CincinnatiUnited States of America

4.2/5Top Destination

Come to Cincinnati and enjoy its baseball, live music, and museums.

Cincinnati gets its charm from old, hilly neighborhoods, cheering sports fans and a German heritage. This is where brother-in-laws Procter and Gamble started making soap over 175 years ago, and where America’s first professional baseball team was formed. TV personality Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati.

The city celebrates its German roots with beer festivals and sausage-inspired cuisine. Order a locally brewed beer with Goetta sausage, or try the signature “five-way” chili. This dish usually consists of layers of chili, kidney beans, onions, spaghetti and cheese, and can be seasoned with chocolate and cinnamon.

Cincinnati was founded in 1788 and now has about 300,000 residents. More than two million people live in the wider metropolitan area. Navigate downtown as part of a guided walking tour or take a horse-drawn carriage. Rent a Segway or pedal wagon for a fun afternoon. Exploring Cincinnati is also easy by car and public transport.

Seven hills make up the city’s historical neighborhoods. Orient yourself from the observation deck of downtown Carew Tower. From there, you can see the city skyline or gaze across the Ohio River to Kentucky on the other side.

Over-the-Rhine is a charming and culture-filled neighborhood just north of downtown. Wander through its streets featuring beautiful 19th-century architecture to find attractions like the majestic Music Hall and lively Findlay Market.

Head northeast to Eden Park for the Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory.

West of downtown, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a popular entertainment complex with five museums and a cinema. See a moon rock collected by Neil Armstrong at the Natural History and Science Museum. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum caters to families with young children.

The landscapes of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum reflect the seasons with ever-changing gardens.

At night head to Mount Adams, a hillside neighborhood packed with bars and clubs. Many of these venues offer impressive views of the city skyline. Find a seat, order a local brew and toast to your Cincinnati experience.

Known for

Museums, Sports and Live Music

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Where to stay in Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati showing interior views

Downtown Cincinnati

Known for Sports, Baseball, Live Music

4/5(1,249 reviews)

Downtown Cincinnati is a destination visitors seek out for is ample dining options, fascinating museums, and great live music. You might also want to check out attractions like Fountain Square or Carew Tower while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Over-the-Rhine
Music Hall which includes interior views and music

Over-the-Rhine

Known for Shopping, Dining, Live Music

Over-the-Rhine is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Jack Cincinnati Casino and Rhinegeist Brewery.

Mount Adams
Krohn Conservatory which includes a park and fall colors

Mount Adams

Known for Flowers, Culture, Museums

4/5(28 reviews)

Mount Adams is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory.

Clifton
Hidden gem in Clifton, Cincinnati
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Clifton

Known for

3/5(22 reviews)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Clifton and surrounding area, you can visit Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and American Sign Museum.

Oakley
Blackened Alaskan Salmon w/Roasted Asparagus and Lyonnaise Potato's
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Oakley

Known for

5/5(13 reviews)

While Oakley might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Rookwood Commons and Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Northside
Thetis spot is a wonderful art gallery that is pretty kid friendly. There are plenty of cool things to look a
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Northside

Known for

While there might not be top attractions in Northside, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Spring Grove Cemetery and American Sign Museum.

Top Hotels in Cincinnati

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Millennium Cincinnati
Millennium Cincinnati
3.5 out of 5
150 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH
$88
per night
Nov 12 - Nov 13
3.4/5Good! (7,608 reviews)

"We always stay there for the Queen Bee and Flying Pig events and have always been pleased"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Millennium Cincinnati
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
668 W 5th St, Covington, KY
$101
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4/5Very Good! (1,041 reviews)

"Beds were very comfortable. Heated pool was nice and warm. Convenient parking."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown
2.5 out of 5
800 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH
$71
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
3.4/5 (1,097 reviews)

"Our room was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. While the area seemed a little rough, it was a great location the see lots of local sites. We were there for a football game. The hotel is very close to Paul Brown stadium as well as the tallests building in cincinnati, several museums worth ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown

Popular things to do in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

4.5/5(359 reviews)

See newborn baby gorillas and tigers at this park dubbed “the Sexiest Zoo in America” thanks to its successful breeding program.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

4.5/5(299 reviews)

Choose between a variety of theaters and museums in this landmark art deco building.

Fountain Square
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Fountain Square

4.5/5(587 reviews)

Attend a rally or art exhibit in this busy piazza marked by a gorgeous bronze fountain from the 19th century.

Cincinnati Art Museum
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Cincinnati Art Museum

4.5/5(231 reviews)

Discover 6,000 years of art, including work by 19th-century European masters, in this free gallery in scenic Eden Park.

Krohn Conservatory
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Krohn Conservatory

4/5(93 reviews)

Explore a desert, watch a waterfall cascade through the rain forest or enjoy the seasonal flower shows in Eden Park’s impressive art deco conservatory.

Kings Island
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Kings Island

4.5/5(575 reviews)

This award-winning amusement and water park in Mason has more than 80 thrilling rides and attractions.

Top activities in Cincinnati

Any Day General Admission Ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo
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Any Day General Admission Ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo

$26

The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Cincinnati, OH
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Cincinnati, OH

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

3Quest Challenge of Cincinnati, OH
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3Quest Challenge of Cincinnati, OH

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

Crazy Dash of Cincinnati, OH
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Crazy Dash of Cincinnati, OH

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

Self-Guided Cincinnati Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Cincinnati Scavenger Hunt

$11

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Let's Roam - Cincinnati Scavenger Hunt: True America
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Let's Roam - Cincinnati Scavenger Hunt: True America

$11

See Cincinnati like never before. Visit ballparks, historical monuments, and more on this loop around downtown. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy.

Reviews of Cincinnati

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1015
5 - Excellent 34.4184469311631%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 49.67785690064429%
3 - Okay
415
3 - Okay 14.072566971854867%
2 - Disappointing
29
2 - Disappointing 0.9833841980332316%
1 - Terrible
25
1 - Terrible 0.84774499830451%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Pretty nice place with lots to do there

4/5 - Good

Rachael

Oct 13, 2019

We went to the Blink festival downtown and it was really nice.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

Was only in for a night because we were driving through

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

We love Cincinnati! Big city feel with very friendly patrons. We love coming here

5/5 - Excellent

Chanel

Oct 7, 2019

I came with my boyfriend and we both agreed to come back! it was a perfect trip!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

I love Cincinnati

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