Pictured: Cincinnati Zoo (left) and Incline Public House (right)

Insider's Guide to Cincinnati USA

New or native, Cincinnati USA residents are proud of what we have to offer. Our local insiders are Livin' in the Cin every day and want to share with you their passion for our unique river region. From tips 'n' tricks for enjoying popular attractions and events to the hottest new date-night restaurants to places perfect for kids, they're sharing their picks from a local point of view.

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Meet the Insiders

These Cincinnati USA experts have their fingers on the pulse of the local scene. View All

  • Laura and David Arnold, Cincinnati Nomerati
    Cincinnati Nomerati
    By day, Laura and David are a public relations pro and a director of web development. By night,...
  • Heather Johnson, The Food Hussy
    The Food Hussy
    Heather Johnson has been blogging since 2008 and started out with restaurant reviews in Cincinnati...
  • Thadd Fiala, Thadd and Friends
    Thadd+Friends
    Designer/photographer/blogger living and working in downtown Cincinnati.
  • Katie Scheper, The Little Things
    The Little Things
    Katie and her husband, Michael, have four fabulous kids: Ella, Max, Sam and Henry. They enjoy...
  • Cody Sowers, Outside Cincy
    Outside Cincy
    Cody normally finds himself exploring the outdoors, either with his bicycle, his kids, his camera...
  • Erin Woiteshek, A Bird and a Bean
    A Bird and a Bean
    Erin was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. She loves her neighborhood and after moving away for...
  • Ronny Salerno, Queen City Disco(very)
    Queen City Disco(very)
    Ronny Salerno is a freelance photographer based out of Cincinnati, OH. A graduate of Northern...
  • Kelly Painter, CincyMusic.com
    CincyMusic.com
    Kelly Painter Kampsen is a local photographer and Photo Editor of Cincymusic.com, a website...
  • Nedra McDaniel, Adventure Mom
    Adventure Mom
    Nedra loves thrill rides, trying new restaurants, taking tours, art, being outside, coffee, and...
  • Ann Senefeld, Digging Cincinnati History
    Digging Cincinnati History
    Ann Senefeld is a Cincinnati native who shares her passion for her hometown and its wonderful...
  • Julie Niesen Gosdin, Wine Me Dine Me
    Wine Me Dine Me
    Julie Niesen Gosdin writes Wine Me, Dine Me, Cincinnati’s top food, restaurant and lifestyle blog.
  • Shannan Boyer, Family Friendly Cincinnati
    Family Friendly Cincinnati
    Founded by Shannan Boyer in 2009, Family Friendly Cincinnati is Greater Cincinnati's largest...
  • Courtney Phenicie, CincyMusic.com
    CincyMusic.com
    Courtney Phenicie is a writer and Editor in Chief of CincyMusic.com, a local music resource...
  • Paige Malott, Cincy Whimsy
    Cincy Whimsy
    A Cincinnati native, Paige is an avid urban explorer who enjoys history museums, Art Deco...
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Julie is a proud resident and avid promoter of all things Cincinnati USA! Raised in Ft. Wright in...
  • Amber Potter
    Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Amber was born and raised in Cincinnati USA. She loves eating soft pretzels at Cincinnati Reds...

Trip Ideas and Inspiration

The Livin' in the Cin Insiders share their favorite things to see and do in Cincinnati USA - from a local point of view!

8 dazzling light displays in Cincinnati USA

The holidays are a-glow here in Cincinnati USA. These annual events provide plenty of ways brighten up the season!

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Warm up with the best soup and chili in Cincinnati USA

The air is chilly. The wind is brisk. It's soup weather, people, and I love nothing more than soup weather! Here are some of our favorites.

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8 Cincinnati and NKY tours to add to your "must do" list

Head underground, on the water, or on the field to learn more about the history and heritage of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky during these tours of the town.

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5 Taquerias to Try

Taquerias are popping up all over Cincinnati, and there's something delicious to try at all of them. Here's a taqueria tour of favorite dishes at my top five!

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Take a Hike: 10 family-friendly hiking spots

Explore new places, breathe in fresh air and spend quality time with family during outdoor hiking adventures around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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Picture this! Snapshots of Cincinnati USA

Freeze frame! I was challenged to share photos that show off the Cincinnati USA region while representing five different words: Water, Happy, Colorful, Energy and History.

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Affordable adventures along Kentucky's Route 8

Family Friendly Cincinnati takes the kids for outdoor fun along Route 8 in Northern Kentucky - and all for less than $50!

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