Cincinnati Travel Guide

  • Downtown Cincinnati
    Downtown Cincinnati
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    Cincinnati, as seen from Newport
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Cincinnati Things to Do

  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cincinnati has a very nice zoo. One of the highlights is a collection of Manatees along with Japanese Macques. its set in a nice park with naturalistic exhibits. Definitely a must see when in the Cincinnatti.

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  • Spring Grove Cemetery

    Might seem morbid to spend a spring day walking thru a cemetery but it's a truly lovely peaceful place. Though the area its in is somewhere you should be careful ... I felt very safe walking in Spring Grove. It's quite a large place with lovely ponds and lakes .. in addition to the memorial statues and their are gothic building that look like small...

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  • Fountain Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the gathering spot in downtown Cincinnati was founded in 1871 on the site of an indian mound and has been the heart of the city ever since. A lot of festivals and concerts are held here throughout the year.

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Cincinnati Restaurants

  • Bamboo Club

    This is a very nice asian fusion restaurant on the Newport Levee. Its one of many innovative restaurants which make up for a lack of diversity otherwise in the city. Definitely worth a try if you are on the Levee.

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  • Cafe Istanbul

    Upscale restaurant featuring Turkish Kabob, turlu and other great Turkish dishes. It's a little pricey but the food, service and ambiance is great making it worth the splurge for this nicve Newport Levee restaurant. Doner Kabob

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  • Turkish Kebab

    Upscale restaurant featuring Turkish Kabob, turlu and other great Turkish dishes. It's a little pricey but the food, service and ambiance is great making it worth the splurge for this nicve Newport Levee restaurant. Doner Kabob

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Cincinnati Nightlife

  • Fountain Plaza Rocks

    Mynt Martini is one of the best discos in Cincinnati, and is located right on Fountain Plaza downtown. It's very casual as most of these places are, and after a Bengals game expect a lot of excitement. I was there during Octoberfest as well, so this place was really rocking.

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  • Octoberfest in Cinzi

    The German heritage in Cincinnati is very big, and each year at the end of September Octoberfest closes the streets downtown. German food, locally crafted beers, polka music and dancing. What more does one need? When I visited, the weather was still very fair and warm at night.

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  • The Cincinnati Beer Bar

    Although the name may give the impression that food (particularly french fries) is the focus, Fries Cafe is actually a beer bar. In fact, I don't think they regularly serve food even.And what a beer bar it is. Taps are usually exclusively regional microbrew specialties (i.e. - seasonal, small batch and not available in 12 oz. bottles), including...

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Cincinnati Transportation

  • Driving in Cincinnati

    We stayed in downtown Cincinnati, the entire downtown seems to be one way streets so we did a lot of going around the block to get where we were going. I'm sure there was some free parking but instead of taking a chance with the meter maid, we parked at a garage at 6th and Elm, one block from the Millennium Hotel, for $10 for up to 24 hours.

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  • Horse Drawn Carriages Downtown

    The title tells it all. The horse drawn carriages will go over the Roebling Bridge, around Fountain Square, and tour the downtown area.

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  • Cincinnati Area Transportation.....

    I found At Your Service Limousine and Taxi service to accomodate all of my need in and around the city.They will be 15 mins early for your transportation. Very friendly drivers and very good prices.They provide airport, sport event, museums....go to thier website.Thanks.www.ayslimoandtaxi.com

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Cincinnati Shopping

  • Fireworks!!

    This shop is in Kentucky, but it's right over the border and convenient to Cincinnati suburbs.This place has a HUGE selection of fireworks that you can't get anywhere else. The staff is super helpful and they have a video of every firework in the shop so they can show you what it does - a lot of them are pretty pricey, so it's nice to know exactly...

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  • The Greatest Place on Earth (for...

    When I walked into this place for the first time, it was like Randall in Clerks going to Big Choice Video. I've never seen such a huge selection of stuff that I can't find anywhere but the internet.They have an aisle (and sometimes two) for every country you can imagine. They have Tim Tams from Australia, Walkers Non-Such Toffee from the UK,...

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  • International food market

    It's so unfair that Cincinnati gets the coolest supermarket I've ever been in, there are two locations and both of them are in Cincinnati. We went to the Eastgate location on the eastside of Cincinnait, the original Fairfield location is north of Cincinnati, both easily accessible from I275. Given that all I bought was cookies and candy, maybe it's...

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Cincinnati Local Customs

  • Price Hill Chili

    The local paper did a feature story on this place. They've been around for quite awhile, so I HAD to try it!4920 Glenway Ave.On the West Side in Price Hill

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  • the way we talk.....

    I have been told, by just traveling 45 mins. away, that some of our words are wierd. so heres a little vocab lesson for ya...pony keg- this is a drive-thru store, not to be confused with a mini keg of beer.please? - we cincinnatians will use this in place of "excuse me" if we didn't hear you or didn't understand. we are not asking for...

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  • Cincinnati Chili

    There is a particular style of chili which is associated with Cincinnati. It is less "beefy" than chicago style chili, and more "soupy" than most texas style chilis, but it has a strong and very distinct flavor. in general, if you don't like strong flavors, you won't like Cincinnati chili, but if you do, you should like it. Cincinnati style chili...

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Cincinnati Warnings and Dangers

  • Best List Of Neighborhoods to Avoid

    I have lived in Cincinnati for all 19 years of my life....Some reviews are missing some of the worst neighborhoodsAVOID-East end (eastern ave) etc....-Over the Rhine-Madisonville-Hawaiian Terrace-Winton Terrace-Evanston-Parts of Price Hill-College Hill-Parts of Clifton-Avondale (by OTR)-Lincoln Heights -Bond Hill-Parts of Walnut HillsBE AWARE...

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  • Downtown and Over The Rhine

    I'm not suggesting that you avoid these areas, but just use caution as you would in any other large city.Downtown - There are lots of homeless folks (who are for the most part harmless) that will hit you up for money. There are also lots of others who pretend they are homeless and will try to scam you for money. Best advice is to avoid eye contact...

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  • Cincinnati bad & good neighborhood guide

    1.Definitely Avoid!!!----------------------These areas are moderately high in crime.1.Over the Rhine (Rated #1 dangerous neighborhood in the nation)2.Price Hill3.Avondale4.Clifton5.Walnut Hills6.Bond Hill7.(East) Westwood---------------------2.Be Careful In---------------------These areas are decent but do not be over comfortable in...

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Cincinnati Tourist Traps

  • Horse Buggy

    Not many real tourist traps in this city actually, but these Horse Rides are always quite expensive.This photo was taken outside of Newport on the Levy.

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  • Kings Island

    Ah, good ol' Kings Island! One of my favorite places to go growning up! living 20 minutes away, I was a junkie. Its crazy, its crowded, its annoying, its over priced, but gosh darn it, It is so much fun!!!!!!! I mean, it has The Beast, one of the best rollercoasters in the world! and Spongebob Squarepants 3D! So if ya like amusement Parks, this...

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  • Make sure to know where you want to go

    After visiting a night game of the Cincinnati Bearcats basketball team I wanted to head to my hostel by city bus. Unfortunately I took the wrong bus and ended up at a bus station in a bad part of the city. Windows were broken, grafities covered almost every wall. And me standing alone at 11 pm at the bus station with the next bus not leaving until...

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Cincinnati What to Pack

  • ever changing weather

    the weather here changes here all the time. Basically if its winter, it will be cold and wet. Pack to stay warm, with extra shoes in case there is snow. Fall and spring is pretty much "light jacket" weather. Summers range, but stay pretty hot. Just remember, if you don't like the weather, just stay an extra day!

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  • Packing List

    If going between December and March (inclusive), bring a down parka. Remember to pack those nail clippers, underwire bras, aerosol cans, pocket knifes, etc. in checked luggage or you'll have to give them up at airport security.

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  • Packing List

    Um... summers are generally warm and humid.. you're still in the Ohio Valley here. Winters are snowy and cold (not too much snow). Basically the weather is like Louisville's, but just slightly cooler and maybe slightly more snow.

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Cincinnati Off The Beaten Path

  • a peaceful place

    some would find it odd to enjoy spending time at a cemetery but this is a large lovely place with mature large trees and birds, swans, butterflies. The monuments and statuary are works of art. So in addition to being a sacred resting place to honor those past ... it's also a lovely peaceful retreat.

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  • TOMB OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON – NORTH...

    William Henry Harrison was the first elected president to die in office. He only made it some 23 days into his four-year term. He was the oldest elected president when elected at 68 years of age – only Ronald Reagan is older, so far. It was originally thought the events of his inaugural day – he gave the longest inaugural speech in history of some...

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  • Freeway Art

    Below the Train and Overpasses are several leftovers from the earlier industrial age, that have been turned into art. This is located west of Brown Stadium, just off Pete Rose Way.

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Cincinnati Sports & Outdoors

  • Downtown

    The Bengals play at Paul Brown Stadium riverside downtown. the team has been up and down the last few years with good seasons followed by disappointing playoff performances. However with a young talented quarterback they should be good for many years to come.

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  • Cincinnati Bengals

    The Bengals play at Paul Brown Stadium riverside downtown. the team has been up and down the last few years with good seasons followed by disappointing playoff performances. However with a young talented quarterback they should be good for many years to come.

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  • Little Miami scenic trail

    Located just to the east of Cincinnati, you can pick up the Little Miami scenic trail at various locations off I275. We started in Loveland, a cute little town with bike rentals and a few shops and restaurants, it seemed like it was the most popular place to start and the only place along the trail where there was any congestion. I imagine Xenia...

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Cincinnati General

  • Ohio Historical Markers at Findlay...

    These Ohio historical markers can be found at the Findlay Market, a historical location you shouldn't miss while in Cincinnati.

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  • Mount Adams

    Topography, architecture and history combine to give Mt. Adams a unique atmosphere and focus among Cincinnati's legendary hills and neighborhoods. It is one of our favorite sections of the city.Originally called Mt. Ida, the name was changed in 1843 to honor President John Quincy Adams who visited to dedicate the Cincinnati Observatory. At the time...

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  • Best Hard Rock Station in Cincy

    WEBNSurely the best hard rock station in Cincinnati, playing such great rock oldies as The Doors, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, or any of Ozzy's bands.You are always guaranteed to hear Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Misfits/Danzig, at least once in a 2-hour period. Occasionally you might hear the Beatles' Revolution and ONCE I heard The Cure!Bob the Producer & Eddie...

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