Cincinnati April 27, 2018
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Cincinnati’s Best Antique Stores
Seeking out hidden treasure in antique stores is a favorite weekend activity and Cincinnati is a great place to do it. We have many antique shops, flea markets, events, and other destinations in town and nearby that are brimming with character-filled items. In a time when what’s old is new again and DIY-ing is as popular as ever, this trip around Cincinnati is perfect for just about everyone. If you love exploring the Queen City’s best antique stores, then here’s your ideal itinerary. It takes you throughout the city in a single weekend and even includes recommendations on where to eat and where to spend the night if you want to make this a true getaway!
Stop #1 - Little Dutch Bakery
This little bakery in Mt. Healthy has been around since 1915 and has some of the best baked goods in the city. Those from this part of town know it well, and it makes the perfect first stop on our weekend of antiques. It definitely has a vintage vibe and offers plenty of classic treats. Start your day with a donut or cinnamon roll from this local gem.
Little Dutch Bakery can be found at 7611 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.
Stop #2 - Covered Bridge Antique Mall
After grabbing breakfast, you can actually walk to your next destination; Covered Bridge Antique Mall is also in the heart of Mt. Healthy. This shop is filled to the brim with hidden treasure, changing antiques, and collectibles. The staff is friendly and informative and you're bound to find something that would fit just perfectly in your home.
Covered Bridge Antique Mall can be found at 7508 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.
Stop #3 - Ohio Valley Antique Mall
Next up, head to Fairfield and the Ohio Valley Antique Mall. This is one of the largest antique shops in the area and likely where you will spend the most time. It's clean, organized, and beautifully arranged for browsing and shopping. Hunt for decor, furniture, and everything else you can imagine.
Ohio Valley Antique Mall is located at 7285 Dixie Hwy.,
Fairfield, OH 45014.
Stop #4 - Six Acres Bed and Breakfast
Of course, if you're from Cincinnati, an overnight stay somewhere else may not be necessary, but why not make the most of this history-filled weekend? The perfect destination is hidden in College Hill and is filled with history and decorated with timeless antiques. Six Acres Bed and Breakfast was built between 1850 and 1860 by noted abolitionist Zebulon Strong and was a crucial part of the Underground Railroad. There are five lovely rooms and suites to choose from and it may end up being the highlight of your weekend.
Six Acres Bed and Breakfast is located at 5350 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.
Stop #5 - Wild Things Antiques
After waking up feeling rejuvenated from your stay in a historic home, it's time to head to Walnut Hills. Relatively new to the Cincinnati antique scene, Wild Things is an eclectic collection of vintage items and provides a different feel than the other stops on the trip. Expect plenty of mid-century finds and impeccable service, all in the heart of the city.
Wild Things Antiques can be found at 2809 Woodburn Ave.,
Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Stop #6 - Riverside Centre Antique Mall
Next, we head east and right along the river on Kellogg Avenue to Riverside Centre Antique Mall. This large shop is one of the best-kept secrets in Cincinnati, as they always have interesting items to discover! There are over 30,000 square feet to explore and hunt down everything from artwork to furniture, vintage toys and movie posters.
Riverside Centre Antique Mall is located at 3742 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226.
Stop #7 - Sky Galley Restaurant at Lunken Airport
One last stop on this epic weekend of hunting antiques, and it's only appropriate to wrap it all up with a meal at the nostalgic Sky Galley Restaurant. This vintage eatery is located within the historic terminal building that is filled with unique architecture and loads of retro charm. Spend an evening eating, watching planes take off and land, and reminiscing about your fun-filled weekend spent exploring the best of Cincinnati's antique shops.
Sky Galley Restaurant is located at 262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226.
Locals love exploring our city’s history and another way to do that is by checking out all of the antique shops in our area. What do you think of this weekend itinerary? Tag someone in the comments who would be up for this treasure hunting adventure!
And if you’d also like to check out the best flea markets in Cincinnati, then take a look at our previous article