The Buckeye State offers tons of fun from Columbus to Cincinnati and Toledo to Cleveland. No matter where you want to visit, you can pick out an RV rental that lets you see more of Ohio such as a travel trailer with space for up to nine people. With a larger rental, you have enough room for a group of friends to tailgate before an Ohio State University or Bengals game. Smaller travel trailers are suitable for a romantic vacation with space for just two people, but you may want to snag one with space for your kids.
Ohio also has pop-up camper rentals that are easy to set up and sleep up to five with two beds. Some of these campers have a table that becomes an extra bed. There are also Class C RVs that you can drive to your favorite cities. You might look for an RV with a bunk over the cab or a couch that pulls out to become a bed. Most RV rentals start around $110 per night and include delivery to the campground where you want to stay. You can easily search for rentals in Cincinnati and other cities that fit your budget.
Located in central Ohio, Columbus is the capital of the Buckeye State. As with other cities in Ohio, Columbus has a mild climate but gets quite a bit of snow in the winter.
Many people know Cleveland as the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but this northeastern city also has the Cleveland Metroparks system with several parks designed by famous landscape architects. Heading north lets you watch the Indians and Browns play as well as the Cavaliers.
Toledo is one of the state's largest cities and is easy to reach as I-75 runs right through the city. Founded in 1837, it served as a battleground between Ohio and Michigan during its early years. Toledo has many early Victorian houses located in neighborhoods that include Library Village and Old West End.
You can also hit Cincinnati, which has more than 2 million residents and is the largest Ohio city. Known as the Queen City, it has several college campuses and riverboats that take guests on trips along the Ohio River. Restaurants specialize in Cincinnati chili, which is a local favorite.
Though Ohio doesn't have many national parks, you can visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which stretches through parts of both Akron and Cleveland. It has the Towpath Trail for those who want to hike the path used by the Ohio & Erie Canal. If you bring along a GPS unit, you'll find geocache spots all across the park. You can take a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which has served visitors for more than a century. The East Rim Trail System features multiple hills and challenging spots for mountain bikers and is close to the Shawnee Hills Golf Course. Popular trails include the Buckeye Trail and Valley Trail.
Popular state parks in Ohio Include Hueston Woods State Park that sits on the Ohio border with Indiana and is home to Acton Lake and Independence Dam State Park that offers rafting and swimming in the Maumee State Scenic River. If you love the water and hiking, the trails at Indian Lake State Park along with its onsite lake let you have a great time. You'll also find a lake for watersports at Jackson Lake State Park, which also has hundreds of trees so you can see the leaves change as you hike.
Located a short drive from Cincinnati is John Bryan State Park, which has around 12 miles of hiking trails and a disc golf course. History buffs love the markers and sites at Kelleys Island State Park, which served important roles in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Canoeing and kayaking are easy at Lake Hope State Park, but you can also relax on the 600-mile beach next to the swimming spots. There are more than 30 miles of trails for horseback riders and seven miles of hiking trails at Alum Creek State Park, which also boasts ice boating and fishing in winter.
Other state parks to visit in Ohio include Barkcamp State Park with Belmont Lake as its focal point. This lake offers fishing and boating along with swimming. Beaver Creek State Park features some of the state's old canals and a wildlife education center that teaches you about some of the animals you might see. There's also Blue Rock State Park, which connects to Blue Rock State Forest and has an archery range that is close to the swimming beach at Cutler Lake.
Finding the top landmarks in Ohio is easy because you can head north to Cedar Point and enjoy some of the thrilling rides. Cedar Point is one of the top amusement parks in the world and has several coasters that rank among the best in the world such as Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force. Johnson's Island is a small island in Lake Erie that has a Civil War Prison you can tour. This prison held Confederate soldiers and is now rumored to house some ghosts.
The small town of Milan is home to the Thomas A. Edison Birthplace. Built in 1841, the house was where the inventor was born in 1847. Though the family later sold it, Edison's sister bought it and lived there for years before it became a museum. The Zero Gravity Research Facility in Cleveland is a NASA facility used for research and to prepare astronauts. It is a National Historic Landmark. Though the facility is not open to the public, you can drive by and take a look. You should also plan to spend at least a day in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which has tons of hiking trails and a fun railroad.
RVshare's top choices for campgrounds and RV parks in Ohio include Barkcamp State Park and Alum Creek State Park. Alum Creek has 24 full-hookup RV sites and clean restrooms while Barkcamp State Park has full hookups located close to a more than 1,000-acre lake. Berlin RV Park & Campground is a favorite among those who want to visit Ohio's Amish Country. It has an herb garden that lets you pick your favorite ingredients and free WiFi. The campground is just minutes away from Amish Country in Millersburg.
You can camp close to Cedar Point in Sandusky at Lighthouse Point Campground, which is also close to Lake Erie. The campground offers discounted tickets to the theme park and has more than 100 full hookup RV spots that have paved patios and lots of space. KOA also has several campgrounds in Ohio with planned activities during the busy summer seasons. The Buckeye Lake KOA sits close to the lake of the same name in Columbus while the Lebanon KOA is just a short drive outside of Cincinnati. All KOA parks have full hookup RV sites with cable TV and Wi-Fi along with cabin rentals.
Even if you choose a campground that doesn't have a dump station, you'll find other dump stations in Ohio. RV parks that have dump stations are often open 24/7 and free for guests to use, but some are only open during daylight hours and charge a small fee. Kamp-A-Lot in Bellefontaine can accommodate big rigs and has clean rinse water available. Travel plazas often have dump stations and clean restrooms or showers that you can use such as the Portage Service Plaza in Mantua. You may find dump stations that you can use for free or a small fee at state parks, too.
Washington County Fair - The Washington County Fair in Marietta takes place annually in September. It has a tractor pull and demolition derby as well as rides and live shows.
Columbus Oktoberfest – Columbus is home to many German immigrants who attend the annual Oktoberfest celebration. You'll find an area designed for kids and tons of German food in September at the Columbus Expo Center.
Waynesville Sauerkraut Festival – The Waynesville Sauerkraut Festival takes place in the early fall every year and is a must-visit for those who love the fermented vegetable. You'll find everything from pasta and hot dogs to fudge and cakes that use sauerkraut.
Ohio Renaissance Festival – Harveysburg goes back in time at the Renaissance Festival, which runs from early September through October. You can meet Queen Elizabeth and see jousting shows as you dine on authentic renaissance food.
Apple Butter Festival – Oxford hosts the Apple Butter Festival in October for fans of this treat. You will see people making and selling apple butter or using it in other dishes. There's also live music.
Akron Sugar Plum Tour – Celebrate Christmas at the Akron Sugar Plum Tour in December. This festival takes you on a tour of decorated houses around the city.
Country Concert at Fort Loramie – Country fans come from all across the country for this summer music festival that runs for three days. You can get tickets for the whole weekend or just the days you want to attend.
The Country Fest - Thousands of people come to North Lawrence every year for The Country Fest. This festival lets you see some of your favorite country stars on the big stage over two days.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Ohio?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Ohio from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Ohio?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.