Forbes Advisor: Toledo Most Affordable City for Family Vacations

Press Staff Writer

        Toledo has been ranked as the most affordable city for family vacations by Forbes Advisor.
        The recent article names Toledo as the number-one city in the United States for travelers looking for budget-friendly family vacations.
        To determine the cities that are most affordable for family vacations, Forbes Advisor analyzed the 100 largest U.S. cities. Various factors were considered to determine the affordability of a city, including average airfare, hotel rates, and daily expenses, such as food and entertainment.
        Toledo stood out among other cities for not only its affordability but also its excellent attractions.
        “This recognition is a testament to the value and accessibility Toledo offers to visitors looking to create memorable experiences for their families without breaking the bank,” said Lance Woodworth, president and CEO of Destination Toledo. “Toledo offers a diverse range of attractions, including world-class museums, parks, and family-friendly activities that are both affordable and exciting.”
        Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; Buffalo, New York and Wichita, Kansas round out the top five most
affordable cities for families to take a vacation.
        Check out the full report, including the methodology and infographics, at
        According to Destination Toledo, Lucas County has a thriving $2.7 million tourism industry attracting 14.5 million visitors a year.
        Highlights for visitors – and local families as well – include the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, Imagination Station, Toledo Museum of Art, National Museum of the Great Lakes as well as beautiful outdoor spaces including 19 Metroparks Toledo and water attractions like the Maumee River and Lake Erie.
        “We invite families to visit Toledo and experience the beauty of our city and the warm hospitality of our region,” said Woodworth.
        Destination Toledo is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the greater Toledo region and is a driving force behind supporting the local economy through tourism. More details are available at


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