Only 16 school days stand between students in Cincinnati Public Schools and summer break, which means it’s time for some fun. Start planning for summer and experience the Cincinnati region like a tourist at the Cincy Staycation Showcase on Monday, May 6 at Fountain Square. Nearly 40 local attractions and events will feature interactive opportunities like trivia, selfie stations, games, photos with local mascots, prizes, giveaways and more. 

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., preview what’s in store for the upcoming summer tourism season using the Cincy Staycation Showcase Passport as a guide. Those who receive at least 10 stamps on their passports from participating vendors will be eligible to win prize packages valued at $350 to more than $700. Prizes include hotel stays, tour vouchers, tickets and memberships to local attractions and events and more. 

The Cincy Staycation Showcase marks the start of National Travel and Tourism Week and is being hosted by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, meetNKY |Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

“The Cincy Staycation Showcase is the perfect way to get hands-on with some of our region’s attractions and plan for unforgettable moments with friends and family,” said Julie Calvert, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB. “There are new, exciting experiences happening throughout Cincinnati every day, and we’re bringing them front and center to make sure people know all there is to do here.” 

“The Cincinnati region is thriving and is attracting more visitors than ever,” added Eric Summe, president and CEO of meetNKY. “With our unique collaboration across state lines, we make it so that residents and visitors can enjoy both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for a combined great experience.”

“People are traveling here to experience our arts & cultural entertainment, natural beauty and parks, sports, family attractions and culinary experiences that are boosting Cincinnati’s reputation as a must-visit destination. These opportunities are right at our fingertips, and we’re excited to share them with residents from across the region at the Cincy Staycation Showcase,” said Linda Antus, President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

Click here to see a full list of attractions, events and experiences participating in the Cincy Staycation Showcase.

Those who are unable to attend the event can start planning their staycation at

About the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is a sales, marketing and service organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact Hamilton County's and the City of Cincinnati's economy through convention, trade show and visitor expenditures. The travel and tourism industry has traditionally been a $5.3 billion industry in the Cincinnati region, employing more than 80,000 people in a variety of fields and bringing 26.6 million visitors to the region annually. Visit for more information.