Let’s get right to the point, the Cincy Region is an action-packed destination for all ages.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, budget-friendly adventure, or a luxurious stay, Cincinnati has something special for every type of traveler. So, we’ve decided to put together an itinerary of the unique ways to spend your time exploring the Queen City, no matter who you choose for your company.
The Romantic Getaway
Home to boutique hotels, historic landmarks and some of America’s most romantic restaurants, the Cincy Region checks every box for a romantic weekend away. Soak up city views with a cocktail in hand from the rooftop of 21c Museum Hotel. Or, if Aperol is more your style, indulge in your favourite Italian dishes from Lytle Park Hotel’s renowned Italian restaurant.
After dinner, you can catch a live performance at the 19th-century Venetian Gothic landmark Music Hall. Home to the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony, May Festival Chorus and many more.
The Girls Trip
If you and your gal pals are Cincy-bound, there’s no better place to be than Hotel Covington. Decked out in velvet and faux fur, the hotel was named the best in Kentucky, and for good reason. Near to Over-the-Rhine, a trendy shopping area for vintage and local goods, rooftop bars and local food tours — it’s the perfect HQ for all your ‘grown-up’ escapades.
All that shopping make you thirsty? The hotel’s bourbon bar also serves as a great starting point for the B-Line bourbon express (ie. Cincy’s best kept secret).
The Boys Weekend
Speaking of the B-Line, this self-guided bourbon tour really has something for everyone. With 25 stops ranging from craft distilleries to luxe bourbon bars, you’ll get to choose from thousands of different spirits. Is beer more your drink of choice? Not to worry, Cincy is also home to more than 50 craft breweries.
If you’re hoping to catch a ball game, consider yourself right at home at AC at The Banks. This hotel is located smack in the middle of the Great American Ball Park and the NFL’s Paycor Stadium, meaning the biggest decision you’ll have to make during your stay is if you’re cheering Bengals or ‘Reds’.
The Budget-Friendly Adventure
If you’re visiting with a budget, start your journey at Findlay Market, Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market. Wander through its vibrant stalls, with over 50 vendors offering everything from savory meats and cheeses to delightful pastries and international flavors
Next up, hop on the free Cincinnati streetcar, offering a convenient and affordable route from Findlay Market to the scenic riverfront. Cincinnati’s parks are ranked among the top 10 in the country, and offer a paradise of activities, from biking and hiking to kayaking.
The Solo Trip
Indulge in the illusion of having your own apartment at Pickle Factory Suites, a charming collection of boutique suites tucked within a historic pickle factory. Then embark on a self-guided mural tour, or join in on a group to explore the beer tunnels, spooky haunted spots, captivating baseball history, and delectable food and drink experiences.
And finally, for a taste of culinary adventure, secure a bar seat at James Beard Award finalist restaurants like Nolia or Mid-City. Savor dishes crafted by culinary masters, and relish in the exquisite flavors of the Cincy Region.
The Luxury Vacay
Experience Cincy in style at North by Hotel Covington. This hotel has luxurious suites that redefine comfort, and don’t miss the chic cocktail bar downstairs.
For an extraordinary dining experience, Jeff Ruby’s awaits. This steakhouse is cherished by locals, celebrities, and sports figures alike. Craving French-Italian fusion? Look no further than Boca, where culinary artistry meets indulgence. And for those with a taste for adventure, visit Wenzel Whiskey to craft your own bourbon blend, which they’ll bottle right before your eyes.
Cincy is a playground of activities for the whole family. Get your fill of thrill at the Coney Island amusement park or visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to meet world famous hippo, Fiona. Newport on the Levee offers a vibrant mix of entertainment, dining, and skyline views, complete with the Newport Aquarium and Bridgeview BoxPark for delicious bites.
Wrap up your day at Skyline Chili — where you can get Cincinnati-style chili served on spaghetti or a hot dog, with cheese. And for those who like to follow up dinner with a sweet treat, grab a cone from Graeter’s Ice Cream.
That’s all folks. Ready to plan your next getaway? Rally the group chat and head over to the Visit Cincy website to start planning your trip.