Top things to do

Top Choice Diner in Cincinnati

Tucker's

Located in a tough zone a few blocks from Findlay Market, family-run Tucker's has been feeding locals – African American, white, foodies, penniless – since 1946. It's an archetypal diner, serving shrimp and grits, b…
Top Choice Museum in Dayton

National Museum of the US Air Force

Located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 6 miles northeast of Dayton, the huuuuge museum has everything from a Wright Brothers 1909 Flyer to a Sopwith Camel (WWI biplane) and the 'Little Boy' type atomic bomb…
Top Choice Museum in Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Art

Fresh off a whopping expansion, the art museum houses an excellent collection of European paintings, as well as African, Asian and American art. Head to the 2nd floor for rock-star works from Impressionists, Picasso…
Top Choice American in Yellow Springs

Young's Jersey Dairy

Young's is a working dairy farm with two restaurants: the Golden Jersey Inn, serving dishes like buttermilk chicken; and the Dairy Store, serving sandwiches, dreamy ice cream and Ohio's best milkshakes. There's also…
Top Choice Brewery in Cincinnati

Rhinegeist Brewery

Beer buffs pile in to Rhinegeist's hoppy clubhouse to knock back Truth IPA and 13 other brews on tap. Swig at picnic tables while watching bottles roll off the production line, or play ping ping or foosball in the s…
Top Choice Live Music in Cleveland

Happy Dog

Listen to scrappy bands while munching on a weenie, for which you can choose from among 50 toppings, from gourmet (black truffle) to, er, less gourmet (peanut butter and jelly); in the Gordon Sq district.
Amusement Park in Sandusky

Cedar Point Amusement Park

This place regularly wins the 'world's best amusement park' award, chosen each year by the public, which goes wild for the venue's 16 adrenaline-pumping roller coasters. Stomach-droppers include the Top Thrill Drags…
Museum in Cincinnati

Vent Haven Museum

Jeepers creepers! When you first glimpse the roomful of goggle-eyed wooden heads staring mutely into space, try not to run screaming for the door. (If you’ve seen the film Magic, you know what dummies are capable of…
Museum in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Cleveland's top attraction is like an overstuffed attic bursting with groovy finds: Jimi Hendrix's Stratocaster, Keith Moon's platform shoes, John Lennon's Sgt Pepper suit and a 1966 piece of hate mail to the Rollin…
State Park in Ohio

Malabar Farm State Park

What do Bogie, Bacall and Johnny Appleseed have in common? They've all spent time here. There's a lot going on here: hiking and horse trails; pond fishing (ask for a free rod at the visitor center); tours of Pulitze…