Looking for a unique family-friendly weekend getaway vacation that is not only a one tank trip or less but that also blends a combination of current technology, local history, outdoor experiences and local community flavor - then the weekend of July 25-27, 2014 is too good to be true. Elizabeth Connor, social media specialist for the Lake County Visitors Bureau has crafted a unique experience for locals and out-of-county visitors for the entire weekend. It is #InstaTour Vacation. Quite simply all you need to do is visit www.lakevisit.com and you are on your way.
InstaTour begins on Friday, July 25th when site specific hashtags are e-mailed to e-subscribers. Beginning on Saturday, July 26th and continuing thru 4pm Sunday, July 27th visitors travel Lake County using site specific #'s to explore, enjoy, photograph, and possibly win prizes from designated locations. Prizes range from $50 gift cars to paintings to theater tickets. Over $600 in prizes will be given-away next weekend. The final stop will be at Grand River Cellars at 4pm Sunday for those who choose.
Highlights of your InstaTour vacation include Headlands BeachFest on the 26th. Sand sculpting, Lake Metroparks kayaking and SUP experiences, music, artists, vendors and CABBS Puddle Duck Racer sailboat building are just a small portion of the day's events. Over the span of both days other vacation venues to explore include Downtown Painesville, Downtown Willoughby, Holden Arboretum, Historic Kirtland, Lake County History Center, Mentor Marsh, Kirtland Temple, Rabbit Run Theater and the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum. Hours vary but one will be able to visit all sites between 9am-6pm both days. Each photo stop offers visitors a chance to explore and enjoy some of the county's rich history and best kept secrets. Climb a lighthouse tower and view Lake Erie as never before. Walk thru the history that is the Mormon Migration. Witness nature firsthand at an arboretum or marsh. Explore two great cityscapes on different ends of the county. Visit our NHS honoring President James A. Garfield.
So visit www.lakevisit.com for more information and bring your phone next weekend.
#InstaTour sponsors- Grand River Cellars, Downtown Painesville, Downtown Willoughby, Fitzgerald's B&B, Homestead House B&B, Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum, Rabbit Run Theater, Rider's Inn, Holden Arboretum, Lake County History Center, City of Willoughby, Lake Metroparks, Headlands BeachFest 2014 and others...