10 Best Places to Visit in Cincinnati

Published: August 14, 2014

This is a list of the 10 Best Places to Visit in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is great town to live in, or to visit for a weeklong vacation or a short weekend vacation. We have compiled a list of things to try to do while you are on vacation in Cincinnati OH USA

  1. Mount Adams

    This area has great views of the city and great food/bars/nightlife. Great bars include Longworth Hall, The Pavilion, Mt Adams Tavern and Grille, Daveeds at 934, and many more. You will also find many young professionals and an older crowd as well. People in Mount Adams are there to relax and have a good time with great dining, drinking, and cool and relaxed vibe. Whether its a steak you are looking for, or a burger and a beer, Mount Adams has something for you.

  2. Cincinnati Reds Game

    The Cincinnati Reds are America's oldest baseball game. You will not regret taking in a game at Great American Ballpark. The ballpark includes a Hall of Fame with tributes to great past players such as Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Cesar Geronimo, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey Sr, Eric Davis, Chris Sabo, Jose Rijo, Billy Hatcher, Paul O Neill, Ken Griffery Jr, Hal Morris, Barry Larker, and many more. Im the stadium you can eat local favorites like Skyline Chili, Larosas Pizza, and many other great ball park foods.

  3. Cincinnati Bengals Game

    Paul Brown Stadium has won several awards for its unique architecture and the Bengals have made the Playoffs for 3 consecutive years. The team is filled with stars including recently re signed Andy Dalton and A J Green, Mohammed Sanu, Marvin Jones, Giovanni Bernard, Geno Atkins, Vontaze Burflict, Adam Jones, Rey Maualuga, and many more. In the stadium, you can eat Cincinnati favorites like Larosas Pizza and Skyline Chili, among other great in stadium foods.

  4. Skyline Chili

    This local favorite is the best chili you will find in a city known for its unique style of chili. Out of towners often do not understand what it is that locals love about Skyline Chili and its counterpart, Gold Star Chili. Cincinnati style Chili is very runny, some call it chili water. It is made to be put on top of a hot dog or spaghetti and most people love it once they try it. The main thing is getting over what it looks like.

  5. The Banks

    Sitting between the two professional sports stadiums, this area has great dining and beer drinking venues. The Banks has relaxed casual dining as well as fancy steakhouses. It also has Cincinnati-Brewed Christian Moerlein House with over 100 beers on tap. One thing is for sure, there is something for everyone at the banks and people of all ages can be found there having a great time whether it is a weekend night after a ball game or just a week night spent out with friends.

  6. Hyde Park

    This ritzy area has great shopping and eating, as well a good nightlife with plenty of great drinking establishments. This area is about 5 miles from downtown and is known as one of the more expensive areas in the region. Take some time to drive around and see all of the homes with beautiful victorian style architecture from over 100 years ago. You will not regret visitng this neighborhood for a day with friends.

  7. Montgomery Inn Steakhouse

    This is by far the best steakhouse in Cincinnati with locations in downtown Montgomery and also on the River. Put on a bib and try the Ribs! Or you can try their world renowned steaks. The Montgomery Inn is perhaps the best known restaurant in Cincinnati. It boasts a great sports atmosphere with a lot of cool autographs hanging on the wall and is also often frequented by local sports stars.

  8. Mount Lookout

    With several bars in close proximity, you will find a lot of 20-somethings out here with one intent: partying! Millions and Mount Lookout Tavern are right across from one another in Mount Lookout square and are always crowded with beer drinkers on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are looking to party with locals, this is the place that you want to be.

  9. Mason OH

    Located 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, this suburban neighborhood was just voted the 7th best place to live in the world by Money Magazine. Mason is home of the Proctor and Gamble building as well as many other big local businesses. Mason High School is also considered one of the best schools in the area.

  10. Kentucky

    Right across the river, where the cigarettes are cheaper by state law and you can smoke in most establishments, there is excellent nightlife in nearby Covington and Newport as well parks with wonderful views of the city. Newport also offers a great aquarium so you can get up close and personal with all kinds of exotic aquatic life.

  11. Cincinnati Zoo

    The Cincinnati Zoo is known as one of the best zoos in the entire United States. A trip to Cincinnati should definitely include a visit here.

  12. Gold Star Chili

    So you already tried Skyline Chili. That is ok. Now you can try the other place in town that offers Cincinnati style chili. There is an eternal debate in Cincinnati as to which is the best. You can decide for yourself.

  13. High School Football Game

    Whether it is Saint Xavier versus Moeller or Elder versus Oak Hills, Cincinnati is a big high school football town and there are many great rivalries.

  14. Newport Aquarium

    The Newport Aquarium, across the river in Newport Kentucky, has a wonderful display of exotic marine animals including sharks, stingrays, and penguins, among many other animals. It is a great place to go on a date or to bring your whole family to. No one will regret spending some time at the Newport Aquarium. It is indoor so it would be a great place to go on a rainy day.

  15. Kings Island

    Kings Island is one of the best amusment parks in the United States. Located in Warren County, about 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, it features many great roller coasters as well a great Nickelodeon-themed childrens area. You will love Kings Island!

Cincinnati OH USA is a great place to visit for a short vacation! The surrounding counties also include a lot of attractions, including Kings Island Amusement Park and Entertrainment Junction, a playground of model trains.