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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cincinnati chapter.

Stuck in Cincinnati over spring break? No worries, though you may be daydreaming about the sand and surf, the Queen City has many activities and places to discover during the week off of school. Whether you are working throughout the break or have all the time in the world when you’re not binging on Netflix, there is something for everyone.  The city we love and call home is just waiting to be explored and even when we return to class, these sites are surely not to be missed.


     Cincinnati is home to many great museums, one of my personal favorites is the Cincinnati Art Museum nestled in Eden Park. You can spend hours viewing the beautiful displays. The Cincinnati Museum Center is also a must see, at the moment they have an exhibit featuring LEGO’s until May 1st so get there while you can! Another museum to visit is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. There are many exhibits that feature the overall mission of educating people on slavery in America and the stories of the freedom’s heroes and fighters.  The Contemporary Arts Center is another great location to visit, it offers cool exhibits and a café that will fill your afternoon with fun while taking care of your appetite.

(Cincinnati Art Museum)






     Who could talk about things to do in Cincinnati without mentioning food? There are many cool places to grab a bite in the Queen City whether you’re looking for a quick treat or full meal. Findlay Market is a great catchall spot where you can grab groceries for meals at home and indulge in local cuisine at the same time. The BBQ Grippos seasoned bacon at one of the butcher shops is a must while Eli’s BBQ and Dojo Gelato offer great lunch/dinner and dessert. A nice spot for apps and drinks on the weeknights and brunch on Sundays is The Littlefield in Northside. It is just a short drive from Clifton and totally worth it, when you’re stopping in for brunch, the Bloody Mary is to die for. If you’re looking for an easy stop downtown, Gomez Salsa is calling your name. Their salsas and tacos are drool worthy and The Bowl, which is an amped of version of a taco salad, is a great option too.

(Gomez Salsa)




3). SEE & PLAY

     Aside from the museums and food, there is still so much more of Cincinnati to see. When the weather is nice, the Cincinnati Zoo is the perfect stop. Located minutes from campus, the zoo provides hours of entertainment and since it is spring break going during the week days allows for less of a crowd. Speaking of being outside, there are plenty of parks to explore during the break. There is Eden Park, Smale Riverfront Park and Mt. Echo Park just to name a few. The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park offers many shows throughout the year and this week is no exception. Currently you can buy tickets to see To Kill A Mockingbird and Mothers and Sons.

(Smale Riverfront Park)




These options are great but it does not stop there. If you do your research, there are endless things to get lost in during spring break. Just because you are still in Cincinnati does not mean you are missing out!

Maddie Huggins is a fourth year student at the University of Cincinnati. Originally from Columbus, she quickly learned to swap out the OSU scarlet and grey for UC red and black. Maddie has loved writing since she was a little girl and is always down for a good time. She prides herself in being the world's best hugger.