May 2023



4 Ohio Children’s Gardens to Explore this Summer

These gardens geared toward little ones across the state spark imagination and provide places to play in beautiful settings.

4 Ohio Scenic Byways to Drive This Summer

Our state has 27 designated scenic routes that are perfect for summer road trips. These four across Ohio offer a glimpse into history and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

4 Reasons to Visit Youngstown This Summer

These Mahoning County favorites have new additions and expansions that make it a great time to plan a visit.

5 Reasons to Visit the Hocking Hills this Season

From a new state park lodge and great glamping to starry skies and beautiful butterflies, here is your inspiration for planning a getaway in nature.  

5 Retro Road Trips in Butler County, Ohio

From vintage pinball games and old-school eats to drive-in movies and antique cars, there is plenty of throwback fun to be found here.

Explore Native American History at 4 Ohio Parks

Walk trails that provide beautiful scenery as well as insight into the lives of those who lived here long before we did. 

Explore the National Museum of the United States Air Force

As the Dayton area’s famous museum celebrates its 100th anniversary, explore the destination’s fascinating exhibits, artifacts and stories.

Have Big Fun at Memphis Kiddie Park

Memphis Kiddie Park just outside Cleveland has been delighting little ones and their parents for decades with its collection of kid-size thrills.

How to Explore Public Art in Columbus this Summer

Connect with the wide range of public art found throughout our capital city using the Cbus ArtWalks App.

How to Spend the 102 Days & Nights of Summer

Make the most of the long days and warm nights with our guide to summer fun in Ohio, featuring family-friendly festivals, on-the-water activities, interesting parks and cool concerts.

Seneca Caverns, Bellevue

This Northwest Ohio natural landmark was discovered in 1872 and has been a tourist attraction since 1933.

Summer in Ohio’s Grand Lake Region

Built around the massive Grand Lake St. Marys, this part of northwest Ohio is known for on-the-water recreation, shoreline festivities and new places to explore.

Visit 4 Ohio Parks with New Features

Our state’s parks — filled with forests, streams and green — offer a respite from daily life. Here are four with recent additions, so you can explore something new this summer.

Food + Drink

6 Herbal Cocktail Recipes to Make this Summer

Gahanna’s Herbal Cocktail Trail features drinks that play on the city’s gardening heritage. Visit to sample the creative concoctions yourself, then try mixing these ones up for friends.

Juneberry Table, Cleveland

In 2022, chef Karen Small closed her longtime Cleveland restaurant and launched Juneberry Table, a bright and inviting place with a menu of hearty and flavorful fare.

Parable Coffee, Columbus

This favorite Columbus spot launched by Jeffrey Clark and Ben Willis aims to make change part of its mission.


‘Keith Haring: Against All Odds’ at Akron Art Museum

Keith Haring’s distinctive art rose from the streets of New York City to become part of popular culture as it explored subjects ranging from AIDS to apartheid. 

Cincinnati’s May Festival Celebrates 150th Anniversary

The Queen City’s annual spring choral music tradition marks a milestone year in 2023. 

Home + Garden

Hey Babe Crochet Co.

Leah Hurt crafts adorable rattles and other endearing items that are perfect for the new mom in your life.

Ohio Life

‘Freedom’s Heroes’ Monument Unveiled

In May 1892, family and friends of Ohio abolitionist and minister John Rankin and his wife, Jean, paid tribute to the couple who helped more than 2,000 people find freedom.

Author Emily Henry on Finding Her Happy Place

The bestselling author and Cincinnati resident shares why she writes romance and what inspires her much-loved novels.

Live Well Ohio: May 2023

Get advice for dealing with allergy season, and learn the signs of a stroke so you can protect your family, friends and neighbors. 

Ohio Finds: Moon-Shaped Face Stone Carving

This unsigned piece is attributed to artist Noble Stuart, who is known for his carvings on the natural sandstone formations at Worden’s Ledges near Hinckley.

The Rise and Fall of the Lustron Home

Lustron Corp. hoped its prefabricated steel homes would address the need for postwar housing. The company’s Columbus factory closed after making just 2,600 homes, most of which still stand today.