6 THINGS TO DO IN OHIO

6 THINGS TO DO IN OHIO

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In June I got to spend a week and a half in my home state of Ohio and it was glorious! I hadn’t been to Ohio for six months. I hadn’t seen my mom, sister, or dog since the day after Christmas (I did see my dad for a minute when he had a layover in LA on the way home from China). That’s WAY TOO LONG! Obviously I love LA and all, but most of my family and friends live in Ohio so it was so epic to spend quality time with them. And the best part was, since I no longer work in a traditional office job, I got to extend my 4-day trip to 11 days! I may be poor now that I’m freelancing, but at least I now have the flexibility with my time to see the people I care about most in this world.

I think that Ohio gets a bad rap. People are always like “What is there to do in Ohio?” Yeah, it’s not California. But Ohio is beautiful in its own way, especially in the summer. It’s so GREEN! I literally forgot how green it is there. Anyways, here’s a few fun things I did while I was in Ohio that I would recommend to anyone traveling through the area.

White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, Ohio

I have always loved going to this place since I was a kid. White House Fruit Farm is a combination of orchard, specialty grocery store, and playground. You can walk around the grounds, pick your own fruit, feed fish, and play fetch with the dog that lives there. In the fall there’s a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and corn mazes. Check out their website here.

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The White Turkey in Conneaut, Ohio

The White Turkey is a drive-in in Conneaut, Ohio which is located on the shores of Lake Erie. The White Turkey specializes in amazing shredded turkey sandwiches and fresh root beer. You’ve never tasted root beer until you’ve had it here, people. It’s only open between Mother’s Day and Labor Day, so visiting is a special summer treat.

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Lake Erie in Conneaut, Ohio

After our trip to The White Turkey, my family and I decided to walk off some of the calories on the beach at Lake Erie. The water is so nice and calm there, especially compared to the roaring Pacific Ocean. The beaches are a combination of sand and stone, and the water is refreshing and cool compared to the hot Ohio summer weather.

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Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio

Sorry, LA, but you have yet to show me a pizza place as good as Harvest. I pretty much ate 2 pizzas alone that night, and I don’t care who knows it because they are SO GOOD. In the summer they have a lovely patio so you can enjoy those hot Ohio summer nights while you stuff yourself.

Things to Do in Ohio: Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio
Whitney of Katy Goes Boom and Brittany of Bitts of Britt
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Ogee Columbus

Ogee Columbus is an old school hip hop dance party that takes place at Copious in the Brewery District on the last Saturday of every month.
Things to Do in Ohio: Ogee at Copious in Columbus, Ohio

Dirty Franks in Columbus, Ohio

Dirty Franks in downtown Columbus has like 60 different hot dogs and an endless array of ingredients to create your own. I believe this is the West Virginian (chili + cole slaw + onion) and the deluxe tater tots. Totally bad for you, totally delicious.

Things to Do in Ohio: Dirty Franks in Columbus, Ohio

I think it goes without saying that I gained like 7 pounds in Ohio.

Here’s a few added scenes of fields, trees, and blue sky as far as the eye can see:

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It’s really quite beautiful, and so different from the palm trees and endless urban sprawl that I’m used to in LA.

Things to Do in Ohio: Columbus City Guide

For more on traveling in Ohio, check out my Columbus City Guide!

Have you ever been to Ohio? What’s your favorite thing to do in your home state?

 

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13 Responses

  1. I too grew up in Ohio (Kent area near Akron/Canton) and just returned home (Arizona). It was wonderful….I stayed mostly in my hometown as I was helping my parents with house stuff. I love being from and visiting Ohio…you just made me homesick!

  2. I would love to see more places in the US (other than the East and West Coast). I was once in Ohio (Cincinnati) but only for a layover 🙁

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  3. Great !
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  4. Beautiful Ohio! Glad you had a great vacation and time with your family! 🙂

  5. Ohio looks like a place for such wholesome, genuine fun. Love these photos!

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  6. The scenery is so beautiful! Makes me really want to visit!

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  7. I have never been to Ohio, but after reading your post and seeing your amazing photos I would love to visit!
    That pizza look delicious!
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  8. Great post and photos looks like a lovely place to visit. Gemma x
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  9. It looks so amazing there, I want that burger
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  10. Looks like a lot of fun! Great shots!

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  11. How fun! Would love to visit Ohio! Thanks for sharing! =)

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  12. The food farm sounds so fun! Haven’t visited Ohio, but would love to and will keep these in mind for when I do.

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