A major city in the state of Ohio, Cincinnati is the first purely ‘American city', since it was the first city founded after the American Revolution. Bustling with bohemian coffee bars, thought provoking art exhibitions and mouth watering restaurants, the ‘Queen of the West’ has a lot to offer.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
The greenest zoo in America houses everything from an Indian peacock, an African lion to an Arctic fox and an Amazon milk frog. On visiting, you will get to see the endangered black rhinos too.
American Sign Museum
Created by Tod Swormstedt, the Sign Museum is meant to preserve, archive and display a collection of modern and vintage signs. It has over 200 signs ranging from the pre-neon era to the neon era.
Founded in 1852, it is the city’s oldest public open-air market. It connects farmers, producers, sellers and customers at a single place. Here, you will find ethnic food stalls, fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and fish.
Cincinnati Music Hall
Home to the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and being one of the most beautiful theaters in the world, it is a treat for music lovers.
This is a place for foodies, as you get French, Italian, German restaurants in abundance. Also, take a stroll and explore the shops and boutiques around.
Brewery Bus Tour
To know the strong beer culture in Cincinnati, you need to hop on a brew bus and taste the original craft beer around. There are more than 30 breweries in the city with Rhinegeist and Moerlein being the popular ones.
Football enthusiast? This is for you! Wear orange and blue, get tickets of the Bailey; a superfan seating section, cheer for FC Cincinnati and experience the electric atmosphere at the Nippert Stadium.
Jungle Jim’s International Market
This 300,000 square feet of area is a paradise for shopping fanatics. There are separate sections for beer and wine, cigars and liquor along with natural food and grocery. Gift shops, boutiques and restaurants also fill up this space.
Spring Grove Cemetery
It is said if you want peace, head to a cemetery and what better than the most beautiful of them all. Exquisitely landscaped grounds, ponds, footbridges and Gothic sculptures adorn this picnic spot.
Best known for the popular butterfly show, wherein thousands of butterflies fly freely within the conservatory, this 1933 built place is a sight to behold. Named after Irwin M. Krohn, it is one of the most visited places in the city.