18 Fun Things To Do and Places To Eat In Medina County

Fun activities in Medina County
Fun activities in Medina County

Medina is known for its charming and well-preserved historic downtown with many 19th-century buildings and architecture. The area is between Brunswick, Hinckley, Wadsworth, Seville, and Richfield and is only a short drive from Akron.

Whether you've lived in Medina County your entire life or are new to the area, you might not realize all there is to do in and around the area. Medina, Ohio, is picturesque for all four seasons, and each one brings new and exciting things to do and see. From summer farmer's markets to winter-time ice festivals, you'll never run out of things to explore in and around Medina County.

Our first-ever Engage Virtual Range location is in Medina, Ohio, so we're very familiar with the area. We've rounded up some of our favorite places to explore and things to do in Medina, Brunswick, Hinckley, and other surrounding cities.

9 Things To Do in Medina County

Since Medina County isn't huge, planning a full day of activities and dining is possible to keep you entertained from morning to night. Below are some of the most popular spots in the area, and a great place to find something to do every day of the week!

1. Visit Medina Square

Enjoy the beautiful architecture, shops, and restaurants in the heart of Medina. This quaint little area in Medina, Ohio, will make you feel like you're walking in a scene of a Hallmark movie.

2. Check out Castle Noel

This museum is dedicated to all things Christmas. You can walk through movie sets, pieces, and props from some of the most popular movies ever. And you can even meet Santa Claus and slide down a giant slide. Re-live your childhood or make new memories with your kids at this year-round winter wonderland.

260 S. Court St, Medina, OH 44256

3. Take a Tour of Root Candles

Root Candles has been a Medina, Ohio staple since 1869. The historic building is full of charm and unique scents. Learn how candles are made and create your own candle.

623 W Liberty St, Medina, OH 44256

4. Check Out Local Parks

If you love the outdoors, you have to plan a visit to Hinckley Lake or Lake Medina for a day of fishing. If hiking is more your thing, go for a walk at Buckeye Woods Park, Chippewa Inlet Trail, or Allardale Park.

5. Foundry Social and High Voltage Karting

If you're looking for a night out with friends, you won't find anywhere more fun than Foundry Social and High Voltage Karting. Inside, you can drink, eat, and get competitive with table games like billiards and ping pong, or try your luck at mini bowling or bocce courts. Right next door is a high-voltage karting track for adults and kids alike.

333 Foundry St, Medina, OH 44256

6. Escape Medina

No list of things to do in Medina, Ohio, is complete without an escape room. Escape Medina has four different experiences and is ideal for all experience levels. Challenge yourself and your friends to see how to work together to escape before time runs out.

1662 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256

7. Go Golfing

Medina, Ohio, and the surrounding cities are home to some of the best golf courses in the area. Work through Bunker Hill, Pleasant Valley, Coppertop, and more!

8. Board and Brush

Board and Brush marry the joy of painting with the timelessness and trendiness of wooden signs. These DIY wood workshops help you tap into your creativity and walk away with a finished product you can proudly display.

3725 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256

9. Engage Virtual Range

No list of things to do in Medina would be complete without mentioning EVR. Our Medina, Ohio, virtual shooting range is ideal for experience levels and a great way to kick off a night with friends or family. Engage Virtual Range offers one-on-one training, group outings, classes, league play, and more.

5035 Beach Rd Suite B, Medina, OH 44256

9 Best Places to Eat in Medina County

After having fun at EVR or High Voltage Karting, you will probably want to grab some dinner. Medina County offers a great selection of eateries for a date, a family outing, or happy hour with friends. We've rounded up some of the top-rated eateries in the area for you to explore on your next Medina County adventure!

  1. Sully's Irish Pub - Offering traditional Irish dishes and a variety of beers on tap
  2. Corkscrew Saloon - Featuring upscale American cuisine and an extensive wine list
  3. Twiisted Burgers & Sushi - Offering a unique combination of burgers and sushi
  4. High & Low Winery - A winery and bistro with a warm, rustic feel and a patio and waterfall for warm summer visits
  5. Blue Heron Brewery - Offering a variety of handcrafted beers and pub-style fare in a historic building
  6. PJ Marley's - Located in the heart of downtown Medina, PJ Marley's is a burger restaurant ideal for socializing, drinking, and dining
  7. Whitey's Booze N' Burgers - A casual eatery that serves burgers and bar food with a relaxed atmosphere
  8. 111 Bistro - Offering an eclectic menu of American cuisine focusing on locally sourced ingredients
  9. The Farmer's Table - Located inside the historic Farmers Exchange Building in downtown Medina, it focuses on fresh, local fare

While this list isn't comprehensive, it can be a great starting point for planning something fun in Medina County. And don't forget, Engage Virtual Range is a great way to get the party started no matter what else you decide to explore! Book your fun experience here.