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5 minutes in Cincinnati

The first leg of our Fiat road trip went well and landed us in Cincinnati for the evening. We actually had an entire evening in Cincinnati but it went by real quick—it felt like only 5 minutes.

I never knew where Cincinnati got its name and if someone had told me that Cincinnatus was a Roman general I wouldn’t have believed them. But it’s true! The city was named after The Society of Cincinnati, which was named after Cincinnatus. A statue of Cincinnatus stands in downtown Cincinnati.

We didn’t have time to visit the statue but here’s a snapshot of my top picks of things to do in Cincinnati.

Skyline Chili. As soon as I heard we would be spending time in Cincinnati my taste buds jumped for joy. I have been eating Cincinnati-style chili for over 20 years—and even make my own version—but I had never had the original. Whether you go for a 3-way, 4-way or 5-way you won’t be disappointed. My favorite is a 3-way with a dollop of sour cream.

Carew Tower Observation Deck. My husband is afraid of heights—just buildings, not rollercoasters—so I try to take him to the highest building in every new city we visit. Yeah, I’m just a wee bit evil. The Carew Tower is the shortest we ever visited at 49 floors. You get a 360-degree view and can see Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It's a deal at only $2!

Jungle Jim’s International Market. This place is bananas! And it’s insanely large. You’ll see singing and talking animatrons, a swinging Campbell’s Soup can and so much more. If you are a foodie this is a must—the international section alone is worth the trip. The only downside is that you’ll be bummed there wasn’t a Jungle Jim’s in your city.

We also went to a Fiat Studio in Cincinnati and learned about all the different ways you can customize a Fiat 500. Stay tuned for more on the Fiat 500 and Fiat FreakOut and adventures from our road trip.

Disclosure: Fiat USA has provided a Fiat 500 for me to use for the trip down to Nashville as well as accommodations, airfare home, gas, and some meals.

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Reader Comments (3)

We were recently in Detroit visiting family and used your blog to find some great spots to visit. So glad you enjoyed your short visit to our town. Next time you are coming through look us up, we will give you the grand tour!

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoEllen Hothem

So happy that you found some great spots in Detroit! I really enjoyed Cincinnati and wish we had more time there. I might take you up on that offer the next time we visit.

July 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

thank you

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