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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.
Taco Place
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“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free admission everyday. The CAC provides experiences through exhibitions and performances to engage and interact with the art, artists and ideas of our time. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
History Museum
“Very powerful museum! It is a must see for all of those visiting from out of town - it can be a bit heavy emotionally but also very important.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Largest pool in the US - and lots of water slides (summer months). In the winter it is transformed into a drive they Christmas lights exhibit that will blow your mind!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful indoor greenhouse full of lush botanicals and tropical flowers/plants. In the Eden Park area - close to Art Museum, Mirror Lake. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Museum
“National Historic Landmark - paintings from Old Masters, European Decorative Arts, sculptures, and furniture among many other pieces”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Belgium waffles 🧇? Need we say more. This is a must try/eatery. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theater
“New & classic plays are staged at this venue with 2 intimate theaters, the smaller seating just 225.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Plaza
“The heart of Cincinnati! Stop by and see the beautiful statue and fountain. Many spots to sit on the square and people watch. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Casino
“We aren't big gamblers, but Jack's is a fun option if interested in going to the casino. There are a couple of good restaurants inside, including Prism Steakhouse and Bobby's Burger Palace. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The place to be for all things concerning musical and performing arts! Cultural and musical aficionados should set there sights on the happenings at the Aronoff Center. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Over-the-top hot dogs, cocktails, and a respectable beer list. Classic Cincinnati.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My favorite local breweries! This is named after President William H Taft, who lived in Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati. They have so many varieties and seasonal beers. This place also has food. Taft's Brewpourium 15 min from downtown is a better hangout place if you want to drive with pizza and games.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The biggest concerts coming to the area are very likely to be found at this great venue right along the Ohio River! See what act is in town and go have yourself a great time listening to your favorite bands and artists! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Really great indoor/outdoor space (dog friendly) with an awesome selection of local beers.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Upscale Italian restaurant Local favorites are the goat cheese w/ hazelnut honey, grilled bread as an appetizer and free ricotta donuts at the end”
  • 33 locals recommend