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Our Favorite Cincinnati Attractions

We designed The Summit to inspire and delight you. Whether you’re exploring our collection of specially commissioned contemporary art, choosing a book from our well-stocked library, or sampling a flight of local beers at Overlook Kitchen + Bar, inspiration comes naturally here.

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Allow our experienced team to assist you with everything from transportation arrangements to restaurant reservations to local attraction tickets.

The fitness center at The Summit

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Ramp up your fitness routine while you're on the road. Our Fitness Center features top-of-the-line cardio and weight training equipment, a yoga studio, and much more.

The library nook at The Summit

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Take a well-deserved time-out in this quiet corner surrounded by art. Bring your favorite book, choose a best-seller from our shelves, or settle in with the day’s newspaper.

Cincinnati’s must-see attractions

From cultural institutions to bring-the-kids attractions, Cincinnati boasts a wide array of things to see and do. Explore some of our favorites right here. Is it any wonder Travel + Leisure named the Queen City among the top ten “Best Places to Travel” this year?

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– 5350 Medpace Way

At Element Eatery, extraordinary design meets curated, hyperlocal dining options. Choose from 8 local food vendors, plus RJ Taproom, a cafe, salad station, and gelato bar. 

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Cincinnati Zoo &
Botanical Garden

– 3400 Vine St.

Animal lovers of all ages delight in this top-notch zoo with wildlife exhibits, a 4D theater, and impressive botanical garden.

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Newport Aquarium

– 1 Dave Cowens Dr., Newport, KY

Located just over the bridge, the Newport Aquarium is a playful home for penguins, jellyfish, stingrays, and other sealife.

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Kings Island Amusement Park

– 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason, OH

Thrill-seekers love this sprawling amusement park complete with a dinosaur exhibit, 9.2 miles of roller coasters, and a summer-only Soak City waterpark.

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Fountain Square

– 520 Vine St.

This lively community plaza in the heart of downtown Cincinnati hosts free concerts, cultural events, even a seasonal ice rink.

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The Banks

– 150 E. Freedom Way

This dining and nightlife destination nestles along the Ohio River between Paul Brown Stadium, Great American Ball Park, and the new 45-acre Smale Riverfront Park.

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Historic Over-the-Rhine

– Vine St.

Known locally as OTR, this walkable historic neighborhood is packed with hot restaurants and unique shops.

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Findlay Market

– 1801 Race St.

A favorite of foodies, this beloved and bustling market dates back to 1855 and features farmers, fishmongers, shopkeepers, and street vendors, plus a seasonal farmers’ market.

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Pendleton Art Center

– 1310 Pendleton St.

Get to know 200 artists+ with studios in PAC’s eight-floor historic building, which features original pine floors, towering arched windows, and monthly Final Friday studio walks.

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Rookwood Commons and Pavilion

– 2699 Edmondson Rd.

Located northeast of downtown Cincinnati, upscale open-air shopping center features more than 70 stores and restaurants.

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Cincinnati Music Hall

– 1241 Elm St.

An architectural gem, the grand Cincinnati Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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Aronoff Center for the Arts

– 650 Walnut St.

From ballet to Broadway productions, the Aronoff Center for the Arts serves up a generous dose of culture to Cincinnati locals and visitors.

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Cincinnati Art Museum

– 953 Eden Park Dr.

More than 67,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years, plus free admission and exceptional traveling exhibits, make this treasured art institution a must-see.

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Cincinnati Bengals
(Paul Brown Stadium)

– 1 Paul Brown Stadium

This open-air, 65,000-seat stadium alongside the Ohio River is home to the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals.

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Cincinnati Reds
(at Great American Ball Park)

– 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

Catch Cincinnati’s boys of summer, the Cincinnati Reds, at Great American Ball Park on banks of the Ohio River.

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Kentucky Speedway

– Kentucky Speedway Blvd., Sparta, KY

Set on 1,000+ acres just 40 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, the Kentucky Speedway hosts several racing series annually and is home to the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

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Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

– 1000 Broadway St.

Try your luck at the city’s 24/7 casino, where seven eateries offer fuel sessions at the game tables and slot machines.

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Riverbend Music Center

– 6295 Kellogg Ave.

This popular outdoor venue hosts live concerts and theatrical productions overlooking the Ohio River.

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Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

– 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

Explore exhibits and memorabilia celebrating great moments in Cincinnati Reds’ history and enjoy a tour of this iconic ballpark.

events in & around cincinnati


MidPoint Music Festival

Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA





Cincinnati Wine Festival

Cincinnati May Festival

Cincy Fringe Festival


Flying Pig Marathon

Taste of Cincinnati USA


Bunbury Music Festival

Cincinnati Pride

Cincy Fringe Festival

Cincinnati Music Festival

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

The Western & Southern Open


Festival of Lights


Cincy Blues & Heritage Festival

Cincy Winter Beerfest

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We recognize the important role the LGBT community plays in Cincinnati and look forward to actively participating through community involvement and outreach.

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