If you love a good beer, sports game or bowl of chili, then you need a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio. In this post, you will find a quick guide of things to see, do- and eat- during your stay.
Eat and Drink
Let’s get straight to the food because certain foods have become synonymous with specific cities. For example, you can’t visit Miami without grabbing yourself a cafe con leche and Cuban sandwich, or New York City without looking for a dirty water hotdog or a slice of street vendor pizza. The same is true of Cincinnati and their spaghetti chili; a greek-origin dish with an unusual blend of spices like cinnamon and allspice topped with any combination of shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onions, kidney beans, and oyster crackers- or all of it.
Another thing Cincinnati has a lot of is beer. That’s because the earliest settlers were mostly German, and so the area has always had a significant amount of breweries. Raise your glass as these local stops: Rhinegeist Brewery, Taft’s Ale House, Fifty West Brewing Co., and MadTree Brewing, to name a few. Arnold’s Bar and Grill is the oldest food and drink establishment in the whole city.
If you’re planning a visit around September, stay for Cincy’s annual Oktoberfest. It’s the 2nd largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world- next to Germany.
See and Do
Start at the Museum Center; A must-see complex filled with history museums kids and adults can both enjoy, theatres, and a library. The building architecture alone is beautiful. And if you have a DC Comic fans in your group, fun fact: Rumor has it, the building was the model for the Hall of Justice in the stories.
Shop from local food and craft vendors on the weekends at Findlay Market Downtown. View the Cincinnati Riverfront from 15 stories above in a thrilling gondola ride in the SkyWheel– open daily. Dine, shop, and play in The Banks Area. For a fun-filled family adventure, head to Kings Island Amusement Park for a day. Get a taste of the nightlife in the area at Over-The-Rhine, which has tons of hip bars and restaurants to go to. If you’re a sports fan- so is everyone else in the area. Catch the Cincinnati Reds at a home game. They are the first professional baseball team in Ohio. And their museum and hall of fame rivals Cooperstown, New York.