With so much to see and do, it is easy to see why Cincinnati is a popular travel destination for people of all ages. For those who appreciate art and history, we’ve got a few stops to add to your travel itinerary next time you are in the area.
Rookwood Pottery Their flagship store is downtown and currently tours of the factory are only offered on Fridays, with reservations and tickets needed in advance. rookwood.com
Eden Park and Krohn Conservatory Eden Park sits high on a cliff overlooking the Ohio River, offering a beautiful view. The park itself is small and open to the public with a small pond and statues gifted to the city.
Browse in the Valley Thrift and St. Vincent de Paul stores, which offer plenty of secondhand treasures. Valley Thrift is conveniently located next door to St. Vincent de Paul on Reading Road heading north out of the city, and on the way to IKEA.
Check out The Mercantile Library on Walnut Street in the Mercantile Library Building. It was established in 1835 by a group of Cincinnati merchants and has over 80,000 volumes in its collection, including a book dating to 1614. The library is also one of the oldest public art collections in the city. (by Carrie Vittitoe)
If you enjoy a good walking tour, American Legacy Tours located on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine offers several cool ones, including the Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour, which allows visitors a peek at some of the underground tunnels that 19th century brewing companies used in the making of their products. (by Carrie Vittitoe)
Parking in Cincinnati
The city has an app called Cincy EZPark. When visiting areas downtown where street parking and small parking lots are available, I highly recommend downloading this app before going. If you don’t want to walk or park, the Cincinnati Bell Connector offers free streetcar rides throughout The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.
By Melissa Donald
P.S. Check out where to stay and other things to do in Cincinnati.