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Visiting Fan Questions
Hello everyone,

My wife and I just booked our flights from Boston to Detroit for the UNH vs. Toledo football game on Sep. 1. We are flying in early on Sep. 1 and leaving on the afternoon of Sep. 2, so we need to really make the best of our time in Toledo. We are leaving our two (under two) kids at home so we want to have a really fun day/night in Toledo.

A few questions for the Rocket faithful:

1. What is the best place to stay downtown. We want to be within walking distance of nighttime activities.

2. What are the "must see's" in Toledo in terms of sightseeing and activities?

3. What are the "must eats" in Toledo

4. What is the tailgating situation like? Any rules, regulations, (i.e. start time, finish time, glass prohibited etc.) that we should be aware of?

5. What are the best places to go out after the game on Thursday night. We are in our late 20's and are looking to enjoy our time without the kiddos.

Thanks in advance for any info you may provide.
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04-07-2011 01:17 PM
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RE: Visiting UNH Fan Questions
(04-07-2011 01:17 PM)UNHWildcats05 Wrote:  Hello everyone,

My wife and I just booked our flights from Boston to Detroit for the UNH vs. Toledo football game on Sep. 1. We are flying in early on Sep. 1 and leaving on the afternoon of Sep. 2, so we need to really make the best of our time in Toledo. We are leaving our two (under two) kids at home so we want to have a really fun day/night in Toledo.

A few questions for the Rocket faithful:

1. What is the best place to stay downtown. We want to be within walking distance of nighttime activities.

2. What are the "must see's" in Toledo in terms of sightseeing and activities?

3. What are the "must eats" in Toledo

4. What is the tailgating situation like? Any rules, regulations, (i.e. start time, finish time, glass prohibited etc.) that we should be aware of?

5. What are the best places to go out after the game on Thursday night. We are in our late 20's and are looking to enjoy our time without the kiddos.

Thanks in advance for any info you may provide.

1) Don't stay in Toledo so I don't know- night life isn't the greatest but I'm out of that scene so maybe others can speak to it.

2) Zoo is great, Toledo Museum of Art is one of the nation's best if you're into the culture thing. The University is pretty spectacular in its own right- for an urban setting college it is a stunner.

3) Well, the Original Tony PAcko's is a must if only for the tradition. Toledo is a big eating out town and there are a lot of solid choices. Beirut or Byblo's if you like Middle Eastern. Lots of Mexican places that are basically excuses to drink margies.

4) Check out Lot 10 for Rocket tailgates. You gotta see the JAmbulance-google it -one of the all-time great tailgate vehicles. Most visitors tailgate in the lots on the West side of campus (dorr Street). If you are driving you'll find Toledo is easy to get around in. The Glass Bowl is a beautiful old stadium with stone towers and walls and an updated look inside. Seats about 25,00 and visitors are usually in the northeast side.

5) I don't remember my late twenties so I'll let others respond here. Great to have you on and we welcome visitors. Hope your trip is fun and you get some nice respite from the little ones!
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RE: Visiting UNH Fan Questions
The best place to stay in town and not far from campus would be the Ramada (if it's still called that) on Secor Road near I-475.
As far as "night life" Arnie's (Secor), Chuck's (Monroe St.), Nick & Jimmy's (Monroe St.), & The Beer Stube (Monroe St.) are only a couple blocks away from the hotel. I would also suggest Mulvany's Bunker on Door Street. You will have to drive to all these places. There really isn't a nightclub type area in Toledo, except 2 or 3 places east of campus on Bancroft and the Dorr & Byrne intersection. But those are the college scene.
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(04-07-2011 01:54 PM)Terry Wrote:  The best place to stay in town and not far from campus would be the Ramada (if it's still called that) on Secor Road near I-475.
As far as "night life" Arnie's (Secor), Chuck's (Monroe St.), Nick & Jimmy's (Monroe St.), & The Beer Stube (Monroe St.) are only a couple blocks away from the hotel. I would also suggest Mulvany's Bunker on Door Street. You will have to drive to all these places. There really isn't a nightclub type area in Toledo, except 2 or 3 places east of campus on Bancroft and the Dorr & Byrne intersection. But those are the college scene.

Has the East side dried up? Frankie's and those places? I don't get out much.
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As we have mentioned before, maybe we should pin a permanent item on the message board for visiting fans.
Seems like a good idea.
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(04-07-2011 02:11 PM)owen Wrote:  As we have mentioned before, maybe we should pin a permanent item on the message board for visiting fans.
Seems like a good idea.

That would be too easy. But its a great idea.
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I always found the Docks on the Eastside to be a nice Date night type of area for couples when I lived in Toledo during my late 20's and out without the kids. Haven't been to Toledo in a few years, so not sure now if it is still the case.
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Hey,

A couple ideas on what you like to do helps us give advice. Otherwise, we tell you what we like to do. You can actually do me a return. I'll be a spit from your this summer (Exeter) and could use some tips. Running parks/camping/ sea food, would be of some interest.

Toledo City Paper has a good overview of nightlife, which will be timely.

Our Downtown isn't so big that anywhere is far from anywhere else. It's not near campus though. If you'll be staying downtown, the place for jazz would be Murphy's. There are a few others around town will give good measure.

Dance Clubs downtown, I don't know much about.

If you're a bit harder, someone mentioned Frankie's on the Eastside, just across the bridge. Very organic, in the neighborhood kind of place. They bring in local and traveling bands. Hip Hop, Rock, whatever...

"Must Eats" Eastside again. I'm not biased, really I'm not. Tony Packos, the original. Again, organic and original. Visitors like the place so it's not just a local legend. There is one downtown but next time your watching M*A*S*H and they mention Tony Packos, you won't really be able to say you've been there. The one downtown, it's the food without the atmosphere.


If museum or local art is your thing, you might be extremely surprised at what we got. We just stole Dartmouth's Director because the Walmart Walton's stole ours for a new museum they're planning, just to give you a measure of how influenctial our museum is.

If you're downtown, there might also be a ball game. Mud Hens stadium, rated one of the best in the minor leagues is in the center of town. Fun place. Huntington Center/arena, is also downtown. Keep an eye on The City Paper for what might be playing.

Another place downtown that has Broadway and Symphony type shows is the Valentine Theatre.
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No baseball.... Mud Hens will be on the road.....
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How about the Hilton Garden Inn@Levis Commons or the Staybridge@Fallen Timbers? Close to food, beverages, and stuff to do.
Too bad the Casino won't be finished then.
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