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For those looking for a fun, Midwestern city with budget-friendly properties, Cincinnati, OH, is a great pick. The city is vibrant with festivals, restaurants and shopping all year long, and for those who love sports there are the Great American Ball Park and Nippert Stadium. Cheaper properties include the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati or the Quality Inn & Suites. Those looking for cozier accommodations should book the Clifton House Bed and Breakfast. It’s recommend to visit Cincinnati, and Ohio in general, in the late spring time after the winter thaw and before the summer heat, or better yet just after September to catch the autumn colors.
A little-known gem in Ohio, Akron has plenty to offer its visitors, including the Akron Art Museum and the Civic Theater Grand Lobby for art lovers and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for those who want to get back into nature. Lodging in Akron is cheap in general and will run around $75 per night. The Red Roof Inn and the Comfort Inn are great starting points and Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls is a great option for those looking to stay in a higher quality room. If hotel choices are overwhelming, there are plenty of AirBnB options to consider as well.
Columbus, OH, is a perfect town to explore for a quick weekend in the Midwest. With fun attractions like the A La Carte Food Tour and the American Whistle Corporation, Columbus has something for everyone. There also is no need to rent a car in the city as Columbus has extremely reliable public bus transportation to get you anywhere in the city you wish for cheap. Many travelers to Columbus will be visiting students at Ohio State University and therefore looking for budget accommodations; the Comfort Inn is a perfect choice to when looking for a cheap stay, and for those who want to step it up the Blackwell Inn is great choice for its close proximity to campus and more higher-end lodging.
With its own distinct flavor from other Ohio cities, Cleveland has a lot to offer its visitors between its three districts, including the not-to-be-missed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Those visiting for sporting events will find themselves mainly downtown enjoying Progressive Field, FirstEnergy Stadium, and more. Travelers who want to take in the local art scene should head to Cleveland’s east side for the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Accommodations are varied and plentiful, and include great options such as the Cleveland Hostel, Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown, and DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside. Great travel advice for Cleveland, too, is to visit during the fall months to see the beautiful autumn foliage.
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