Ohio Travel Guides

Explore a destination in Ohio to see the top hotels and top things to do, as well as photos and tips from U.S. News Travel.


"Cincinnati is a beautiful city; cheerful, thriving, and animated," said celebrated novelist Charles Dickens. And we quite agree. Although some of Cincy's neighborhoods are a little run-down, the winds of revitalization are blowing through the city with force. Only look to the historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district for proof: This neighborhood features the vibrant Findlay Market, which gathers hordes of foodies on the weekends, and the Music Hall, home to the prestigious Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Downtown is another example of this renaissance — the fairly recent renovations of the riverfront Great American Ball Park and the pedestrian-friendly Fountain Square are case in points. 


This 78-square-mile city is responsible for giving the world so much more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. In fact, without Cleveland, the United States would be very different: Cleveland was once (and still is) an industrial powerhouse thanks to its booming steel industry and manufacturing plants. The city produced much of the raw material — specifically steel — used during the Industrial Revolution that contributed to the overall development of the country. And although Cleveland might not exactly come to mind when planning a city vacation, it should — for multiple reasons. Not only is it a culinary mecca and an outdoor adventurer's paradise, but this northeastern Ohio city, located on the shores of Lake Erie, is going through some monumental changes. Changes like cleaner streets and parks, and the introduction of new hotels and trendy restaurants, which only add to the already lengthy list of things to do and see.

Columbus, OH

New parks. Expanding museums. A lively state fair. A growing culinary scene. These are just a few reasons Columbus is attracting more and more visitors every year. This affordable Midwest destination may surprise you – it's brimming with culture and sights that appeal to all kinds of travelers. Art lovers can indulge in their passion at the Columbus Museum of Art, while foodies hit the North Market and the city's varied dining establishments. Meanwhile, sports fans can catch a baseball game at Huntington Park or cheer on the Buckeyes football team at Ohio Stadium. Hundreds of thousands of visitors also flock to Columbus in the summertime for its annual – and impressive – state fair, offering concerts, amusement rides, local eats and more.