More Things to Do In the Area
Looking for something to do in our area? Here’s a short list of some popular places to eat and visit nearby.
For a more complete list of things to do in the area, check out cincinnatiusa.com. There will be a copy of the Cincinnati USA magazine in your room when you arrive, as well.
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Nearby Restaurants KY
Welcome to The Tousey House Tavern. We invite you to experience our hospitality and southern cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. For special occasions, family-style chicken night, or a great salad or sandwich at lunch, we strive to make The Tousey House a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to this one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of historic Burlington, Kentucky.
Washington Square Cafe
We hope Washington Square will become your favorite place to visit with friends and family. We combine fresh ingredients from farmers and suppliers, with traditional flavors and familiar recipes to create exceptional home cooked food.
Bourbon House Pizza
Bourbon House Pizzeria was created with the intention to bring the joy of a well-made, Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza to our community here in Northern Kentucky. Owner, Mary Brandstetter was raised in Chicago where the pizzerias served as her daily inspiration. When life brought her here, to Kentucky, she dreamt of recreating the lifestyle, aesthetic and flavor of Chicago Style pizza in her new home town. Not long after, Bourbon House Pizzeria was born and her dreams made a reality.
Camporosso For the Redfields
Camporosso is their dream retirement. “Amy and I retired from the corporate world and opened Camporosso as a platform to serve, help and give back,” he says. “In developing the brand, we recognized a market void for a community-oriented, upscale casual pizzeria — a place where people can gather to celebrate life events or just get away and relax — a place we would like to hang out at.”
Every meal is unique, your plate, your way. Come for a Lunch Special or during evenings for a delicious Chinese Food. You can also order your favorite Food for take out by phone. Our goal at Cathay Kitchen is to provide an unforgettable dining experience for all our patrons.
Restaurants Covington, KY
Opened in 2003, Otto’s serves American and Southern inspired fare in the heart of Covington’s Mainstrasse.
Libby’s Southern Comfort
Welcome to Libby’s Southern Comfort – Northern Kentucky’s newest spot for southern cuisine and refreshing cocktails! Libby’s is located in the heart of the Duveneck Square area of Covington, KY, at 35 W. Eighth St. We are a casual bar/eatery located in the historic former home of Dixie Wholesale Grocery. Its newly restored atmosphere gives it a cool, modern-industrial vibe but with the comforts of home.
Dee Felice Cafe
Long-time jazz drummer and band leader, Dee Felice opened Dee Felice Cafe in 1984 combining excellent menu selections and old-fashioned New Orleans decor with the best live jazz in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area. The dress is casual, the atmosphere is fun, and you and your guests will have an enjoyable dining experience that you will remember long after your meal is over!
This trendy steakhouse features an array of appetizing steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches and has been voted “Best Steak” of Northern Kentucky for 7 years as of 2019.
Restaurants Cincinnati OH
Jeff Ruby Steakhouse
Simply put, The Jeff Ruby Experience is about excellence. It is captured in the quality of the food, the energy and elegance of the atmosphere, the impeccability of service and the overall dining experience. When you dine with us, you are our guest and we do everything possible to treat you to a show unlike any other. While each of our restaurants has a unique background and story to tell, there is a common thread that runs through everything we do- a commitment to perfection that is The Jeff Ruby Experience.
Maplewood Kitchen and Bar
Maplewood, a bright, 150-seat restaurant with white-washed woodwork and expansive windows, will offer West Coast-style cuisine, which emphasizes healthier food using local and seasonal ingredients.
Nicola’s Located just north of Downtown in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the Rhine-neighborhood, Nicola’s Ristorante has long been a fine dining staple of the city during its more than two decades of operation. Owners Nicola and Maureen Pietoso pride their restaurant not only for its highly acclaimed contemporary Italian menu, extensive wine list and variety of unique dining spaces, but most especially for their restaurant’s long-standing reputation for being warmly hospitable and accommodating.
It is our sole desire that everything, and we mean everything, that arrives at your table delights you. To that end, Chef Shawn Heine use only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared in recipes designed to engage all of your senses.
Whether you’re here after work or you’ve come for a game, rejoice in the endless ways to sip, savor and shop at The Banks. You’ll love finding names and brands you already know – and new local haunts just waiting to be discovered.
We start with cage free, free roaming, all natural chicken. It’s brined, dredged, then dropped into custom-built fryers. Its got a little kick and is served with our house made hot honey.
Things to Do in Northern Kentucky
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Big Bone Lick’s museum exhibits are fresh and new! The park, in cooperation with the Friends of Big Bone and the Cincinnati Museum Center, worked together to create and produce all new exhibits for the park’s Visitor Center. Work on the final phase of exhibit installation is now complete. We encourage you to plan a visit to Big Bone Lick soon to see our exciting new displays on paleontology, Ordovician geology, ice age mammals, Native American history, the chronology of science at Big Bone, and ongoing research currently underway at the park.
Boone County Arboretum
There are few places in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky area where you can see such a unique arrangement of diverse plants. Encompassing 121 acres, the Boone County Arboretum is also known as Central Park, and was the nation’s first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. The specialized arrangements of plant families and 12 athletic fields are connected by a 2+ mile winding multi-use trail. Don’t let the inclusion of sports throw you off though – the beauty and educational value of these plant collections, including obscure selections rarely observed by the public eye, will captivate everyone from the avid plantsman to the average homeowner.
Boone County Distilling Co.
Born in 1833. Reclaimed in 2015.
The stories of these fabled pioneers who had the courage and vision to take the helm in Petersburg are not to be forgotten or laid down quietly. They imbue their character, and that of all those souls who made Petersburg Distillery the crown jewel of Boone County, Kentucky.
The Dinsmore Homestead is a historic house museum. The property contains a house completed in 1842 and several outbuildings. It is located at 5656 Burlington Pike (Kentucky Route 18), 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west of Burlington, Kentucky.
New Riff Distilling
WE ARE INDEPENDENT SPIRITS, FAMILY-OWNED, KENTUCKY BRED, A NEW RIFF ON AN OLD TRADITION. WE ANSWER TO NOTHING BUT OUR RELENTLESS COMMITMENT TO WHISKEY. NO SHAREHOLDERS. NO SHORTCUTS. JUST FREEDOM. FREEDOM TO INNOVATE AND COLLABORATE, RIFF ON THE OLD AND REDEFINE THE NEW.
Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. You’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including fun and interactive activities, like touching a shark or meeting a penguin.
Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located only two minutes from Downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.
General Store The Rabbit Hash General Store is a major tourist attraction featuring antiques, collectible Bybee pottery, hand-woven towels from Boston Weavers, brooms made at Berea College in Kentucky, hand-made soaps, wooden kitchen utensils, enamelware, and more. We are open every day from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
Things to do Cincinnati
American Sign Museum
The American Sign Museum is dedicated to the art and history of commercial signs and sign making. The American Sign Museum is proud to be the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the United States! Covering more than 100 years of American sign history in 20,000 square feet of indoor space, the museum is a walk through the ages of technology and design.
BB Riverboats Cincinnati
BB Riverboats Cincinnati gets her nickname, “The Queen City” from a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem where he waxes, “on the banks of the beautiful river”. The Ohio River is indeed a site to behold, and there’s no better way to see it than on a BB dining.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference North division. Their home stadium is Paul Brown Stadium, located in downtown
Center Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year.
The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division. They were a charter member of the American Association in 1882 and joined the NL in 1890.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second-oldest zoo in the United States, opening in 1875, just 14 months after the Philadelphia Zoo opened on July 1, 1874. It is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. It originally began with 64.5 acres (26.5 ha) in the middle of the city, but has spread into the neighboring blocks and several reserves in Cincinnati’s outer suburbs. It was appointed as a National Historic Landmark in 1987. 
The Fountain Square District is a restaurant and entertainment hub. Aside from the never-ending activity and events on the Square itself, you’ll find signature restaurants and bars surround all four sides. The Fountain Square District is a restaurant and entertainment hub. Aside from the never-ending activity and events on the Square itself, you’ll find signature restaurants and bars surround all four sides.
National Underground Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio based on the history of the Underground Railroad. Opened in 2004, the Center also pays tribute to all efforts to “abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people.”
It is one of a new group of “museums of conscience” in the United States, along with the Museum of Tolerance, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum. The Center offers insight into the struggle for freedom in the past, in the present, and for the future, as it attempts to challenge visitors to contemplate the meaning of freedom in their own lives. Its location recognizes the significant role of Cincinnati in the history of the Underground Railroad, as thousands of slaves escaped to freedom by crossing the Ohio River from the southern slave states. Many found refuge in the city, some staying there temporarily before heading north to gain freedom in Canada.
Over The Rhine
Well-preserved 19th-century buildings pepper historic Over-the-Rhine, a onetime working-class German neighborhood now home to craft breweries, hip gastropubs, and trendy bars. Dating from the 1850s, Findlay Market bustles with indoor specialty grocers and a weekend farmers’ market. The city’s symphony orchestra plays at the grand Cincinnati Music Hall, and Washington Park is popular for its fountains and festivals.
Perfect North Slopes
Perfect North Slopes, is an alpine skiing resort in Southeastern Indiana. It consists of 5 magic carpets, 2 rope tows, and 5 chairlifts. The area has 23 trails, 1 of which is expert, 3 of which are most difficult, 2 of which are advanced intermediate, 12 of which are intermediate, and 5 of which are beginner.
Washington Park is at the center of many of OTR’s best restaurants, bars and entertainment. Aside from the never-ending activity and events at the park itself, you’ll find plenty to do nearby.
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