can show you around, too. There’s simply so much to do and see in Hancock County, especially around the holidays.

This post is written by Visit Findlay Blogger Ashley Barger.  Ashley is a communications guru, a mother, blogger at Ashley Working on Purpose, and lover of all things Findlay.  That isn’t much, is it?  Learn more about Ashley and see other posts she has written here!

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