Inside Guide to Cincinnati

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  • some new restaurant dish to sample
  • a creative day trip to take 
  • or a cute bed-and-breakfast spot to experience?!

Cincinnati Skyline behind the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge


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Come along with us and visit our favorites as we do.  

Step inside local restaurants, hotels, museums, theme parks, and more!   

Planning a trip to Cincinnati?  We’ve got recommendations for

  • how to get here 
  • where to stay and 
  • what to do during your visit. 

Live in the Greater Cincinnati area?  We'll advise you about

  • the latest local hot spots 
  • festivals and 
  • weekend activities. 

Researching the Cincinnati area?  You’ll find 

  • history 
  • geography and 
  • entertainment related information here as well. 

Psst. . .You want to know what makes Cincinnati unique?

Here’s our family's list.  It’s only a beginning.  

Our Top Ten.  

You’ll find other favorites on every page of Inside Guide to Cincinnati. 

1. The Best Skyline Ever!

Cincinnati Skyline at Night

Incredible views of our city's skyline can be glimpsed from many points around Cincinnati.

The city picture snapped from Kentucky, just across the Ohio River, is spectacular.

Descending into the Ohio Valley via the "Cut in the Hill" serves up another sensational scene. The many hills that make up Cincinnati offer additional picturesque panoramas.

One of the most breathtaking points overlooking Cincinnati is the view from the campus of Cincinnati Christian University.

2. The Best Skyline Chili Ever!

Cincinnati Skyline Chili Sign

If you've never tried it, you must!

It is not your typical chili. But it is a distinctive Cincinnati favorite.

One of our sons once remarked, "I'd never be able to move away from Cincinnati because I'd just miss Skyline Chili too much."

A joke, but not much of a stretch.

Our family's Skyline addiction runs deep.

3. A Top-notch Theme Park: King’s Island!

Kings Island Wipe Out Beach Fun

Our family has been loving King's Island ever since the kids were . . . well, just that . . . kids. In fact, the park has the "Best Kids' Area" in the world according to Amusement Today magazine.

But, we think the entire park is amazing!

The wooden coasters, the rest of the coasters, the water park, the concerts.

It's all good.

Yep, a phenomenal time can be had here whether you're a resident of or visitor to the Queen City!

4. Major League Baseball with the Cincinnati Reds especially on Opening Day!

Cincinnati Reds Seats at Great American Ball Park

Our family loves to spend time at Great American Ball Park cheering for  the Reds!

We try to get to as many home games as we can afford.

And, the ones we can't make in person, we usually see on TV or listen to on the radio.

A beautiful sound indeed is hearing Marty Brennaman announce, "This one belongs to the Reds!"

5. University of Cincinnati: A Beautiful Campus

University of Cincinnati Nippert Football Stadium

In 2010, Forbes Magazine listed the University of Cincinnati one of the most beautiful campuses in the world (only 14 were chosen; 10 in the U.S. and 4 internationally.

Of course, we knew that already as residents of Cincinnati and proud parents of a Bearcat student.

This is a picture we snapped at a recent football game we attended in UC's pretty sunken stadium.

6. A City of Hills

Cincinnati Skyline from One of her Neighborhoods

Legend has it that Cincinnati, like Rome, was built on "Seven Hills."

Natives argue about which of the many mounts, inclines and hills comprised the original seven.

Plus, Cincinnati has grown so there are more as time passes.

Suffice it to say, Cincinnati is hilly which only adds to its incredible beauty!

7. Great Neighborhoods, each Unique in Culture, Architecture, and Style

One of Cincinnati's 52 Neighborhoods--Hyde Park

There is a real homey neighborhood feel to our home town.

Each of the fifty-two areas making up a neighborhood has a distinct identity.  

From Mt. Adams trendy to Hyde Park classic, and everything in between, each neighborhood has a personality that is reflected in the homes, restaurants and residents of the area.

Family fun often involves visiting neighborhoods to sample diners, museums and shops all the while sharing our finds with the readers of Inside Guide to Cincinnati!

8. The Wonderful Restaurants!

Vitor's Restaurant in Cincinnati

Our family loves to poke around Cincinnati neighborhoods in the hopes we will find a new delightful dining find.

This is a full-time job.

The number of incredible restaurants is only limited by the numbers on our scale (or in our wallet) perhaps.

One thing is for sure, when we discover a gem, Inside Guide to Cincinnati will share the news with you!

9. The Beautiful Bridges

Daniel Carter Beard Bridge in Cincinnati

There are many incredible bridges that span the Ohio River, as well as several other local water ways.

Each of them is unique and special in their own right.

They add beauty as well as architectural accomplishment to our city view.

Whether walking across the Purple People Bridge or traversing the Big Mac (Daniel Carter Beard) Bridge to northern Kentucky, one can not help but be impressed by the mix of man-made and God-created magnificence!

10. Wonderful Events such as Tall Stacks, the Flying Pig Marathon and Taste of Cincinnati!

Panegyri Greek Festival in Cincinnati

We love the cultural center that Cincinnati has become.

It is never a matter of what can we possibly find to do.  Our problem is finding the time to do all that is available.

On our absolute must do list is the Panegyri Greek Festival.

This event delivers the authentic food, music and people of Greece without having to leave the city. Inside Guide to Cincinnati will report the inside scoop on events as we experience them.

Inside Guide to Cincinnati is looking forward to seeing you in and around Porkopolis soon; hopefully before pigs fly!

One of Cincinnati's Many Painted Pig Statues




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