About Cincinnati

About CincinnatiCincinnati is a city in Ohio located on the Ohio River on the border with Kentucky. Was named after the Roman citizen soldier, Cincinnatus. The community was carved out of Native American territory and drew many settlers in 1700s and 1800s, slowly growing into one of the state’s most important cities.

Climate
Cincinnati has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. You can expect approximately 176 of sunshine during the year. The city receives 44 inches of rainfall, per years, generally during the spring and summer months. Summers can be hot and humid with an average July high temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are generally mild, but occasional heavy snowfalls can make getting around the city challenging. Average snowfalls are around 20 inches. The average January low temperature is 22 degree Fahrenheit.

Transportation
Visitors can get around Cincinnati easily with the city’s Metro fixed route bus service. An airport shuttle is also available for travelers to Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Taxis are available throughout the city. A number of limousine services also serve the city and its environs.

Sports
Cincinnati is the home of 2 major sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals football team. Visitors to the city can enjoy games at Cinergy Field and Paul Brown Stadium, respectively.

Museums
The city has a variety of museums to enjoy, including the Taft Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. In addition, you can stop by a number of specialty museums, such as the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, the American Sign Museum and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Culture
Cincinnati is home to an orchestra, ballet and a number of theater groups. Visitors to the city can also enjoy zoos, botanical gardens, observatory and library. Cincinnati is the cultural center of the Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio border region.

Other Activities
Cincinnati has entertainments for every taste, including an ice rink, zoo, architectural walking tours, parks and hiking trails. Eden Park is a favorite spot for visitors, with interesting views of the Ohio River, outdoor sculptures, basketball courts, war memorials and picnic areas.

Shopping and Dining
Cincinnati has a wide variety of restaurants, including Italian, Asian, Indian, French, American and other cuisines. Eating establishments range from burger joints to grills to five-star restaurants, with food to suit every taste. Enjoy the city’s varied shopping experiences at Mount Adams, O’Bryonville, Mainstrasse Village, Hyde Park Square, the Findlay Market and the Kenwood Towne Center.