Explore Cincinnati, OH
Hilly Cincinnati boasts a thriving arts scene, major league sports teams, a world-class zoo and aquarium and a revitalized riverfront with shopping, clubs and restaurants. Located on the Ohio River in southwestern Ohio, Cinci claims more than 4,000 restaurants, and more chili restaurants than any other city in the world. Adrenaline-junkies will want to visit the nearby Kentucky Speedway and Paramount's Kings Island, home of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.
Best Time To Go
The best times to visit Cincinnati is May through September when the weather is often pristine - and the city's events calendar is packed. Summertime is warmer, but pastimes on the river — as well as frequent concerts in the city's Fountain Square — redeem the generally moist season. Cincinnati can be colder between October and April, and snowfall is common. Still, if you're looking for a fun getaway, most anytime is a good time to visit.
July is the hottest month, with an average high of 86°F (30°C) and average low of 66°F (19°C).
February is the coldest month, with an average high of 41°F (5°C) and an average low of 24°F (-4°C).
Cincinnati's compact downtown makes getting around incredibly easy. You will be able to walk to world-class attractions, major league ball parks and four-star restaurants - and buses, cabs, and ride-share options are also available. Having a car is best when you want to explore all that Cincinnati and the surrounding metropolis has to offer.
Know Before You Go
"Cincinnati is a beautiful city; cheerful, thriving, and animated," said celebrated novelist Charles Dickens. And we quite agree. The winds of revitalization are blowing through the city with force. Only look to the historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district for proof: This neighborhood features the vibrant Findlay Market, which gathers hordes of foodies on the weekends, and the Music Hall, home to the prestigious Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Downtown is another example of this renaissance — the fairly recent renovations of the riverfront Great American Ball Park and the pedestrian-friendly Fountain Square are case in points.
But there's more to Cincy than just urban development. Some of the more pastoral areas have remained just as pastoral. A walk through Eden Park - which spreads out beside the Cincinnati Art Museum - will convince you of that point. And it should be no surprise that Dickens also said, "The inhabitants of Cincinnati are proud of their city as one of the most interesting in America: and with good reason."