Ohio December 31, 2017
This Is The Most Hippie Town In Ohio And You Need To Visit
If you had to pick the most hippie-esque town in the state, what town would you pick?
Yellow Springs, Ohio is arguably one of Ohio’s most special towns — because it’s full of one-of-a-kind character you just won’t find anywhere else. As a quaint college town full of color, plenty of things to do in nature and even a mobile “tiny home” or two, there’s truly nowhere else in Ohio quite like Yellow Springs. After a visit here, you’ll quickly see why.
Tucked away in southwest Ohio you'll find the state's most charming and unique town, where the benches are a work of art and the buildings are full of character — inside and out.
It’s home to a population of approximately 3,500 residents, Antioch College, a colorful downtown, a working dairy farm, a nature preserve and, (you guessed it), the official "Yellow Spring" the town is named after.
Downtown, you'll find several colorful signs that lead the way to whatever you're looking for. (And plenty of colorful benches to lounge on, of course.)
Take some time to stroll around without an agenda. There are more than 75 shops, pubs, galleries, and restaurants to explore.
The art scene also thrives in Yellow Springs. Creativity abounds and there's always something special to see.
Most people love Yellow Springs for the unique charm is has. Recently, Matador Network ranked Yellow Springs as one of the coolest small towns in the country based on its originality.
Inside the colorful shops, you'll find some of the most unique gifts. With so many artists in the area, many products are handmade, one-of-a-kind treasures.
The Village Artisans Gallery is another must-see when you're in town. It's located at 100 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 and much of the artwork is available for purchase.
Even the restaurants and cafes have an artistic flare to them. Pictured is The Winds Cafe and Bakery.
With local, fresh ingredients in every menu item, you can't go wrong with a lunch break here. You'll find it at 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
If you're looking to make your visit a weekend stay, we recommend staying at the gorgeous Mills Park Hotel, which just opened last year.
It's modeled after a 19th-century Victorian home and features 28 guest rooms. You'll find it at 321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
Have you ever been to Yellow Springs before? If so, share your photos and experiences with us!
For more unique towns in Ohio, check out our previous article:
12 Underrated Ohio Towns That Deserve A Second Look.