Best Of 2016

2016 Urban Life Reader Picks: Cincinnati's best urban life destinations as selected by CityBeat readers.

Caesar in a Corvette on Carol Ann's Carousel at Smale Riverfront Park

Cincinnati Neighborhood 
1 / Over-the-Rhine 
2 / Hyde Park 
3 / Northside 
4 / Clifton 
5 / Oakley 
6 / Pleasant Ridge 
7 / Mount Adams 
8 / Mount Lookout 
9 / East Walnut Hills 
10 / College Hill Weekend 

Getaway (Within 100 Miles) 
1 / Hocking Hills 
2 / Red River Gorge 
3 / Louisville, Ky.
4 / Yellow Springs 
5 / Kentucky Bourbon Trail 
6 / Indianapolis, Ind. 
7 / Lexington, Ky. 
8 / Nashville, Ind. 
9 / Hueston Woods (Oxford) 
10 / Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Ky.

Apartment Community 

1 / American Can Lofts 
2 / Harper’s Point 
3 / Current at the Banks 

Local App 
1 / Cincinnati Library; 
     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (TIE) 
2 / Roadtrippers 
3 / Cincinnati.com 

Bed and Breakfast 
1 / Clifton House B & B 
2 / Gaslight Bed & Breakfast 
3 / Symphony Hotel 

Builder/Developer 
1 / 3CDC 
2 / Urban Sites 
3 / Fisher Homes 

Building 
1 / Union Terminal 
2 / Music Hall 
3 / Carew Tower 

Church Festival 
1 / Panegyri Greek Festival 
2 / St. Cecilia 
3 / St. Rita Fest 

Northern Kentucky Neighborhood 
1 / Covington 
2 / Newport 
3 / Fort Thomas 

Suburban Neighborhood 
1 / Blue Ash 
2 / Mariemont 
3 / Anderson 

College/University
1 / University of Cincinnati 
2 / Xavier University 
3 / Northern Kentucky University 

MBA Program 
1 / University of Cincinnati 
2 / Xavier University 
3 / Northern Kentucky University 

Charity Festival/Event 
1 / The Rusty Ball 
2 / Cincinnati Pride 
3 / Zoofari 

Music Festival/Event 
1 / Bunbury Music Festival 
2 / Lumenocity 
3 / Midpoint Music Festival 

Running/Biking Event 
1 / Flying Pig Marathon 
2 / Girls on the Run 5k 
3 / Hyde Park Blast 

Fountain Square Event 
1 / Oktoberfest 
2 / Taste of Cincinnati 
3 / MidPoint Indie Summer Series 

Washington Park Event 
1 / Lumenocity 
2 / The City Flea 
3 / MidPoint Music Festival 

Findlay Market Vendor 
1 / Blue Oven Bakery
2 / Pho Lang Thang 
3 / Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices 

Free Attraction 
1 / Cincinnati Art Museum 
2 / Smale Riverfront Park 
3 / WEBN Fireworks 

Kid-Friendly Attraction 
1 / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 
2 / Smale Riverfront Park 
3 / Cincinnati Children’s Museum 

Hiking Trail 
1 / Cincinnati Nature Center 
2 / Mount Airy Forest 
3 / Miami Whitewater Forest 

Jogging Route 
1 / Lunken Airfield 
2 / Loveland Bike Trail 
3 / Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum 

Local Start Up 
1 / Roadtrippers 
2 / Butcher Betties 
3 / Frameri 

Local Tour 
1 / American Legacy Tours (Queen City Underground) 
2 / Cincinnati Brewery Tours 
3 / Cincy Brew Bus 

Best New Thing 
1 / Cincinnati Streetcar 
2 / Red Bike 
3 / Braxton Brewing Company 

Best Old Thing 
1 / Union Terminal
2 / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 
3 / Music Hall 

Park (City) 
1 / Ault Park; 
    Smale Riverfront Park (TIE) 
2 / Washington Park 
3 / Eden Park 

Park (County) 
1 / Cincinnati Nature Center 
2 / Sharon Woods 
3 / Miami Whitewater Forest 

Place to Take a Visitor 
1 / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 
2 / Findlay Market 
3 / Cincinnati Reds Game 

Place to Kill Time While Waiting for a Table in OTR 
1 / Washington Park 
2 / 16-Bit Bar+Arcade 
3 / The Lackman 

Playground 
1 / Smale Riverfront Park 
2 / Washington Park 
3 / Sawyer Point 

Public Artwork 
1 / ArtWorks Murals 
2 / Tyler Davidson Fountain 
3 / Mosaic Murals at the Cincinnati Museum Center 

Private School 
1 / Cincinnati Waldorf School
2 / St. Xavier High School 
3 / The Summit Country Day School 

Public School 
1 / Walnut Hills High School 
2 / Oak Hills High School 
3 / The School for Creative and Performing Arts at the Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education 

Summer Camp 
1 / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 
2 / Camp Kern 
3 / Camp Joy 

Scenic Overlook 
1 / Eden Park 
2 / Devou Park 
3 / Ault Park