Summer in Cincinnati
Cincinnati offers a wide range of activities and experiences for all our guests. We’ve provided some of the more popular attractions around town.
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When In Cincinnati…
- Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal – 1301 Western Avenue
Omnimax Theater, Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History and Science
- Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum – The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is located on the west side of Great American Ball Park along Joe Nuxhall Way.
Experience the rich history of the Cincinnati Reds
- Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens – 3400 Vine Street
The Cincinnati Zoo was recently rated the number one attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation.
- Cincinnati Art Museum – 953 Eden Park Drive
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years.
- Fountain Square
Fountain Square is the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Located at the corner of Fifth and Vine Streets in the middle of downtown, Fountain Square is a public space where Cincinnatians gather, celebrate and connect as a city. Presiding over the Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati.
- Kings Island – Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
With more than 80 world-class rides, shows, and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of thrills and family attractions.
- Newport on the Levee – 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
The Newport on the Levee, nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, offers a mega-entertainment complex featuring restaurants, shops, cinemas and nightlife. Next door sits the world-renown Newport Aquarium featuring more than 11,000 dangerous, bizarre and beautiful creatures.
Restaurants and Shopping
- Surrey Square
From Dana Avenue, turn left onto Montgomery Road; continue on Montgomery Road for a mile. The shopping complex is on the right.
- KFC/Taco Bell, Papa John’s Pizza, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Subway, Skyline Chili, Chipotle, Cici’s Pizza
- Kroger (Groceries), US Bank, Marshall’s, Walgreens, Radio Shack
- Rookwood Commons
Follow Dana Avenue east (take a left onto Dana from either Ledgewood or Victory and cross Montgomery) to reach I-71 North. Take I-71 North to Exit 6 (Smith/Edwards Road) - one exit away from campus. Take a right off the exit and the shopping center is there.
- Buca Di Beppo, PF Chang’s, China Bistro, Max & Erma’s, J. Alexander’s, The Pub, Yagoot, Five Guys Burgers & Fries
- Banana Republic, GAP / Old Navy, White House/Black Market, AT&T Wireless, Whole Foods Market, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Bed, Bath & Beyond, T-Mobile, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor, Charming Charlie’s
- Rookwood Pavilion
Rookwood Pavilion is located just behind Rookwood Commons (see directions above).
- Potbelly Sandwich Works, Don Pablo’s, First Watch (Brunch), Boston Market, Starbucks, Donato’s Pizza, Longhorn Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Wine Guy Bistro, Rusty Bucket
- Supercuts, TJ Maxx, Shoe Carnival, Nordstrom Rack, Joseph Beth Booksellers, Stein Mart, Home Goods, Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa
- Hyde Park Plaza
From Dana Avenue, continue across Montgomery Road past the entrance for I-71 North. Make a right turn on Edwards Road and an immediate left turn at the light (Wasson Road). Continue past the first light on Paxton Avenue. Kroger will be on your right - turn into this area.
- Panera Bread, Smoothie King, Chipotle, Bruegger’s Bagels, Taco Casa, City Barbeque, Servatti Bakery, Starbucks, TGIFridays, McDonald’s, Jersey Mikes Subs, Fuji House, 1st Wok
- Kroger (Groceries), Walgreens, Funke Fired Arts (Pottery)