Self-Care Travel Guide
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Self-Care Travel Guide

Travel is a journey taken to nourish the soul.

Taking a trip can be the ultimate form of wellness and self-care. Traveling can be exciting and exhilarating, while also being good for your physical wellbeing. Exploring new places and encountering new experiences can also do wonders for your mental and emotional health. This Self-Care Travel Guide is here to help you better nourish your mind and body while you're traveling. We have put together 25+ actionable ideas to help you plan your wellness getaway in Butler County, Ohio.

Incorporate Exercise

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Explore over 300 acres of scenic hills, valleys and ponds, decorated with over 80 monumental sculptures.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton Ohio

Kayaking on the Great Miami River

Soak up the sun and kayak down the Great Miami River; it makes for a relaxing day with just the right amount of physical activity! 

Great Miami River, Middletown Ohio

Bike Trails at Harbin Park

Harbin Park is home to regionally-renowned mountain biking trails, with different difficulty levels for beginners to expert riders. 

Harbin Park, Fairfield Ohio

Photo Credit : All Trails

Eat + Drink Well

State Street Coffee

Try an incredible variety of coffee or tea with a flight from State Street Coffee! The tea flight below includes four delicious samples.

Tea Flight, State Street Coffee Ohio

Antiquity Teahouse

Locally grown, produced and packaged, this teahouse knows how to create delicious tea blends with a variety of wellness benefits. 

Antiquity Teahouse, Hamilton Ohio

Photo Credit : Antiquity Teahouse

Northstar Cafe

This cafe in Liberty Center uses all organic ingredients that are locally sourced and artisan produced to create their incredible dishes.

Northstar Cafe, Liberty Center Ohio

Local Farmers Markets

Our local Butler County farmers markets always offer a large selection of fresh produce and artisan goods.

Local Farmers Markets, Butler County Ohio


Learn Something New

The Learning Kitchen

Awaken your inner chef and learn some lifelong cooking skills with the help of these fun and interactive classes.

The Learning Kitchen, West Chester Ohio

Photo Credit : The Learning Kitchen

Petals & Wicks

Experience this unique scent bar; you choose and create your scents (made with all natural ingredients) to pour your very own candle.

Petals & Wicks, Hamilton Ohio

Miami University Art Museum

Admire, appreciate, and learn about the arts at this stunning museum with rotating galleries and exhibitions.

Miami University Art Museum, Oxford Ohio

Haute Fusion Glass Studio

Create your own masterpiece at these one-of-a-kind glass art workshops.

Haute Fusion Glass Studio, Middletown Ohio


Create Calm + Connect to Nature

Rentschler Forest

Relax and reset with over 400 acres of scenic woodland complete with river views, a reconstructed wetland, and miles of hiking trails. 

Rentschler Forest, Fairfield Ohio

Black Covered Bridge

This unique and beautiful bridge spans over Four Mile Creek and leads to an easy and relaxing nature trail.

Black Covered Bridge, Oxford Ohio

Governor Bebb Park

Discover tranquility among 252 acres of woods, meadows, and streams, along with a reconstructed pioneer village. 

Governor Bebb Park, Okeana Ohio


Treat Yourself

Ruby's Chocolates

Ruby's truffle cakes are the ultimate indulgence; try classics like Birthday Cake and Cookies-n-Cream, or unique flavors like Key Lime Cheesecake, Bacon Brownie, and so many more! 

Ruby's Chocolates, Hamilton Ohio

Photo Credit : Hailey Bollinger

Jag's Steak & Seafood

Treat yourself to the fine dining of Jag's. With plenty of fresh and flavorful dishes to choose from, you can't go wrong. 

Jag's Steak & Seafood, West Chester Ohio

Seven Mile Winery

Relax with a bottle of sweet country fruit wine where Seven Mile grows and produces six signature wines on site. 

Seven Mile Winery, Middletown Ohio

Hanover Winery

Enjoy delicious local wines on Hanover Winery's gorgeous vineyard with views of the garden. 

Hanover Winery, Hamilton Ohio

The Donut Trail

The perfect sweet treat to any trip! Visit 13 local mom-and-pop donut shops and get a stamp on your passport. Then collect your prize— the Donut Trail t-shirt— when it's complete. 

Donut Trail Butler County Ohio


Connect with Community

InsideOut Studio

This art studio and gallery provides people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to create, express themselves, and make an income from their art. 

InsideOut Studio, Hamilton Ohio

Made to Love

Shop with purpose at this beautiful boutique; they sell  a variety of Haitian artisan-goods, and 100% of the profits are donated to creating educational and career opportunities in Haiti. 

Made to Love, Hamilton Ohio

The Fringe Coffee House

Delicious food and great coffee, this local coffee house also serves as a street-art gallery, and a  holistic re-entry program for citizens recently released from prison.

The Fringe Coffee House, Hamilton Ohio


Go Out of Your Comfort Zone

Start Skydiving

For thrill seekers and adventure lovers, Start Skydiving provides incredible experiences as a world-class skydiving facility. 

Start Skydiving, Middletown Ohio


Not sure about skydiving? Get the same thrill with indoor skydiving at iFly and their state of the art wind tunnels.

iFly Cincinnati Ohio

Photo Credit : iFly Cincinnati

Wake Nation

Try wakeboarding at Ohio's only cable park, complete with other attractions like their aqua park and superslide for all kinds of adventurous fun. 

Wake Nation, Fairfield Ohio

Nation Road Horse Rental

Ride horseback through the scenic nature trails of Oxford with four different guided trail options at this family-owned farm.

Nation Road Horse Rental, Oxford Ohio


Sleep Well

Hotels Resource

A good night's rest is key for your wellness and for being prepared for any kind of travel activities. Find the perfect hotel option for you with the help of our Hotels Resource.

AC Hotel, Liberty Center Ohio

Photo Credit : AC Hotel, Liberty Center 

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