What Are Ohio’s Favorite Cities to Visit?

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When Ohioans decide to take a vacation from Ohio, where do they go? BetOhio.com decided to take a brief moment away from Ohio sports betting coverage to do some research and find out.

Utilizing Google Trends, we determined the most searched cities of each state for the term “Flights To” and finding the most often searched city at the end of the phrase. After completing the trends over the past 12 months (from June 25,  2022, to June 25, 2023), we were able to find results to get the top three cities for the state of Ohio.   Other cities within the state were not included.

Favorite Places for Ohio Residents to Visit

Here are results researched by BetOhio.com that you won’t find on any of the state’s numerous Ohio betting apps

1 ✈ Las Vegas
2 ✈ Orlando
3 ✈ Miami


No. 1 Is Vegas, Baby

Their first choice is Las Vegas. Whether it’s for the hot, dry air or the over-the-top casinos it doesn’t really matter. Ohioans flock to the desert.

Las Vegas is one of the great tourist destinations in the United States, even with Betway Ohio and other sportsbooks now available in the Buckeye State. It boasts some of the country’s craziest architecture and opulence – from the dancing fountains of the Bellagio, to the faux Eiffel Tower of the Paris, the Roman statues of Caesars Palace, the inside-outside rollercoaster of New York New York, or the pyramid of the Luxor, Las Vegas has it all when it comes to kitsch.

In terms of entertainment, a Las Vegas residency is now a status mark for a performer, be it Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Elton John, Usher, Carrie Underwood or Donnie Osmond. Las Vegas’s place in the hierarchy of entertainment venues goes back to the days of the Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, etc. – when Vegas nightclubs were the place to be. The Las Vegas Strip is also the spot to see the nation’s top ventriloquists, but it’s not just for dummies. Vegas is also home to many of the world’s top magicians such as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Shin Lim.

At No. 2 is Orlando, a second warm-weather spot, which is like Vegas but instead of gambling there are coasters, water rides, killer whales and superheroes. Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations thanks to Disney World, Universal Studios Theme Park, Sea World and more. Don’t want to take a ride on Space Mountain, visit Hogwarts or feed a dolphin? There’s a lot of golf to play and tons to do at night. And there are other daytime activities besides Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter. There’s Gatorland – hold on to small children – where you can see the difference between an alligator and a crocodile, among other things. There are all kinds of boat adventures in Orlando, some where you sit and admire the scenery, others where you do the paddling. Orlando also has a zoo, an aquarium a botanical garden and a number of the nation’s tallest water slides in its many water parks.

Coming in at No. 3 is Miami, home to great beaches, restaurants and night clubs. Young Ohioans can wear next to nothing on the sand in South Beach looking for Ohio sports betting promo codes during the day, then hit the dance floors at night. If Ohioans just want to chill, Miami offers lots of boat tours from airboat rides in the Everglades to speedboat rides through the city’s port.


Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist who’s worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.

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