Things to Do in Cincinnati, OH

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In a city with over 300,000 people, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to explore. Located on the Ohio River, Cincinnati is known for its frigid winters and historical 19th-century architecture, but that’s not all! Whether you’re a local or visitor, there’s plenty to experience in The Nati. Check out Alfa Romeo of Dayton‘s picks for some of the best things to do in Cincinnati, OH this weekend — or whenever!

Findlay Market

If you’re looking for free things to do in Cincinnati, Findlay Market is the oldest continuously operated market in the state. You can attend Tuesday through Sunday — be it summer, fall, winter, or spring. Shop fresh produce and unique products, while enjoying the acts put on by street performers.

Location: 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Observatory

There’s no shortage of things to do in Cincinnati at night, but if you’re looking for a quiet spot to share with someone special, the Cincinnati Observatory is perfect. Watch the stars through the world’s oldest telescope, and explore the changes in nebulas, star clusters, and planets from season to season.

Location: 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH

Smale Riverfront Park

Looking for a great place to take the kids? Smale Riverfront Park is divided into two levels: Schmidlapp Event Lawn (in the upper level) and the lower level within the floodplain. You’ll find pathways throughout the park that take you down to the edge of the Ohio. From serene paths to exercise pipes to fountains you can play in, there’s tons of fun to be had at Smale Riverfront Park.

Location: West Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH

American Sign Museum

One of Cincinnati’s hidden gems, the American Sign Museum takes visitors back in time — spanning 100 years’ worth of American signage. The 20,000-square-foot museum showcases the most interesting and visually impressive commercial signs and provides insight into the history of American commerce and culture. Admission is $15 per adult and they’re open Wednesday through Sunday.

Location: 1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH

Great American Ball Park

The Great American Ball Park is the home of the Cincinnati Reds — the U.S.’s oldest major league baseball team. Have a sports fan in the family? Surprise them with tickets and make it a fun event for the whole family! Explore the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, then catch a game while snacking on a Cincinnati “Hot” Frybox with fries, hot chicken tenders, pickle slaw, and ranch dressing.

Location: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theater performing classic works from Shakespeare, Dickens, Coward, and more, bringing the classics to a modern crowd. Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, and 1984 are just a few highlights from their most recent season. Be sure to catch them again this summer at various parks throughout the city for Shakespeare in the Park!

Location: 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH

Get More Suggestions for Cincinnati Things to Do from Alfa Romeo of Dayton!

Whether you’re looking for exciting things do in Cincinnati this weekend, things to do for the holiday season, or lush outdoor parks to explore, the locals at Alfa Romeo of Dayton can help! Explore our guide to Xenia, OH for more great tips or to learn more about things to do in nearby areas, such as the best restaurants in Beavercreek. Feel free to contact us, or visit us from Dayton and Bellbrook today.

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