I've been in Cincinati now for about 6 years, and I love the place, there are a lot of different really good eateries like Montgomery Inn, Greaters, it's known for skyline chili, even though I don't like skyline that much, a lot of other people do, but there are a lot of other chili places that are great. There are also a ton of different ethnic eateries, especially in the inner city that are great. There are about five or six main areas for bars, and they usually all have a pretty different atmosphere, and different types of people. I don't go to gay bars much, but I know there are three main ones, that are pretty good, and there are several smaller ones too. Some of the main attractions are Kings Island, which is so much fun, and the Beach Waterpark, which is equally as fun. The Cincinnati Zoo is a good time. If you're into sports, going to Reds games and Bengals games are a ton of fun, no NBA team though, but having UC and Xavier around is always great. If you like outdoors stuff, most people go to Indiana, which is just like a 25 minute drive from downtown, where people do a lot of fishing, hunting, hiking, and a lot of other activities. There are also many events that take place at Fountain Square and Sawyer Point, that are a ton of fun. they have fixed up downtown actually the area Over the Rihne), so it's not as run down as Detroit like someone else has mentioned, but there are people who are ignorant and scared to go there, but it's not bad, it just has that reputation from people who don't know what they're talking about. Yes, there are people from suburbia, who are pretty ignorant, but you don't have to deal with those people all the time, really the city is pretty fun, and trust me, I know you'll have a great time!