Extended Stay America - Toledo, OH
Located on the shore of Lake Erie near Ohio's border with Michigan, Toledo is known for its glass industry and by some as the "Auto Parts Capital of the World." If you are looking for Toledo hotels, Extended Stay America has several great places to stay, each offering a great price.
Automobile parts and manufacturing have long been important to Toledo. Chrysler continues to make the Jeep here. Major automotive parts manufacturer Dana Corporation has its corporate headquarters in the town of Maume, just down the Maume River from downtown Toledo.
Glass has played an important part in the local economy and helped to create a marvelous cultural attraction for the city as well. Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest makers of fiberglass, has its world headquarters in Toledo. Just a few miles out of town in nearby Perrysburg is the headquarters of Owens-Illinois, the world's largest maker of glass bottles.
Toledo is also a vibrant, fun city to visit with sights like the internationally acclaimed Toledo Museum of Art. The museum has a permanent collection of over 30,000 pieces and includes works by van Gogh, Monet and Picasso. Be sure you allow time to see the Museum's Glass Pavilion. With more than 5,000 works, the Glass Pavilion traces the use of glass in art and culture from ancient days to modern times.
After viewing the beautiful glass works at the Pavilion, you may want to look for some special glass pieces for your home. Less than two miles from the Pavilion is the Libbey Glass Factory Outlet. Part museum, part retail store, this is the perfect place to visit if you plan to buy glassware, dinnerware or beautiful glass accessories.
If you enjoy the performing arts, Toledo has wonderful options. The Toledo Opera and the Toledo Symphony each offer top quality, traditional classical performances. Combining traditional dance with modern presentations, the Toledo Ballet is also a school for aspiring dancers. Toledo also has a vibrant jazz community and is host to the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society. You can see how the Society has benefited the local community by checking out the piano playing pachyderm at the Toledo Zoo.
The Toledo Zoo has a lot more to offer than just musical elephants. Opened in 1900, this was the first zoo in the world to feature a hippoquarium,an underwater viewing exhibit for hippopotami. In addition to having a wonderful collection of animals, the Zoo also has fun rides, a hands-on play area for children under eight years old and plenty of places to buy and enjoy hearty food.
Fans of outdoor recreation will want to check out Maumee Bay State Park. Located on the shore of Lake Erie, the park has two swimming beaches, 10 miles of hiking trails and is an ideal place to picnic. Just a few miles east of Toledo is the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Begin your time here at the Visitor Center, but be sure you check the date to see if one of the monthly seven-mile auto tours of the Refuge is being offered.
Fans of the television show M*A*S*H* may remember how Corporal Klinger yearned to attend a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game. No writer's creation, the Mud Hens are one of minor league baseball's oldest teams and are the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. If you visit during baseball season, be sure to take in a game at the new Fifth Third Field.
Most golfers will enjoy playing the South Toledo Golf Club. Here you can play nine or 18 holes of golf. If you just want to tune up your drive, visit the Golf Dome, one of just a few fully enclosed driving ranges in the country. For more Toledo golf options, visit Golflink.com.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotel in Toledo, Extended Stay America has just what you are looking for.