St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

It’s Day 155 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we headed just a bit south of the city to take in the incredible architectural beauty that is the Cathedral Basilica in Covington. The Basilica, dedicated in 1901, was designed by two separate architects – one for the interior (architect Leon Coquard) and … Read more

Dixie Terminal

It’s our Day 154 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are visiting a downtown icon, Dixie Terminal. Originally built as a transportation hub, Dixie Terminal opened in 1921.  At the time it had more square footage than any other downtown building.  It was originally built as a terminal for the streetcar … Read more

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

It’s Day 146 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today I went to visit the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Walnut Hills. Sitting right on the corner of Gilbert and Martin Luther King Blvd., it’s hard to imagine that this home was once the rural home of Harriet Beecher Stowe and her … Read more

Minges Candy Shop

It’s Day 145 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and what a sweet day it is!  Today we’re featuring the Minges Candy Shop. Minges Candy Shop is Cincinnati’s oldest candy store.  Located right downtown, this shop sells a lot of candy packaged for wholesale distribution.  While their biggest clients are corporate, this sweet shop … Read more

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Today is our Day 144 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we were out enjoying nature at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. Farbach-Werner is one of the Great Parks of Hamilton County.  It’s one of the smaller parks, coming in at 22 acres.  What’s really amazing about this spot is that it sits … Read more

Germania Oktoberfest

It’s Day 141 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring Oktoberfest at Germania.  Germania’s Oktoberfest is “Cincinnati’s Original and Most Authentic Oktoberfest” (per Germania). Germania’s Oktberfest is held on the Germania Society’s grounds and it is a HUGE festival.  With over 60 taps featuring German and domestic beers, Jagermeister, German … Read more

Eden Park

Today is Day 137 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we went to the beautiful Eden Park. Spanning 186 acres close to downtown, this is probably the most popular of the City of Cincinnati Park Systems parks.  Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory, the Cincinnati Art Museum and Playhouse in the Park can all be … Read more

French Park

It’s Day 111 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re out discovering French Park.  Another one of the wonderful Cincinnati Park System parks, this little gem is located in Amberly Village at the intersection of Ridge and Section Roads. This is a rather small park in comparison to some of the other … Read more

Ault Park

Today is Day 105 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we’re at Ault Park, one of the wonderful Cincinnati Park System parks. Ault Park is an absolutely gorgeous park – with tremendous stone buildings, massive staircases and a cascading water feature.  Just look at this beauty… The Pavilion, as seen at the … Read more

Totter’s Otterville

Today is Day 103 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we head south to visit Totter’s Otterville, an indoor-outdoor playland for children. This little gem of a kiddy wonderland is hidden in Northern Kentucky.  I will admit right up front that I almost turned around to come home as I was driving … Read more

Mt. Airy Forest and Treehouse

It’s Day 95 of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati and today we’re at the Mt. Airy Forest, home of The Treehouse. Mt. Airy forest is the largest of the Cincinnati Parks system parks.  It spans 1,470 acres and features 14 miles of hiking trails, 16 miles of bridle trail and 23 picnic areas.  Once … Read more

Burnet Woods

It’s Day 92 of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati and today we are at Burnet Woods.  Located adjacent to the University of Cincinnati campus, Cincinnati Parks calls this “90 acres of green in everybody’s backyard.” Like so many of my recent adventures, today was a new one for me; it’s the first time I … Read more

Devou Park

It’s day 88 of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati and today we are visiting Devou Park.  Devou Park is right across the river from downtown and provides some of the most gorgeous views of our Queen City! For the picture above, I stood slightly up the hill so that you can see the gorgeous … Read more

Miller-Leuser Log Cabin in Anderson

Day 59 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” takes us back in time at the Miller-Leuser Log House in Anderson. Built in 1795-1796, this log house is said to be the oldest log cabin in Hamilton County that still sits on its original site.  This historic home is owned by the Anderson Historical Society … Read more

Jungle Jim’s International Market

Day 19 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” takes us to Jungle Jim’s International Market.  Spanning more than six acres, this is truly a “food lover’s paradise”. When you pull into the parking lot you’ll know you’ve come upon something unusual.  From the monkey holding the entrance sign (below) to the old King’s Island … Read more