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The Queen City, aka “the Nati,” is Ohio’s third largest behind Columbus and Cleveland, and sits at a crossroads of culture. Cincinnati’s character is hard to define: a mix of Midwestern, Southern, and Appalachian, with a little bit of the Northeast thrown in for good measure. Sitting on the state’s southern border, much of the metropolis extends across the Ohio River into the state of Kentucky, including the suburbs of Covington, Florence, and Independence.

Cincinnati is a great place to rent an RV, with the possibility for adventure and cultural experiences in just about any direction. Traffic in Cincinnati isn’t too bad compared to larger cities on the East Coast and Great Lakes, so it won’t be hard to get around.

If you do decide to park your RV rental in Cincinnati during the day, know that Cincinnati’s public transportation system isn’t as developed as other metropolises. The Cincinnati Bell Connector is the only light-rail system in the area, and consists of just 18 stations along a 3.6-mile loop between the Great American Ball Park and the downtown area. The buses of the Southwestern Ohio Regional Transport Authority (SORTA) and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), depending on which side of the state line you’re on, make up the majority of Cincinnati’s public transportation. They provide service every fifteen minutes or so and can be a convenient way to get around if you know the routes.

Outdoor Adventure Near Cincinnati

When renting an RV in Cincinnati, you absolutely must make time for a trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park - one of only a handful of national parks east of the Mississippi. The park is a 3.5-hour drive north of Cincinnati, but it boasts a world-class bike path along the towpath of the former Ohio and Erie Canal. At just 51 square miles, Cuyahoga Valley is one of the smaller national parks, so it wouldn’t be too hard to explore most of it in a few days.

For something a little closer, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is just over an hour and a half east of Cincinnati. Sitting on the banks of the Scioto River, the park preserves several of the mysterious mounds built by the Hopewell people almost 2,000 years ago. There’s not a lot of information about this ancient culture, but it’s certainly fun to explore the mounds and imagine how they were used.

RV Parks in Cincinnati

Renting an RV in Cincinnati can present some challenges, as there are relatively few dedicated RV parks in town. However, numerous state parks and public grounds in the surrounding area will be able to accommodate your rig. Winton Woods Campground lies about 17 miles north of the city and has miles of trails to exercise on or take your pet for a walk. It’s right on the 23X bus line, which will get you downtown in about an hour. Twelve miles to the east of the city is the FMCA campground. It’s a little out of the way, but is just steps from a fitness center and a few miles from the closest Walmart.

For an experience even farther away from the bustling city, consider staying at Steamboat Bend Campground, situated on the northern bank of the Ohio River about 16 miles southeast of the city. You’ll be sure to get some peace and quiet, and the Coney Island Amusement Park, halfway between the campground and the city, is the perfect place to take restless kids.

Exploring the City of Cincinnati

Most of the attractions in Queen City are located on just a few downtown streets running perpendicular to the Ohio River. It’s a fairly walkable neighborhood, so feel free to leave the RV back at the campground.

If you’re interested in American history and the Civil Rights movement, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is sure to be an enlightening experience. During the Antebellum Period, the Ohio River marked the border between northern free states and southern slave states, and thousands of African-Americans crossed it near Cincinnati, releasing themselves from bondage. A tour of the museum is a look at one of the darker chapters in America’s past, but it’s a necessary one if we ever want to purge those demons.

For a lighter experience, book an RV in Cincinnati during the right season and check out one of the city’s professional sports teams. The city has both an MLB and an NFL team, the Reds and the Bengals, respectively. The Reds were the very first professional baseball team formed, and their home at The Great American Ball Park has recently undergone $5 million in improvements, making it one of the country’s more enjoyable venues to catch a game. The Bengals are one of only twelve teams to have never won a Super Bowl, so every game they play is a chance to see history in the making.

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’ll definitely need to park the rental camper in Cincinnati to make stops at MadTree Brewing, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, and Listermann Brewing. The Midwest may be more famous for the bland, mass-market brews coming out of St. Louis and Milwaukee, but these taprooms are filled with flavor, and geeky hopheads will love the chance to chat with the brewmasters themselves. Additionally, you can jump on a tour bus and enjoy guided tastings at a number of breweries around the city.

If you’re bringing the kids along, the Cincinnati Zoo is ranked as one of the best in the country and is conveniently located in the Avondale neighborhood in the middle of the city. It’s home to over 500 species of animals, including Sumatran rhinos, western lowland gorillas, and Masai giraffes.

Whether you stay in the city or venture farther out, there is plenty to see in this one-of-a-kind city. Start your search for an RV in Cincinnati and pack for a little of everything.

RV Rentals in Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Cincinnati. Outdoorsy's Cincinnati RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Cincinnati, OH

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Ohio River Trail Cincinnati, OH
Devou Park Trail Covington, KY
Fort Thomas Landmark Tree trail Fort Thomas, KY
California Woods Trail Cincinnati, OH
Ridge Trail Cincinnati, OH
Perimeter Trail Cincinnati, OH
Beechwood to Red Oak Trails Loop Mount Airy Forest, OH
Ault Park Trails Cincinnati, OH
Mount Airy Ridge Trail Loop Mount Airy Forest, OH
Caldwell Nature Preserve Trail Cincinnati, OH

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Indian Springs Campground Hamilton County, OH
Lebanon / Cincinnati NE KOA Warren County, OH
Olive Branch Campground Warren County, OH
Indian Lakes RV Campground Ripley County, IN
Batesville KOA Ripley County, IN
Brookville Lake Campground Franklin County, IN
Beechwood Acres Camping Resort Clinton County, OH
Versailles Campground Ripley County, IN
Whitewater Memorial Campground Union County, IN
Three Springs Campground Grant County, KY

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