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Cool Things to Do in Cincinnati

Cool Things to Do in Cincinnati

Nearly any type of adventure lover will find a home in Cincinnati. People who love trying new types of food, adventure seekers, sports lovers, and everyone in between will find something to do in Cincinnati this weekend. Take a look at our list of 10 favorite places to visit, whether it be museums, local restaurants, or the city zoo, you'll be surprised you can visit a new place every weekend and still have lots leftover to see.


Want to get outside and be with 60,000 of your best friends? Why not take in a Cincinnati Bengals home game? Really though, what better place to be on a Sunday during football season?

You can start the tailgating party early in the parking lot, grill some food, and enjoy all of the pre-game activities as you wait to enter the stadium. This can be a full-day event, and you are sure to have fun win or lose, but if you want an even better experience, try to get tickets to a Sunday or Monday night game against a Divison opponent.

 1 Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OH 45202

Of course, if you are not a football fan or want more games to go to, then when not pick up a baseball game. With 81 home games, you are sure to find time to catch one.

Hotdogs and beer have long been associated with baseball, so you better come hungry. The nice thing about baseball is you can go on a Sunday morning, Tuesday night, or Friday afternoon. The time varies so much that you will find a time that works best for you. We would recommend taking a LYFT or UBER as the traffic is a mess when it gets out.

 100 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202

The American Sign Museum collection has signs dating back to the 1800s, featuring very cool signs made out of every type of material imaginable. Just think of the most notable names like the single-arch McDonald’s sign with the pre-Ronald. We have some of the most beautiful signs ever created from the pre-neon era, including signs advertising druggists, haberdashers, and other turn-of-the-century signs.

  1330 Monmouth Street Cincinnati, Ohio, 45225

The zoo Cincinnati is the fifth-oldest zoo in the United States, It opened back in 1875, It is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The zoo is home to the world-famous hippo Fiona.

If you plan to visit the zoo make sure to bring your walking shoes as there are tons of exhibits to explore and don’t forget to bring your camera. There is plenty of restaurants to eat at for your day of adventure.

 3400 Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45220

The Pedal Wagon is a multi-passenger, pedal-powered, rolling celebration. Operating 7 days a week, you can reserve the entire Pedal Wagon or just part of it. Choose from a variety of cruises, on which you will share a memorable experience with friends, co-workers, or complete strangers while enjoying Cincinnati's great restaurants, bars, and “best-kept secret” local establishments. Perfect for corporate outings, birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties progressive dinners, or just because!

  1114 Bunker Alley Cincinnati, OH 45202


Cincinnati has an exciting, expanding food scene. Similar to its more famous cousin New Orleans, Cincinnati cuisine has a mix of Cajun, Creole, French, and Southern influence. The seafood in the city is amazing, and the area is attracting new chefs and restaurants. Here are some of the best restaurants in Cincinnati.



Restaurant, Mexican

In 2010, Mazunte proprietor Josh Wamsley was looking for new Mexican places to get food like how he would have preferred to eat it. There wasn't anything near locally, so he made a journey down to Mexico to learn how he could and take something delightful and bring it to Cincinnati. From the tortillas to the assortment of sauces and new fixings, everything in the café is created with greatness. Longing for a sample of Mazunte at home? Wamsley has developed a Mercado right on the street at his commissary kitchen, selling arranged meats and the fixings utilized each day in the café.

 6216 Madison Rd Cincinnati, OH 45227


Restaurant, French

Maison Lacour opened its doors in 1989 and has been serving the area classic French food ever since. Maison Lacour is one of the few restaurants in the city that is traditional French and not French Cajun. Locals love crabmeat soup, homemade French bread, and lemon soufflé. Chef Michael Jetty ensures that the food is held to a high standard.

 6216 Madison Rd Cincinnati, OH 45227


Restaurant, Seafood, American

One of the best local restaurants is Senate Blue Ash. When the place was built, they took advantage of the extra space available to them in the suburban location. Conveniently located in Summit Park, this hotspot restaurant features a slightly different approach to its menu and one of the best Sunday brunches around. This space has a really cool vibe about it, has a wonderful patio space for people who like to sit outside, and is also very kid-friendly. The indulgence about this restaurant is simply worth the trip. Once done eating, you can walk off the inevitable food coma that is sure to follow by a stroll through the local park afterward.

 1100 Summit Pl A Blue Ash, OH 45242


Restaurant, Dessert

Dojo Gelato has done amazing things with this space in Findlay Market. Delicious sundaes, soft-serve style ice cream, and sorbetto, as well as a dog-friendly outdoor environment, makes this restaurant a great place to visit when you’re craving a treat. Chef Christner never cuts any corners cooking or with the products he uses. Things such as his caramel and chocolate sauce are made by hand each day in-house, and the sundaes are topped with an Amarena cherry. Once you’ve had this amazing dessert, it shall haunt your dreams.

 137 West Elder Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202


Pizza, Mediterranean, Restaurant

Taglio is a Detroit-style pizzeria for over a year and a half now, and their concept is starting to pay off. This buttery, crunchy crust pizza itself is the shining star here and there is no other pizza in town that comes close to Taglio. It’s so good, you really need no additional toppings. Of course, if you love the additional flavors, then I would go for ricotta, tomato, bacon, and crushed tomato sauce. With their recent building expansion next door, and the addition of a full bar, Taglio has arrived.

 3531 Columbia Pkwy Cincinnati, OH 45226