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CincinnatiUnited States of America

This German-influenced city is known for its charming old neighborhoods, baseball, “five-way” chili and beer festivals.

Cincinnati gets its charm from old, hilly neighborhoods, cheering sports fans and a German heritage. This is where brother-in-laws Procter and Gamble started making soap over 175 years ago, and where America’s first professional baseball team was formed. TV personality Jerry Springer was once the mayor of Cincinnati.

The city celebrates its German roots with beer festivals and sausage-inspired cuisine. Order a locally brewed beer with Goetta sausage, or try the signature “five-way” chili. This dish usually consists of layers of chili, kidney beans, onions, spaghetti and cheese, and can be seasoned with chocolate and cinnamon.

Cincinnati was founded in 1788 and now has about 300,000 residents. More than two million people live in the wider metropolitan area. Navigate downtown as part of a guided walking tour or take a horse-drawn carriage. Rent a Segway or pedal wagon for a fun afternoon. Exploring Cincinnati is also easy by car and public transport.

Seven hills make up the city’s historical neighborhoods. Orient yourself from the observation deck of downtown Carew Tower. From there, you can see the city skyline or gaze across the Ohio River to Kentucky on the other side.

Over-the-Rhine is a charming and culture-filled neighborhood just north of downtown. Wander through its streets featuring beautiful 19th-century architecture to find attractions like the majestic Music Hall and lively Findlay Market.

Head northeast to Eden Park for the Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory.

West of downtown, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a popular entertainment complex with five museums and a cinema. See a moon rock collected by Neil Armstrong at the Natural History and Science Museum. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum caters to families with young children.

The landscapes of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum reflect the seasons with ever-changing gardens.

At night head to Mount Adams, a hillside neighborhood packed with bars and clubs. Many of these venues offer impressive views of the city skyline. Find a seat, order a local brew and toast to your Cincinnati experience.

Top Hotels in Cincinnati

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
668 W 5th St, Covington, KY
The price is CA $134 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in the heart of Covington, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of MainStrasse Village, Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. Newport Aquarium ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,438 reviews)

"We love the size of the room and the view. And it is surrounded by great restaurants and bars"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront
The Westin Cincinnati
The Westin Cincinnati
4 out of 5
21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
The price is CA $157 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown Cincinnati, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fountain Square and Great American Ball Park. U.S. Bank Arena and Paul Brown Stadium ...

4.2/5Excellent! (937 reviews)

"I loved the hotels location!!!! Close to everything u need during a vacation."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

The Westin Cincinnati
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
4 out of 5
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Downtown Cincinnati, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Carew Tower and Fountain Square. Great American Ball Park and Duke Energy Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (956 reviews)

"The view was SPECTACULAR! Our room view looked out at Cincinnati, & our view by the elevator looked out at Kentucky."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Cincinnati

Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati - Blue Ash
Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati - Blue Ash
3 out of 5
11401 Reed Hartman Hwy, Cincinnati, OH
The price is CA $117 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Summit Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Sharon Woods Park. Kenwood Towne Centre and Kings ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (485 reviews)

"2 bed rooms, fully stocked kitchen and 2 bathrooms- perfect for a family of 4"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati - Blue Ash
Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati - Sharonville West
Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati - Sharonville West
3 out of 5
11689 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH
The price is CA $117 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sharonville Convention Center and UC Health Primary Care. Tri-County Mall and Van Cleve Park ...

4.2/5Excellent! (590 reviews)

"Nice refreshing stay after terrible stay at Sonesta in ATL"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati - Sharonville West
The Guild Downtown | Current
The Guild Downtown | Current
3.5 out of 5
120 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH
The price is CA $144 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in Downtown Cincinnati, this apartment building is steps away from Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and Great American Ball Park. Paul Brown Stadium ...

4.3/5Excellent! (352 reviews)

"We liked the location being close to the river and restaurants. It was also great to have a full kitchen while traveling during the pandemic. Because it's right in an entertainment district it was kind of loud on the weekend nights, with music and crowd noises coming from the bar below our unit. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 30, 2020

The Guild Downtown | Current
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Cincinnati


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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 21, 2020

Has a great feel downtown but where are all the people?

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 30, 2020

If you're Canadian, bring your own coffee and coffee maker. Coffee is mudwater all over the states. Especially at the chains. Gross.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 28, 2019

Just passed through the city did not see anything other than the highways we drove by

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 18, 2019

Downtown on football weekend at night is safe and busy. There is a lot of street racing and several homeless people in the area. The homeless were polite and respectful. The waterfront is one of the best planned and used spaces I have experienced.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 16, 2019

Looking forward to returning to visit other sites.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jul 29, 2019

Lots to see and do. Great tours.

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