While You’re Here – Local Attractions & Restaurants

If you roll into town early or stick around to see the sites, Cincinnati, “The Queen City,” has plenty of entertainment and attractions to keep you entertained!

Want to indulge your cultural curiosities? There are plenty of museums to choose from, only some of which include: the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, American Sign Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Entertainment Junction, Contemporary Arts Center, the location of this year’s conference social, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and many more.

If getting close to nature is your thing, swing through the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Feel like stretching your legs? Take a walk along the miles of river front parks and all of the attractions you’ll find along the way. On your walk, you can cross the Ohio River on two of the area’s treasured bridges: the Purple People Bridge (pedestrians only, of course) or the Roebling Suspension Bridge! The Kentucky side of the Purple People Bridge has a shopping center and the Newport Aquarium.

Talk about respecting the past… The Cincinnati Reds are America’s oldest professional baseball franchise! Baseball fans who aren’t doing post-conference tours can take in a Reds v. Tigers game at the end of the conference week. The Reds will host the Tigers June 17th-19th (we know you won’t skip the social for this!) and the Marlins June 20th-21st. Here's the schedule.

For more exploration on what Cincinnati has to offer:


Clifton Area (Walkable or 5 min cab ride from Kingsgate)

Panera Bread

Meatball Kitchen


Lime Fresh

Jimmy John’s

Dewey’s Pizza (named for our treasurer, clearly)

Keystone Bar & Grill

Taste of Belgium


Over-the-Rhine (OTR  - approx 10 min cab ride from Kingsgate)

Top-rated restaurants in Cincy, mainly in the 1200 block of Vine St.  Many don’t accept registrations.



The Anchor

The Eagle

Bakersfield OTR

A Tavola


Abigail Street



Downtown Cincinnati (approx 10 min cab ride from Kingsgate)

Moerlein Lager House

Yard House





Other Notables (< 15 min cab ride from Kingsgate)

Eli’s BBG

Montgomery Inn Boathouse

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