Nestled in the heart of it all, Ohio is your quintessential Midwest state, full of scenic splendor, unexpected attractions, and some of the most charming small towns in the country. Ohio really is the sum of all its parts; the quaint and beguiling small towns and “little big cities” that form the patchwork of the beautiful Buckeye State. Across Ohio, there are so many charming small towns worth visiting, from historic river towns in the state’s southeast region like Marietta to picture-perfect locales nestled on the shores of northern Ohio’s Lake Erie.

And it’s not just our waterfront towns that merit your attention, either; Germantown is a gem of a place just outside of our state capital, while Yellow Springs is a funky little iconoclast that’s downright delightful. Today, though, we’re turning our attention to a place in southwest Ohio that’s sure to capture your heart: the lovely little town of Lebanon. Teeming with historic points of interest, charming antique shops, family-run restaurants, and an abundance of old and new attractions, Lebanon is a place that’s peak small-town vibes and the perfect place for a weekend getaway in Ohio.

From the Hawaiian Island of Oahu to the coast of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, come along with OnlyInYourState as we introduce you to the best Small Town Getaways you can take this year. From nature lovers and foodies to history buffs and shopaholics, there’s something for everyone within these unforgettable, two-day itineraries curated by our local travel experts just for you.

There’s truly so much to love about this small town in the Buckeye State. So, tell us, what else do you need to know to start planning your week escape or day trip to Lebanon, Ohio? Did our Lebanon travel guide answer your questions? What are some of your favorite Lebanon attractions? Let us know in the comments.

Not Your Average Bucket List Podcast

Only In Your State’s podcast Not Your Average Bucket List takes a deep dive into Lebanon, Ohio and everything it has to offer. Our hosts, Marisa Roman and Sara Heddleston discuss what their “Perfect Day” in Lebanon would consist of. Take a look at the infographic below to get your own suggestions for the perfect day exploring this small town.

To discover even more about Lebanon, Ohio in a fun, easily-digestible manner, tune in to OnlyInYourState’s brand new podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List, where we talk all about this charming town. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


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