Akure, Ondo State has an airport that serves as a quick link between the state and other parts of the country. Akure being equidistant from Lagos and Abuja is a strategic commercial advantage to the state and their is a very good road network.
At the inception in 1976, the state maintained a total of 1,868km of roads. By 1980, the total length reached 3,093km and by 1992, it was over 5,970km. In the present Ondo State and with the activities of PTF and World Bank Assisted Road Projects, many more roads have been constructed, while many rural areas now have access routes.
The most significant aspect of road development in Ondo State is their quality, as most roads have been taken over and tarred by the Federal Government e.g. Akure-Owo-Ikera, Akure-Ondo et cetera. The state is also involved in constructing all weather roads. Local Governments have also shown keen interest in tarring both township and inter-settlement routes within their jurisdiction. As stated earlier, the contributions of DFRRI, PTF and the World Bank in the opening up of rural areas and the rehabilitation of existing roads, are substantial. If all these are added together, the total length of roads in Ondo State at present approaches 4,950km.
Ondo State, as a beneficiary of the nationwide Mass Transit Programme, launched its Owena Mass Transit scheme for both intra and inter-state commuters. This programme has gone a long way to solve transportation problems in the state. It is noteworthy that most LGAs have started operating their own Mass Transit schemes, for both intra-and-inter-state transportation.
A variety of tourist attractions abound in the state. Among the leading spots are the historic Idanre Hills with guesthouses built by the government. Others are Ayetoro Community of Holy Apostles, the Owo Museum of Antiquities, Oke Maria at Oka-Akoko, the Palace of the Deji of Akure, Ebomi Lake at Ipesi-Akoko and Iho Eleru at Isarun.
- Idanre Hill-top Chalets, Idanre
- Palace of the Deji of Akure.
- Oke Maria, Oka-Akoko
- Ebomi Lake, Ipesi - Akoko
- Coast Creeks and Canals
- Owo Museum of Antiquities
- Alagbaka Cenotaph, Akure
- Iho Eleeru, Isarun.
- Igbo Olodumare
- Igbo Irunmole
The state government, as far back as 1988, commenced beautification projects in the major towns of the state. These projects are intended to brighten the dull outlook of the environment. The projects, include the erection of historic and cultural statutes, water fountains, planting of ornamental flowers and recreation parks. All these have provided the necessary aesthetic attractions for tourists visiting the state.
Hotel services are readily available in major towns and in most of the LGA headquarters. The state owns a hotel, Owena Motels Ltd., located at Akure.