Located where Ohio borders Kentucky at the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers sits the beautiful city of Cincinnati. Surrounded by ambitious architectural projects, the Queen City has a long list of activities both indoors and out that are perfect for getting out of the house. Here, we will look at some of the best attractions the city has to offer.
Since at least as early as the 1800s, professional theater has operated in Cincinnati. The professional companies based in the city include The Performance Gallery, Cincinnati Public Theatre, the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Clear Stage Cincinnati, Cincinnati Opera, Stage First Cincinnati, and more. The Aronoff Center regularly hosts touring Broadway shows via Broadway Across America.
Having first been settled in 1788 and considered the first purely American city, Cincinnati is steeped in history. One popular destination for reliving history is the William Howard Taft National Historic Site located in the house where President Taft was born and raised. It was built in 1835 and now showcases many exhibits. Heritage Village Museum is located in Sharon Woods Park and features a recreated 1800s Southwestern Ohio community.
Cincinnati offers a variety of ways to get out and enjoy the nice weather. The eight-acre Hauck Botanical Gardens is open daily. It is free of charge to explore the 900 types of shrubs and trees on the grounds. Eden Park is home to a number of city landmarks and attractions. The Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, and Playhouse in the Park are found here. Other parks are Buttercup Valley & Parker's Woods, Rapid Run Park, and Bellevue Hill Park.
Cincinnati has teams in the National Football league and Major League Baseball. The Cincinnati Bengals football team have made it to the Super Bowl twice but are still looking for their first win. The Cincinnati Reds host the first opener in baseball each year and have a long storied history. Though the city no longer has a professional basketball team, they have two very successful college teams: the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier Musketeers.
There are dozens of annual cultural events and fairs in Cincinnati. The largest Oktoberfest celebration in the nation takes place in Cincinnati. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati attracts half a million people every year in late September. During Labor Day weekend, Riverfest is just as popular featuring one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest. Other events include the Cincinnati Flower Show, MidPoint Music Festival, Bockfest, and more.
Exploring all that Cincinnati has to offer can be overwhelming for some. Fortunately, there are several methods for unwinding. Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa is the perfect place to pamper yourself with nail and hair treatments. The Woodhouse Day Spa features therapeutic massages while you enjoy an adult beverage. For these reasons and more, Cincinnati is one of the most enjoyable cities to call home.
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