Insiders Guide

Where To Go To…

It can take years to learn the secrets of a city—unless you’ve got the decoder handbook. Here it is:

BurgerEat a burger and enjoy a view
City View Tavern, 403 Oregon St., Mt. Adams, (513) 241-VIEW, 

Munch on decadent treats
Taste of Belgium, Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-3280; 1135 Vine St., (513) 381-4607,

Find handcrafted stationery
Poeme of Hyde Park, 3446 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-4999,

Discover cool costume jewelry pieces
Chicken Lays An Egg, 1608 Chase Ave., Northside, (513) 834-9268,

Dine on some tasty Italian
A Tavola, 1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 246-0192,

Enjoy quality time with the little ones
Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown, (513) 352-6180,

Liveability Best Places to RetireFor date night
Green Papaya, 2942 Wasson Rd., Hyde Park, (513) 731-0107,

For a unique history lesson
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Court St., downtown, (513) 621-5553,

To get some cool custom screen printing done
Cryptogram Ink, 4116 Hamilton Ave., Northside,

Sip a cocktail
Latitudes, 7454 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp., (513) 827-9146,

BikingPedal along a scenic path
Little Miami Scenic Trail, Trailheads at various locations including downtown Loveland, Milford, and Maineville,

Have a leisurely lunch on the patio
dilly café, 6818 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 561-5233,

Host a cool kid’s birthday party
Castle Skateland, 980 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, (513) 683-6666,

Find unique fine art
Summerfair arts festival in June, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Twp., (513) 531-0050,

Pick up exotic foods from around the globe
Jungle Jim’s International Market Eastgate (opening summer 2012), 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Eastgate, (513) 674-6000,

Eat one of the best burgers in town
Terry’s Turf Club, 4618 Eastern Ave., Linwood, (513) 533-4222

Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Pl., Mt. Lookout, (513) 321-5186,

Host an outdoor wedding
Chateau Pomije, 25043 Jacob Rd., Guilford, Indiana, (812) 623-8004,

Enjoy a brunch with the family
Market Street Grille, 205 Harrison Ave., Harrison, (513) 202-0200,

Find beautiful bouquets
Lutz Flowers, 5110 Crookshank Rd., Westwood, (513) 921-0561,

Watch the big game
Champions Grille, 3670 Werk Rd., (513) 376-8920,

Take a hike
Shawnee Lookout, 2008 Lawrenceburg Rd., North Bend, (513) 521-7275,

Watch some football
The nationally recognized stadium, “The Pit,” at Elder High School, 3900 Vincent Ave., West Price Hill, (513) 921-3744,

Enjoy an Italian meal—and admire an awesome city view
Primavista, 810 Matson Place, Price Hill, (513) 251-6467,

Step back in time and take a ride in a horse-drawn canal boat
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, 19083 Clayborn St., Metamora, Indiana, (765) 647-6512,

Get your five-way fix at 5 a.m.
Camp Washington Chili, 3005 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington, (513) 541-0061,

Get discounted salon services
Aveda Frederic’s Institute—Cincinnati, 7664 Voice of America Centre Dr., West Chester, (513) 533-0700,

Get just about anything you could ever need (and lots of things you don’t)
IKEA, 9500 Ikea Way, West Chester, (513) 779-7100,

For happy hour
Fox and Hound, 5113 Bowen Dr., Mason, (513) 229-7921,

Play a round of golf
The Golf Center at King’s Island, 6042 Fairway Dr., Mason, (513) 398-5200,

Get dessert to knock your socks off
Grand Finale, 3 E. Sharon Rd., Glendale, (513) 771-5925,

Get an adrenaline fix
Ozone Zipline Adventures, 5291 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia, (513) 932-3756,

Let the kids ride a pony
Parky’s Farm at Winton Woods, 10073 Daly Rd., Winton Woods, (513) 521-7275,

Score some antiques
Downtown Lebanon, Main and Broadway Streets,

Catch some live tennis action
Western & Southern Open, Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Dr., Mason, (513) 651-0303,

Have a beer on the patio
Hofbräuhaus Newport, 200 E. Third St., Newport on the Levee, (859) 491-7200,

Play a game of bocce
Pompilio’s, 600 Washington Ave., Newport, (859) 581-3065; 1920 Declaration Dr., Independence, (859) 359-0087,

Catch a live show
Madison Theatre, 730 Madison Ave., Covington, (859) 491-2444,

Sign up for cooking classes
EQ @ The Party Source, 95 Riviera Dr., Bellevue, (859) 291-4007,

Learn about Newport’s storied past
Newport Gangster Tour, 18 E. 5th St., Newport, (859) 951-8560,

See some Sprint Cup racing action
Kentucky Speedway, 1 Speedway Dr., Sparta, (888) 652-7223,

Let the kids dig for fossils
Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, (859) 491-4003,

Stock up on cigars
Straus Tobacconist, 8146 Mall Rd., Florence, (859) 647-8600,

Devour some family-style fried chicken
Greyhound Tavern, 2500 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Mitchell, (859) 331-3767,

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