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Things to do in Cincinnati

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“One of the best in the Country - beautiful light display for the holidays.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“International food market that’s an amazing experience to just walk through have lunch or get groceries to prepare your own meals! ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful art museum in Eden Park that is also a hit with kids. They have a great kids art area where kids can sit at different stations and design different things. Admission is free to the museum! Explore Eden Park when you are finished!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Very nice aquarium down by the river in Northern Kentuky - nice restaurants and shops around it.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Fun place to catch a Cincinnati Reds game. The Reds are the first professional baseball team and also have a cool museum on site. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful historic building (old train station) that houses three distinct museums: Childrens' Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Cincinnati History Museum. Fun galore with kids at the Children's Museum. The cave inside the Natural History Museum is fun to explore. And awesome IMAX films are shown here as well. If you have a museum membership to another museum, check to see if you have reciprocity with this museum. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“6 acre park with fun for all ages. This park hosts free summer concerts on Friday nights! ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The biggest local craft brewery in Cincinnati - Over the Rhine! Cool place with a rooftop hang out, views and tons of indoor space to enjoy a craft brew. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This neighborhood has well preserved 19th-century buildings pepper historic Over-the-Rhine, a onetime working-class German neighborhood now home to craft breweries, hip gastropubs, and trendy bars. Dating from the 1850s, Findlay Market bustles with indoor specialty grocers and a weekend farmers’ market. The city’s symphony orchestra plays at the grand Cincinnati Music Hall, and Washington Park is popular for its fountains and festivals.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Watch our Cincinnati Bengals take on the NFL during football season! Great place to see an NFL game right in downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio River!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Classical music performance hall since 1878. It serves as the home for the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Building
“Lovely park on top of one of the hills in Cincinnati by downtown. Here you will find Krohn Conservatory and the Art Museum, as well as Playhouse in the Park. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Very nice indoor mall with Movie Theater and some very nice restaurants as well as large department stores and smaller boutiques and specialty shops.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Feast on chicken, and home cooked sides. Don’t forget the maple bacon as an app. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“Right at the foot of the Reobling Bridge there's a little something for everyone. The Carousel is absolutely beautiful and fun for adults and kids. In the summer be sure to take your swimsuit to run through the fountains, lots of green space along the river for picnics, walks, a playground, misting area and gorgeous views. Close to the Reds stadium, too. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
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“A place full of various entertainment options! Whether a visit to the well-known Newport Aquarium, the AMC movie theater, or one of the numerous restaurants located here, there is something for everyone on the Levee! ”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fried Chicken Joint
“Feast on chicken, and home cooked sides. Don’t forget the maple bacon as an app. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A place full of various entertainment options! Whether a visit to the well-known Newport Aquarium, the AMC movie theater, or one of the numerous restaurants located here, there is something for everyone on the Levee! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Belgium waffles 🧇? Need we say more. This is a must try/eatery. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Over-the-top hot dogs, cocktails, and a respectable beer list. Classic Cincinnati.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
“Located right across the street. Housed in a civil war era church building. Great food and atmosphere ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Special occasion, classy & delicious. This is legitimate, high quality modern italian with a good wine selection and passionate, knowledgeable staff. The ambiance is romantic, fully of character and dimly lit. They hand make thier own pastas!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cafe
“A coffee, latte, cappucino or a light breakfast/lunch. Perfect for an intermission or business meeting.”
  • 28 locals recommend

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