Cincinnati Living

Relocation & Visitors Guide

Get Modern at the Contemporary Arts Center

by admin - August 3rd, 2013

Maybe you’ve just moved to Cincinnati and are looking for great ways to get and out and see the city, or perhaps you’re planning a summer vacation here.  Whatever has brought you to the Queen City, you’ll find there’s no shortage of fun around town.  Check out our top five summer events and activities and get out there and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.

  1. Red, White and Blue Ash:  Head over to the Duke Realty Property on the 4th of July and celebrate America’s birthday.  This is a great event for all ages and the whole family will enjoy the impressive firework display and live entertainment.  Even better, it’s free!
  2. P&G Movie Night on Fountain Square: For a unique Saturday night, grab a blanket and chairs and check out the two-feature movie night at the square.  Movies play at 7:30p.m. and 9:30p.m. every Saturday from June 5 through August 28. Continue reading »

It’s a Sign of the Times at the American Sign Museum

by admin - May 30th, 2013

The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati preserves and displays iconic American signs. The collection of signs date from the nineteenth century to the 70′s, when signs began to be phased out due to city beautification policies.

The museum is mentioned in the City Beat magazine and the Roadside America publications. Over 200 signs and other items are displayed, many in storefronts on a faux street named Main Street America. Comprehensive tours detailing the history of signs and other forms of early advertising are given twice a day, often by the owner of the museum.

Highlights of the museum include a single Continue reading »

Create Memories at the Creation Museum

by admin - March 25th, 2013

The Cincinnati area is full of wonderful things to do and see. For families looking for a God centered activity that’s not only informative but fun too, Cincinnati offers the Creation Museum. The Creation Museum is the perfect place for families to spend the day learning about the wonders of God’s awesome creations.

Conveniently located near the Cincinnati Airport, the Creation Museum is 70,000 square feet of non-stop delight for the mind and soul. Visitors should be prepared to use all of their senses as they experience the Bible like never before. From the planetarium and dinosaur den Continue reading »

Explore Freedom at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

by admin - June 20th, 2012

The concept of “freedom” is something that can be taken for granted in your daily life. Especially for children that are so far removed from any hardships in the country’s past, such as slavery. Spending a day at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center can help to give the whole family a glimpse into the past that will help you to find a greater appreciation for the freedoms that we do have. Some of the exhibits Continue reading »

Enjoy Top Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by admin - October 8th, 2011

Whether you live in or are traveling to Cincinnati there is one place that art enthusiasts will not want to miss. The Cincinnati Art Museum was rated top family museum by both the Zaget Survey and Parenting Magazine, so you are sure to find something to interest all age groups. What makes this even better for everyone is that general admission is free!

The Cincinnati Art Museum has a wonderful collection of exhibits that are great for all personality types with sculptures, paintings, and textiles. For Continue reading »

Be Amazed at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

by admin - September 25th, 2011

A visit to the Cincinnati Museum Center, located in the former Union Terminal train station is an awesome and educational experience. Visitors of all ages will enjoy three separate museums plus an OMNIMAX theater.

Visitors to the OMNIMAX will truly feel like they are part of the film that they are viewing. Because of its unique dome shape, guest see movies on an incredible 5 story, 72 foot diameter screen surrounding the audience. Showings and times are subject to change, so visitors should check with museum information for schedule information.

Cincinnati History Museum enables visitors to connect with Cincinnati’s past. Continue reading »

Take Your Furry Friend to a Dog Park

by admin - September 11th, 2011

Well-socialized, well-behaved dogs gain great benefits from trips to the dog park. They work on pack skills, learn to deal with other dogs in a strange space, and reinforce off-leash skills. What is a dog park, though, and what dogs should go?

A dog park is an official off-leash area designed for dogs. They are fenced in, to keep the dogs contained. In some cities they may be only a few hundred square feet, but in mid-sized cities and suburbs they can be much larger. Dog parks have grass, gravel, or sometimes just dirt for dogs to Continue reading »

FREE Things to do in Cincy This Summer!

by admin - August 4th, 2011

Even if you saved on a travel agent and you’ve been using your internet to plan your Cincinnati trip you’re probably still feeling this economy and we understand! Check out our list of the best free things to do in Cincy this summer…
Cincinnati Art Museum – If you want a really cultured experience head over to the museum that has FREE entry all season! It’s unprecedented here Continue reading »

Christmas in Cincinnati

by cincinna - December 11th, 2010

How can you tell when it’s the holiday season in Cincinnati? Well, by the Festival of Lights, of course. Now enjoying its 28th year, the exhibit runs until January 2 from 5-9pm (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) and is considered one of the largest and most anticipated holiday events of the season at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Some new highlights for the 2010 season include new themed areas such as Fairy Land; story telling with Mrs. Claus, rapping elves, a wild lights show on Swan lake, a gingerbread village, and a Happy Feet 4D experience. While the lights are slated between the Continue reading »

It’s All About the Chili

by cincinna - October 8th, 2010

If you’re thinking of relocating to Cincinnati there is one thing you need to learn pretty darn quick. The city is all about its chili.”Cincinnati style” chili is a regional favorite (dare I say addiction?) that is characterized as no other chili you might have encountered since it contains ingredients such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, or even chocolate.Don’t be scared it’s awesomely yummy.And what makes Cincinnati’s chili even more interesting is the unique way it’s served or ordered:

  • two-way: spaghetti and chili
  • three-way: spaghetti, chili, and shredded cheese
  • four-way: spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese, and either diced onions or beans
  • five-way: spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese, diced onions, and beans

A suggestion for your first encounter is to try the “two way” and if you get bitten by the addition-bug (as I suspect you will) then venture out to the other delectable combinations.So if you’re considering Cincinnati for relocation and visiting here on a possible house-hunting mission, definitely take the time to sit down and relax over a bowl of “two-way.” Chances are it’ll seal the deal for making Cincinnati your new home!