Welcome to Toledo
A vibrant and diverse metropolis on the shores of the Maumee River
Toledo has a unique claim to fame that proves its star quality. The Toledo War of 1835 found Michigan and Ohio state officials arguing over who would claim ownership over Toledo. The peaceful, violence-free dispute lasted two years until 1837 when this remarkable city was officially incorporated into Ohio. Today Toledo is known for its vibrant arts community, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and thriving economy. The “Glass City” is now home to a strong green industry, the Jeep corporate headquarters, sports teams, excellent schools, and an impressive cultural scene.
This diverse city offers a bustling culinary scene with choices for every craving and palate. Go for classic Italian flavors at Mancy's Italian Grill, a relaxed trattoria, or get adventurous and leave dinner to the chef with the omakase menu at the upscale Kengo Sushi and Yakitori. This two-hour culinary journey consists of 12-14 courses and the freshest, most exquisite ingredients. Franklin Park Mall is Toledo’s top choice for shopping and offers an impressive selection of retail and restaurant options. With everything from Apple and The Salon by InStyle to J. Crew and Don Juan Mexican Bar and Grill, this expansive shopping center has everything you need to outfit your home and yourself. Voted Toledo’s best Asian cuisine, QQ Kitchen offers Korean and Chinese eats in a casual setting. This counter-serve cafe is a favorite for nearby offices for its quick service and delicious dishes. One of the city’s most famous spots, Tony Packo's is a long-running Toledo gem offering a Hungarian-American menu and signature hot dogs. With its variety of cultural events and green space, Toledo is perfect for families, artists, and travelers. The Toledo Express Airport is a travel hub with over 100 available destinations, while the Detroit Airport, only an hour away, is another excellent option for commuters and world travelers.
The gorgeous Toledo Museum of Art offers 45 galleries, a sculpture garden, and an impressive lineup of art classes, as well as the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, which plays at the museum’s Peristyle. The art and music offerings continue over at the University of Toledo with an exciting array of events, and every Toledo summer brings the outstanding ProMedica Concert Series. The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is one of the top zoos in the country and makes the perfect family outing. They have a full lineup of special events, with the Lights Before Christmas every winter and the Live Nation Summer Concert Series. Sports fans will get a kick out of the Mud Hens Minor League Baseball team and the Fifth Third Field, a Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, which hosts 70 regular season baseball games a year. The Huntington Center, a concert and event venue, is the proud home of the Toledo Walleye hockey team. Something of a renaissance city, Toledo also boasts 19 Metroparks, like the Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Spend the day out with the family kayaking, biking, or exploring this spectacular nature reserve. Outdoor activity is a year-round affair in Toledo, from weekends at Lake Erie to vacations at Put-in-Bay and summer days at Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world.