Why Ohio’s the Perfect Place for Meeting Planners
By Tamara Brown

Why Ohio’s the Perfect Place for Meeting Planners


Thank you for considering Ohio for your next meeting, conference or convention!

The vibrant cities of Ohio each create their own distinctive atmospheres fusing business and leisure climates that will leave attendees feeling accomplished, refreshed and inspired.

Ohio’s Central Location Means:

  • 1 day’s drive from more than 60 percent of the U.S. population.
  • 6 major interstate highways make getting here easy. Check OHGO.com for real-time traffic information.
  • 7 airports within an hour’s flight from 60 percent of the U.S.

3 Major Cities:

Ohio is home to three major urban centers which Ohioans affectionately refer to as the 3 C’s –Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Each of these cities is equipped with convention centers,plentiful hotel & boutique lodging opportunities, unique arts & culture, professional sports, shopping,family experiences and award-winning chefs using locally sourced ingredients and offering up distinctive dishes often created through partnerships with Ohio craft distillers, brewers and wineries.

  • Cleveland: Located on the shores of Lake Erie, some of Ohio’s early industrialists seeded arts & cultural institutions that are among the world’s elite today. What the Rock n’ roll capital doesn’t have is a world-class ego. Click here to learn more from the experts at Destination Cleveland.
  • Cincinnati: “The Queen City,” as Cincinnati is known, is a gracious host boasting beautiful architecture in a compact, walk-able downtown with old-world southern charm on the Ohio River. Click here to learn more from the experts at Cincinnati USA.
  • Columbus: Bring your shopping bag to Ohio’s capital city, the 14th largest city in the U.S., and a prime shopping location on the banks of the Scioto River. Columbus mixes a young, smart and open spirit with plenty of collaboration and diversity across a city that spreads out but remains connected by green spaces and trails. Click here to learn more from the experts at Experience Columbus.

City Transportation:

There are plenty of options to get around in Ohio’s largest cities so visitors can experience the city with friends and family or find a great coffee shop or craft brewery to conduct some one-on-one business in a casual setting.

  • Easy Walking – Midwest-friendly people will help you get where you’re going
  • Free Downtown Trollies/Buses
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Ride Sharing Services (Uber & Lyft)
  • Public Transit
  • Taxi Cabs
  • Other: Ohio cities are entrepreneurial so check for pedicabs, golf cart shuttles and more

More Ohio Travel Information:

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you on your way to Ohio. Be sure to order your free Ohio Travel Guide or view it online at: https://ohio.org/order-guide/.

Whatever type of venue and atmosphere you are seeking, we know you will Find It Here. in Ohio.  Ohio.org.

About the Author

Tamara Brown has been sharing Ohio's distinctive travel experiences with media and consumers for 20 years and currently leads TourismOhio's award-winning public relations office. The best part of her job is seeing the look on a writer’s face as they experience Ohio’s many hidden treasures and their preconceived notions about Ohio melt away. Tamara is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism/public relations. She spends her free time hiking and biking Ohio, reading, writing and gardening. You can reach Tamara via email at tamara.brown@development.ohio.gov or on Twitter @trvloh.