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Things To Do in Cincinnati This Fall

It’s almost that time of year when we gladly say goodbye to those humid Summer heat waves and hello to the crisp, cool Autumn air. Whether you fancy yourself the outdoorsy type or prefer to spend your time indoors, Cincinnati has something for everyone. Here are the activities you don’t want to miss this Fall.



Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia and Resistance on view now at 21c Cincinnati. This exhibition highlights bedecked and bejeweled figures who occupy fluid space and time, evoking past and present, fact and fiction, memory and desire, to illuminate the complexity of contemporary identify. Guided docent tours are available every Wednesday and Friday at 5pm, and are free and open to the public.


Bisa Butler, “Three Kings” Detail

Show your support for conservation efforts by attending the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s annual Zoofari Ball on Friday, September 13, 2019. Metropole will be there representing our flock with eats prepared by Executive Chef, David Kelsey. 



Step outside and explore some of the best trails the city has to offer. Located a few minutes from downtown, Mt. Airy Forest (located 7.4 mi from 21c) is Cincinnati’s largest park with miles long trails and a wheelchair-accessible treehouse, making it a destination for everyone. Venture a little further to Cincy’s second largest (and hilly) hiking destination, French Park (located 10.3 mi from 21c).



Live like a local and visit one of Cincinnati’s trendiest neighborhoods, Over-the-Rhine. This well-preserved 19-century German neighborhood is home to a collection of local shops, craft breweries and weekend farmers market, Findlay Market. Mark your calendars for their Fall Food Fest on October 20th and Holiday Market on December 7th.



Thirsty? Grab a growler and head on down to Taft’s Ale House, which resides in what was formerly known as St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, the oldest protestant parish in the Queen City. Also worth a visit… the massive 250,000 sq ft Rhinegeist brewery in the former site of Christian Moerlein’s packaging hall.



Can’t get enough of the art scene? Check out: BLINK, a light based art festival on October 10-13th, and No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man visiting from the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum is on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum until September 2nd.


Five Ton Crane Arts Collective, Capitol Theater, 2018 featured in

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit.


Did we mention Cincinnati is home to the second-largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world? Don’t miss Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, a three-day celebration of German heritage, beer, food and wiener dog races. Yep, you heard us right… there will be a 100 dachshunds dressed in hot dog bun costumes.



Need a dose of history? Visit the Cincinnati Museum Center at the newly restored art deco train station, Union Terminal. In addition to the historical exhibitions, there is an entire wing dedicated to interactive exhibits and educational programming for kids of all ages.



Ready to book your stay with us? Stay at 21c Cincinnati now through December 31, 2019 and receive 21% off the best available rate with preferential code 21COFF.*

*Offer valid now through August 31, 2019. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. Not valid towards existing reservations.


Featured image courtesy of Cincinnati USA Regional Commerce.

Photo credit: Louis Rideout


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