In northern Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie, the city of Cleveland is right at home among other blue-collar “rust belt” cities like Detroit or Pittsburgh. As such, Cleveland is rich with history, and also with culture. It's home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, and three major sports franchises: the NFL's Browns, NBA's Cavaliers, and MLB's Indians.
America's Biggest Small Town
In the center of the state is the city of Columbus, Ohio's state capital and largest city, and the Midwest's second largest city after Chicago. Despite its size, Columbus manages to maintain a kind of small town charm that visitors find immensely appealing, especially while touring all of the restaurants, theaters, museums, and vibrant city districts you would expect from an urban center.
Old World Charm
In the southwestern corner of the state, the city of Cincinnati is situated upon the Ohio River, the first major US city founded after the American Revolution. Once considered, “The Paris of America,” Cincinnati is filled with beautiful, historic architecture dating back to its heyday in the mid-nineteenth century. It boasts one of the nation's top zoos, as well as one of the oldest art museums, and it's home to two major sports franchises, the NFL's Bengals, and the oldest franchise in major league baseball, the Reds.