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Cincinnati When To Go and Weather

Peak Season

May - August

Summer is the best time to come to Cincinnati, although it’s not the cheapest time. In summer, the butterflies are fluttering in Krohn Conservatory, pleasure boats are plying the Ohio River, horses are running at River Downs racetrack, people sitting along the Newport levee across the river can watch a Reds baseball game, Kings Island is in full force, and Fountain Square turns into a hub of outdoor entertainment.


January - March

Although Cincinnati is not so bleak-looking in the winter as other Ohio cities farther north, the unpredictable weather is one reason to give visiting this time of year a pass. Plus, with the holiday finery stashed away and the leaves off the trees, Cincinnati looks like it’s missing its pizzazz. It kinda is. But when spring flowers start to bloom, Cincinnati perks up again.

Shoulder Season

Septmeber - December

Fall is the second-best time to visit Cincinnati. When the air turns crisp, the foliage on trees in Cincinnati’s parks and along the banks of the Ohio River takes on brilliant colors. There are enough fall festivals to keep summer energy going a bit longer and the holiday season starts with Halloween. EnterTRAINment Junction has one of the best haunted house options. In December, Cincinnati is one city where people still shop downtown and Krohn Conservatory and Union Terminal offer special holiday exhibits. Fall is also when Cincinnati’s performing arts venues begin their new seasons.

Cincinnati, OH Weather Forecast

7-Day Forecast

  • Fri


    Mostly Sunny

    35  28

  • Sat


    Partly Cloudy

    39  27

  • Sun


    Mostly Sunny

    44  33

  • Mon



    46  42

  • Tue



    48  35

  • Wed


    Rain and Snow

    37  29

  • Thu


    Partly Cloudy

    35  31