Special to 1812Blockhouse from Ohio. Find It Here.
Demand for travel is high and Ohio is well-positioned to attract tourists from outside and inside the state. Take this past weekend for example – AAA expected Ohio travel would build on the record travel numbers set in 2021 to reach a new high this Independence Day. National numbers are expected to fall just shy of 2019.
In 2021, Ohio’s tourism industry reported its second-best year ever with nearly $47 billion in visitor spending, which was only slightly behind its record year in 2019 of $48 billion. A recent travel forecast from the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) confirms this is far better than the United States average in 2021, which was only 76% of 2019 total travel spending. The USTA predicts that the rest of the U.S. won’t be back to record levels until 2024, yet Ohio is already leading the way when it comes to travel and tourism.
“This year Ohio is on track to set another tourism record,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “The diversity of our state, from our beautiful state parks that are always free for visitors, to our charming small towns and our vibrant cities – Ohio offers something for everyone.”More…
The folks behind Ohio. Find It Here, the state’s online tourism portal, routinely feature inspirational travel ideas from across the Buckeye State.
This month, they traveled to Mansfield.
“Spend a Day at Kingwood Center Gardens” is a full-length introduction to all things Kingwood. The staff-written piece begins this way:
“As you pass through the majestic wrought iron gates and follow the winding, tree-lined road into Kingwood Center Gardens, you may feel as though you’re entering the grounds of a castle. The illusion continues as you crest the hill and catch a glimpse of the stately brick mansion and enchanting gardens. It may feel impossible that just a few seconds ago you were on a busy road in Mansfield, Ohio, but that’s just part of the charm of this 47-acre horticulture wonderland.”More…
By Ohio. Find It Here.
A new year and a fresh coat of snow can only mean one thing — winter is officially here and it’s time to start planning some new adventures. Ohio. Find It Here. has launched its Winter in Ohio campaign, which includes everything from romantic getaways and family scenic road trips, to iconic sports events you’ll find only in Ohio this season.
Get a head start on ways to make new memories this year with the Ohio. Find It Here. 2022 Ohio Travel Guide. Packed with interesting articles, informative listings, and entertaining stories with insider tips, the guide gives readers trip inspiration for every region of the state, including event, dining, shopping and lodging ideas. Order your copy here.More…
The office of Ohio. Find It Here, the state’s tourism effort headquartered in Columbus, is celebrating the holidays by bringing local Buckeye attractions inside, as it were.
The office’s large Christmas tree is bedecked with ornaments featuring a variety of attractions/tourism partners across Ohio, including from Richland County. Over the days leading up to Christmas, it will be showcasing several of those interesting additions to their tree on their Twitter page.More…