Photos from an afternoon at the Cleveland Art Museum — a surprisingly place to find even more culture in Ohio and the American Midwest
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Ohio Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the coolest things to do and see in Ohio
The Buckeye State, the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, has some surprisingly cool places to visit and a lot of hipster hotspots worth checking out. Start here with my basic Ohio travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Ohio travel blogs.
Top Ohio Travel Guides
When to Visit
The best time of year to visit most parts of Ohio is between April and October as this is when the weather is most pleasant and reliable, meaning you can make the most of the great outdoors that Ohio is so worth visiting for. Of course, June, July and August are the very warmest months (and usually therefor the busiest), but spring and fall are also nice times to explore what Ohio has to offer.
Top Things To Do
Visit the Rock and Roll Museum, Cleveland – This is located, fittingly at the end of Rock & Roll Boulevard. Because the museum famously inducts musicians (and other notable industry rockers), I think there’s this assumption that the museum caters to an older crowd, but it isn’t just for hard-core Deadheads.
If you’ve ever believed in the power of song, the political movements from the past 65 years or had a fleeting interest in the radio, then the Rock and Roll Museum will prove to be not only enlightening and interesting, but fun and informative.
Explore the Cincinnati Subway – The city’s failed attempt at constructing mass underground transit is now a tourist attraction in its own right. Conceived of over 100 years ago, the plan to build a subway under Cincinnati didn’t work out due to the drainage problem of the Eerie Canal. There are still four stations that you can visit on a walking tour through the tunnels.
Check out Hartman’s Rock Garden, Springfield – In Ohio’s capital, this weird and wonderful sculpture garden recreates landmarks from across the US in miniature, out of pebbles and stones, broken to the right size by hand. The kitsch and often beautiful pieces are strangely out of place in this suburban setting, making it all the more worthwhile to visit.
Consider taking a tour while you’re in Ohio as it’ll save you time and even money from getting from place to place, and take you to some parts that you might otherwise overlook.
LGBTQ – Gay Ohio Travel Guide
These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Ohio.
Below Zero, Cincinnati – This lively place in southwest Ohio is primarily a martini lounge, but also hosts a ton of fun and silly events like drag shows, cabaret, karaoke nights and even ballroom dancing classes!
Argos Leather Bar, Dayton – Catering to central Ohio’s bear, leather and kink community, this welcoming place is open to anyone interested in exploring their kinky side.
Twist, Cleveland – With a fantastic environment and a diverse crowd, this is a great place to come for drinks with friends. Music isn’t so loud that you have to shout, and the tracks they play don’t just stick to the classic chart toppers of the moment. There may be an impromptu dance floor, but this is primarily a bar, not a club.
More gay travel resources here.
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Ohio Travel Blogs
Wandering what’s worth seeing in Cleveland? Photos of Cleveland’s hipster hotspots and artsy, trendy neighborhoods
A short travel guide for Columbus, OH from my weekend trip there this summer. Including a few travel highlights & some of the more interesting things to do.
A selection of the most popular (and delicious!) Columbus restaurants—from famous ice cream to pizza, food trucks and tapas.
A review of the Tudor Arms hotel in Cleveland. Located between the Cleveland Clinic and University Circle, the location can’t be beat! Friendly staff, too.
Some of the most popular indie & independent bookstores in America from San Francisco to New York (and Ohio and Texas, too!)
An overview of many of the touristic things to do in downtown Columbus, Ohio. A Segway tour provides a quick & easy way to experience Columbus.
The Rock & Roll Museum (and Hall of Fame) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the coolest museums for any fan of music—young or old.