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An Insiders Look

Here at the Butler County Visitors Bureau, we navigate these lively streets through the eyes of a local and the heart of a traveler. We write down every delicious dish, sip every craft brew, walk into each local shop, seize any and all outdoor opportunities, and never turn down a donut. We share our experiences and behind-the-scenes knowledge here, on the BC blog and we’re not the only ones buzzing with excitement about the adventures to be had in Southwest Ohio. Guest bloggers from across the country travel to Butler County to eat and play like a local. May you never lose your sense of wanderlust, we hope it guides you straight to a place that’s full of soul and authenticity. A place like Butler County.

Featured Stories

During the perpetual hustle of the holiday season, self-care can plummet to the bottom of our priority lists. With...

It’s always obvious to me when I walk into an authentic community hangout, and True West Coffee in Hamilton, is one...

You asked, and since you're on the nice list, you shall receive! Back by popular demand for 2017... The 12 Days of...

Childhood memories washed over me as soon as I walked into Skatetown USA in West Chester. Everything from the...

This holiday season as the sky turns dark, switches are flipped and the magic of millions of lights twinkle to life...

I find happiness in the form of a bite-sized piece of savory, crunchy goodness rolled up and carefully bound...

In a fast-paced society that often thrives off of mass production, it can be difficult to find true craftsmanship....

I am a firm believer in the power of a girl’s weekend. They center us, provide an outlet to let loose and reconnect...

The Tea Parlor in Liberty Township is in the business of creating special moments centered around tasty teas and...

Stories of the BC

They define themselves as “Fresh Casual”; sitting at the intersection of fresh, upscale restaurants and casual dining restaurants. When you arrive, you definitely will understand what they mean. With a welcoming face greeting you at the counter, a variety of seating, and the strong scents of something you already know...
Sometimes a little comfort food is all anyone needs. Whether it reminds you of childhood or you’re just in a cozy mood, nothing tastes better than that comfort food you crave. With winter approaching, here are a few places and plates that are perfect for those times when you want to treat yourself and indulge in your...
This recipe for bakery success calls for equal parts family, creativity, and flour. Lots and lots of flour. In this edition of the blog we go behind a bakery counter to meet confectionary pros, The Almond Sisters. Put on your apron, get out those mixing bowls, and let’s get started.   The Prep The year is 2007. Jenni...
You've been nice this year? Check! You've made your wish list for Santa? Check! You've checked that very important list, twice? Check! It's time to visit with the jolly gentleman in the red suit! Santa has been found all around Butler County, Ohio listening to the wishes of little ones. Find out where you can share a...
Pack up your bags, load the car, and head out the door; it’s time for an adventurous yet relaxing family weekend getaway! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some time with the ones you love in a new and fun place. Butler County has unique activities and amazing restaurants that both you...
Ahhh, Saturday and Sunday. The most coveted days of the week. We spend most of our time wishing they would come sooner and the rest reminiscing on the memories that we made while they were here. Weekends allow us the much-needed opportunity to recharge, discover a tasty, fresh cuisine, and ample time to spend the day...
It’s time for you and that special someone to take your next getaway. Unplug from the world of work, and head for a destination primed for adventure, dining, and relaxation. Butler County is ready to welcome you with open arms for your next couple’s getaway.   Drinks   Hanover Winery Sit and sip your evening away as...
The great debate at Christmas time – the fresh cut or faux. It's hard to deny the satisfaction of tying a tree to your car and caroling all the way home. No matter whether your family has been hauling home a tree for decades, or this year is your first attempt…Here’s where you can acquire a fresh cut Christmas tree in...
As the air becomes brisker, the indoor opportunities become cozier and livelier. We think fondly back on all of our summer adventures, but remember all of the sheer excitement that comes with the winter season. Friends and family are back in town for the holidays, and what better way to celebrate than seizing all of...
It's that time of year again! Break out the roasting pan and prepare for company. The Spicy Olive has got you covered with a unique recipe to make your turkey stand out and be the centerpiece of the table, and the meal.      The Spicy Olive Thanksgiving Turkey12 lb. (Or Larger) - Turkey 3/4 Cup - The Spicy Olive ...
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