What to do in Woo?
Great shops & delicious food await you in Wooster! The downtown area is just a 10 minute walk (or short drive) away. Parking is free and usually easy to find. Wooster was named one of the best places to live by Money.com. Here are some (of our favorite) reasons why:
Wooster has a great food scene with one of a kind shops like Local Roots Market & Cafe, Meatheads, Spoon Market, Sure House Coffee Roasters, Tulipan Hungarian Pastry and Coffee Shop, and Hartzler’s Ice Cream Shop (5 miles north of town)….just to name a few!
Ready for breakfast?? Start your day at one of our local downtown shops: Sure House, Undergrounds, Tulipan, and Boo Bears Brew (in Local Roots). All open early at 7/7:30am and have excellent treats in addition to a good cuppa :)
(Of course we also have Dunkin' and Starbucks in town!)
The Downtown Wooster Farmers’ Market on the square each Saturday from 8am-noon (June-October).
Visit award winning JAFB Brewery (take your own food or enjoy a food truck), have a glass of wine or craft cocktail at Grigio, schedule a tour at Minglewood Distilling Company, enjoy tastings, live music & events at Blue Barn Winery or Troutman Vineyards. Check out new stop Lincoln Way Vineyards.
Downtown Wooster is also a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA. Many establishments offer drinks "to go" to sip as you wander or enjoy festivities. (Main Street Wooster hosts free weekend concerts on the square all summer!)
Visit the Pine Tree Barn (5 miles south of town) for home interior, holiday decorations, and scenic lunch.
Fun with kids…or without!
Get your geek on at Operation Fandom!
Visit the Wayne County Historical Society (guided tours: Fridays & Saturdays from 1-4pm March through October).
Spend the day at Ramseyer’s Farm (September & October).
See a Show
The Ohio Light Opera show produces six to eight light opera favorites each summer season...and is just blocks away from the INN!
Support a local production!
Find the latest release at Movies 10 Movie Theater.
Come and enjoy one of the many annual events like The Wayne County Fair (September), Woosterfest (which features a costumed wiener dog race!), Annual Shreve Spring “Migration Sensation”, biennial Festa Italiana, Summer Cruise Ins, Downtown Church Holiday Walking Tour, and more!
Take a Trip
Wooster is just miles away from the largest Amish settlement in North America. Swing by Millersburg, take in a magic show at the Catalpa Trading Company in Berlin, or see the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock in Sugarcreek!
If that is not enough, we’re just 45 minutes away from Akron/Canton (football hall of fame, anyone?), 1 hour from Cleveland, or 1.5 hour away from Cedar Point - the roller coaster capital of the world!
Many of the downtown shops, restaurants, and anything in Amish Country is CLOSED ON SUNDAY. Please plan accordingly. Click HERE for a list of some of the places that are open (thanks to Books In Stock).