In many ways the classic Midwestern state, Ohio conjures up images of flat corn fields, barns and dairy farming. Whilst all of that is accurate enough, there’s a lot more to the state than meets the eye. Traditionally the gateway to the West, a hotel in Ohio offers plenty of reasons to linger, from top class college sports, theme parks, museums and hearty cuisine. With plenty of varied festivals and fairs throughout the year, there’s always something going on in Ohio. The big cities of Cincinnati and Cleveland are where you’ll find most of the action but there’s plenty to get excited about across the state.
Cincinatti - A major cultural, entertainment and gastronomic hub, Cincinnati was once an American boomtown. These days the growth might have slowed a little but it’s still a popular place to book a hotel.
Northeast Ohio and Cleveland - Rolling foothills are covered in vast woodland as they make their way down to Lake Erie. The city of Cleveland dominates the region as a major population centre in the state.
Southeast Ohio - It’s coal mining country in this hilly landscape that makes up the foothills of the Appalachians, rolling out towards Pennsylvania and the Wayne National Forest.
Northwest Ohio - The classic image of the Midwest can be found here, with flat farmland stretching endlessly out towards Michigan and further north, with red barns often the only feature on the flat horizon.
Cuyahoga is the only National Park in the state but one of the biggest and best in the US. You can also visit the Lake Erie Islands, accessible by ferry and known for their party atmosphere. There are also some top beaches along the lake shores, including the Headlands Beach State Park just to the east of Cleveland, as well as Euclid Beach and Lake Erie Beach. To the southeast, parts of the Wayne National Forest can be explored and a visit to Holmes County will bring you to the world’s largest community of Amish people, who live without the trappings of modern life.
Visit Warren County, which boasts an impressive selection of family fun activities including the Beach Waterpark and Ozone Zipline Adventures. Ohio’s big cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus all offer a range of activities, culture and eating options for visitors. Smaller towns like Akron and Dayton offer a more classic Midwestern charm. Dayton was also the home of the Wright Brothers, who were behind the world’s first powered flight. Lounge on the beaches in the north of the state and explore the foothills of the Appalachians in the south. Sports fans should check out the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton and art lovers can get their fill in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Add a touch of glamour to your trip at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Cleveland’s Lake Erie shore.