Going To Cincinnati? Here Are The Best Things To Do While In The Queen City

May 01, 2017 04:00 AM EDT

Looking for a quick getaway? Forget the jam-packed crowds on Miami Beach or the expensive lounges in Las Vegas. This time, why not go to Cincinnati? It may not be your first choice when it comes to a quick getaway, but this centrally located city will surely pique your adventurous self with all the fun activities the city offers.

Bring your family and friends as spend a weekend or two in this fun city of the state of Ohio. Here are some of the best activities to do while in the Queen City:

Dine at the Cincinnati Dinner Train. This is a unique take on dinner and city tours as guests are transported to the 1940s while they ride in elegantly designed vintage dining cars while treated to a sumptuous four-course meal. Guests are given a three-hour tour of downtown Cincinnati, according to Travel Pulse, and a view from the Queen City Tavern car.

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Visit the Cincinnati Art Museum. Art buffs would surely enjoy an afternoon of admiring all the 60,000 artworks housed at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Works of famed artists such as Sandro Botticelli and Claude Monet adorn the museum's permanent exhibits, with some masterpieces dating back to 6,000 years, according to US News Travel. Other than the expanse of artworks, the museum also offers spectacular views of the city's skyline.

See endangered animals at The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. You don't need to go on an African Safari to see all kinds of wild animals. At The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, over 500 species of animals are on display, with rare finds such as the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the endangered bonobo. Animal lovers don't need to worry-- this zoo is considered one of the best in the country and is known for its breeding program for endangered species.

Bargain your heart out at the Findlay Market. Like a Moroccan market full of flea vendors and local sellers, Findlay Market in Cincinnati sells all kinds of stuff from trendy trinkets to ethnic food. For the best consumer experience, come here on Saturdays, where samples of a variety of international fare are up for grabs. Bring a lot of cash though, as you never know what you might like.

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