Pump prices keep visitors close to home

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Amy Weirick
May 14, 2012 Office: (614) 848.8380 Mobile: (614) 296.8513

New Mansfield Tourism website features affordable, near-by getaway packages

Mansfield, OH – As gas prices climb, travelers are making the executive decision to stay close to home and keep money in their pockets. The Mansfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is encouraging visitors to take a much-deserved vacation by offering a variety of affordable adventures for couples, solo travelers or families. Visit the new and improved website at www.mansfieldtourism.com to find packages, deals and more.

Offering a variety of family fun that is a great value, Mansfield has an extensive list of FREE activities, including touring the farm at Malabar Farm State Park. Starting at $109 plus tax, Mansfield offers inexpensive packages such as, the Shawshank Trail package and the Golf package. Home to many historical and retro sites, local treasures, recreational and educational attractions, romantic getaways, outstanding golf and more, Mansfield is the perfect weekend getaway or midweek escape. Mansfield offers visitors a perfect blend of hometown hospitality, spectacular surroundings and affordable accommodations, as well as loads of unforgettable activities that suite all ages.

Mansfield prides itself on offering America’s best motorsports experience with facilities, races, attractions and dining that consistently receive rave reviews from fans and drivers, as well as other racing professionals. Home to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the track showcases a full schedule of races including the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and the IZOD IndyCar series. The area also helps race fans stretch their dollars with a program called RACE DEALS, offering discounts on lodging, dining, attractions, and more.

“This weather makes people want to hop in the car and roll the windows down, but we know gas prices can keep that from happening,” said Mansfield CVB president Lee Tasseff. “Our newly redone website can help families plan inexpensive, enjoyable trips and vacations.”

The revamped website, www.mansfieldtourism.com, has made navigation and searching simple. The website offers multiple new ways to explore ideas, packages, trips and more. Siteseeing Itineraries such as, “Go Retro” Mansfield, Frighteningly Good Fun and Glitter and Garland Holidays are also available. This website promises to make visits to Mansfield exciting and hassle-free.

A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio’s wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences such as visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, to spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot and the world’s first robot. Breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, as well as hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. For information or to order a Visitors Guide, consumers can call (800) 642-8282 or visit www.MansfieldTourism.com.


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