Find the best deals on hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Travelocity. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, you can find an elegant, affordable room in this popular destination. A great place for vacationing families, "Cincy" houses many local attractions and museums that are definitely worth a visit once you're in the area. Choose from a wide assortment of Cincinnati hotels with Travelocity to find the right room for your trip, compare prices, ratings, and reviews, and align your stay with your itinerary. Plan on visiting at least one of the many great attractions in the area while you're there.
The Top Ten Attractions to See During Your Stay in Cincy
- The Cincinnati Art Museum holds a great display of master works with a constantly revolving set of world-renowned exhibitions. Look for hotels in downtown Cincinnati, near the Ohio River, for a short tip to this essential attraction. Within walking distance is the beautiful Taft Museum of Art, which houses fine arts and many notable European works.
- The Cincinnati Music Hall is a breathtaking, essential part of any trip to Cincinnati. Hotels further inland, near Washington Park, will be in closer proximity to this historic building. You can either take a walking tour of this facility or take part in one of the many events in the area. The facility is the home of the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Cincinnati Opera. Viewing a high-class event like this should definitely be on your to-do list.
- Sports fans can also find a home here. Make sure you have tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Root, root, root for the home team; this travel destination hits it out of the park! If you don't happen to be in town during a ballgame, you can always visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. The "kings of the Queen City" have been beloved by locals since 1869. There's also an interactive section of the museum where you can take the game into your own hands.
- Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is not just one museum. It's the home of the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, and the Duke Energy Children's Museum. Get a guided tour of the Geier Collections & Research Center, or watch a huge film at the Omnimax Theater. This facility, housed inside the historic Union Terminal, is a must-go for any family looking at hotels in Cincinnati, OH.
- Another great attraction for families is the Cincinnati Zoo. View an animal encounter show that can stress the importance of conservation. The facility houses everything from gorillas to peacocks to cheetahs to tarantulas to manatees. The zoo is actually the second-oldest in America, and the gardens outside of the zoo are gorgeous. They are the perfect place to take a walk. Closer to the coast is the similarly beautiful Krohn Conservatory, which houses many different plants as well as a huge assortment of butterflies.
- Check out the bright lights of the American Sign Museum. This interesting and fascinating look into American history encourages us to view the things that were meant to draw us in. These glowing, smiling, and often blinking lights outline not only the businesses they want to represent but various stages in American history. Visit the facility, or better yet, schedule an event there.
- Cincinnati was centrally important in the move toward the abolition of slavery in America. Even before the war, Ohio residents had set up a very integrated network of safe houses to give slaves safe passage to Canada. In fact, only about an hour from Cincinnati was where the Underground Railroad earned its name, when a slave named Tice Davids swam across the Ohio River and escaped an angry slave owner as if "he gone off on an underground railroad." Today, you can learn about those efforts, the legacy the Underground Railroad has left, and the modern need to help abolish slavery in many areas of the world at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. You can also join in on the American Legacy Tours to see the city's literal underground.
- If you want to both learn about the past and wonder about the future, you can also visit the Cincinnati Observatory. Gaze into the stars at this fully functioning 19th century observatory. Join in on a public event such as late-night stargazing or eclipse viewings. This place has been called "the birthplace of American astronomy" and has been open to public since its creation in 1842. Look for hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the eastern side of the city for a convenient spot.
- Findlay Market is a must-go local for any food fanatic. It's the longest running continuously operated public market in Ohio. It's one of the oldest institutions on this list. The farmers' market encourages farm-to-table eating and also hosts local musicians and crafters on weekends. If you don't have a chance to visit, be sure to check out a local favorite restaurant like Eli's BBQ, Nada, Senate Pub, or The Eagle OTR.
- There are a lot of great events happening in downtown Cincinnati. Hotels are often booked well in advance for the Flying Pig Marathon. You can also find many different festivals happening at Fountain Square. While you are in the city, try to catch a show at the Cincinnati Playhouse. It's a great local production group performing great classics.
Book your hotel stay online with Travelocity today! Cincy is a great city year-round, but to avoid snow, you may not want to visit during January to March. Summer is the favorite time for tourists, as the city is bustling with activity, fun events, and many walking tour groups. However, Cincinnati is a beautiful sight in the fall. The last two weeks of September are ideal for leaf-peeping. Whenever you plan on attending, know that you can also find great vacation packages to Cincinnati on Travelocity. Vacation packages roll up your hotel stay, flight, and car rental into one cheap deal. Find the best price today!