Your Insider's Guide to the Cincy Region

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What To Do Memorial Day Weekend in the Cincy Region

Memorial Day Weekend officially kicks off the summer season and there are so many ways to celebrate in the Cincy Region. Whether you’re traveling with kids, ready to play ball, or enjoying a grown up weekend, this guide highlights some of the great Memorial Day Weekend offerings in in the region…

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Crowning Local - The Entertainer - Madame Mira

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Amy Lynch. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Madame Mira, founder and producer of Queen Bee Cabaret. Credit: Madame Mira How did you first get into dancing burlesque? Do you have…

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Crowning Local - The Pawitician - Mayor Wilbur

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Amy Lynch. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Wilbur, a French Bulldog and elected Mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, since 2020. Credit: Mayor Wilbur How did you get this job? Our…

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Crowning Local - The Restaurateur - Chef Hideki Harada

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Nick Dekker. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Chef Hideki Harada, a James Beard-nominated chef who owns Kiki in College Hill, Sen by Kiki at Findlay Market and Daruma downtown…

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Crowning Local - The Historian - Dr. Anne Delano Steinert

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Ann Fazzini. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Dr. Anne Delano Steinert, assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and founding board chair of the…

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Crowning Local - The Bourbon Boss - Hannah Lowen

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Kevin J. Gray. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Hannah Lowen, CEO of New Riff Distilling in Newport, Kentucky. Credit: Hannah Lowen Congrats on your promotion to CEO. What are…

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Crowning Local - The Artist - Gee Horton

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Madeline Anderson. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Gee Horton, an accomplished visual artist and Kentucky native. Credit: Gee Horton Was being a visual artist the path you…

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Crowning Local - The Archaeologist - Bill Kennedy

Originally published in the 2024 Cincy Region Visitors Guide. Interview by Kevin J. Gray. What makes our region special? Hear it straight from one of our local experts: Bill Kennedy, archaeologist and site manager at Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve in Oregonia. Credit: Bill Kennedy…

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The best coffee shops in the Cincy Region to warm and wake you up

To explore the Cincy Region, you must be properly caffeinated. No matter where you stay in Cincy, there's a great coffee shop around the corner. Whether you need to get your morning going or need a quick bite to eat and warm up during your day, check out one of these cool coffee shops in Cincinnati…

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Top family-friendly hiking trails in the Cincy Region

For some good old-fashioned, free, family fun in the Cincy Region, take a hike with the whole family. Spending time outside is beneficial for everyone but especially kids–what kid doesn’t love the freedom to run wild? When you’re exploring Cincy, don’t miss exploring the great outdoors. To help you…

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