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Central Business District

Explore the fun things to see and do in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati.

The center of it all.

The Central Business (CBD) is the heart of the action in Downtown Cincinnati. Whether you’re visiting the Home and Garden Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center or getting a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of Carew Tower, you’ll enjoy the hustle and bustle of everyday life happening in the CBD. Catch a Broadway show at the Aronoff Center, a modern art exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, or relax in the shade at Lytle Park, right across from the Taft Museum of Art.

Vibrant public spaces bring people, cultures, and entertainment together.

Places like Fountain Square, with live music, food trucks and other events make it the happening spot to be on any day of the week. Court Street Plaza, with wide areas for outdoor dining and a public plaza for special events create a fun, engaging and vibrant gathering space for all to enjoy.

Party like a local at Arnold’s.

Arnold’s Bar & Grill, is the oldest tavern in Cincinnati and a neighborhood staple in the CBD, in operation for over 150 years. With delicious comfort food, old school décor and live music in the courtyard happening year-round, Arnold’s is a must-see when you’re in Downtown Cincinnati.

Fine hotels and fine dining make for the perfect getaway.

Plan a romantic evening in Downtown Cincinnati by booking a stay at one of the many luxurious, high end hotels located in the CBD, while enjoying relaxing amenities like rooftop terraces, spas and more. Treat yourself to dinner and drinks at downtown favorites like Jeff Ruby’s, Prime Cincinnati, or step back in time and dine at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel.

Explore Another Downtown District

Our walkable, compact downtown is made up of several districts, brimming with character. What are you in the mood for? Start planning for a refreshing afternoon or evening. You’ll be supporting one of the hundreds of unique small businesses our Downtown has to offer.