Cincinnati Travel Guide & Information

Cincinnati, Ohio – In 1942, this city renamed after the legendary Roman hero, Cincinnatus, and home of the Bengals and Reds. Cincinnatus was an ordinary farmer who went from becoming a general to becoming the savior of Rome and receiving the honor to become Caesar, but respectfully refused.

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In fact, the story of Cincinnatus is very much similar to the story of Cincinnati. This legendary city is historically renowned for its courageous efforts in its anti-slavery movement and its significant Underground Railroad.

However, this city still cherishes its culture, and its history; therefore, never selling-out and keeping its integrity. Cincinnati offers an eclectic array of attractions to do from the Zagat Survey rated Cincinnati Zoo to its unparalleled Cincinnati Art Museum.


Things to do in Cincinnati

Daytime Attractions:

Cincinnati Zoo: The Cincinnati Zoo was rated as one of the top zoos in the United States by Zagat Survey. It has a plethora of attractions from plant and gardens exhibitions to animal exhibitions. A visit to the Cincinnati Zoo will give you the opportunity to witness truly amazing mammals like bats, marsupials, bears, primates, canids, cats, edentates, hoofed mammals and many more!

General Admission: Adults ($14); Seniors & Children ($9).

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Address: 3400 Vine Street.

Contact Information: 1-513-281-4700

Cincinnati Art Museum: Perfectly situated in the mystical Eden Park, this Cincinnati Art Museum stands with glorious white Greek-inspired columns. Its unrivaled 60,000 items featured in its art collection spans an impressive period of 6,000 years. There is much to see and much to do at the Cincinnati Art Museum – everything being art-related.

General Admission: FREE

Address: 953 Eden Park Drive.

Contact Information: 1-513-721-2787


Essencha Tea House & Fine Teas: This chic and decadent Asian themed restaurant lavished in ruby red furnishings specializes in sandwiches/subs, desserts, teas and vegetarian plates. Spend an afternoon in this Zen-inspired atmosphere and enjoy a delicious crepe while sipping on a special tea beverage – such as Bubble Teas, Matcha, Chai or Taro Latte, Iced Teas and Fine Teas.

Address: 3212 Madison Road.

Contact Information: 1-513-533-4832

Palomino Restaurant Rotisseria Bar: This restaurant/bar is famous for its happy hours, its signature pizzas and its eclectic menus with separate menus for all lunch, dinner and happy hour. Come order a drink from the sexy-macho bartender; socialize with Cincinnati’s most beautiful ladies; immerse yourself in an atmosphere so dreamy you’ll never want to wake.

Address: 505 Vine Street.

Contact Information: 1-513-381-1300

Nighttime Attraction:

Blue Wisp Jazz Club: This downtown Cincinnati jazz club is beyond awesome for a night out! Besides the awesome sound of jazz, this club is banging out lip-licking concoctions such as the Blue Aegean, Sapphire Martini, Paris Opera and much more!

Address: 318 East Eighth Street.

Contact Information: 1-513-241-9477


Where to Stay in Cincinnati

Cincinnatian Hotel: Starting at $164 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this hotel is in a historic 1882 Victorian Building lavished with beautiful aesthetics and elegant furnishings throughout the hotel. Its amenities feature luxurious and spacious rooms, on-site restaurant, state-of-the-art gym and much more!

Address: 601 Vine Street.

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Contact Information: 1-513-381-3000

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza: Starting at $190 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this vintage 1920’s hotel is a landmark in downtown Cincinnati. Its opulent interior décor is beyond impressive and will leave you wanting more like Peter Pan’s Neverland. Its amenities feature an indoor pool, well-equipped business center, a state-of-the-art fitness room, panoramic guest room views of the city skyline, on-site restaurant and much more.

Address: 35 West 5th Street.

Contact Information: 1-513-421-9100

South Knights Inn: Starting at $47 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this inn is near all the major Cincinnati attractions such as the Cincinnati Zoo, the Grand Victoria Riverboat and Newport Aquarium. From the moment you walk in to South Knights Inn, you’ll be treated like family with the best service. Its amenities feature outdoor pool, cozy guest rooms and much more. The South Knights Inn is located on the border of Ohio and Kentucky, a few minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

Address: 8049 Dream Street, Florence-Cincinnati.

Contact Information: 1-859-371-9711

Baymont Inn Cincinnati: Starting at $66 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this inn is nearby major attractions and corporate office – 14 miles from Paramount’s King Island theme park, 15 miles from The Beach Waterpark and many more nearby attractions. Its amenities feature a pool, high-speed internet access, continental breakfast and much more!

Address: 10900 Crowne Point Drive.

Contact Information: 1-513-771-6888


Passport & Visa Requirements (this is only for the states of the US)

For US Citizens:

Any sort of valid identification (Identification card) in order to board the plane. Note, passport is not needed if you have an identification card to show.

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For Non-US Citizens:

* Passport will be needed

* Non-immigrant visa for temporary stay must be obtained showing your purpose to U.S.

For Canadians: (just one will be needed)

* Passport will be needed

* Nexus Card

We strongly recommend you to check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.


When to visit Cincinnati

The most popular time to go to Cincinnati is during the summer time, so book you hotels and flights in advance! If you’re not looking to spend lavishly then book hotels and flights to Cincinnati during the winter time; however, winters in Cincinnati do get quite cold with snow, rain and wind.

Cincinnati Weather

Average Annual Temperature: 53.2 Degrees

Average Max Temperature: 63.2 Degrees

Average Min. Temperature: 43.2 Degrees

December - February: 31.1 Degrees

March - May: 53 Degrees

June - August: 73.2 Degrees

September – November: 55.6 Degrees

Average Rainfall (inches/year): 41.3 inches.

Currency and Language:


The main language spoken in Cincinnati is English.

Other languages:

* Spanish (2.2%)