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Cincinnati offers year-round events and fun activities to enjoy. However, when looking for the best time to travel to Cincinnati, September and May offer the best weather and selection of local events. September boasts temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while May averages mid-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers in Cincinnati are rather hot, but there are also night concerts at Fountain Square and plenty of activities along the Ohio River to make your summer in Cincinnati enjoyable. Fall in Cincinnati is nippy, with temperatures averaging 55 – 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
Taxis are found at Bag Claim Door 5, with service offered 24/7. Reserve a cab ahead by calling 859-767-3260 or grab a cab at the curb. The fare to city center is approximately $34 USD.
Executive Transportation is the local shuttle service that runs from the airport to downtown. To guarantee a ride, you can reserve a seat by calling 800-990-8841. You can also catch a shuttle curbside. The fare to Downtown Cincinnati is approximately $24 USD.TANK
TANK is the public transportation offered by the city. The buses are found at Terminal 3. The 2X airport bus takes a little over 1 hour to city center, making several stops along the way. The fare is $2 USD and you must have exact change when boarding the bus.
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Uber and Lyft both operate in Cincinnati and take passengers from the airport to downtown. Rates for both depend on the time of the day, vehicles selected, and number of passengers.
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Cincinnati transportation is affordable and convenient, but one of the best ways to get around the city is walking. Most attractions are within walking distance, and 4 pedestrian-friendly bridges go over the Ohio River. In fact, the city was named as the Best Walking City in Ohio and ranks 20th in the United States for walkability.
The Cincinnati Bell Connector is a streetcar that offers local travel along a 3.6-mile loop. It stops at locations such as The Banks on the riverfront, Central Business District, and Over-the-Rhine. It runs every 12 – 15 minutes. The fare is $1 USD for every 2 hours or $2 USD for an all-day pass. You can purchase your pass using their app.
There are several bus services throughout the downtown area. The Southbank Shuttle runs from Cincinnati to riverfront cities and costs $1 USD per ride. It runs every 15 minutes. The METRO is located downtown and is a great way to explore Uptown and all around Downtown Cincinnati. The fare is $1.75 USD for downtown, and children under 35 inches travel free. Children measuring 35 – 45 inches pay a half fare.
The Red Bike is an accessible, easy option for riding around town on two wheels. A day pass is just $8 USD, and you have unlimited 60-minute rides with 24-hour station access. Trips over 60 minutes are $4 USD per 30-minute increments.
Taxis are available throughout downtown and include companies like AAA Yellow Cab, At Your Service Taxi, Elite Taxi, and Towne Taxi. Taxi fares start at $4.50 USD and average $1.60 USD per mile. There is also a 1-hour waiting fee of $12.50 USD.
Cincinnati is not short of attractions and items to plug into your must-see list. Whether you are a foodie, sports fan, or history buff, you will have more than enough to see and do. Start with the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, which was created in 1845. Browse the exhibits at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Catch a game at the Great American Ball Park if visiting during baseball season, which is April – October. Enjoy shopping at the historic Findlay Market, which has been around since 1855 and offers a vibrant mix of shops and foods. Head over to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum if you are a baseball fan. Top off the day with a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. For a touch of German culture, walk through MainStrasse Village, which is part of the National Register of Historic Places and houses the iconic monument, the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower.
Cincinnati is home to some very exciting nightlife. Some interesting places to visit include Blind Lemon (a fun pub-style venue), Bogarts (a music club), and Mount Adams Pavilion for DJs and hip-hop dancing.
The best places to go shopping are at Findlay Market, which is an outdoor flea-style market. Also, the Tower Place at Carew Tower offers 3 floors of enclosed parking which is very convenient.
You cannot visit Cincinnati without taking a riverboat tour. Choose from one of the iconic boats, including the Belle of Cincinnati, the Mark Twain, or the River Queen for a lunch or dinner sight-seeing cruise around the Ohio River.