By: Carly Mulert ~Staff Writer~
Cincinnati is the Queen City, full of fun activities. While living on or off campus, you always have an option of something to do that guarantees entertainment. Cincinnati is famous for quite a few delicious treats.
First, we have the famous Cincinnati chili. Living here, you have to make your way to Skyline. Once there, you have to order a 3-way, which includes cheese and chili on top of spaghetti. Sounds strange, I know, but if you have it once, you’ll never be able to get over it.
Next is the delicious ice cream from Graeter’s, a Cincinnati tradition since 1868. With many locations around the city, including U Station, you don’t want to miss out on this sweet treat.
The Rookwood Commons is a great place for dining and shopping. Located about 10 minutes from campus, you’ll find popular restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings amd P.F. Changs. There are also many retail options like TJ Maxx, Old Navy and Ulta. You can also visit the Joseph-Beth Bookstore; a huge, family-run shop with all your favorite titles. Next door is a great breakfast place called First Watch.
Speaking of breakfast, a good place to try is Sugar n’ Spice, off Victory Parkway. It’s small but has the best pancakes in town.
If Rookwood Commons doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you can always check out Kenwood Mall. It has over 100 stores, including Forever 21, the Apple store and other well-known department stores.
If the thought of going all the way to Kenwood is giving you a migraine, you could always try Oakley Station. It’s a few exits up I-71 and has everything that a broke college student may need, including, but not limited to, Target, IHOP, Steak ’n Shake and Oakley Cinemark. The movie theatre is amazing – watch awesome new movies in reclining chairs!
What if you want to go, but don’t have a ride? No worries! Xavier has you covered. Xavier runs a weekend shuttle bus on Saturdays to take students to Kenwood Mall or Oakley Station. Shuttle schedules are located on the Student Hub under the “Getting Around” tab.