5 things to do in Youngstown, OH

Located equidistant from Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Ohio has plenty to offer for your next travel assignment. You don’t need to leave city limits to find incredible attractions and restaurants to fill your time outside of work. Check out what nurses recommended from their assignment in Youngstown!

Here are some of the top things our travelers have said you can’t miss during your visit

  1. Mill Creek Park: Ohio’s first park district is just as beautiful now as it was in 1891. Mill Creek Park offers opportunities for golfing, biking, hiking, boating, fishing and even sledding and ice skating in the winter! The park stretches over 2,600 acres and includes the gorgeous Fellows Riverside Gardens. Whether you’re looking to increase your heart rate or decrease your stress, you’ll find your own perfect corner in the park.
  2. Wine Trails of Mahoning Valley: What sounds better than getting rewarded for drinking wine? With the Wine Trails of Mahoning Valley, you can make your way to each of the six participating wineries, purchase a glass of wine, then get your passport stamped and a fantastic keepsake charm! You’ll get to experience the city, drink some great, specialty wine and bring home a keepsake that you will treasure forever.
  3. Canfield Fairgrounds: In early fall, you won’t want to miss the Canfield Fair at the Canfield Fairgrounds. It is the largest county fair in the state of Ohio, and the third largest in the United States. Main events like musical performances and a demolition derby are on the schedule, as well as typical fair activities like fun rides, great food and show animals! There’s also some smaller events at the fairgrounds throughout the year, so you’ll definitely want to keep your eyes open!

Hungry? Where to eat in Youngstown, OH

Become part of the tradition with Wedgewood Pizza.

Started in 1967, Pasquate “Patsy” Acconcia founded Wedgewood Pizza in Youngstown and would soon join forces with Fernando Riccioni. Fernando and his family have since continued the business and grown to three locations.

All pizzas are made to order, and the dough is even made fresh daily starting at 6:00 a.m. Wedgewood is dedicated to giving the best quality of pizza possible, even stating “We don’t do anything fancy…we just do PIZZA!”

“If you want to understand the reason locals say Youngstown has the best pizza, Wedgewood should be at the top of your must-try list!” ~Kim S.

“It’s Wedgewood and it speaks for itself. You better order early the lines tremendous especially on the weekends.” ~Keith S.

“This is by far MY personal favorite pizza. The smell of fresh Romano cheese when they hand you your pizza is the best. Eat in or take out..you’ll be back over and over.” ~Thomas W.

Try nationally recognized desserts at Handel’s Ice Cream.

These delightful ice cream shops all started because of a hot day in 1945. Since then, Handel’s Ice Cream continues its promise to use the best ingredients available, and to never skimp on them either! The ice cream has been named one of the best by USA Today, People Magazine, and number one in National Geographic’s ten best ice creams in the world! The taste definitely lives up to the hype.

“Wide variety of GREAT and unique flavors and flavor combos. Delicious homemade REAL ice cream.” ~Mike W.

“Handel’s definitely has the best ice cream in the world. There are so many different flavors. Never thought I would like grape ice cream, but once I tasted it, it instantly became my favorite. I love the fact that the ice cream has real chunks of fruit in it as well. The taste is amazing and the prices are not expensive.” ~Laneece B.

“Handels is the best ice cream that I have ever had. Their frozen treats are on a whole different level. I have stood in line when it is below 0 outside for a pint of Butterscotch Ripple.” ~Joey V.

What other travelers are saying about Youngstown, OH

If there’s one word to describe Youngstown, it’s authentic. When living in Youngstown, you’ll meet authentic people, eat authentic food and have an authentically good time. No fillers or fakers, whether talking about people or food. You’ll feel instantly at home, and you’ll never forget what it was like to be in your home away from home.

“Probably the place I felt most at home was Youngstown, Ohio. I was always a short drive away from something to do, and the food was out of this world. I extended my assignment, but wished I could’ve stayed even longer.”

“Youngstown was awesome. I never realized it was so close to so many things. We stayed in the city a lot, but drove up to Pittsburgh and Lake Erie for day trips, which was super easy and fun. Every restaurant felt like I was sitting down for a home cooked meal. I loved it.”

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