Insider's Guide to Cincinnati USA

New or native, Cincinnati USA residents are proud of what we have to offer. Our local insiders 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

  • John David Back, Cincinnati USA Insider
    John David Back
    John enjoys loud and opinionated conversations, the arts, literature, a vague level of fitness, and...
  • Emily Lloyd, Cincinnati USA Insider
    Emily loves exploring everything in Cincinnati USA. Her favorite things are the “Cincinnati in...
  • Hannah Regan, Cincinnati USA Insider
    Hannah grew up in Northern Kentucky and now attends Miami University. She is a typical broke...
  • Crystal L. Kendrick
    The Voice of Your Customer
    Crystal has been a resident of Cincinnati USA for most of her life. She enjoys the local arts,...
  • Laura Hoevener, Adventures Around Cincinnati
    Adventures Around Cincinnati
    Laura Hoevener loves to encourage families to spend time together while discovering the many hidden...
  • Terri Weeks, Adventures Around Cincinnati
    Adventures Around Cincinnati
    Terri Weeks is a Cincinnati-based travel writer and one of the authors of Adventures Around...
  • 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 is the Food Hussy, and she knows her way around Cincinnati. She's your expert for...
  • Thadd Fiala, Cincinnati USA Insider
    Designer/photographer/blogger living in Northside and working in downtown Cincinnati.
  • Katie Scheper
    The Little Things
    Katie and her husband, Michael, have four fabulous kids: Ella, Max, Sam and Henry. They enjoy...
  • 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...
  • Kelly Painter,
    Kelly Painter Kampsen is a local photographer and Photo Editor of, a website...
  • Nedra McDaniel, Adventure Mom
    Adventure Mom
    Nedra loves thrill rides, trying new restaurants, taking tours, art, being outside, coffee, and...
  • Courtney Phenicie,
    Courtney Phenicie is a writer and Editor in Chief of, a local music resource...
  • Paige E. Malott
    Cincy Whimsy
    Paige is an avid urban explorer who travels the city by public transit. She's on the lookout...
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Julie is a proud resident and avid promoter of all things Cincinnati USA! From the breweries and...
  • Amber Potter
    Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Amber was born and raised in Cincinnati USA. She loves hot dogs and beer at Cincinnati Reds games,...

Trip Ideas and Inspiration

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

5 Ways for Grown-Ups to Have Big-Kid Fun

Things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky when adults want to let loose and act like big kids!

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Explore for One Day the Cincinnati Way

Only have a day to spend in town? This guide helps you tackle all those must-see, signature places in Cincinnati USA!

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10 Great Spots for Pizza

Score a delicious pizza pie in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at these local restaurants. Is your mouth watering yet?

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7 Tours to Add to Your "Must Do" List

Head underground, along the riverfront, or on the field to learn about the history and heritage of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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Take a Hike: 10 Family-Friendly Hiking Spots

Explore new outdoor hiking adventures in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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Tour Your Way Through Cincinnati USA

Whether by land or by sea, on foot or on wheels, you’re sure to find a tour or two that suits your interests.

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Shop Like a Pro at Findlay Market

From gelato to spices to soap, find it all at this landmark market.

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8 Attractions Great for Grade Schoolers

Looking for memory-making spots around Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky for 7-12 year olds? Let's get started!

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5 Delicious Doughnut Shops

Whether you prefer cake or yeast, glazed or iced, sprinkles or no - find a new favorite doughnut in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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Explore on Cincy Red Bikes

Experience the sights of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on two (red) wheels!

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Cincinnati: A City of Superlatives

First, oldest, largest, longest - read on to see how Cincinnati USA sets records.

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Margarita Showdown

Frozen or on the rocks, you'll need to taste test these margaritas from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky restaurants to determine your favorite.

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Where to Zip Line in Cincinnati USA

Increase your adventure quotient on your next trip by ziplining - indoors and outdoors - at these spots around town.

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Shop Smart at Cincinnati Outlets

Love buying premium brands but hate premium pricing? Shop 'til you drop without hurting your wallet at these outlet centers!

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Gotta Get Your Goetta

What is goetta? It is beloved by locals throughout the region and we'll tell you all about it, plus where to get your hands on some of the best goetta in Cincinnati!

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