Things to do in the Cincinnati area
Whether you're visiting for just a few hours, a few days, or a new resident, there's plenty to do in Cincinnati - if you know where to go. Feel free to call and speak to Jerry if you have questions or need directions or advice.
Totally free things to do!
1. Cincinnati Art Museum
2. Taft Museum on Wednesdays (great house from 1820 and lots of art)
3. Driving tour of the City (coming soon)
If you've got two or three hours - and a car, here's a route that will get you to all the worthwhile sights in the downtown area. This is also a fantastic drive after dark when the city lights show off our great skyline.
4. National Museum of the US Air Force (Dayton)
5. Union Terminal lobby aka Cincinnati Museum Center
6. Take a hike (see hiking trails info below)
There are many other attractions, but these area few of the best.
1. Cincinnati Zoo
While it's not the easiest place to find, it's very worthwhile - especially with kids.The Festival of Lights display in December is great.
2. Cincinnati Museum Center
a. Omnimax Theater
b. Cincinati History Museum
c. Museum of Natural History
d. Children's Museum
3. Newport Aquarium
4. Carew Tower Observation Deck
5. Link to more attractions
A Taste of Cincinnati
There are a few uniquely Cincinnati food experiences. Cincinnati is famous for it's 3-way chili, although only half of our visitors like it. You really have to try it to say you've been to Cincinnati. Choose from one of the 250 locations of Skyline or Gold Star. The other great Cincinnati tradition is Graeter's Ice Cream, also found all over the city.
Great Scenic Overlooks at Night
Downtown Cincinnati is surrounded by hills and has many scenic overlooks above the city and Ohio River. Here are a few of the best locations.
1. Newport Catholic High School
2. Mt Adams at Rookwood Pottery
3. Mt Adams at Immaculata Church steps
3. Eden Park overlook of the Ohio River and Bellevue, Kentucky
4. DeVou Park (Covington)
5. Newport on the Levee
6. Riverside Drive in Covington
1. AMC at Newport on the Levee (Kentucky side of river)
2. Milford Cinemas (East on I-275)
3. Springdale Cinemas (North on I-275)
1. Loveland Trail (bike or hike)
2. East Fork Lake Trails
For the hiker and backpacker, the Backpack Trail traverses approximately 10 miles of scenic park areas, offering a 20-mile round trip. (Has a stream with lots of fossils.) In addition, the 32-mile Steven Newman Worldwalker Perimeter Trail circles the park and is available for hikers, backpackers, and horsemen. Four primitive campsites are located along these trails. Permits for their use are available through the park office. For those less adventuresome, shorter trails are easily accessible. A 5-mile mountain bike trail begins just west of the park entrance on S.R. 125. Lake also has a nice sandy beach for swimming.
3. Winton Woods Trails
4. Miami-Whitewater Trails (35 miles)