Note: I’m a non-native Ohioan that moved here with my husband (who is a native). I’m learning about Ohio and exploring all it has to offer. I’m smitten with my new home state and think a lot of people would be surprised by how much it has to offer! Even if you are new or visiting the area, you can still have fun and explore the area while saving money. Like my Salt Lake City and New York, NY guides, here is a quick and frugal Ohio travel guide for cheapskates.
A lot of the places I know are on the west side of Cleveland in North East Ohio with the exception of a few state parks and other attractions (islands, etc). I find places by the suggestion of my family and friends sharing their favorites and by my own research.
The east side is beautiful and has a ton to offer as well, I just am not familiar with it (yet!) Same goes for the rest of the state.