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The last school bell has rung, the sun is shining, and TourismOhio is back with the resources you need to find your summer adventure in Ohio, The Heart of it All. Whether you’re looking for the heart of excitement, or all the culinary treats a foodie can devour, there’s a destination ready for you in Ohio.

To make planning your trip a breeze, TourismOhio has compiled a “100 Things to do in Ohio this Summer” list filled with destinations and attractions from across the state. This list showcases the exciting and unique attractions across Ohio during the summer months with things to do in every region and county of the state.

“Summer is an exciting time here in Ohio. From our natural wonders and amusement parks to our wonderful Ohio State Fair and local fairs, Ohioans and visitors alike are encouraged to get out this summer and enjoy all there is to do and see in the Buckeye State,” Gov. Mike DeWine said.

There is so much to explore on the “100 Things to do in Ohio this Summer” list. Small-town celebrations like the Coshocton Sunflower Festival and Ohio’s many other festivals and events will have you coming back year after year. Or embrace your inner child this summer and take the kids on a family fun road trip to child friendly spots across Ohio!

“Summer in Ohio means something different to everyone. For some it’s that first bite of a s’more in an Ohio state park, for others it’s cheering at the top of a favorite coaster at Cedar Point,” Lydia Mihalik, director of the Department of Development which oversees TourismOhio, said. “We want to offer thrill seekers and staycationers alike the inspiration to make new Summer in Ohio memories and to keep them coming back for more.”

For those looking for adventure, find fantastic thrills and tranquil waves in Ohio’s Shores & Islands region. Experience the picturesque beauty of one of Ohio’s 75 state parks, like Buckeye Lake State Park in Fairfield, or explore one of Ohio’s many nature trails.

For those looking for a more “chill” experience, indulge your sweet tooth and cool off along the Ohio Ice Cream Trail. Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville is a must-see along the way. Slow down and enjoy the festivals and events of Ohio’s charming small towns, or kick -back and relax in Ohio’s Wine Country.

From presidents and space travel to ancient earthworks, Ohio’s historic past is waiting to be explored. Ohio is home to dozens of museums with topics ranging from the artistic to the peculiar.

Ready to start planning your adventure in the Heart of it All? Find the full list of Ohio summer fun at Ohio.org/100-Summer-Things.

Source, Photo: Ohio Department of Development; Photo credit: Cedar Point 2023_05_04 The Boardwalk_02

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