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Two Days in Toledo

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Toledo has a multicultural heritage, rich history, thriving glass and auto industries, diverse natural environments and several world-class historical, recreational and cultural attractions. It has museums that highlight some of the best art. Experience the wonder and beauty of nature at the striking gardens. Plus know about the unique history of Toledo at some of the historical significant places. The city has so much to offer. Follow this 48-hour itinerary to take the most of the city offerings. Have a day of fun, learning, adventure and exploration when you venture out to see these spots in Toledo-

Toledo in two days
Image by Aric Lorton via Wikimedia Commons

Day 1 in The Glass City!

Breakfast at 9:00am!

Kick start your day with scrumptious breakfast at Grumpy’s. It is one of the most popular eatery in Toledo serving breakfast, homemade desserts and sandwiches.  It has gluten-free selections. Relish the creative American food at this eatery!

Address: 34 S Huron Street, Toledo, OH 43604, United States
Phone: 1 419-241-6728
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Website: grumpys.net/ 

Toledo Zoo at 10:00am!

Head off to the Toledo Zoo, one of the country’s best zoos and the top-most attraction in Toledo! Enjoy your trip through the Hippoquarium, African Savanna, Arctic Encounter, a Children’s Zoo and Primate Forest. See your favorites like with zebras, gorillas, polar bears, giraffes, lions, orangutans, elephants, and many more wild creatures. It is a fun spot for all ages!

Address: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609, United States
Phone: 1 419-385-4040
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Distance from Grumpy’s: 3.2miles or 9minutes drive

Imagination Station at 12:00pm!

Time for science exploration! Head off to the Imagination Station, a hands-on science museum. Feel the winds of hurricane at the hurricane chamber onsite, ride the high-wire cycle, feel the storm at the Hurricane Chamber onsite, bounce on the BOYO, explore the oil refineries, go against gravity at the Distorted Gravity Room and be a part of other scientific experiments and activities. Get ready for non-stop fun and learning at this spot!

Address: 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604, United States
Phone: 1 419-244-2674
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Toledo Zoo: 3.8miles or 11 minutes drive

Lunch at 2:00pm!

It’s lunchtime and our pick is sure to delight your taste buds! Visit to the Toledo’s most famous restaurant- Tony Packo’s Cafe.  Sink your teeth on the popular sausage hot dog smothered in homemade chili sauce. There are lots of choices on the menu. Chicken paprikas, hot dogs, stuffed cabbage food items, chili and pickles are just a few shining example of its delicious menu.

Address: 1902 Front Street, Toledo, OH 43605, United States
Phone: 1 419-691-1953
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:30am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 10:30am-11:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am-9:00pm
Distance from Imagination Station: 2.2miles or 5minutes drive

Toledo Museum of Art at 3:00pm!

Arty exploration at the Toledo Museum of Art! The museum houses an extensive collection including the masterworks from some well-known artists, like Hopper, Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh. The art on display spans from the ancient to the contemporary and comes from all over the world. Several pieces are showcased in different media that include photography, pottery, paintings, sculpture and prints. It also has a fascinating glass exhibits, historical furniture and other artifacts. No matter what period of art you’re looking for, you will surely be enthralled by the creations!

Address: 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43620, United States
Opening hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Thursday & Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Tony Packo’s Cafe: 4.0miles or 10 minutes drive

Indulge in Shopping at 5:00pm!

For brands shopping, visit the Franklin Park Mall that is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillards, Macy’s and JCPenney, and also houses classic retailers like Forever 21, Brooks Brothers, Aldo, Talbots, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Coach, H&M, Williams Sonoma, and many more. 

Address: 5001 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43623, United States
Phone: 1 419-473-3317
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday, Saturday: 8:00am-10:00pm; Thursday & Friday, Sunday: 9:00am-10:00pm; 
Distance from Toledo Museum of Art: 6.6miles or 9minutes drive

For antiques and collectibles, shop at the Westgate Village Shopping Center. Shop for glassware, toys, accessories and other knick-knacks at this shopping center!

Address: 3450 W Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606, United States
Phone: 1 419-531-7171
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Distance from Franklin Park Mall: 2.3miles or 7minutes drive

Wildwood Manor House at 7:00pm!

Walk back in time! Head off to the Wildwood Manor House, an eighteenth century mansion with impressive Georgian-style architecture and old world appeal. Know the Stranahan family life and times at this spectacular historic house. Do attend the cultural and historical events held here.

Address: 5100 W Central Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43615, United States
Phone: 1 419 535-3050
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 12:00am-11:59pm
Distance from Westgate Village Shopping Center: 2.5miles or 6minutes drive

Dinner at 8:00pm!

It’s dinnertime! Head off to the Schmucker's Restaurant that serves an array of home-style delectable eats and pies. Relish the classic comfort food and seafood at this spot. 

Address: 2103 N Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615, United States
Phone: 1 419-535-9116
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 5:00am-11:00pm
Distance from Wildwood Manor House: 1.8miles or 5minutes drive

Toledo heats up at 10:00pm!

Enjoy the Glass City nightlife at the Distillery! This night club features a laid-back vibe and the DJs will take you on a musical journey across genres playing, from 80s and 90s classic rock to present day tunes. It also has themed nights and drinking games. Dancing, fun, laughter and music non-stop at this nightspot! 

Address: 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614, United States
Phone: 1 419-382-1444
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 12:00pm-2:30am

Day 2 in T-Town!

Fowl and Fodder at 9:00am!

Kick off your day by sampling the local food at Fowl and Fodder.  Fowl and Fodder offers organic food. Salads, sandwiches and soups galore, plus a variety of freshly made side items are served! It also offers gluten-free and vegan food options.

Address: 7408 W Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43617, United States
Phone: 1 419-690-2490
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Toledo Botanical Garden at 10:00am!

Feast for the senses! Tour the Toledo Botanical Garden that houses many beautiful collections.  It has colorful and fragrant fields of wildflowers, rose and sunflowers, herb gardens, pioneer garden, perennial garden, and vegetable garden.  Stroll amidst the beautiful paths and take in the amazing variety of flowers from across the world. 

Address: 5403 Elmer Dr, Toledo, OH 43615, United States
Phone: 1 419-536-5566
Distance from Fowl and Fodder: 3.0miles or 6minutes drive

Blair Museum of Lithophanes at 12:00pm!

Experience the art and history at Blair Museum of Lithophanes. Enjoy, view and study lithoplanes at this museum. When backlit, the three-dimensional delicate porcelain images shines through the lithoplanes. The Blair Museum has the largest collection of these pieces.

Address: 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, OH 23615, United States 
Phone: (419) 245-1356 

Wildwood Preserve Metropark at 1:00pm!

Time to have fun in the sun! Head off to the Wildwood Preserve Metropark that features the Ottawa River floodplain and tall-grass prairie. There are lots of exciting activities at this spot, including a hiking trail, a boardwalk, and a 100 year Oak Grove school house. 

Address: 5100 W Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615, United States
Phone: 1 419-407-9700
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Blair Museum: 1.5miles or 4minutes drive

Lunch at 2:00pm!

Craving for American food, head over to the Chick-fil-A (4260 W. Sylvania Ave.), or drop by the J Alexander’s Restaurant (4315 Talmadge Rd). Visit Balance Pan-Asian Grill (5860 W. Central Ave.) for Asian cuisine, or go to Shorty’s Bar B Que (5111 Monroe St) that’s serves delicious barbecue. Relish the Italian and American fare at the Eddie Lee’s (4700 Nantucket Dr.).

Historic Woodland Cemetery at 3:00pm!

Next, head off to the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, a National Historic Site that has several architectural landmarks and private mausoleums. Many notable personalities of Toledo were laid to rest here!

Address: 1502 W Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606, United States
Phone: 1 419-472-2186

National Museum of the Great Lakes at 4:00pm!

Catch a glimpse of Great Lakes past at The National Museum of the Great Lakes! The museum houses six exhibit galleries with over 250 Great Lakes artifacts, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and an outdoor maritime park. Highlights include shipwrecks, first golf life-saving medal, passenger steamers, and other marine artifacts.

Address: 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH 43605, United States
Phone: 1 440-967-3467
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Libbey Glass Outlet Stores at 5:00pm!

Toledo is popularly known as the Glass City of the World. Trip to Toledo cannot be completed without buying the Glass City souvenirs from the Libbey Glass Outlet Stores. The store features a wide variety of glassware, glass novelties, dinnerware, home decor items, accessories, candles and glass serving piece. Shop for that special gift or for you home at this spot!

Address: 205 S Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43602, United States
Phone: 1 419-254-5000
Distance from National Museum of Great Lakes: 2.2miles or 8minutes drive

Next, head off to the Architectural Artifacts Inc that features architectural antiques and garden artifacts from across the globe, including statuaries, stained glass, decorative arts, mantels, and other vintage items.  Shop for unique items at this spot!

Address: 20 S Ontario Street, Toledo, OH 43604, United States
Phone: 1 419-243-6916
Distance from Libbey Glass Outlet Stores: 0.4miles or 2minutes drive

Catch a ball game at 7:00pm!

Catch the Toledo Mud Hens play at the Fifth Third Field. Settle in the ballpark, grab a cold drink and popcorn, and enjoy the baseball game. 

Address: 406 Washington Street, Toledo, OH 43604, United States
Phone: 1 419-725-4367
Distance from Architectural Artifacts Inc: 0.2miles or 1minutes drive

Mancy’s Steak House at 8:00pm!

Head off to the Mancy’s Steak House for dinner. Sink your teeth into the succulent dishes served at the Mancy’s. The Mancy’s steak and seafood are the best in town.  Lobsters, crab dishes and prime aged rib eyes are just a few succulent selections, perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. 

Address: 953 Phillips Avenue, Toledo, OH 43612, United States
Phone: 1 419-476-4154
Opening hours: Lunch hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm; Dinner hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm; Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm-10:30pm

Burn the dance floor at 10:00pm!

Head over to the Bretz Bar that is Toledo’s one of the most thumping dance spot attracting gay as well as straight patrons. Burn the dance floor at the Bretz as the DJs spin the awesome tunes.

Address: 2012 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 43604, United States 
Phone:  (419) 243-1900 
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 10:00pm-2:30am

Or 

Head off to the Frankie’s Inner City Lounge, a high-energy nightspot in Toledo. Whether you’re a live music junkie, cocktail lover, or dance-floor enthusiasts, the Frankie’s will keep you up well after dark. The menu of music changes every night depending on the musical theme- Wednesday is open mic night, Tuesday is guitar bands, and Friday is Gothic and industrial music. 

Address: 308 Main Street, Toledo, OH 43605, United States
Phone: 1 419-691-7464

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