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exploring DOWNTOWN

Plan Your Visit

Downtown is a regional destination for incredible dining, amazing outdoor events, fun shopping, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Visitors will find more than 400 places to shop, dine and play within easy walking distance from each other. From shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrating with friends over dinner and drinks at Boca, Arnold's, Prime Cincinnati, Senate or Yard House - downtown offers a sophisticated range of national favorites and homegrown treasures. View the Central Business District Map to plan your next visit.

Downtown Cincinnati also boasts an arts and culture landscape steeped in history and filled with cutting edge work. From the country's fifth oldest symphony to a world-renowned contemporary arts space and a thriving indie music scene, more than three million people attend events at downtown's theaters, museums and galleries each year. 

Music, special events, shopping, and sports on Fountain Square round out the mix of downtown's offerings.

Downtown's Visitor Center is located on Fountain Square next to Chipotle.

See events happening this week!

View a calendar of downtown events

Find out what's happening on Fountain Square.

Find out what's happening at Washington Park.

Access Cincinnati
Access Cincinnati provides objective information about the accessibility of bars, restaurants, and cafes in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine (OTR) for everyone — families, senior citizens, and individuals with mobility issues. Find out more at

Here are some other resources worth checking out when looking for things to do downtown: 


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