ShoppingWhether you are looking for designer fashions or clothing from grandmother's attic, it can be found in Cincinnati's array of department stores, boutiques and specialty shops. Downtown offers Brooks Brothers, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.
Trendsetters will want to plan a trip to Mount Adams, a San Francisco-style hillside shopping and dining destination. Novelty shops and fashion boutiques are scattered among local restaurants, nightspots and parks. Collegiate-style attire is found in Clifton, where many shops cater to University of Cincinnati students.
Consumer frenzy also can be satisfied at shopping malls, including Eastgate Mall , I-275 exit 63B; Florence Mall , in Florence, Ky.; Kenwood Towne Centre , off I-71N exit 12 or I-71S exit 11 at 7875 Montgomery Rd.; Northgate Mall , I-275 exit 33; and Tri-County Mall , I-275 exit 42. Rookwood Commons & Pavilion, off I-71 exit 6, houses around 45 upscale shops, and Crestview Hills Town Center in Crestview Hills, Ky., offers 300,000 square feet of shops and places to eat.
Bargain hunters will love the Cincinnati Premium Outlets only 30 miles north of downtown. Die-hard discount shoppers can travel 60 miles northeast to Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville, Ohio (8000 Factory Shops Blvd.).
Findlay Market , Race and Elder streets, is an open-air marketplace that is a Cincinnati tradition. In operation since 1852, it offers a variety of ethnic foods within an old world atmosphere.
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The Cincinnati area has a 7 percent sales tax. A lodging tax of 13.5 percent is applicable in Hamilton County. There is a 12 percent rental car tax with an additional 9 percent recoupment tax. The northern Kentucky lodging tax is 11.24 percent.
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Hertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (859) 767-3535 or (800) 654-3080.
The Amtrak station, (800) 872-7245, is at 1301 Western Ave. inside historic Union Terminal.
Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, 1005 Gilbert Ave., is the major company serving the city. Megabus, (877) 462-6342, offers routes to several cities.
Taxis are metered and charge $4 for a pickup and $2 per mile. There is no charge for additional passengers. Taxis can be hailed at downtown hotels or ordered by phone. Companies include Cincinnati Taxi Inc., (513) 666-2184, and Towne Taxi, (513) 761-7700.
Metro operates buses throughout the metropolitan area. The base fare is $1.75. Exact change is required, and zone and transfer charges are additional. Signs at many bus stops list the numbers of the routes that stop there.