Cincinnati Travel Guide

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Plan Your Cincinnati Vacation

A river's width from the South, Cincinnati resembles a southern city in many respects: Its summers are hot and humid, a result of being in a basin along the Ohio River, and its politics lean toward the conservative. This is just the first of several different identities, however. It's a river town, a sports town, a metropolis with architectural landmarks, and—since the opening of the $110 million National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in 2004—a history town. There are also a multitude of museums and one of the best zoos in the country. The rolling bluegrass-covered hills of Kentucky are just over the river, and the rural plains of Indiana and the meadow-marked countryside of Ohio are about a 30-minute drive away. If you want to sample a little bit of everything, consider Cincinnati your buffet.

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Cincinnati Hotels

Downtown Cincinnati has several choice hotels. Many offer weekend packages including tickets to Reds or Bengals games. Staying in the suburbs is less expensive...read more

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Cincinnati Restaurants

Famous for its chili, Cincinnati has more good restaurants than the most ravenous traveler could sample in one visit, including riverboat restaurants and...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Cincinnati

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Cincinnati Experiences

  • Touring the Town

    Scenic Cincinnati begs to be explored. Cover the downtown highlights on foot, then jump in your car for Eden Park and Union Terminal mini-sidetrips... Read more

  • Cincinnati Bridges: A Primer

    In most cities, bridges are called by their official names—the ones that appear on the road signs and are printed on the local maps. But in Cincinnati... Read more

  • Cincinnati Chili: Pass the Tabasco

    If you order chili in a Cincinnati restaurant, be prepared for the following question: "Wanna three-way, four-way, or five-way?"... Cincinnati is... Read more

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