Travel Nurse life in Ohio

Travel Nurse life in Ohio

Travel Nurse life in Ohio is a pleasantly surprising destination that should be on your list. Every corner of Ohio tells a story, making it a captivating destination where every visit feels like a new chapter in your travel nurse experience. Read on to see why you should consider travel nurse life in Ohio!

Where to visit in Ohio:

Columbus, OH

Start with the state capital, Columbus. The Short North Arts District is a must-visit for its art scene, trendy boutiques and delicious restaurants. Don’t miss the North Market, a historic public market offering an array of local foods and antiques. For a peaceful retreat, visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Cincinnati, OH

Head to Cincinnati to explore Over-the-Rhine (OTR), one of the largest, most intact urban historic districts in the United States. Enjoy the mix of restaurants, breweries and shops. Catch a Reds game at the Great American Ball Park or stroll along the scenic Smale Riverfront Park.

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is a must-see for music lovers. The Cleveland Museum of Art is also world-renowned. For a relaxing day, head to the Cleveland Metroparks, known as the “Emerald Necklace,” for a hike or picnic.

Nature Escapes

Hocking Hills State Park

With its stunning waterfalls, caves, and hiking trails, it’s perfect for a day of adventure. The trails range from easy walks to more difficult hikes, offering something for every hiking skill level.

Lake Erie Adventures

Visit the Lake Erie shores and islands for more of a beachy escape. Kelley’s Island and Put-in-Bay are a ton of fun, with beautiful beaches, water sports and lots to do after the sun goes down. Don’t forget to check out the Marblehead Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Located between Cleveland and Akron, this national park offers over 125 miles of hiking trails, waterfalls and railroad tours. It’s an ideal spot for hiking, biking and even bird watching with your travel nurse friends.

Must visit charming towns

German Village in Columbus

This historic neighborhood is filled with charming brick streets, German shops and European style cafes. Stop by the Book Loft, a 32-room bookstore that’s a book lover’s paradise.

Amish Country

Visit Holmes County to experience Ohio’s Amish Country. Take home homemade baked goods and handcrafted furniture. There are many opportunities to take a tour to learn more about the Amish way of life.

Yellow Springs

Known for its quirky vibe, Yellow Springs is a delightful village with an abundance of galleries, shipping strips and local restaurants. Nearby, you can explore the Glen Helen Nature Preserve and John Bryan State Park.

Year-round events


Ohio is home to numerous festivals year-round. From the Ohio State Fair in Columbus to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton, there’s always something happening.

Local Dining

Don’t leave without trying Ohio’s famous dishes. Sample Cincinnati chili, a unique meat sauce served over spaghetti, and Buckeyes, delicious peanut butter and chocolate confections. Visit a local farmers market to taste fresh, regional produce and homemade treats.

Museums and Historical Sites

Visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. For history buffs, a trip to the Ohio History Center in Columbus is a must.

Self-Care and Relaxation

Spas and Wellness Centers

Pamper yourself at one of Ohio’s many spas. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills offers luxurious treatments in a serene setting. For a extraordinary experience, try the Japanese-style hot springs at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton.

Coffee Shops and Bookstores

Sometimes, a quiet day is all you need. Find a cozy coffee shop and curl up with a good book. Some favorites include Fox in the Snow in Columbus and Coffee Emporium in Cincinnati.

Yoga and Fitness

Join a local yoga class or find a gym to stay active. Many of these cities offer outdoor yoga sessions in parks during the warmer months.

Living like a local in Ohio provides the perfect backdrop for both adventure and relaxation. Offering new experience to enjoy during your time off, great spots to invite fellow nurses and make the most of your Ohio adventure! 🌟🩺🚗

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