Cincinnati Travel Guides: Holiday Guide to Cincinnati

things to do in cincinnatiCincinnati is the largest city in Ohio and the largest metro area in the state. It is appropriately nicknamed Queen City or Queen of the West. If you are interested in the origins of its nicknames, just know that the city is a beauty and most who visit acknowledge the fact. It left an impression on Charles Dickens and continues to entrance its visitors up to today.

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Things to do in Cincinnati

You can never regret your time in Cincinnati if you travel at the right time and armed with reliable and accurate information about its attractions. Some of the things you can do here include. To understand the city’s history, take the Queen City Underground Tour which is offered by American Heritage Tours. Other activities which can be enjoyed here are music, attending festivals, indulging in sports and sightseeing.

Where to stay in Cincinnati

There are a lot of lodging places at Cincinnati that are suited for all tourists regardless of their spending intentions. Most of them are situated in the city’s Downtown district and close to attraction sites. If you have an extensive budget, check out the Hilton Netherland Plaza, Hyatt Regency and Cincinnatian Hotel. Other popular options are Residence Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites Cincinnati.

Places to see in Cincinnati

You cannot exhaust everything Cincinnati has for you to see. A few popular places you should not miss out on are:-

  • The city’s amusement parks namely Coney Island and Kings Island.
  • Washington Park
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • The American Classical Music Hall of Fame
  • Fountain Square
  • Carew Tower and Observation Deck

Best time to visit Cincinnati

The best time to visit Cincinnati would be in its fall and spring seasons. Winters can be harsh while summers are hot and humid. Besides, it snows in winter to an extent that some of the city’s roads become inaccessible. All the same, the weather is pleasant in autumn and spring and not to forget that these are the times when most events take place.

Getting around in Cincinnati 

Visitors who come to Cincinnati fly in through the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky International Airport. The predominant carrier at the airport which operates its sixth largest hub here. You can book cheap tickets for your flights at To get around the city, use public transit, bikes, a rented car or walk. There is a skywalk in the city although it is slowly being dismantled.

Where to shop in Cincinnati

Fish a souvenir to take back home at the Rockwood Pottery Company. More shopping opportunities are available at Cincinnati’s 52 districts. Each one of them has unique malls. A few popular districts which are cluttered with malls include Clifton Gaslight, Mt. Washington Water Tower and Hyde Park Square. Other popular brands include and specific buying places include Findlay Market, Tower Place Mall and Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

Where to eat in Cincinnati 

As expected of a city its size, there are many budget cafes and upscale restaurants in Cincinnati. However, before we can move on to listing highly rated establishments; you would like to make note of Cincinnati’s affiliation to chili. A few places where you can sample the city’s unique chili are Empress Chili, Skyline Chili and Gold Star Chili. For regular menus, check out Aglamesis Bros, Indigo Casual Gourment Café and Boi Na Braza.

Nightlife in Cincinnati

The main Street Entertainment District was once the city’s nightlife hub. Although most bars and clubs closed down in the 2000’s because of riots, the district is slowly coming back to life with the reopening of its bars. Check out Neon’s and Japp’s. For more exciting experiences, check out the Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant, Alchemize and The Comet.

Visa & Passport Requirements

If you are a citizen of the United States, you will not need a Passport to make a domestic flight to Cincinnati. You will however, have to show your military or national ID at the airport.

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