10 Best Cities in Ohio

10 Best Cities in Ohio: Ohio is one of the scenic states in the Midwestern area of the USA. Its population is almost 11.8 million and it is the 34th largest by area. Columbus the biggest city is the capital of Ohio. Lake Erie is situated on its north, Pennsylvania to the east, Indiana on its west and West Virginia to the south. Ohio is named after Ohio River, created from the Seneca word ohi:yo, means “great river”.

As per archaeological facts, The Ohio valley was occupied by nomadic people in 13,000 BC. The sedentary Adena culture appeared between 1000 and 800 BC. The most notable remainder of the Adena culture is the Great Serpent Mound which is placed in Adams County, Ohio. During the 20t, it was the first post-colonal Free State admitted to the union.

Below are some cities we have listed  for your trip to scenic Ohio.



Cleveland, publicly called the City of Cleveland is a city of Ohio, in the USA. It is placed the northeastern part of the state and also it is placed by the side of the southern shore of Lake Erie. Cleveland was established on July 22 in 1796 by General Moses Cleveland. Its most important manufacturing and commercial center, drawing large numbers of immigrants and migrants to the city. It is linked to the Atlantic Ocean by the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Cleveland is the largest city on Lake Erie and also one of the important cities of Great Lakes region. The city is house to a number of key cultural institutions, together with Cleveland Museum of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Its economy heavily depends on higher education, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and biomedicals.



Columbus is the capital of Ohio and most crowded city of Ohio with population of 905,748. It was named explorer Christopher Columbus. After Chicago, It is the second most crowded city in the Midwest. Columbus is the center city of the Columbus metropolitan area and also spreads into Delaware and Fairfield countries. In 2020, it had a population of 2,138,926 and was declared the largest metropolitan in Ohio.

In 1812, Columbus was founded at the meeting point of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers.  It has a varied economy based on Insurance, education, banking, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, heath care, hospitality, government, medical research, retail and technology. The city has world’s largest private research and develop foundation, the world’s largest university of United States.

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3. Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

Dayton is the sixth largest city in Ohio with the population of 137,644 and 814,049 inhabitants. The city is situated within Miami Valley of Ohio area and 80 km away from north of the Greater Cincinnati area. Dayton was established on April 1, 1796 by Thompson Party.  It is the center of suppliers, manufactures and shippers. The city also provides many technological innovations in fields like industrial, astronautical and aeronautical engineering.

Dayton is the birthplace of Orville Wright and some other well known persons born in the city including poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and industrialist John H. Patterson. The city is also famous for Wright brothers, Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright who were American aviation pioneers.The city was a part of the top 100 cities in America in 2007.

4. Youngstown

Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown is a city of Ohio in the U.S State. The city is situated on the Mahoning River, 61 miles northwest from Pittsburgh and 58 miles southwest from Cleveland. It is the largest city and county seat of Mahoning County. Once it had a population of 60,068 and the 11th largest city of Ohio. Also the city is the part of the Northeast Ohio area and middle between Chicago and New York City.

Youngstown was named after John Young, a New York native. The Community’s first sawmill and gristmill were established by him. Youngstown was an initial industrial city of the late 19th and starting of the 20th centuries. Once Youngstown was part of the Connecticut Western reserve. The city pulled attention of several Scots-irish immigrants from Pennsylvania. James Hillman and his wife Catherine Dougherty were the first European Americans to stay permanently in the area.

5. Hudson

Hudson, Ohio

Hudson city is located in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The city was founded by David Hudson who was from Goshen, Connecticut. Hudson settled there in 1799, when the city a portion of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The city is a suburban society in the Akron metropolitan area. In 1837, The village of Hudson was incorporated which is situated in the middle of Hudson Township.

In 1826, Western Reserve College and preparatory School was founded by David Hudson and others. Later in 1882, the college was moved to Cleveland. In 1826, Western Reserve College and preparatory School was founded by David Hudson and others. Later in 1882, the college was moved to Cleveland and renamed as Western Reserve University.In 1973, on November 28, a fair part of the village area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Hudson Historic District. Later on October 10, 1989, it was extended.

6. Mentor

Mentor, Ohio

Mentor is a largest city in Ohio, United States. The city was formally set up in 1855 and founded in late eighteenth century by Charles Parker. The city is a portion of the Cleveland metropolitan area. Mentor is home to the longest public swimming beach, Headlands Beach State park. A number of most important products including polymers, plastics, electric boards and other peripherals that serve the automation and computer industries.

The city is named after the Greek figure Mentor. In July 2010, the city was ranked 37th of the Top 100 Best Small Cities to live in America by CNNMoney.com. It is a suburb of Cleveland and as per the United States Census bureau, it has a total area of 28, 00 square miles, of which 1.35 square miles is water and the rest is land. The average temperature of the city is 49.90° F and the wind average is 18.61 with 75.82% humidity.

7. Akron

Akron, Ohio

Akron is the fifth largest city of Ohio in United States. The city is placed on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau and about 64 km south of downtown Cleveland. Akron was founded by Simon Perkins and Paul Williams in 1825. Akron was the 125th largest city in the United States at the 2020 census. The city earned the nick name “Rubber Capital of the World” by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

The city is placed in the Great Lakes region nearly 63 km south of Lake Erie. Akron is surrounded by Cuyahoga Falls on the north and Barberton on the south. It is the only city, having biogas facility in the United States that produces methane.The city records temperature of above 90 °F in summer. July is the warmest month with the average of 72°F .In 1918, on August 6, Akron recorded 104 °F, the all time high temperature and the all time low record temperature of -25 °F was recorded in 1994, January 19.

8. Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati is a city of Ohio and also the county seat of Hamilton County. It is located on the northern side of the meeting of the Ohio and Licking rivers. The city has an estimated population of 2,256,884 and the nation’s 30th-largest city. It is the 64th in the United States and the third largest city in Ohio. Cincinnati is the cultural and economic center of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The city urbanized with fewer refugees and less influence from Europe.

The city is the center of three most important sports teams: the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals and FC Cincinnati. Cincinnati is also the home to a minor league ice hockey team, “Cincinnati Cyclones”. The city has University of Cincinnati, the largest institution of higher education. It is also the home to historic structure along with many structures including Music Hall, Cincinnati Hotel, and Shillito Department Store.

9. Delaware

Delaware, Ohio

Delaware is a county seat of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. It is located approximately 24 miles from north of Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. The city was established in 1808 and incorporated in 1816. At the census 2020, its population was 41,302. Delaware has 18.95 square miles are land and 0.12 square miles is water. The city is placed close to the center of Ohio, approximately 48 km north of Columbus.

Delaware and county of Delaware are named after the Delaware tribe. The city of Delaware was established by itself on a Mingo village which is called Pluggy’s Town. Joseph Barber was the first settler and other men including Solomon Smith, Elder Jacob Drake, Thomas Butler, and Ira Carpenter started setting there. The city of Delaware works under a council manager form of government. The city council has seven members including three by all city residents and four on behalf of the four city wards.

10. Beavercreek

Beavercreek, Ohio

Beavercreek is the largest city, located in Greene County, Ohio, United States. Also it is the second largest suburb of Dayton. The Beavercreek area was settled in the early 1800s and incorporated in February 1980.The city owns two golf courses and two shopping malls. In 200, the city ranked 84th in Money’s Top places to live. There are 6 elementary Schools, 2 middle schools, a separate grade campus, and one high school.

The city is governed by six city council members and council members are elected in odd number years .The Beavercreek City parks department drives and maintains 23 parks. There is a bike path in Dayton that spreads from Xenia to Eastwood MetroPark. The path spreads over 15 miles and has some connecting trails with a number of hubs.

Best time to visit Ohio

The best time to visit Ohio is between late April to October. The spring season starts from March to May in Ohio. At the starting of this season temperatures can be as low as 37F but grow up to 78C by the end of April. The summer season starts from June to August, is the busiest for tourism in Ohio.

Where to stay in Ohio

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati Liberty Township

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati Liberty Township is placed in West Chester with a 3- star accommodation. It is 13 km from kings Island and 32 km from Cincinnati Zoo. The hotel has air conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private bathroom.

The Bran Inn Bed and Breakfast

This hotel provides free WiFi, a shared lounge, a veranda and a garden. Rooms are air-conditioned with private bathrooms, flat screen TV. A peaceful location with friendly staffs and epicure breakfast.

Graduate Columbus

Graduate Columbus is a 4-star hotel, located in Columbus, offers, non-smoking rooms, a fitness center, restaurant and free WiFi. This hotel also offers private parking and luggage storage space.

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