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Posted by: SSK Industries 3 years ago

Welcome to PIA Symposium 2021 in Downtown Cincinnati

As the unofficial host to this year’s PIA Symposium, SSK welcomes the world of skydiving to Cincinnati! The host hotels are the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (a National Historic Landmark with a rich history). The Symposium will be taking place at the Duke Energy Convention Center which is minutes from the hotels and is central to the city’s best restaurants and attractions.

If you’re planning to be at the Symposium, we invite you to discover our historic city by getting out of the air-conditioned confines of the event venues and discovering some of the best Cincinnati has to offer whether it be with some great food or a Cincinnati Reds baseball game (they are playing at home during the symposium). Each selection on our list has been hand-picked by the SSK team – we’ve all eaten at these individual spots and give our official thumbs up!

Top Notch Grub | 5-Minute Walk

Cincinnati has something to offer for every gastrointestinal inclination. From American fare to Italian and Mexican favorites, there are many restaurants within just a short walk from the Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel.

RestaurantView MenuPrice RangeGoogle ReviewsMap / LocationReserve a Table
Nada (Mexican)View$$2,369 / 4.4* 5-minute walkClick To Reserve
Boca (Steakhouse)View$$$$674 / 4.8*5-minute walkClick to Reserve
Sotto (Italian)View$$$1,689 / 4.7*5-minute walkClick to Reserve
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse (Steak)View$$$$1,424 / 4.8*5-minute walkClick to Reserve
Yard House (Sports Bar)View$$3,758 / 4.3*10-minute walk
Arnold’s Bar & Grill* (American)View$$1,035 / 4.6*12-minute walkClick to Reserve
Moerlein Lager HouseView$$1,287 / 4.4*13-minute walkClick to Reserve
*Arnold’s is the oldest bar in Cincinnati

Over the Rhine | 15-20 Minute Walk

If you’re up to travel a bit further by bipedal locomotion (a 15-20 minute walks) or catching a ride on the streetcar (a 5-10 minute ride), the trendy OTR (Over the Rhine) has even more to offer. The Over-the-Rhine district (known as “OTR” by locals) is on the north edge of downtown Cincinnati and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s an entrepreneurial hub for the cities best bars, restaurants and shops. Well worth the visit for a nice walk!

RestaurantView MenuPrice RangeGoogle ReviewsMap / LocationReserve a Table
Taft’s Ale HouseView$$1,170 / 4.5View
Bakersfield OTR (Tacos)View$$1,991 / 4.6ViewClick to Reserve
The Eagle OTR (fried chicken)View$$3,899 / 4.6ViewClick to Reserve
Sacred Beast DinerView$$831 / 4.6ViewClick to Reserve
Moerlein Lager HouseView$$1,287 / 4.4ViewClick to Reserve
Rhinegeist (Brewery)View$$1,526 / 4.6View
Senate – PubView$$878 / 4.5View

Vegetarian / Vegan Options

If you’re trying to eat healthy while on the road for multiple days, we’ve got you covered!

RestaurantView MenuPrice RangeGoogle ReviewsMap / Location
Harmony Plant Fare (Vegan)View$$109 / 4.9View
Essen Kitchen (Vegan)View$$94 / 4.6View
High Horse Pizza (Vegan) Delivery OnlyOrder$$120 / 4.8View
Happy Chicks Bakery (Vegan)View$$284 / 4.7View
Loving Hut (Vegan)View$663 / 4.7View
The Whole Bowl (Vegetarian)View$220 / 4.7View

Cincy Favorites

While you’re in town, why not try some of the local Cincinnati favorites?

RestaurantView MenuPrice RangeGoogle ReviewsMap / Location
Skyline ChiliView$598 / 4.3View
LaRosa’s PizzaView$520 / 4.3View
Graeter’s Ice CreamView$$221 / 4.3View
Montgomery Inn The Boathouse (Ribs)View$$$3,354 / 4.4View

Cincinnati Reds Schedule

Nearly every day during the PIA Symposium, the Cincinnati Reds baseball team will be knocking it out of the park with a series of home games. Grab some peanuts and cracker jack and kick back to enjoy America’s pastime!

Mon, Aug 30Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals6:40pm Buy Tickets
Tue, Aug 31Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals6:40pmBuy Tickets
Wed, Sep 1Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals6:40pm Buy Tickets
Fri, Sep 3Reds vs Detroit Tigers7:10pmBuy Tickets

Other Cincy Attractions

After a few days spent cooped up, scurrying from seminar to seminar, a bit of fresh air will be just what the doctor ordered. When it comes to parks and attractions, Cincinnati has something for everyone:

Cincinnati ZooInformationTickets
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union TerminalInformationTickets
Findlay Market InformationTickets
National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterInformationTickets
Newport AquariumInformationTickets
Cincinnati Art MuseumInformationTickets
Cincinnati Music HallInformationTickets
Smale Riverfront Park InformationN/A
Washington Park InformationN/A
Mt. Adams / Eden ParkInformationN/A

Are you ready?

The PIA Symposium will be here before you know it. Take a little time to plan some extracurricular outings and make the most of this great host city!