Top 5 Attractions in Cincinnati

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Ohio has incredible possibilities for newcomers who venture to this beautiful state. No matter which city you decide to live in, from Cincinnati to Columbus to Cleveland, the state offers great shopping, cultural attractions and an incredible amount of things to do, see, and experience. My city, Cincinnati, is a true hidden gem.

Here are my 5 top things in Cincinnati that you and your family can enjoy when you visit and hopefully come to love year after year! 

Findlay Market

One of the oldest public open air markets in Ohio, Findlay Market is extremely charming to walk through and shop around. It offers fresh food year round for locals and tourists, and is family-friendly with many events on the weekends to meet up with your grandparents or take your children to. It was founded in 1852 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a firm favorite among many who come to see it. On the list of things for sale are fresh fruit, herbs, meats, poultry, artisan honey, handmade deli meals, snacks and vegetables. I recommend also grabbing a beer in the outdoor beer garden and snacking on all the delicious empanadas, barbeque, waffles, gelato, and more as you peruse!

Union Terminal

This museum center is so unique and is a can’t-miss when you visit Cincinnati, especially with your children. The center is worth a visit just to see the 1930’s Art Deco train station building as well as various archives in the Cincinnati History Library! Union Terminal gives you a range of educational, historic, and scientific experiences. There are several combined collections that include 1.8 million artifacts to see! 

Over The Rhine

I’m in love with this historic district that’s been recently reinvigorated within the past 10-15 years. Over the Rhine (OTR) is a popular destination in Downtown Cinncinnati that offers a variety of special stores, boutiques and so many delicious restaurants and hip bars to check out! Stroll along the historic buildings or explore the selection of merchants located on Main Street, and definitely try to visit when there’s a “Second Sunday on Main” street festival, or “City Flea” in Washington Park, which is the heartbeat of OTR.

Music Hall

With glittering chandeliers and an old world ambiance in this stunning 1878 building, Cincinnati Music Hall is one of the most beautiful concert theaters in the entire world. For theater lovers, music, opera and more, it’s a well known attraction to many and all. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Opera, and ballet are big crowd pleasers as well as the May festival which has the longest running choral festival in the western hemisphere. It is located right next to Washington Park, so a stroll through the park before or after the performances is a must.

Carew Tower

Looking to see some great views of the city? You must check out one of the best panoramic views of Cincinnati on the top of Carew Tower. Head to the 49th floor and you’ll be able to see all of the downtown area as well as the Ohio River. This is the city’s second tallest building standing at 574 foot! 

Moving to Cincinnati?

Image: Bearded Brother’s Moving Group

Of course there are many more exciting things to explore once you are here, but better yet, it’s even more exciting for those who have newly moved to the Queen City! If you’re looking for a great moving company to help you move, look into a popular business called Bearded Brothers Moving Group. They are a highly recommended company that is there to help you with short term moving, labor only, antique moving, disassembly or reassembling furniture or long distance moving in the Youngstown, Ohio area. 

To check out more of my Cincinnati favorites, head over to my Instagram, @mariathewild.