Why We Love Our Outdoor Dining

There’s something special about dining outside; it changes the whole atmosphere of the meal. Al Fresco dining also has the power to change the atmosphere of our public spaces by giving them a feeling of security and inclusion. In 2020, outdoor dining has also become a comfort to people looking to eat out when they still aren’t ready to spend a long period of time indoors at a public place. So, whether that means eating at tables on the sidewalk, a patio, or on a deck with a view, we have a variety of outdoor dining options in Richland County....

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Locals: Explore Your Town Like a Visitor!

Tourism has somewhat flipped backward as a sizeable percentage of people won’t stray far from home this summer. We promote our great attractions to people around the world all year long, but this summer we invite residents to enjoy what’s in your own backyard like those thousands of visitors do....

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Bring Richland County Restaurants and Live Music Home

Our “Dinner and a Show” social media campaign, which partners local restaurants with local musicians, brings you its next installment! Destination Mansfield will continue to feature local carry-out restaurants alongside local performing artists for virtual concerts. In the past, these artists performed at these locations live, but now they will be performing virtually via a live broadcast on the Destination Mansfield – Richland County Facebook Page....

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Help Us Support the Local Artisans Who Make Up the Wine & Ale Trail

We are so thankful to our Wine & Ale Trail stops for adjusting to all the changes happening around us and for keeping their doors open. Wineries, breweries, and wine bars are so important to our community for the quality of life they create with great wine, beer, and food. While we can’t stop by for dinner, drinks and live music, we hope you will join us in supporting our local artisans and small businesses during the stay-at-home order....

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10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Richland County

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day, February 14th, is quickly approaching. If you’re looking to treat a special someone to a fantastic experience, look no further. Richland County is full of fun eateries, wineries, and activities to explore with your sweetheart. Mix and match these ideas for the perfect night out!...

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A Day in Lexington: A Growing Community of Families

Founded in 1812, Lexington has been known locally as “A Growing Community of Families” for a long time. A great place to raise a family; the Lexington Local School District is rated highly year after year and the village is ranked the 15th safest community in the US in the category of under 5,000 residents. What started out as a bedroom community, has grown out of that classification with the addition of businesses large and small. Lexington Mayor, Brian White says of the village: “We’re still a Community of Families, but it’s not just about us.” The Lexington community sees themselves as part of the diverse tapestry of communities across Richland County. “We have to work together to move Richland County Forward.”...

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January 28 is National Plan For Vacation Day

National Plan For Vacation Day is January 28, 2020 when Americans are encouraged to plan their vacation days. According to the US Travel Association, 768 Million vacation days went unused last year and 55% of Americans left vacation time on the table in 2018 and we think that’s just sad. If you plan your vacation days, you’re more likely to use them, so don’t let that paid time off go to waste. Sit down with your calendar and let’s plan a trip to Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio!...

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Richland County

The New Year brings hope and excitement for all that is to come. But first, we must kiss 2019 goodbye!  If you are looking to celebrate locally, Destination Mansfield has created a list of places to spend your New Year’s Eve.  Our local favorites are looking forward to welcoming 2020 with you. How will you be ringing in the new year? ...

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Wine & Ale Trail Draws Attention to Area

In addition to a NEW Wine & Ale Trail brochure that showcases all locations, there was an investment in getting the word out about the trail, the locations, and the history that surrounds many of our sites. Wine & Ale seekers not only can enjoy local wines and brews on our trail, but they can immerse themselves in real local history in a century-old mortuary, a vintage bank vault, a blueberry plantation, and an old-world cask ale brewery to mention a few. As the brochure says “Cheers to History.”...

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