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Where to Park at Findlay Market–Updated

As much fun as it is to feel the energy at a bustling public market, arriving to find your favorite parking spot taken can be stressful. Worse yet, if you have never been to Findlay Market, the traffic coming and going and looping in and out of the nearby parking lots can be daunting. Below…

Are There Food Tours in the Winter in Cincinnati?

We are often asked “Do you do tours year-round?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” While many tour companies around the country are “seasonal,” Cincinnati Food Tours operates all year long. Except for a few dates around the holidays, The Original Findlay Market Tour runs almost every Saturday at 3 pm. There’s no need to…

Food Tour Etiquette: How to Eat Like a Local in Cincinnati

If you have done any traveling, you know food etiquette varies throughout the world. Street food and sandwiches are common in many areas. But in other countries, the only acceptable way to eat is while seated at the table using proper silverware. Most of our food tours are casual because most of the locals are…

Visiting Cincinnati for the Weekend?

If you’re visiting Cincinnati for two nights, there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. Here are some recommendations for things to do during your stay. Explore Over-the-Rhine: This historic neighborhood is known for its charming streets, beautiful architecture, and vibrant atmosphere. Stroll along Vine Street and enjoy the many shops, restaurants,…

Cincinnati Tours for Large Groups

Are you looking for a tour in Cincinnati for your large group? We have tasting tours, food tours, cooking tours, brewery tours, and informational tours available. Below are just a few of the options we offer for groups of 30-40 people. (Prices are estimates only and are current for 2023.) The Original Findlay Market Tour–We…

Is a Food Tour Worth the Money? (Revisited)

Are you planning a trip? One of the first steps, of course, is to figure out how much you can afford to spend. Where are you going? How much will it cost to get there? Once you’re there, where will you stay? Will you being eating all your meals in restaurants? Or will you be…

James Beard Awards Add Jewels to the Queen City’s Crown

The James Beard Foundation recently announced the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists. With a number of categories similar to the Oscars, the James Beard Awards are the most recognized system of highlighting excellence in the culinary industry. Just to be mentioned in the same sentence as James Beard is an honor and to be recognized…

Your Favorite Restaurants Need Your Support

Recently two beloved local restaurants, one in Downtown Cincinnati and one in Over-the-Rhine, announced they would be closing their doors at the end of the year. Fausto first occupied the lobby at the Contemporary Arts Center in 2019, and Pleasantry was a trailblazer in Over-the-Rhine when they opened 7 years ago. Both cited numerous reasons…

Best Cincinnati Gift Cards

I used to hate gift cards but not anymore. I thought gift cards were impersonal and the lazy way of giving. Over time, however, I’ve realized that a gift card that encourages a new experience can be a great way to bring friends and family together to make memories. Cincinnati offers a number of experiences…

Five of Our Favorite Team Building Activities in Cincinnati

If you want to know what the best team building activities in Cincinnati are, you’re in the right place. Whether your company is fully back in the office, working a hybrid schedule or permanently remote, scheduling some time to bond outside of work is always a wise idea. And what better place to get out…