City Spotlight: Cincinnati

Frontdesk welcomes you to Cincinnati, OH! The “Queen City,” also nicknamed “Cincy,” is located in the southwest corner of Ohio, just across the river from Kentucky. Cincinnati is most well known for its sports teams, unique chili, and internet sensation Fiona the Hippo, but it has a lot more to offer visitors. Keep reading to learn more about what to do, where to eat, and how to get around Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Neighborhoods

The Banks

The Banks is an entertainment district on the riverfront in Cincinnati. The area is bookended by the Paul Brown Stadium to the west and Great American Ballpark to the east. It is part of a multi-year development initiative that will continue to add more restaurants, shops, and bars.


Downtown Cincinnati is the central business district of the city. Downtown has a wide variety of things to do, including cultural attractions, shopping, and top restaurants.

Mount Adams

The neighborhood is known for Eden Park, which has walking paths and views of the Ohio River views. Here you will also find the Krohn Conservatory, home to exotic plants and butterflies, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

West End

This neighborhood is located northwest of downtown. The area is largely residential and you can find historic buildings and lavish mansions.


Over-the-Rhine is a historic neighborhood with well-preserved 19th-century buildings. It was once a working-class German neighborhood that has been revitalized in recent years. It is now home to craft breweries, hip gastropubs, trendy bars, and Findlay Market.

Things to do in Cincinnati

There are many fun things to see and do in Cincinnati. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there is a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, offering something for everyone!

Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo

Having opened in 1875, the Cincinnati Zoo is the second-oldest in the United States. It was also named the top zoo in North America in 2019 by USA Today. The zoo houses over 500 animals and 3,000 plant species, including Martha, the last living passenger pigeon, Incas, the last living Carolina parakeet, and Fiona, the internet-famous baby hippo.

Newport Aquarium