Ohio Travel Destinations

Top 5 Places to Visit in Ohio

1. Hocking Hills State Park – Hocking Hills State Park is, hand down, one of the most scenic and beautiful places you can visit in the state of Ohio. The park is stretched over an enormous piece of land that houses some really jaw-dropping waterfalls and stunning cliffs. The many caves within the boundaries of the park are the real evidence that the Adena people have lived here more than 7,000 years ago. Two of the most popular caves in the area are the Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave. If you are hiking enthusiasts you will find miles of opportunities to enjoy the spectacular surroundings of the park.

2. Cincinnati – Cincinnati is located on the banks of the Ohio River and often called the Queen City. Charles Darwin is one of the most famous admires of the city, who describe Cincinnati as cheerful, thriving, and animated. The city is straddling the Mason-Dixon Line and the unique location of the city is a subject of a lot of controversies since many believe that it is a part of the Southern United States, but many don’t agree for sure. No matter the location, Cincinnati is definitely a city worth visiting with its charming appeal, incredible skyline featuring structures as the Carew Tower and the Cincinnati Observatory Center. The city is also a home to a stunning urban park and greenery system.

3. Cleveland – Cleveland is a major metropolitan hub in the state of Ohio, located on the shore of Lake Erie. Naturally, many people will be attracted of the biggest attraction in the city – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – designed by the same architect, who designed the infamous glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris. However, the architecture of the Hall of Fame is not the only thing attracting you to visit it as it houses many interesting exhibits, including the ones on Elvis, David Bowie, U2, and the history of some of the most popular musical instruments in the history. So if you are a big music fan, make sure to head to Cleveland.

4. Columbus – Columbus is the capital city of the state of Ohio – a diverse, exciting, and unique place. Columbus is also a real melting pot for cultures as its residents come from a variety of the surrounding cultural and historic areas such as the Rust Belt, the Bible Belt, the Great Plains, and Appalachia. And to add even more diversity to this already unique blend, Columbus is a home to the Ohio State University that attracts young people from all around the world. Located just outside the downtown area is the German Village that allows a great way of exploring the cultural and historic heritage in Columbus city.

5. Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Cuyahoga Valley National park may be the single national park in the state, however, it definitely deserves a visit. It is located conveniently just a short drive outside of Cleveland and the main attraction in this park is the Cuyahoga River. More than 70 waterfalls together with rolling hills, shaded gorges, and stone ledges can be spotted and explored along almost 200 miles of hiking trails in the park.