Experience Cincinnati Like a Local

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Experience hosted by Barb

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

I've designed this tour not only for first-time visitors to Cincinnati, but also for people who haven't ventured downtown for a while. You'll be amazed at all that is happening! We'll start our tour at historic Findlay Market where you'll get a feel for our public market. Next we'll ride the streetcar through the Central Business District to Fountain Square and then to The Banks to explore the area around Great American Ball Park. You'll see how we remember Pete Rose and other legendary Reds players, and you'll understand the connection between baseball and our community. We'll have plenty of photo opportunities right around the stadium, at Smale Riverfront Park, and along the Ohio River. Next we'll ride the streetcar back to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Here, you'll want to grab some pictures of Music Hall and Washington Park before we head to Taft's Ale House to see a gorgeous 19th century church restored as a 3-story brewpub. We'll enjoy a snack, but plenty of other food and locally brewed beer are also available for purchase. Throughout the tour, I'll be happy to share insider tips about where to eat and what to do while you're in the Cincinnati area.
Note: Contact us to arrange a different day or time. Please keep in mind that Findlay Market is not open on Mondays.
Other things to note: Tour operates rain or shine.
I've designed this tour not only for first-time visitors to Cincinnati, but also for people who haven't ventured downtown for a while. You'll be amazed at all that is happening! We'll start our tour at historic Findlay Market where you'll get a feel for our public market. Next we'll ride the streetcar through the Central Business District to Fountain Square and then to The Banks to explore the area around Great American Ball Park. You'll see how…

What's included

  • Food
    A snack will be provided. Additional food and drink are available for purch...

Meet your Host, Barb

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
After teaching school, managing our family construction business, and raising a family, I stumbled into the community surrounding historic Findlay Market. The small business owners there inspired me to start my own company, and Cincinnati Food Tours launched in 2012. Since then, I have grown my business beyond food to include cultural tours. I definitely enjoy the food, the history, the sports, and the arts in Cincinnati, but I really love the people. I am a Certified Tourism Ambassador, the 2020 recipient of the Erich Kunzel Queen City Advocate award, a Bona Fide entrepreneur, and an Unofficial Cheerleader for all things Cincinnati. Let me share my passion.
After teaching school, managing our family construction business, and raising a family, I stumbled into the community surrounding historic Findlay Market. The small business owners there inspired me to start my own company, and Cincinnati Food Tours launched in 2012. Since then, I have grown my business beyond food to include cultural tours. I definitely enjoy the food, the history, the sports, and the arts in Cincinnati, but I really love the people. I am a Certified Tourism Ambassador, the 202…
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From $69/ person

$69 per person
$69 per person
$69 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Where you'll be

1. Findlay Market is the oldest public market in Ohio and Cincinnati's foodie heaven!

2. Cincinnati history was built on the banks of the Ohio River by early pioneers moving west. But German immigrants settled in Over-the-Rhine.

3. In the last 20 years, Cincinnati has experienced an urban renaissance like no other. Seeing is believing.

4. Wonderful photo opportunities at Smale Riverfront Park, Washington Park, Music Hall, and Fountain Square.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Anna
January 2022
Barb is a delightful host and her historical, informative commentary have me wanting to move here. 10/10, cannot wait to go on her food tour next time I’m here.
Gail
October 2021
Very informative. We took a different Cincinnati tour a couple of years ago and learned some new interesting facts on Barb’s tour. Barb is friendly and we highly recommend this tour.
Cathryn
October 2021
You get a real feel for the city on this tour. It gave us great ideas for this trip and our next trip to Cincinnati. Barb was so knowledgeable and completely lovely. We really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide.
Susan
August 2021
Great information about Cincinnati! We enjoyed riding the Streetcar and hearing the history behind its development. My husband is a huge Reds fan and Barb was right in there with information, tidbits, fun facts, landmarks that played to his interests! Barb knows her town - had answers to all questions. Loved getting to know the city through Barb's eyes.
Carolyn
July 2021
Barb was lovely. We enjoyed our private tour (just the three of us) and Barb customized our tour based on the interests we expressed.
Heather
October 2020
Highly recommend this tour! A great feel for the city and how to get around! Barb is full of knowledge about the history here and has many great suggestions related to entertainment and dining! Barb is attentive and flexible to meet your interests! She’s a great tour guide!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.