By Abigail Padgett
Gotta love Oxford. There’s a reason Forbes listed it as #1 on America’s Best College Towns. But there is the occasional Saturday when an afternoon wearing a sports jersey just lacks its usual luster.
Here’s the good news: Cincinnati is under an hour away. As the third largest city in Ohio, Cincinnati is full of culture and art, a vibrant shopping scene, and more. So, when you feel the urge to break out of Oxford and do something a little different with your Saturday, I’ve got you covered:
The Cincinnati Art Museum
Located in Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum is home to thousands of works of art from across the globe. Wander through the museum’s permanent collection, which includes the works of Van Gogh and Monet. Or roam down Iris van Herpen’s temporary exhibition, Transforming Fashion, a futuristic approach to the creation of clothes through 3D printing. To learn more about their upcoming exhibitions, ticket pricing, and hours of operation, click here.
Grab your friends and head to Over-the-Rhine for an Insta-worthy day of shopping. This urban district started in the 19th century during an expanded period of German immigration, which you can see today through the European architectural influences. Make your way into countless boutiques or stop by the Findlay Market for some grub that tastes better than any mac ‘n cheese bites.
The Great American Ball Park
Located near downtown Cincinnati and seated next to the Ohio River, the Great American Ball Park is home to the Cincinnati Reds. Grab a cold beer and hotdog when watching a game with some friends. To learn more about this season’s game schedule and ticket pricing, click here.
Located just off of University of Cincinnati’s campus, Bogart’s is a great venue for live music lovers. Originally opened as a vaudeville theater in the early 1900s, Bogart’s is a classic example of a nickelodeon turned concert venue after these old theaters went under due to the rise of television in the ’50s. Listen to music ranging anywhere from alternative tech or indie pop to even bluegrass. To learn more about Bogart’s line-ups, click here.
Whatever you end up doing, make sure to tag @UPMagazine in your next adventure!