This sturdy town along the banks of a powerful river and surrounded by mountains is pure Americana.
If you want to see America, feel America, eat and breathe America, you’ll find it right here in Cincinnati. This town has got something intangible, which you’ll feel when you walk along the classy neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Mt. Adams.
Cincinnati doesn’t really do glitz and glamor, but it sure does neon. Feel your eyes watering? Then you must have made your way to the American Sign Museum. Yes, that’s really a thing. Put on your sunglasses, because your retinas are in for a ride as you gaze upon glowing neon signs from the past. Want a few other things to do in Cincinnati? Well, you could always enjoy the happening nightlife at the chic bars scattered along Mt. Adams…but personally, we suggest you knock off a few more entries on your weird museums bucket list—you have one of those, right?
Cincinnati is your crazy museum nirvana. Once you pull yourself away from the American Sign Museum (take your time), follow it up with the Cincinnati Fire Museum and then cap off your trip at the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum. Okay, technically the ventriloquist museum is in nearby Fort Mitchell, but will that stop you from filling up on a lifetime’s worth of nightmare fodder? We didn’t think so.
Speaking of fodder, if you’re still wondering what to do in Cincinnati, sit down for a bite. The chili will definitely put some hair on your chest (you too, ladies). The local delicacy is the “Five-Way,” a don’t-you-dare-show-me-the-calorie-count spaghetti dish slathered with cheese, beans, onion, and chili. If your future self built a time machine just to kick you for over-indulging in the Five-Way, perhaps you’d better stick to Queen City’s other famous treat, the Goetta, a pork and oats breakfast sausage.
Sound tasty? If you grab one of our Cincinnati vacation packages, you can put your mouth where your mouth is and compete in a goetta eating contest, part of the annual Goetta Fest the city hosts each year in August. Happy food shoveling!