What to Do around The Westin Cincinnati
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Cincinnati’s beautiful architecture and historic charm, embodied by the revitalized Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, give the Queen City a truly cosmopolitan feel. Cincinnati offers an emerging foodie culture, excellent museums, and a youthful, positive energy.
320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
This little local indie theater is in the beautiful Gaslight District of Ludlow. The theater is small and cozy and shows a lot of indie and foreign films you wouldn't normally find at the big box-office theaters (win!). I also love the fact that...
953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Cincinnati Art Museum is a great resource, with a permanent collection that is varied and significant (including two personal favorites in American painting, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent). With sections on Classical and Near Eastern,...
1310 Pendleton St Studio 112, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
On the last Friday of the month, the Over-the-Rhine District has an art walk that sees many local galleries, bars, shops, and cafes open their doors late into the evening. It's a great way to connect with locals and get a better sense for what the...
7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township, OH 45069, USA
Ninety minutes south of Columbus and just to the north of Cincinnati, OH, EnterTRAINment Junction houses the world's largest train display - over 25,000 sq. ft. of model trains in an 80,000 sq. ft. facility. The indoor train display was built with...
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The aptly named Great American Ballpark is home to the Cincinnati Reds, and is a great time out whether or not you're a fan of the 'Big Red Machine' (as a die-hard Giants fan blessed with the gorgeous AT&T Park in San Francisco, I can still say...
3036 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
Habits is absolutely one of our favorite 'go to' places on the east side of Cincy. It's a great place for a burger and a beer, to catch the game, play pool, or listen to live music. Better still is when the sun comes out and they open the front...
121 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
A revitalized waterfront along the Ohio River has brought new life to Cincinnati. Multi-use residential and commercial properties commingle with urban parks, including Smale Riverfront Park, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and...
1, Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071, USA
I can safely say the most relaxing thing I did in January was lie on the floor and watch sharks and stingrays pass overhead. A winter weekday is probably the best day to visit the Newport Aquarium—no crowds, more personalized attention from the...
1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203, USA
The Cincinnati Museum Center is perhaps as well known for the building it calls home as it is for its wide range of attractions, with three museums (Science and Natural History, Children's, and History), as well as the Family OMNIMAX Theatre. As a...
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Cincinnati's Washington Park is at the heart of the up-and-coming Over-the-Rhine (OTR) District, and, like all great parks, is a focal point for the community. There are frequently events, live musical concerts & dancing, market days (including...
44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Founded in 1939, the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati's mission is to explore the relationship between art and life by means of (often interactive) exhibits. It also extends beyond the walls of the museum, as Shepard Fairey...
520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Year round Fountain Square is the hub of almost all activities in downtown Cincy, making it the heart of local life and the perfect place to immerse yourself as a visitor. Plan ahead or just show up to see what's going on! If there is a festival...
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Cincinnati was America's second city—home to greatest repository of cultural and business centers west of the Alleghenies. Chicago may have outgrown Cincinnati and manifest destiny may have brought Americans to the Pacific and beyond, but many of...
9933 Alliance Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242, USA
These girls kick butt, and take names. For a great time in Cincy, call the Cincinnati Rollergirls. Their home bouts are in the historic, classic really, Cincinnati Gardens and they're a rink full of fun. Beers are cheap, the crowds are energetic,...
1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225, USA
The American Sign museum is a must for anyone interested in the art and design of advertising. Having recently heard about an independent film on sign painting, this museum piqued my interest—as handmade signs age, it's phenomenal the way that...
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, United States
Walk, jog, or run across this bridge for light exercise, a great view and local history. Upon opening in 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and a feat of engineering. Architect Daniel Roebling's most famous bridge connects...
414 Walnut St #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Not far from busy Fountain Square, on the top of the Mercantile building, there is a secret spot for great minds to think alike, read, research, and relax. The historic Mercantile Library is more than a hidden vault of dusty books, but a hub for...
Cincinnati, OH 45204, USA
If you want a scenic ride to or from from the Cincinnati airport, catch a ferry across the Ohio River. The Anderson Ferry has been in operation since 1817 and connects Cincinnati's west side with Hebron, Ky. Those headed to CVG Airport often opt...
4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232, USA
Cemeteries aren't often recommended as tourist attractions or wedding locales, but Cincinnati's Spring Grove cemetery and arboretum is a favorite of local families, tourists, and brides and grooms. Known as a museum without walls, the beautiful...
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Many slaves crossed the Ohio River with the Underground Railroad in hopes of finding safety in the free state of Ohio, and Cincinnati's Freedom Center stands as a tribute to those who fought for freedom. Documenting the full scope of the history...
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