75 Fun Things To Do In Cincinnati

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Located on the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a booming city full of great eats, festivals, sports and more. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in all areas of the city and during all seasons. Here’s 75 of our favorites that you should check out the next time you’re in town for the weekend.

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Get an up-close view of gorillas and white tigers at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Great American Ball Park

Take yourself out to the ball game at Great American Ball Park

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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

See spring in bloom at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Unfold Cincinnati’s history at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Smale Riverfront Park

Wade through the water at Smale Riverfront Park

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Roebling Suspension Bridge

Walk across Roebling Suspension Bridge for a breath-taking view of the city

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Krohn Conservatory

Enjoy a magical and romantic evening at Krohn by Candlelight at Krohn Conservatory

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Fountain Square

Grab your dancing shoes and head to Fountain Square on Thursday evenings for “Salsa on the Square”

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Horseshoe Casino

Hit the jackpot at Horseshoe Casino

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Eden Park

Get back in touch with nature at Eden Park

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Delve into American history at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Houdini's Room Escape

Explore your inner Indiana Jones at Houdini’s Room Escape

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Cincinnati Art Museum

Brush up on your knowledge of American & European art at Cincinnati Art Museum

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Carew Tower

Flock to the observation deck of the Carew Tower for a wonderful view of the city

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Riverwalk

Take a scenic walk of the Cincinnati skyline at Riverwalk

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Cincinnati Escape Room

Explore your inner Sherlock Holmes at Cincinnati Escape Room

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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Think Notre Dame but in Covington instead of Paris at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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The Garage OTR

Take a fun segway tour with The Garage OTR

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Mount Adams

Spend an everning with sweeping views of the city at Mount Adams

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Coney Island

Watch the hot air balloons light up the sky at Coney Island’s “Balloon Glow”

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Paul Brown Stadium

Splish & splash all day long at Sunlite Pool, the world’s largest recirculating swimming pool

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Anderson Ferry

Take a round trip across Ohio river with Anderson Ferry

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Rhinegeist Brewery

Play games with fellow beer drinkers at Rhinegeist Brewery

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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Get to know a former president at William Howard Taft National Historic Site

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American Sign Museum

Step back in time at the American Sign Museum

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Full Throttle Indoor Karting

Experience the thrills and excitement of competitive racing at Full Throttle Indoor Karting

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Washington Park

Join a weekend workout class at Washington Park

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Findlay Market

Bargain with vendors at Findlay Market

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Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center

Choose among 1200 games at Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade

Play some arcade games at 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

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Beechmont Rollarena

Lace up your skates and scoot over to Beechmont Rollarena for some roller skating

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The Place Retro Arcade

Relive your youth at The Place Retro Arcade

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Watch a live musical performance at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

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Kenwood Towne Centre

Explore some high end stores at Kenwood Towne Centre

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Cincinnati Food Tours

Taste your way through some of Cincinnati’s most historic neighborhoods through a guided walking tour with Cincinnati Food Tours

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Flavors of the Queen City

Get yourself full from belly to brain with a fun walking tour with Flavors of the Queen City

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Duke Energy Convention Center

Attend International Wine Festival at Duke Energy Convention Center

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Batsakes Hat Shop

Excite your Hat’s love at Batsakes Hat Shop

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Pedal Wagon - Cincinnati Tours

Experience the ultimate group party bike with Pedal Wagon – Cincinnati Tours

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Contemporary Arts Center

Take in the great interactive art at Contemporary Arts Center

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Modern Metal Art Gallery by Nicholas Yust

Feed your art enthusiasm at Modern Metal Art Gallery by Nicholas Yust

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Urban Eden

Get something local, funky and fun to gift at Urban Eden

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The Runway's Edge

Cultivate your personal style at The Runway’s Edge

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Get inspired by the music at Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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Winton Woods Park

Introduce kids to nature at Winton Woods Park

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US Bank Arena

Get enchanted by a live hockey game at US Bank Arena

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Cincy Brew Bus

Enjoy a brooze cruise on the Cincy Brew Bus

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Mount Airy Forest

Hike a trail out at Mount Airy Forest

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Plum Street Temple

Observe European moorish splendor in Cincinnati with Plum Street Temple

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Bye Bye Liver: The Cincinnati Drinking Play

Have some laughs at Bye Bye Liver: The Cincinnati Drinking Play

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RockQuest Climbing Center

Conquer your fear of heights at RockQuest Climbing Center

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Pedego Cincinnati

Ride along with others for a guided tour of the city at Pedego Cincinnati

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Mio Vino

Experience fine wines in a cozy atmosphere at Mio Vino

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The Mercantile Library

Feel the peace at The Mercantile Library

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American Legacy Tours

Enjoy a brooze cruise on the American Legacy Tours

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Cincinnati Heritage Programs Walking Tours

Take a guided walking tour with Cincinnati Heritage Programs Walking Tours

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Craft Connection Brewery Tours

Experience Cincinnati’s Brewery Renaissance with Craft Connection Brewery Tours

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Riverbend Music Center

See a live concert at Riverbend Music Center

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Duck Creek Antiques

Wander around Duck Creek Antiques to collect some antiques

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Pebble Creek Golf Course

Play golf at lush green Pebble Creek Golf Course

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Beech Creek Golf Course

Play a round of golf at Beech Creek Golf Course

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Mantra Massage and BodywoRX

Revitalize your senses with Mantra Massage and BodywoRX

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Haunted Cincinnati Tours

Zap some energy into your weekend routine with Haunted Cincinnati Tours

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Stratus Helicopters

Marvel at the beauty of Cincinnati from the Sky with Stratus Helicopters

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Ault Park

Take a deep breath in the serenity of Ault Park

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Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

Take part in Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

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Funke Fired Arts

Foster your creativity at Funke Fired Arts

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Fifty West Brewery

Eat, Drink, Play soccer at Fifty West Brewery

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Caldwell Nature Preserve

Hike the trails through the woods at Caldwell Nature Preserve

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The Dinner Detective

Unfold the mystery while having dinner at The Dinner Detective

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Flamingo Air Sightseeing Tours

Soar high above Cincinnati for spectacular aerial views of the city with Flamingo Air Sightseeing Tours

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Lunken Playfield Loop

Run, walk or bike through the loops at Lunken Playfield Loop

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Know Theatre

Embrace the electric atmosphere inside the Know Theatre

There’s literally things to do in Cincinnati on every corner! But it’s possible we missed something. Make sure you send us any suggestions if we left out your favorite place!

Can’t get enough? Don’t forget to check out all of the other places to see in the great state of Ohio! Browse all of the things to do in Columbus and then while you’re at it see some amazing places in Cleveland!