Come to Cincinnati and enjoy its baseball, live music and museums.

Cincinnati gets its charm from old, hilly neighborhoods, cheering sports fans and a German heritage. This is where brother-in-laws Procter and Gamble started making soap over 175 years ago, and where America’s first professional baseball team was formed. TV personality Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati.

The city celebrates its German roots with beer festivals and sausage-inspired cuisine. Order a locally brewed beer with Goetta sausage, or try the signature “five-way” chili. This dish usually consists of layers of chili, kidney beans, onions, spaghetti and cheese, and can be seasoned with chocolate and cinnamon.

Cincinnati was founded in 1788 and now has about 300,000 residents. More than two million people live in the wider metropolitan area. Navigate downtown as part of a guided walking tour or take a horse-drawn carriage. Rent a Segway or pedal wagon for a fun afternoon. Exploring Cincinnati is also easy by car and public transport.

Seven hills make up the city’s historical neighborhoods. Orient yourself from the observation deck of downtown Carew Tower. From there, you can see the city skyline or gaze across the Ohio River to Kentucky on the other side.

Over-the-Rhine is a charming and culture-filled neighborhood just north of downtown. Wander through its streets featuring beautiful 19th-century architecture to find attractions like the majestic Music Hall and lively Findlay Market.

Head northeast to Eden Park for the Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory.

West of downtown, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a popular entertainment complex with five museums and a cinema. See a moon rock collected by Neil Armstrong at the Natural History and Science Museum. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum caters to families with young children.

The landscapes of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum reflect the seasons with ever-changing gardens.

At night head to Mount Adams, a hillside neighborhood packed with bars and clubs. Many of these venues offer impressive views of the city skyline. Find a seat, order a local brew and toast to your Cincinnati experience.

Known for

Museums, Sports and Live Music

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Where to stay in Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati showing interior views

Downtown Cincinnati

Known for Sports, Baseball, Live Music

4/5(2 reviews)

Downtown Cincinnati is a destination visitors seek out for its ample dining options, fascinating museums and great live music. You might also want to check out attractions like Fountain Square or Carew Tower while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati Music Hall which includes interior views and music

Over-the-Rhine

Known for Shopping, Dining, Live Music

Over-the-Rhine is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Jack Cincinnati Casino and Rhinegeist Brewery.

Mount Adams
Krohn Conservatory which includes a park and autumn leaves

Mount Adams

Known for Flowers, Culture, Museums

Mount Adams is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory.

Licking Riverside
Licking Riverside, Covington, Kentucky, United States of America
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Licking Riverside

Known for Skyscrapers, Urban, Scenery

The restaurants and live music are a few reasons travellers visit Licking Riverside. Want to see more of the surrounding area? Newport Aquarium and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are a few top sights nearby.

Spring Grove Village
Spring Grove Cemetery featuring autumn leaves, a garden and a cemetery

Spring Grove Village

Known for Flowers, Monuments, Scenery

Visitors to Spring Grove Village like its monuments and parks, and Spring Grove Cemetery is a sight worth a stop.

Clifton
Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
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Clifton

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Clifton and surrounding area, you can visit Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and American Sign Museum.

Top hotels in Cincinnati

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Millennium Cincinnati
Millennium Cincinnati
3.5 out of 5
150 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH
£75
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in Downtown Cincinnati, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Duke Energy Convention Center, Fountain Square and Carew Tower. National Underground ...

3.4/5Good! (7,608 reviews)

"The service provided by the staff was outstanding. The room was nice and spacious. The only issue I had was the mattress. It was uncomfortable for me so it was difficult for me to have a good night rest."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Millennium Cincinnati
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
668 W 5th St, Covington, KY
£87
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in the heart of Covington, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of MainStrasse Village, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Paul Brown Stadium. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,054 reviews)

"Friendly wonderful room and loved the balcony.would highly recomend staying here"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown
2.5 out of 5
800 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH
£65
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in Queensgate, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal ...

3.4/5 (1,114 reviews)

"Need to have a restaurant on property that is open on Sunday."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown

Popular things to do in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

5/5(2 reviews)

See newborn baby gorillas and tigers at this park dubbed “the Sexiest Zoo in America” thanks to its successful breeding program.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

4/5(1 review)

Choose between a variety of theaters and museums in this landmark art deco building.

Fountain Square
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Fountain Square

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Attend a rally or art exhibit in this busy piazza marked by a gorgeous bronze fountain from the 19th century.

Cincinnati Art Museum
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Cincinnati Art Museum

Discover 6,000 years of art, including work by 19th-century European masters, in this free gallery in scenic Eden Park.

Krohn Conservatory
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Krohn Conservatory

Explore a desert, watch a waterfall cascade through the rain forest or enjoy the seasonal flower shows in Eden Park’s impressive art deco conservatory.

Kings Island
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Kings Island

This award-winning amusement and water park in Mason has more than 80 thrilling rides and attractions.

Top activities in Cincinnati

Any Day General Admission Ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo
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Any Day General Admission Ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo

£21

The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Cincinnati, OH
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Cincinnati, OH

£2

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

3Quest Challenge of Cincinnati, OH
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3Quest Challenge of Cincinnati, OH

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

Crazy Dash of Cincinnati, OH
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Crazy Dash of Cincinnati, OH

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

Self-Guided Cincinnati Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Cincinnati Scavenger Hunt

£9

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Wacky Walks of Cincinnati, OH
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Wacky Walks of Cincinnati, OH

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app.

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