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Cincinnati is home to plenty of festivals, cultural events, and more. There’s also the super-fun amusement park, Kings Island, nearby for both adults and kids to enjoy. Here are 10 epic Cincinnati events you don’t want to miss this year!
1. Get a Taste of Broadway at La Comedia Dinner Theatre – All Year
Catch a Broadway-style show and a delicious buffet dinner at La Comedia Dinner Theatre. Performers are cast from New York City and locally to ensure that the best of the best are selected for the shows. Take the kids to a “Lunch and Learn” to give them their first peek at Broadway, settle into the annual White Christmas production, or choose from any one of the first-rate Broadway productions on the ever-changing marquis.
2. Coaster Campout at Kings Island – June
Kings Island is one of the most popular amusement parks in the country. Not only can you spend a day attending the park with all the other visitors, you can also be one of 200 people to spend the night at the park during the Coaster Campout weekend in June. You’ll have exclusive ride time, an evening snack, breakfast in the morning, and a day’s admission the following day, as well as a night of fun brought to you by the park’s Campout counselors.
3. Have Breakfast with the Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – May through September
From May to September, enjoy the Breakfast with the Animals events at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Tuck into a full breakfast buffet complete with coffee, juice, and mimosas while the animals wake up and enjoy enrichment treats left for them. Experience wildlife at its wildest and most authentic at these limited-attendance events.
4. Catch a Cincinnati Bengals Game at the Paul Brown Stadium – August through December
Catch a Bengals football game at the Paul Brown Stadium and wave to “Who Dey” when he skips across the turf. Be sure to join the Jungle Zone—a pregame event with live music, food, games, and drinks that begins three hours prior to the game in the Southeast corner of the Plaza. Then head in to cheer on the team with the Bengals Growl, the traditional fight song.
5. Catch a Live Concert at the Riverbend Music Center – May through October
Located just up the road from Somerset at Deerfield, you can experience world-class performers such as ODEZA, Halestrom, and Big Sean at the Riverbend Music Center. Bring your blanket and snacks and hang out on the lawn for a music-filled night under the stars. Events go on rain or shine, so raincoats might be in order if clouds are gathering. Also, no alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the grounds, so you’ll need to purchase your drinks at the venue. Family seating is available in a no-alcohol zone.
6. Jazz at Dusk – March and April
Catch live jazz for free in downtown Cincinnati. Located right outside The Celestial Steakhouse, watch the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame put on a show right at dusk every Wednesday from mid-March to mid-April.
7. The Cincinnati Ballet – All Year
Be transformed by the beauty of music and dance by attending one of the amazing performances at the Cincinnati Ballet Center. Filled with magic and movement, ballet performances are captivating for audiences young and old. The Ballet Center also offers music-only performances by some of the most noted contemporary musicians.
8. Ohio River Paddlefest – August
Paddlefest celebrates the beauty of Ohio’s rivers by bringing more than 2,000 people from over 20 states together in the nation’s largest paddling celebration. The paddlers meet in August each year at the Schmidt Recreation Center to paddle nine miles of river. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one at the event.
9. Cincinnati Music Festival – July
Another epic event happening in late July is the Cincinnati Music Festival, held at the Paul Brown Stadium on Cincinnati’s riverfront. This three-day R&B music celebration is the summer event to attend.
10. Findlay Market Opening Day Parade – April
Celebrate the start of the Cincinnati Reds baseball season by going to the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade in early April. This unofficial Cincinnati holiday is a tradition that goes back to 1920. The parade, filled with exuberant marching bands and colorful floats, is followed by an all-day party on Fountain Square.
Cincinnati has the kind of shopping only a city of vibrant and complex diversity can support. Whether you’re looking for your next living room set, an outfit to attend the Cincy Ballet, or some treasures and trinkets from bygone years, these stores have exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect when shopping in Cincinnati.
1. Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul
If you’re looking for a store with not-so-typical furniture, check out Nadeau – Furtiniture with a Soul. This eclectic shop showcases trendy pieces that are always handcrafted, never mass-produced. Shoppers can measure the unique pieces with the measuring tapes, pencils, and papers left in shopping baskets around the store. From chunky twig balls to rough-hewn wooden chairs, you’re sure to find that missing piece for your home.
2. Kenwood Towne Centre
Kenwood Towne Centre has over 90 amazing shops and restaurants. This is an exceptional place to come school shopping for your kids, pick something up for yourself, or have lunch with friends. In addition to great dining and shopping options, there’s always something fun going on at the Kenwood Towne Centre. Bring your kids out to meet the Easter Bunny or come check out their impromptu pop-up events. If you live in one of The Connor Group’s luxury apartment homes in the Cincinnati area, the Kenwood Towne Centre will soon become a favorite shopping location.
Check out IKEA for affordable and trendy home furniture and home accessories. They have furniture for every family member and every stage of life. Additionally, they have a great cafeteria where they sell delicious cinnamon rolls and mouthwatering Swedish meatballs. Plus, they offer 1-hour free babysitting in their play space so you’re sure both you and your little ones stay happy.
4. Streets of West Chester
For a day of leisure and play, check out the shops at the Streets of West Chester. Located conveniently near Wellington Place, you can catch a blockbuster movie at the AMC West Chester 18 Theatre, read a book at Barnes & Noble, grab a bite to eat with family and friends, or pick out a new outfit at Loft.
5. Liberty Center
There’s always something exciting and fun going on at Liberty Center. They host story time every Friday at 11:30 a.m. for the kids. They also have Tempting Tuesdays for couples that want to skip the weekend crowds and catch a movie and three-course meal. Both the movie and the meal are discounted. In addition to these fun and regular events, Liberty Center also has dozens of stores for all of your shopping needs, from Build-a-Bear to Eddie Bauer.
6. Over-the-Rhine Retail District
No mention of shopping in Cincinnati would be complete without Over-the-Rhine. This incredible area – filled with original historic architecture and jam-packed with restaurants, shopping, and music venues – is not to be missed.
Check out the upcycled treasures at Elm & Iron, stop by Little Mahatma for some handcrafted goods from around the world, or head to MiCA 12/v for a truly unique shopping experience. Voted the #1 Best Gift Shop in the city, MiCA 12/v has clothing, home décor, jewelry and more stuff made by both local and international artists.
No matter what type of food you’re in the mood in for, you can get it in Cincinnati. Local favorites such as home-cooked meals, chili-topped plates of spaghetti, and even Italian dishes only found in Cincinnati await you and your family at these amazing restaurants. Check out these five delicious restaurants in Cincinnati that’ll blow you away.
McCauley’s Pub is your local take-out spot that will quickly become your neighborhood favorite. If you’re looking for a quick slice of pizza or your usual bar dishes, this is the place to call. McCauley’s Pub is for takeaway food only as it is a small hole-in-the-wall but the food is amazing. You can, however, hang out for a bit and grab a drink while you wait for your order. If you live at Wellington Place, McCauly Crossing or Somerset at Deerfield, McCauley’s Pub can quickly become a local favorite.
Silver Spring House
The Silver Spring House brags that they’ve been serving the best chicken in Cincinnati since 1988. Believe the hype – it’s true! Visit this place for some good family dinner seven days a week. They serve lunch, dinner, and happy hour at this festive little restaurant. Make sure to try their famous citrus marinated grilled chicken while you’re there.
Get down to Skyline Chili quickly whenever you’re craving Cincinnati classic chili. Skyline Chili is a one-of-a-kind diner known for its chili-topped coney dogs and plates of spaghetti, along with mountains of shredded cheddar cheese. Get the chili any way you want it – with onions, beans, or vegetarian style. Dine-in or take it to go. You’ll be glad you did.
Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar
If you’re in the mood for good tapas, good vibes, and great wine, then Zula Bistro is the spot to visit on Saturday nights. Located right in downtown Cincinnati, it’s only a hop away from McCauly Crossing, one of The Connor Group’s luxury apartment homes in Cincinnati. You can’t go wrong with the Mussel Bars and Artisan Z Flat Breads. This modern OTR (Over the Rhine) restaurant will quickly become one of your favorites.
Via Vite Ristorante
Via Vite Risorante is an authentic Italian restaurant that will leave your taste buds spinning with its Tuscan-inspired recipes. They serve up fresh pizzas, fish dishes, pastas, salads, and a great wine selection. You can enjoy your meal with friends and family on the largest outdoor dining in downtown Cincinnati. They also have happy hour on weekdays from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Live Near All the Best Restaurants
The Connor Group luxury apartment homes in Cincinnati are just a few minutes away from tons of delicious restaurants. Whether you want a quick takeout meal or a good, sit-down home-cooked meal, there’s a place for you, your friends, and family.
In addition to all of the fun daytime activities in Cincinnati, there’s an equal amount of fun to be had when the sun goes down.
There are places to go when you want to have a girl’s night out, places to go when you want to get away with your loved one and even places to go when you want to find a new loved one! Here are some of the best spots for nightlife in Cincinnati.
1. The Roosevelt Room
The Roosevelt Room is a bar with a beautiful setting. It’s a great place to hang out with friends, go on a date or meet a potential mate. The stylish decor gives tribute to the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt. They serve unique craft cocktails and have a happy hour. The outdoor seating, fun D.J., and ambiance make this a great place to meet up with friends.
2. The Old Bag of Nails
Looking for a cute date night spot or even just a place to go hang out with friends? The Old Bag of Nails is the place to be. Don’t be confused by the name. This place is truly a gem. Local residents brag that this place has the best fish and chips around and it has a great atmosphere. Overall, this is a great place to catch a game, good food, and good times.
3. The Wise Owl
Come to The Wise Owl for a sophisticated night of wine, tapas, and live music. Known for being one of the best in Cincinnati for live music, performers play jazz, acoustic guitar, piano, and more. This is a great date spot for those looking to have a nice, relaxing yet romantic time out on the town.
TopGolf is a great place to come and have fun with friends and it’s not a bad place for singles to come and mingle either. You’ll have fun even if you’re not into playing golf. Knock a few balls into their massive green space or just chill out by the bar area, listen to cool tunes and meet new people. TopGolf is a great alternative to a bar or a lounge.
5. GoBananas Comedy Club
Looking for a place to have a good laugh? Check out the GoBananas Comedy Club. The tickets are cheap and the laughs are plentiful. At this comedy club, you’ll get to see amateurs and professionals alike. Want to try your skills on the stage? All you need to do is be able to bring 5 people to the show and you can sign up and be a comic too! Overall, this is another great date night idea or a great place to come have fun with friends.
6. The Pub Rookwood
If you want to test your trivia knowledge, The Pub Rockwood is your kind of place. There’s a pub quiz every Monday at 7:30 p.m., with prizes for the winners, and delicious British-inspired food every day of the week. Of course, no pub would be complete without craft beer. Rookwood also offers a selection of whiskeys and cocktails for the adventurous tipplers among you.
Cincinnati offers a multitude of activities to get you into the great outdoors. Whether you want to hang at the lake, visit a park, or ride your bike down a scenic trail, this city serves up options galore. Here are a few beautifully scenic places you just have to visit this year if you live in Cincinnati.
1. BB Riverboats
Get out on the water and have a truly unique experience on Cincinnati’s BB Riverboats. BB Riverboats has been Cincinnati’s official cruise line since 1979. Float down the Ohio River and see all the sights Cincinnati has to offer while gliding down the river on one of these graceful steamboats. Also, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while you learn about Cincinnati’s historic past, listen to a Dixieland jazz band, or take your little ones on a kids’ cruise that features fun options like movie screenings and an Ark Encounter with a replica of Noah’s Ark.
2. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
There’s so much to see when you visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Besides exotic animals and plants, we love their signature event, Breakfast with the Animals. Starting in May, you can sit with exotic animals while you sip coffee and eat from a breakfast buffet. Choose your favorite group of animals – have breakfast with the rhinos, lions, elephants, hippos or gorillas. The view of your favorite animal eating select treats in their environment while you eat your own breakfast is sure to make for a memorable experience.
3. Voice of America Metropark
Get ready for a day of fun when you visit the Voice of America Metropark. This park is located near West Chester Township, which is also conveniently located near The Connor Group’s luxury apartments and Cincinnati townhomes. This massive park hosts fields, a dog park, nine miles of trails and WiFi for those who want to be connected while out in nature.
4. Sharon Woods
If you want a beautiful place to get away and be with just yourself and nature, go to Sharon Woods. Sharon Woods is located in Sharonville which is just a short drive away from Wellington Place, McCauly Crossing and Somerset at Deerfield apartment homes. This is truly the perfect place to bring friends and family if you want to get a chance to see how beautiful Cincinnati really is. Sharon Woods features a 2.6-mile multipurpose trail along with two other short but scenic trails. It also has a two-story, indoor play area for children and picnic areas complete with catering services.
5. Bella Balloons Hot Air Balloon Company
Ready for an unforgettable outdoor activity? How about a hot air balloon ride? That’s just what you can get when you visit the Bella Balloons Hot Air Balloon Company. Soar above the Little Miami River Valley with these one-hour hot air balloon rides. You can book a romantic flight at sunset or sunrise or go in the middle of the day with your friends. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to see a truly unique view of Cincinnati.
6. The Nature Trails Outside The Connor Group’s Luxury Apartment Homes
While all the places above are great places to get outside and see Cincinnati’s natural beauty from land, water or sky, when you live at one of The Connor Group’s properties, you don’t have to venture far to see scenic places. All three of The Connor Group’s apartments and townhomes in Cincinnati feature outdoor areas where you can walk, enjoy a refreshing lake or pool, or just sit and reflect.
Cincinnati’s rich cultural heritage makes it one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the Midwest. American Indians, Germans, Scotch-Irish, Irish, and Dutch all lay claim to the city. At one time, Cincinnati was thought to hold the second largest community of Hungarians and the largest community of Slovaks in the world.
With such a diverse population, it’s no wonder this city serves up unique cultural opportunities that will take your breath away. In Cincinnati’s museums and other cultural venues, you get the opportunity to see world-renowned art and experience culture you can’t find anywhere else.
Cincinnati’s unique flavor will leave you wanting for more. Ready to get started? Here are five cultural experiences in Cincinnati you don’t want to miss.
1. Cincinnati Art Museum
Ready to experience art that spans 6,000 years? Then check out the Cincinnati Art Museum where they host a diverse art collection that features more than 67,000 works of art. The museum also features traveling art exhibits from across the country and abroad. Check out the museum’s calendar of events for an opportunity to support one of their fundraisers or community outreach programs.
2. Heritage Village Museum
The Heritage Village Museum will transport you back in time to a simpler life. It’s a living history museum that shows visitors exactly how life was in Ohio in the early 1800s. Not only can you see history come alive at this unique museum, you can also watch one of their Vintage Baseball teams play, take in a Civil War reenactment, or sign the kids up for one of the museum’s hands-on classes.
3. Cincinnati Museum Center at the Cincinnati Union Terminal
Come see a Cincinnati icon at the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Cincinnati Union Terminal. As one of the last remaining train stations, the Union Terminal is a huge part of Cincinnati’s history. It played a big role in the city’s development by providing fast, economical transportation. The train station, which opened in 1933, has welcomed soldiers home from World War II and has been home to three museums and a library. Marvel at the terminal’s Art Deco-style architecture when you walk into its enormous half-dome. This beautiful and historic terminal is undergoing restorations and will reopen May 2018.
4. Loveland Castle Museum
Walk straight into a fairytale book when you visit the Loveland Castle Museum. Come visit a real castle in Cincinnati and take in all of the splendor it has to offer. Guests can go for free on special days or for very affordably at $5 a ticket during normal operating hours. Tours are self-guided, there’s food and drink available and guests are even able to rent out the castle for special events!
5. Cincinnati Ballet
Visit the Cincinnati Ballet and be prepared for a feast for both eyes and ears. Cincinnati Ballet recruits some of the best ballet dancers from all over the world to put on magical performances. Past performances have included the Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Cincinnati Culture Right Around the Corner
If you have thirst to experience Cincinnati’s finest cultural events, then living right around the corner will give you the best opportunity to do so. The Conner Group’s luxury apartment homes and townhomes in Cincinnati will place you right in the middle of the action. Wellington Place, McCauly Crossing and Somerset at Deerfield are all close to Cincinnati’s finest museums and cultural attractions.
Cincinnati is a kid’s dream come true. With first-rate water parks, zip-lines, and the second-oldest zoo in the United States, this city’s got everything you need for nonstop fun all year round. Whether your kids want to hop, bop, wiggle, or giggle, there’s a place in Cincinnati for them.
1. Kings Island Amusement Park
Kings Island opens in April. This amazing and fun-filled theme park is filled with roller coasters and water rides. In addition to the thrilling rides, they also have special events such as shows, community appreciation days, and even a camping weekend. Season passes may be in order when you live so close by in one of The Connor Group’s luxury apartment homes!
2. Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park/hotel that is your one-stop shop for entertainment—rain or shine. The 79,000-square-foot water park is appropriate for all ages and features a lazy river, rip-roaring water slides, and a wave pool, plus a splash area for little ones.
There’s also daily Story Time in the lobby and a fun seek-and-find MagiQuest where kids try to find hidden clues using their own special magic wand. For parents, there’s a relaxing spa and some delicious dining opportunities, as well as an in-hotel babysitting service for when you need some alone time.
3. The Beach Waterpark
When it’s hot outside, The Beach Waterpark is the place to go. The 35-acre waterpark has a zip-line, numerous slides, a heated wave pool, and an indoor arcade. They have live music on Sundays, and offer swimming lessons, birthday packages, and special events hosting upon request. With authentic white ocean sand, crashing waves, and palm trees, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island.
4. Ozone Zipline Adventures
Ozone Zipline Adventures has an adventure waiting for you and your family! Zip over the canopy of the Little Miami River Valley on their 45-foot tall zip tower. They offer four different types of zip-lining tours and one includes night zip-lining for the super adventurous. These thrilling rides are sure to please the entire family. Try something new and zip along to Ozone Zipline Adventures.
5. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a beautiful and wondrous place to take your kids in the summer months. Let them discover gorillas, lions, rhinos, giraffes, meerkats, manatees, and elephants. Then, you and your loved ones can go and seek out beautiful and exotic plants and flowers from all over the world in the botanical gardens! Make sure to go visit when they’re having one of their special events.
6. Newport Aquarium
Any day is a good day to go to Newport Aquarium. See Mighty Mike, the largest American alligator outside of Florida, meet a giant octopus, giggle at the antics of the resident penguins, or pet a sting ray. Open year-round, the aquarium offers kids (and adults) hours of fun and learning.
Tickets go fast, so be sure to reserve yours ahead of your visit, or just buy an annual pass so you can stop in whenever you please.
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