Toledo, Ohio is a city in the northwestern part of the state. It is the county seat of Lucas County. The city has a population of about 285,000 people. The Toledo metropolitan area has a population of about 651,000 people.The city is located on the western end of Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Maumee River. Toledo is about 60 miles (97 km) south of Detroit, Michigan, and about 150 miles (241 km) north of Columbus, Ohio.The climate of Toledo is humid continental. The city experiences all four seasons. The average temperature in Toledo is about 34 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius).Toledo is a popular tourist destination. Some of the city's popular attractions include the Toledo Zoo, the National Museum of the Great Lakes, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Imagination Station science museum.Downtown Toledo is easy to navigate and there is plenty of parking available. Parking meters are in effect Monday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Parking is free on Sundays. There are also several parking garages and surface lots available for use.