March/April 2024

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4 Reasons to Explore Columbus This Season

From experiencing Titanic at COSI to taking in a game at Huntington Park to enjoying the outdoors, our capital city offers plenty to experience. 

4 Reasons to Visit Toledo This Year

Celebrate the legacy of the Jeep in the city where it was born, see paintings from renowned Italian painter Caravaggio and more. 

5 Do-It-Yourself Destinations in Amish Country

The parts of our state that Ohio's Amish and Mennonite communities call home are infused with hard work and self-reliance. These destinations embody that do-it-yourself spirit.

5 Incredible Train Collections in Ohio

Tributes to the heyday of the railroad era come in all sizes, from hand-carved masterpieces to a roundhouse that holds one man’s classic steam engines.

5 Must-See Cleveland Metroparks Reservations

This northeast Ohio park system has long been a a guardian of green space. A tour of some of its most popular spots highlights the beauty it protects.

5 Must-Visit Cincinnati Restaurants for Foodies

The Queen City is home to a wealth of restaurants, and a tour of these spots shows the range, variety and creativity that its food scene has to offer.

5 Ohio Breweries Built in Former Churches

These beer-makers have given these beautiful properties a second life as places for friends and family to gather and raise a pint.

5 Ohio Food Challenges You Won’t Believe

If you have the appetite to take on a mountain of a meal, these belly-busting menu offerings will undoubtedly test your mettle.

5 Ohio Movie Houses for Film Buffs

From classic theaters with long histories to newer spaces that offer places to congregate once the credits roll, these spots are all winners.

5 Old-School Arcades in Ohio

Whether you love the kinetic thrill of pinball or the beeps and blips of ’80s arcade favorites, these spots are loaded with retro fun.

5 Places that Reflect Dayton’s Spirit of Innovation

The airplane is the most famous invention from Dayton, but this southwest Ohio city has a long legacy as a birthplace of big ideas. 

5 Ways to Experience Toledo’s Waterfront

Located where the Maumee River meets Lake Erie, this Northwest Ohio city makes for a great place to explore outdoor recreation and maritime history.

5 Ways to Explore History in Chillicothe

This southeast Ohio community is steeped in history, from the earthen mounds that served as a place of ceremony for Indigenous people to the city's role as the state’s first capital.

6 West Virginia Mountain Towns to Visit this Summer

These communities serve as great bases for exploring the wealth of outdoor adventures, rich history and artistic heritage found in the Mountain State.

Explore Cultures of the World at Ohio University’s International Street Fair

Visit Howard Park in Athens on April 6 to learn about other countries, try new foods and learn how we are all connected in more ways than we may realize. 

Ohio Road Trips: 50 Places to Visit This Year

Whether you want to explore one location or visit points of interest across the state, gas up with our guide to dozens of destinations to experience. 

Things to Do in Ohio This Week

Enjoy a Civil War show in Mansfield, explore science with the whole family in Columbus and listen to jazz music in Cincinnati.

Visit a Museum that Celebrates America’s Most Famous Vacuum Cleaner

The Hoover Historical Center in North Canton tells the story of Hoover, America’s famous vacuum company and the family that started it.

Food + Drink

5 Herbaceous Cocktails to Make This Spring

Infuse the freshness of herbs into your cocktails with these colorful creations that are sure to impress at any home bar.

Bartenders to Know: The Crew at Cleveland’s Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger is home to mixologists who craft seasonal delights and imaginative offerings inspired by various themes, all complemented by seasonal food pairings.

Behind the Bar: Ginger Rabbit and The Spirit Room at the Phoenix

From a jazzy spot perfect for a night out to an upstairs whiskey bar, here are two spots to write home about this season.

Eat at 12 of Ohio’s Oldest Restaurants

These restaurants with storied histories have served hungry diners for generations. Check out a dozen spots across the state should be on every Buckeye State bucket list.

How Chef Avishar Barua’s Mom Helped Shape Joya’s

The Columbus restaurateur, whom many of us first met on “Top Chef” season 18, named his Worthington spot after his mother and borrowed inspiration from her when crafting his menu. 

How to Make Dole Pineapple Rum Dump Cake

Using spirits in the kitchen is a fun way to spruce up recipes and introduce exciting flavors. Now Dole has shared a delightfully easy recipe for a pineapple rum cake.

How to Use Bitters in Your At-Home Cocktails

Mixologists know making cocktails is an art, a science and even a bit of magic. One must-have ingredient is bitters as just a drop can add complex flavors and transform the taste of your drink.

Meet Two Ohio Spirit Makers Finding Success Together

Noble Cut Distillery and Simple Times Mixers find their businesses are more profitable by working together.

Noble Beast Brewing Co., Cleveland

This spot serves up award-winning beers and great food in a welcoming former steel warehouse on the eastern edge of downtown.

Noble Cut Distillery Owner Tony Guilfoy Talks Cellos

Since opening in 2015, Noble Cut Distillery in Gahanna has garnered industry and customer praise. We asked founder Tony Guilfoy how the company has built its successes.

Spirit Spotlight: Shiphouse Vodka

Bryan Kasper's investment in Noble Cut Distillery led to the creation of Shiphouse Vodka, inspired by the century-old Benson Ford Shiphouse.

That’s the Spirit: Pisco

When you think of fermented grapes, wine may come to mind. However, grapes can also yield Pisco, a clear brandy with herbaceous, floral and fruity notes similar to tequila.

The Columbus Woman Who Built a Better Buckeye

The classic mix of chocolate and peanut butter can’t be improved, right? Even buckeye purists can be swayed by the stuffed buckeyes created by The Buckeye Lady. 

Visit 11 Authentic Irish Pubs in Ohio

These spots across the state go beyond a great pour of Guinness to share a flavor of the Emerald Isle's beloved public houses. 

Your Guide to Garnishes: How to Spruce Up a Cocktail

It’s especially fun crafting cocktails for guests, and you can add an extra flair with the right garnish. Give your cocktails a touch of pizzazz with garnishes that can add taste as well as looks.


See “Monet in Focus” at the Cleveland Museum of Art

This exhibition features five paintings by renowned French impressionist painter Claude Monet that show the various ways he captured light and atmosphere in his work.

Home + Garden

Rock Salt Vintage Crafts Nature-Inspired Jewelry

Katelin Reeser of Cincinnati shares her love of the natural world through her handmade jewelry pieces that are lasting, durable and unique.

Ohio Life

How One Couple Revived the Legacy of a Legendary Ohio Glassware Company

Fran Taylor shattered expectations in the mid-20th century before her story was swept away by time. David and Jason Annecy brought her Gay Fad Studios’ name and inspiration back to Lancaster. 

Live Well March/April 2024

How to teach your children kindness to the neurodiverse. Plus, find out what nutrients might be missing from your diet. 

Naturalist Jim McCormac on Gardening for Moths

Many gardeners don’t think too deeply about moths. Here’s why naturalist Jim McCormac says they should.

Ohio Finds: Wooden Folk Art Squirrel

This 5-inch figurine was carved from walnut by 20th-century artist Earl Hastings Beymer.

The Fury and Aftermath of the 1974 Xenia Tornado

In April 1974, a tornado that was part of a string of deadly storms ripped through the Ohio community of Xenia. It left a trail of destruction that is still remembered in and associated with the city to this day.

Ulysses S. Grant’s 120th Birthday Celebration

In the spring of 1942, residents of Point Pleasant joined the Boy Scouts of America and the Sons of the American Revolution to recognize the life of Ohio native Ulysses S. Grant.