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Follow our blog to find out what to do, see and experience in downtown Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. Get up-to-date visitor tips, local information and so much more right here, all year long. 

Bunch of Carrots

Love Summer with Local Eats, Live Music and More

Tis the season to shop fresh and local at Cincinnati’s Saturday markets. Head to Stanbery Park for local treats like City Chicks BBQ Sauce, Fork and Pie Bakery, and Let it Bee small batch honey. Stick around later for evening entertainment—check out the Friday Night Fun Live Music and family-friendly films—each week. Get to Covington Farmer’s Market for tonic and tea blends from Green Grrrl Wisdom, kimchi and sauerkraut from Simple Cultures or Superfood Bliss Balls and Sunshine Dressing from Peace and Love Eatery. Here, each Saturday of the month has a different focus, like sustainable living workshops each third Saturday and yoga and pet adoption each second Saturday. For something a little different, make your way to the O.F.F. indoor market the second Saturday of each month. Visit local artists, farmers, and vendors peddling specialty food and beverages!

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Admire the Newest Additions

The days are getting warmer as summer approaches and we don’t know any better way to enjoy them than spending a day outside with the wilder side at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Our local zoo first opened its doors in 1875 making it the second oldest zoo in the country. In the years since, the Cincinnati Zoo has been a leader in conservation, education, and preservation among other zoos in the country. The zoo is also one of the largest in the country with more than 500 animal species—such as the Andean Bear and Komodo Dragons—and 3,000 plant species that call the zoo home. The month of May is the perfect time to take in the variety of flora and fauna as the zoo celebrates their newest members. From a baby hippo to a colobus monkey and spitting cobra eggs, there are plenty of little babies to admire. Follow the zoos 6-foot tall stork statues to make sure you don’t miss any!

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Over-the-Rhine

Walking to work across bridges over the Miami and Erie Canal, which separated the area from downtown Cincinnati, mid-19th century German immigrants nicknamed the Canal, "the Rhine" in reference to the river Rhine in Germany. Because of its size, today Over-the-Rhine has been segmented into three distinct districts: The Gateway Quarter, The Brewery District and Liberty Street, all flourishing with restaurants and independent retailers. At the center of Over-the-Rhine, the 8-acre Washington Park is a popular venue for music festivals, farmer’s markets and more.