30 of the Most Beautiful Places Around Cincinnati

If you're looking for somewhere around Cincinnati to snap some pics for Insta, we've got you covered. From historic landmarks to rooftop bars, parks and a castle in the 'burbs, the Queen City has no shortage of beautiful places. 
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Coppin's at Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave., Covington
The Patio at Coppin's Restaurant and Bar located inside luxury Hotel Covington provides a sun-splashed “urban refuge” for guests. Play lawn games during the day or watch movie screenings at night when looking for space outside the hotel room. Coppin's has a unique cocktail menu, featuring imaginative and picture-worthy drinks for a beautiful evening.
Photo: Provided by Hotel Covington

Coppin's at Hotel Covington

638 Madison Ave., Covington
The Patio at Coppin's Restaurant and Bar located inside luxury Hotel Covington provides a sun-splashed “urban refuge” for guests. Play lawn games during the day or watch movie screenings at night when looking for space outside the hotel room. Coppin's has a unique cocktail menu, featuring imaginative and picture-worthy drinks for a beautiful evening.
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Dr., Eden Park 
This giant greenhouse features deserts, tropics, a butterfly garden, orchids and an interior waterfall, which guests can walk behind. Seasonally themed exhibitions feature unique plants, and the ever-popular annual butterfly show showcases butterflies from various parts of the world.
Photo: Kellie Coleman

Krohn Conservatory

1501 Eden Park Dr., Eden Park
This giant greenhouse features deserts, tropics, a butterfly garden, orchids and an interior waterfall, which guests can walk behind. Seasonally themed exhibitions feature unique plants, and the ever-popular annual butterfly show showcases butterflies from various parts of the world.
Pearlstar
1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Oyster bar Pearlstar opened in September of 2021, offering both East and West Coast oysters and other raw delicacies including crudo, ceviche and tartare. The kitchen —overseen by former Senate executive Chef Leroy Ansley— also features a wood-burning grill to create (non-raw) burgers and steak sandwiches. The bar pours "old-school martinis, frozen drinks and Lone Star Beer on tap." Their large platters of raw oysters, piled-up fries and cocktails are as beautiful as they are delicious.
Photo: Catie Vox

Pearlstar

1220 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Oyster bar Pearlstar opened in September of 2021, offering both East and West Coast oysters and other raw delicacies including crudo, ceviche and tartare. The kitchen —overseen by former Senate executive Chef Leroy Ansley— also features a wood-burning grill to create (non-raw) burgers and steak sandwiches. The bar pours "old-school martinis, frozen drinks and Lone Star Beer on tap." Their large platters of raw oysters, piled-up fries and cocktails are as beautiful as they are delicious.
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Downtown
Tucked away in downtown Cincinnati, the Taft Museum of Art is a living landmark where art and history live on the walls—and in the walls. Built around 1820 as a private home, the Taft Museum of Art is now one of the most esteemed small art museums in America. The museum is home to 17th to 19th century watches, Chinese porcelains and French Renaissance enamels. From June 11 through Sept. 4, Jane Austen fans can peruse the museum's newest exhibit, Fashion & Sensibility, which features costumes worn in film adaptations of Austen's novels.
Photo: Kevin J. Watkins

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St., Downtown
Tucked away in downtown Cincinnati, the Taft Museum of Art is a living landmark where art and history live on the walls—and in the walls. Built around 1820 as a private home, the Taft Museum of Art is now one of the most esteemed small art museums in America. The museum is home to 17th to 19th century watches, Chinese porcelains and French Renaissance enamels. From June 11 through Sept. 4, Jane Austen fans can peruse the museum's newest exhibit, Fashion & Sensibility, which features costumes worn in film adaptations of Austen's novels.
Somerset
139 E McMicken Ave, Over-the-Rhine
Somerset features two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds are also home to a double-decker bus that has been converted into a kitchen with a rooftop seating area (run by the team behind Mazunte); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset's awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher's collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Somerset

139 E McMicken Ave, Over-the-Rhine
Somerset features two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds are also home to a double-decker bus that has been converted into a kitchen with a rooftop seating area (run by the team behind Mazunte); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset's awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher's collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family.
Loveland Castle
12025 Shore Road, Loveland
World War I army medic and Boy Scout troop leader Harry Delos Andrews built Chateau Laroche aka the Loveland Castle over the course of 50 years with handmade bricks (formed with quart-sized paper milk cartons) and stones from the nearby Little Miami River. Modeled after European castles, it features towers, a dry moat, hand-tiled ceilings, murder holes and a collection of period weaponry. The castle grounds are available for picnics, overnights and parties and are rumored to be haunted by a variety of ghosts.
Photo: Brittany Thornton

Loveland Castle

12025 Shore Road, Loveland
World War I army medic and Boy Scout troop leader Harry Delos Andrews built Chateau Laroche aka the Loveland Castle over the course of 50 years with handmade bricks (formed with quart-sized paper milk cartons) and stones from the nearby Little Miami River. Modeled after European castles, it features towers, a dry moat, hand-tiled ceilings, murder holes and a collection of period weaponry. The castle grounds are available for picnics, overnights and parties and are rumored to be haunted by a variety of ghosts.
Devou Park
1201 Park Drive, Covington
It is said that Cincinnati is built on seven hills, like Rome— the city is actually named for Roman agrarian and military general Cincinnatus— but the reality is we have plenty more hills, heights and neighborhood names that begin with "Mount" than that. The alternating peaks and valleys of the city create excellent views from a variety of vantage points. There are about 50 classified scenic overlooks throughout the Tristate and many other secret spots from which to see the lights of the city and the winding Ohio River and Devou Park in Covington might have one of the best. With over 700 acres (plus a golf course, trails, bandstand and history museum), the overlook area is open dawn to dusk and offers a panorama of the city skyline from the Big Mac Bridge and Great American Tower to Carew Tower and the Kroger building. The designated overlook also offers benches, a gazebo, picnic tables and is ADA accessible.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Devou Park

1201 Park Drive, Covington
It is said that Cincinnati is built on seven hills, like Rome— the city is actually named for Roman agrarian and military general Cincinnatus— but the reality is we have plenty more hills, heights and neighborhood names that begin with "Mount" than that. The alternating peaks and valleys of the city create excellent views from a variety of vantage points. There are about 50 classified scenic overlooks throughout the Tristate and many other secret spots from which to see the lights of the city and the winding Ohio River and Devou Park in Covington might have one of the best. With over 700 acres (plus a golf course, trails, bandstand and history museum), the overlook area is open dawn to dusk and offers a panorama of the city skyline from the Big Mac Bridge and Great American Tower to Carew Tower and the Kroger building. The designated overlook also offers benches, a gazebo, picnic tables and is ADA accessible.
Findlay Market
1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
A stop at the historic Findlay Market makes for the perfect Cincinnati Saturday morning. More than 50 full-time merchants at the 19th-century landmark sell everything from meat, cheese and fresh-baked bread to produce, flowers and international eats. Stop by for a pint at Jane's bar, or browse a local farmers market and wide array of arts and crafts vendors. Findlay also occupies the only area of Cincinnati with restaurants owned by Cincinnati’s two superstar chefs, Jean-Robert de Cavel and Jose Salazar. De Cavel’s French Crust and Salazar’s Goose & Elder both hit a sweet spot of being perfect for the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and a draw for folks from the entire region.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Findlay Market

1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
A stop at the historic Findlay Market makes for the perfect Cincinnati Saturday morning. More than 50 full-time merchants at the 19th-century landmark sell everything from meat, cheese and fresh-baked bread to produce, flowers and international eats. Stop by for a pint at Jane's bar, or browse a local farmers market and wide array of arts and crafts vendors. Findlay also occupies the only area of Cincinnati with restaurants owned by Cincinnati’s two superstar chefs, Jean-Robert de Cavel and Jose Salazar. De Cavel’s French Crust and Salazar’s Goose & Elder both hit a sweet spot of being perfect for the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and a draw for folks from the entire region.
Roebling Suspension Bridge
First opened in 1867, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge connects Cincinnati and Covington and at the time was the world's longest suspension bridge. It now is an iconic landmark of Cincinnati that carries both cars and people across the Ohio River. It's the perfect place for a picture, as long as you're not in the way of traffic.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Roebling Suspension Bridge

First opened in 1867, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge connects Cincinnati and Covington and at the time was the world's longest suspension bridge. It now is an iconic landmark of Cincinnati that carries both cars and people across the Ohio River. It's the perfect place for a picture, as long as you're not in the way of traffic.
Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout
Built in 1873, the Cincinnati Observatory is the oldest public observatory in the United States, housing fully-functional 19th century telescopic technology for the public to use. Seated atop Mount Lookout, the original building and the infamous dome added in 1895 are a significant fixture in the city's history. Known as "The Birthplace of American Astronomy," the Cincinnati Observatory is a bedrock for astronomical discoveries and advancement.
Photo: Brittany Thornton

Cincinnati Observatory

3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout
Built in 1873, the Cincinnati Observatory is the oldest public observatory in the United States, housing fully-functional 19th century telescopic technology for the public to use. Seated atop Mount Lookout, the original building and the infamous dome added in 1895 are a significant fixture in the city's history. Known as "The Birthplace of American Astronomy," the Cincinnati Observatory is a bedrock for astronomical discoveries and advancement.
Fairview  Park
501 West McMillan St., Clifton Heights
Fairview  Park is located near the University of Cincinnati's campus and has some of the most beautiful views of the city. The small city park is filled with evergreens and sycamores, plus a playground and soccer field, but the star of the show is the overlook. Built by the Federal Works Projects Administration, the stonewall overlook features a unique view of the city, perfect for pictures and watching the city light up with fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Fairview Park

501 West McMillan St., Clifton Heights
Fairview Park is located near the University of Cincinnati's campus and has some of the most beautiful views of the city. The small city park is filled with evergreens and sycamores, plus a playground and soccer field, but the star of the show is the overlook. Built by the Federal Works Projects Administration, the stonewall overlook features a unique view of the city, perfect for pictures and watching the city light up with fireworks on the Fourth of July.