Storefront of locally owned Youngstown store.

18 Locally Owned Youngstown Shops to Visit

Instead of giving your money to corporate brands, support the local community by shopping our many small business retailers. From fine jewelry to handcrafted furniture, Youngstown has a variety of unique stores to add to the list when planning your next shopping spree!

Trees in a Mahoning County park in Ohio.

Fresh Air & Sunshine: Some of the Best Ohio Parks are in Mahoning County!

Ohio’s parks are filled with natural beauty and opportunity for year-round outdoor activities. Here in the Mahoning Valley, our parks are no different! In fact, Mahoning County is home to several not-so-hidden gems that have provided outdoor adventure and recreation for generations. There are options for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and even cross country skiing! […]

Couple enjoying wine in the vineyards at Mastropietro Winery.

Date Night FUN: The Best Ideas In and Around Youngstown

If you’re planning a night out with your special someone and need some ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re heading out together for the first time or are simply looking for some new adventures, we’ve collected a few great date ideas located throughout the Youngstown area. RESTAURANTS WITH A ROMANTIC TWIST There’s […]

Free things to do in Youngstown and around the Mahoning Valley.

Free Things To Do in Youngstown

If you’re on the hunt for some fun, free things to do in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, look no further! We have a great list of activities that are free of charge and perfect for the entire family!

Closeup of Youngstown wedding reception table.

Say “I Do” to the Best Wedding Venues in the Youngstown Area

No matter what season you choose to say “I do,” some of the very best wedding venues are located in the Youngstown, Ohio area. Rich with history and natural scenery, there are plenty of places to walk down the aisle and celebrate your wedding. Plus the Valley is filled with places to see and things […]

Viewing art at one of Ohio’s best museums.

The Top Ohio Museums Located in Youngstown, Ohio

Ohio is proud to be the home to some of America’s best museums. Every major city in the state has something to offer, with every museum a reflection on that city’s history, culture and interests.  Not to be outdone, the city of Youngstown also has an amazing selection of museums! If you or your family […]

Bocce players at Steel Valley Brew Works in Boardman.

The Best Indoor Activities Youngstown Has to Offer

What do you do when it’s a rainy day in Youngstown? Instead of just watching a movie or playing board games, why not get out and have a good time? There’s all sorts of fun things to do in Youngstown on a rainy day – just take a look at the list below!

Selection of different soups available in Youngstown.

The Best Soup Spots In Youngstown, Ohio

Soup is a favorite around the globe, especially in colder months. To those of us in northeast Ohio, soup is the ideal wintertime comfort food! So, where can you go to get the best soup in Youngstown, Ohio? Let’s find out!

Memories of Christmas Past at the Arms Family Museum in Youngstown, Ohio.

2022 Holiday Events in Youngstown, Ohio

NOTE: This listing is from 2022. Visit our up-to-date events calendar for upcoming holiday events.   The holidays are a time to make special memories with your family and loved ones. From craft shows and unique wintertime events to colorful Christmas displays, we’ve got the list of the best holiday events to attend in and […]

Coffee from a Youngstown coffee shop.

The Best of the Best: Youngstown Coffee Shops

The Youngstown area is home to some fantastic spots when it comes to great coffee (from experienced roasters to long-standing, locally owned favorites). So, rather than visit the typical corporate-chain-type coffee shop, why not try something truly unique?! Coffee Roastery Options for the Win! If you’re in search of some of the best coffee shops […]