People visiting Cincinnati have a number of exciting activities to choose from when deciding what to do while in town. According to Tripadvisor and the U.S. News & World Report , Cincinnati’s most popular attractions include:
- Visiting the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
- Catching a Cincinnati Reds game at the Great American Ballpark
- Exploring art, history and culture at the Cincinnati Art Museum , the Contemporary Arts Center , National Underground Railroad Freedom Center American Sign Museum or Cincinnati Museum Center
- Walking across the Purple People Bridge into Newport, Kentucky.
- >Hiking through 40 miles of walking paths in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
- Shopping and dining at Findlay Market in Over the Rhine
- Experiencing hundreds of exotic and local plants at the Krohn Conservatory and >Eden Park<
- Riding world-famous roller coasters at Kings Island<
- Strolling along the riverfront at sunset at Smale Riverfront Park
The top activities and events for Xavier students include:
- Visiting shops and restaurants at nearby Hyde Park Square or Findlay Market
- Attending outdoor concerts at Riverbend Music Center
- Viewing the annual Labor Day fireworks festival
- Enjoying the nation's largest Oktoberfest celebration or Findlay Market
- Shopping at Kenwood Towne Centre and Rookwood Commons
- Cheering the >Xavier men's and women's basketball teams on to victory
- >Eating >Skyline Chili Graeter's Ice Cream and LaRosa's Pizza
- Enjoying events, dining and shopping at Newport on the Levee
- Experiencing music, shopping, food and dancing at Fountain Square
- Exploring Cincinnati Parks , including more than 70 parks and 34 nature preserves
- Going to a professional football game, baseball game or soccer match.
Find more things to do in Cincinnati by exploring nearby Cincinnati neighborhoods (link) and discovering ways to get around (link).
Occasionally, the weather in Cincinnati can be unpredictable. While rare, floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms do occasionally occur in the area, typically during the spring and summer seasons. All Xavier students are notified via campus safety communications before and during inclement weather scenarios.
Cincinnati, Ohio experienced tremendous growth during the four decades following its initial settlement in 1788. During the 1790s, the area was home to more than 700 settlers. By 1820, one year after Cincinnati had been officially chartered as a city, the population had risen to nearly 10,000 people. This sudden influx of traditions, trades and ideas fostered a community centered on arts and commerce unlike any other in what was then known as the American west.
In 1819, Ed. B. Cooke wrote in the Inquisitor and Cincinnati Advertiser, "The City is, indeed, justly styled the fair Queen of the West: distinguished for order, enterprise, public spirit, and liberality, she stands the wonder of an admiring world." According to the Cincinnati Museum Center, by 1820, citizens, extremely proud of their city, were referring to it as The Queen City or The Queen of the West.