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31 of the Best Ohio Road Trips to Take this Year! (2024)

If you let it, Ohio will surprise you! Ohio road trips will take you to the hills of the Appalachian Mountains, the shores of Lake Erie and the Ohio River. You’ll find caves and caverns, waterfalls and even the world’s largest cuckoo clock!

Every day is an adventure if you choose to explore the world, even if it’s just your own backyard! I fully believe that! There are so many great things to see and do in Ohio and we’ve been spending a lot of years doing just that!

Our home base is the capital city of Columbus, Ohio so we’ve taken many easy day trips from Columbus that require just a short drive. We’ve also traveled further than that, to the corners of the state including small towns in Ohio and the largest cities in the state!

The "Dog Fountain" in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
The Dog Fountain in Mount Vernon, Ohio

We love to take family vacations to Lake Erie, find waterfalls in Ohio and build sandcastles on Ohio beaches! There are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Ohio and many hidden gems in Ohio if you take the time to seek them out!

This list of Ohio road trip ideas includes Ohio’s only National Park, several state parks, a donut trail, art museums, theatre, a Little Italy, and so much more! Ohio truly is the Heart of it All!

The Pier at Euclid Beach in Cleveland, Ohio

If you live in Ohio or are planning a visit to Ohio, this list will be a great jumping off point for inspiration for your next trip! Pick one of these Ohio road trips off the list to plan your next adventure!

31 of the Best Ohio Road Trips

Ohio has so much to see and do! What I love about Ohio is that you can really find a variety of scenery from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the shores of one of the largest lakes in the United States!

Ohio has skyscrapers in cities, cornfields in Amish Country and 316 miles of Lake Erie shoreline!

This list of Ohio Road Trip ideas is a great starting point to explore the great state of Ohio!

There are so many Ohio road trip ideas and we are just getting started! I’ll continue to update this list as we explore to make sure to bookmark it so that you can check back when you need a little inspiration for exploring Ohio!

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Best Ohio Road Trips to Take This Year.