Ohio is a Midwestern state known for its farmland and beautiful forests. This interesting region is worth a mention for your American itinerary. You'll find plenty of fun activities in Ohio, such as amusement parks to enjoy, water sports for getting wet and wild, and national parks where you can just relax and enjoy the landscape. Start planning your solo trip to Ohio with a focus on two of the state's most interesting cities, Columbus and Cleveland.
Columbus is the capital of Ohio. Mainly a university city, it is known for being innovative and forward-thinking. If you love museums, you'll find a few in this city. Art lovers can watch a performance at the Wexner Center for Arts or catch one of the film showings, which are perfect for those evenings when you're solo. Take a trip to the Wyandotte Winery, the ideal place for those wanting to try local wines. You also don't want to miss a chance to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory. Here, you can relax in the gardens and view the seasonal displays.
Luckily, Columbus has plenty of options for accommodations. Solo travellers can stay in a bed and breakfast, choose from hundreds of Columbus hotels or motels, or even opt for a hostel bed if you're on a budget. If you prefer the outdoors, you could consider camping or renting a cabin in a state park.
Cleveland is one of the largest cities in Ohio, and it's located in the northeastern part of the state. Music lovers will appreciate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which shows the history of this genre. Even the building itself is very rock and roll!
Cleveland is also a good spot for outdoor activities, as the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is just 20 minutes away. Take a boat cruise to one of the tiny islands in Lake Erie or just stay in the city and admire art from around the world at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Head south for the hills. This is where the Allegheny Mountains are situated, and it's a popular area for hikers and climbers. You can also experience the stunning views in Cincinnati Findley State Park, a city with a pretty fountain square that's ideal for dining alfresco.
Explore coal mining towns, lose yourself in Wayne National Forest, or visit an Amish farm for some culture. Adventurous solo travellers can embrace their inner child at an amusement park. You can even go on safari in Ohio. Head to Clinton and pretend you're in Africa while seeing the park's 400 animals on a drive-through safari.
If you love history, head to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park. If you love hiking, explore the Hocking Hills State Park with its caves and hiking trails. You can camp overnight to make the most of your time.
Watch the sunset at Huntington Beach, go train spotting at the EnterTAINment Junction, or enjoy a coffee alfresco. Just don't forget to check the details before you go in case some of the attractions have seasonal dates or times.
Whether you're into history, national parks, or outdoor adventures, Ohio has something for every solo traveller.
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