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Explore Cincinnati

Explore Cincinnati with Expedia’s Travel Guides to find the best hotels, flights, holiday packages and more!

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Why rent a car in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati is perfect for a day trip, with a zoo and several museums to spend time at including the charming Cincinnati Art Museum, and the American Sign Museum featuring a working neon sign shop. Vintage theme park Coney Island is also well worth a visit in your Cincinnati rental car, especially on a warm day when you can enjoy the massive pool with slides and diving boards.

How to get to and around Cincinnati?

Mason, around 40 minutes' drive with a Cincinnati hire car, is the home of fun and adventure for the family, with a laser tag game and Kings Island, a popular theme park which also has its own water park called Soak City.

Hamilton is around 45 minutes away when you rent a car in Cincinnati. Surrounded by nature, there are several parks, woods and nature reserves to visit in the vicinity of the city, including Riverside Natural Area, Millikin Woods Park and Gilmore Ponds Preserve Metropark. If you're looking for something more urban to do, you can enjoy artwork in a relaxed environment at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.

If you're feeling adventurous, drive the 25 minutes to Florence in Kentucky with your Cincinnati rental car and test your lateral thinking at Sherlock's Escape Rooms. Like Hamilton, Florence also offers numerous parks where visitors can unwind in natural surroundings, including Florence Nature Park, Stringtown Park and South Fork Park.

Hiring a car in Cincinnati city centre

You can either rent a car in Cincinnati city centre or at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. There are plenty of parking meters around town, so you should be able to find a spot for your Cincinnati hire car. Best Parking offers a handy map showing which car parks have spaces and how much you'll have to pay to park.

What brands are available?

If you're looking for a Cincinnati hire car, the following companies are on hand:

  • Dollar
  • Thrifty
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Cincinnati

    Louisville is an hour and 45 minutes' drive with a Cincinnati car rental. If you're into sports, you'll enjoy the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, where you can find out all about the history of this iconic baseball bat, and the Muhammad Ali Center, a museum and cultural centre dedicated to the famous boxer. This vibrant city offers plenty for the whole family to do, including more museums, parks and Louisville Zoo.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the US

    Drivers in the US must use the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit in Ohio is 70mph on rural freeways and 35mph in residential areas. You can turn right after stopping at a red light, as long as there's no sign prohibiting this and you've stopped to let any pedestrians and crossing traffic come past. US rental cars are generally automatic, so make sure to ask if you want a manual transmission car.

    Ready to plan your Cincinnati city break?

    To start organising your trip to Cincinnati and other parts of the US, use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.