See & Do

Out & About

From self-guided tours and classes, to sporting events and concerts, find your new favorite activity Downtown.

 

 

Pictured: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The Lytle Park Hotel

Central Business District

Situated within a classic 1909 building, The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection beckons guests to stay at Lytle Park’s newly transformed crown jewel. Our brand-new hotel honors its refined roots in the Lytle Park Historic District in Cincinnati, all the while providing a refreshing hospitality experience. Meet the beautiful outdoor setting inside our hotel, offering guests an elegant oasis in the city with park-inspired designs. Dine on Northern Italian fare in our fine dining restaurant, Subito, share cocktails in a lively lobby bar or experience our multi-functional Marketplace. For business trips or social gatherings in Cincinnati, Ohio, our event venues boast diversity, flexibility and style, including the rooftop space, featuring a fully retractable cover that is perfect for indoor and outdoor events. Inspired by an elegant past with contemporary touches, our hotel invites you to encounter the exhilarating side of Cincinnati. Discover a new getaway between park and city at The Lytle Park Hotel.

Address: 311 Pike Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 621-4500

Spruce Natural Nail Shop

Findlay Market

A nature-friendly nail salon, featuring locally made & designed, all natural, eco-friendly, toxic-free products and polishes during each service, and Ohio's first toxic-free nail salon.

Address: 1818 Race St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: 513-818-8749

Soapbox Salon

Central Business District

Hair services and facial waxing. Complimentary beverages. Accepting walk ins and new clients. First time discounts with select designers.

Address: 328 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 421-4973

Sing the Queen City

The Banks

This sculpture greets people as they enter Cincinnati via the Roebling Bridge. The words that make up this sculpture were borrowed from the poem "Seven Hills and a Queen to Name Them", which lies at the center of CincyInk, an interactive, citywide celebration of love, manifested through a poem, tattoos and urban art installations.

Address: 25 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati OH 45202

Play Library

Over-the-Rhine

Play Library is just like a regular library but instead of books, we lend games and toys. Designed for kids and adults, Play Library's goal is to connect families, friends and communities through play. We offer over 1,000 games and toys including: game night games, gamer-y games, toys of all kinds, seasonal outdoor sports equipment and event rentals like giant Jenga, Big Wheels. Permanent Cincinnati Toy History Museum on-site. Host birthday parties, baby showers and creative off-site meetings. Streetcar Stop #9: Liberty & Elm

Address: 1517 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 407-7045

Oasis Face Bar

Over-the-Rhine

Oasis Face Bar is a new open concept skincare bar that focuses on quick and effective facials without all the fluff typically associated with a spa experience, providing services to deliver only the most important aspects of a facial using cutting edge technology and naturally derived skin care products.

Address: 1345 Walnut St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 348-5627

Mr. Dynamite

Over-the-Rhine

James Brown is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century. Brown spent the formative years of his career on the Cincinnati-based King Records label producing some of his earliest hits and providing inspiration and guidance to a generation of musicians. An innovative and widely respected composer and stage performer, he played a major role in the development of funk, soul, and hip hop, and was a strong, outspoken advocate for civil rights and black self-empowerment. This mural was created in partnership with Urban Sites. Designer: Jenny Ustick Project Manager: Jenny Ustick Teaching Assistants: Derek Toebbe, Christopher Beiting

Address: 1437 Main St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Luken’s Fish, Poultry and Seafood

Findlay Market

Fresh fish and seafood flown in daily. Fresh poultry, too, Sauces, breadings, dips. Streetcar Stop #12: Findlay Market - Race

Address: 1801 Race St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 621-5567

Lane & Kate

Over-the-Rhine

A carefully curated a store full of high quality pieces created locally & domestically by independent artists or artisan groups, including jewelry, gifts, home goods & lots of pretty little things.

Address: 1405 Vine St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Central Business District

An Art Deco masterpiece since 1931, listed as a National Historic Landmark and a Historic Hotel of America. Located in the center of the Carew Tower complex. AAA Four-Diamond hotel with 561 renovated guestrooms including 73 suites. 40,000+ square feet of meeting space with three ballrooms. including famed Hall of Mirrors, and 28 additional spaces. Full gym with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, 20+ ellipticals and treadmills, weigh machines and aerobics room. Connected by Skywalk to Convention Center and retail shopping. Free wi-fi throughout the hotel. Streetcar Stop #18: Fountain Square

Address: 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 421-9100

HighStreet

A mixed-modern interior design studio and urban lifestyle store. Located near the corner of Liberty and Reading.

Address: 1401 Reading Rd., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 723-1901

GO(O)D Co. Apparel

Over-the-Rhine

GO(O)D Company stresses the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will encourage, support and build you up on your road to success. With it’s unique logo, it’s a word that can be viewed two different ways. The second “O” in “GO(O)D” is in parentheses, making it applicable or non-applicable. So, it not only says “GOOD”, but it also says, “GOD”.

Address: 1323 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

1305 Gallery

Over-the-Rhine

Open for Final Friday Gallery Walk. Works by local artists. Streetcar Stop #6: Hanke Exchange Station, 12th & Main

Address: 1305 Main St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 383-6815

21c Museum Hotel

Central Business District

This new downtown luxury hotel and world class art museum located within walking distance of the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fountain Square, Contemporary Arts Center and numerous dining and entertainment attractions. Hotel also features the Metropole restaurant and bar with its wood-burning fireplace, plus 8,000 square feet of gallery / event space. Upscale amenities include a spa and rooftop bar. Valet parking. Streetcar Stop: #17 Aronoff Center

Address: 609 Walnut St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 578-6600

AAA Travel

Central Business District

Travel agency planning tours and cruises. Also available: Trip-Tiks for AAA members; American Express Travelers Cheques, airline reservations, car rentals, hotel reservations, instant passport photos. Streetcar Stop #15: Central Parkway

Address: 15 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 762-3100

Abraham Lincoln

Central Business District

By George Grey Bernard, 1917 Nationally renowned artist George Grey Barnard took nearly five years to complete the 11-foot sculpture. When it was unveiled, the public sharply criticized his interpretation of Lincoln, with its oversized hands and feet and gaunt, beardless face. Today the work is considered to be one of the most eloquent representations of the humanity of the 16th U.S. President. The sculpture and the Federal style home at the end of Lytle Park, now The Taft Museum, were gifts to the people of Cincinnati by Anna Sinton Taft and Charles Phelps Taft. Streetcar Stop #2: 4th and Main

Address: 501 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati OH 45202

AC Hotel at The Banks

The Banks

Now open! AC Hotel at The Banks features 171 modern guest rooms and suites (many with balconies), locally inspired art, intuitive service, rooftop bar and event space, complimentary Wi-Fi, state of the art fitness center, and meeting space. The hotel bar, AC Lounge serves mixed drinks, local beer and tapas. Streetcar Stop #1: Cincinnati Cyclones station, The Banks

Address: 135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513)744-9900

Additional

Central Business District

Commissioned by 5/3 Bank to mask a garage facade, Julian Stanczak first major three-dimensional work consists of 522 aluminum bars painted in meticulously planned color combinations. Streetcar Stop #3: Richter & Phillips station, 6th & Main

Address: 86 E. 6th St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Aggravation de l’Espace

Central Business District

By Jean Boutellis, 1980 Painted bright red, this abstract sculpture is poised on three appendages, and is geometric and minimal in its style. A gift to the city by the artist, it once stood at the steps to City Hall. Ironically, it became, like its name implies, an aggravation for pedestrians and was moved to a more appropriate location on Central Parkway. The sculpture now stands as a beacon to direct traffic around the bend and along the axis of Central Parkway. Streetcar Stop #5: JACK Casino station, Court & Main

Address: 299 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati OH 45202

Algin Office Equipment

Central Business District

Seven floors of new and used office furniture and discounted office supplies. Streetcar Stop #4: 8th & Main

Address: 810 Main St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 621-1616

Algin Retro

Central Business District

Retro furniture. Streetcar Stop #4: 8th & Main

Address: 800 Main St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Phone: (513) 621-1616

Allegro – Urban Walls

Central Business District

Urban Walls, by Barron Krody, was one of the largest and most extensive public art projects undertaken in Cincinnati, was conceived and organized by Carl Solway and Jack Boulton. Ten Cincinnati artists and designers were invited to created monumental paintings to mask the scars left by urban renewal in the late 1960's. The visual impact of these walls added a sense of place and spirit to the declining center of the city. The project was managed by Solway's art gallery and funded through private and government sources. The only surviving wall painting is Allegro by Krody, from 1971. Kroduy's award-winning graphic design was used on the poster to announce the "Urban Walls: Cincinnati" project. Streetcar Stop: #17 Aronoff Center

Address: 37 W. Seventh St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Alo Yoga

Central Business District

Yoga wear and accessories boutique

Address: 320 W. 4th St., Cincinnati OH 45202

am|PM Exchange

Over-the-Rhine

Versatile styles for everyday, women's fashion needs

Address: 1421 Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202