Best Time to Visit Ohio

Cincinnati - one of the three big cities of Ohio - is just 300 miles/490 Kms from Chicago and Detroit and is a livingly metropolis with an intense cultural life and nice travelling options.

Best time to visit & travel to Cincinnati, Ohio
When not to go to Cincinnati, Ohio
What to visit in Cincinnati, Ohio
Hotels and flights to Cincinnati, Ohio

See also:
Best time to visit Ohio State
Best time to visit Cleveland
Best time to visit Columbus
Best time to visit Sandusky and the Lake Erie Islands


Cincinnati downtown
Cincinnati downtown includes most of the more interesting districts and travel highlights, namely the Contemporary Arts Center and the Carew Tower (around Fountain Square), the Taft Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum (inside the Eden Park), the Music Hall (cultural entertainment) and Mount Adams and the Over-the-Rhine districts (for nightlife, bars, restaurants...).

Outside Cincinnati downtown 
Cincinnati Museum Center (in the Art Deco Union Terminal), the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, the Historic Society and the Cinergy Children's Museum are nice cultural options north of Cincinnati downtown. Covington and Newport (with its gigantic mall, and the Newport Aquarium) in the southern side of Ohio River, are also travel options to consider.

See: Map of Ohio State 


Summer is the most popular season to visit Cincinnati (accommodation and services prices tend to rise accordingly in July and August) in spite of the occasional heat waves and humidity. Summer is the outdoor living season with intense outdoor activity. 

Early Fall (September and October) is also popular and probably the best time to travel to Cincinnati: temperatures and weather are fairly agreeable and there are quite warm days.  

Winters in Cincinnati are severe, with occasional snowstorms, regular rainfalls and very low temperatures. 

Early Spring is cloudy, chilly, and rainy, though there are beautiful days in mid and late Spring. Late Spring is also a good option for travellers. Possible rainfalls are usually short.


You may want to avoid the winter months, when temperatures reach their lowest levels and occasional snowstorms strike Cincinnati region.

If you want to bet in low accommodation rates, then July and August aren't the best months. Humidity and high temperatures may also turn some days of July and August into very uncomfortable months. See the Cincinnati Weather Data below for more details.



Cincinnati downtown offers a wide range of good positioned hotels at reasonable prices but there are cheaper motels in the north uptown, just a couple of miles from downtown. 

Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport is located around twelve miles south of Cincinnati downtown.