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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

Butler County will surprise and delight you if you give it the chance. I didn't know what to expect or would find on...

Flowers form a bit of a symbiotic relationship with those who care for them. Through nurturing, consistent attention...

The Spicy Olive in West Chester is much more than an olive oil tasting room. It is an elevated shopping experience...

The Coach House is a culinary gift to the vibrant Hamilton dining scene. Their passion and commitment to excellence...

Signs of spring are starting to shine through, and I could not be more excited. If you’re anything like me, then you...

There are certain things that we see during our complex, human experience that stop us in our tracks and make us...

I love being completely immersed in an artist’s world. As I marvel at their gorgeous, original pieces, the amount of...

One particular warehouse on the corner of Symmes Road and Industry Drive has a special story brewing. It began as a...

An element of beautiful mystery lies beneath a covered bridge. It’s the type of structure that immediately catches...

Stories of the BC

"Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!” - Robin Williams You're cordially invited to our spring party, and we'll even bring the presents! Remember all the fun we had back in December with 12 Days of Butler County? Join us for 7 Days of Giveaways - Spring Edition. The giveaways will get underway starting...
Sweet Heart is truly as adorable as the name implies. When you walk into this bakery, you’re greeted by a gigantic, bright pink balloon dog that stands proudly in the middle of the store. Beautifully intricate and vibrantly colored pastries adorn the countertops and you can’t wait to dig in. This new, Oxford...
Growing up, climbing walls were an exhilarating challenge that I loved to take on. Climbing to the top of the wall and ringing the bell always made me feel like I could take on the world. A new spin on the exciting classic has emerged. Imagine the energy needed for a climbing wall, but the hand-eye coordination and...
Recently, my friends and I have been searching for the perfect place to spend our afternoons either doing homework, reading, or just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. This past weekend, I think we finally found our spot. A locally owned and operated cupcakery has everything you need for a great afternoon...
You know when you go somewhere you’ve never been before and you feel like you’re in on an exciting new secret? Something that’s so modern and on trend, that you can’t wait to join in on the conversation, proudly exclaiming that you’ve been there and experienced it too. That’s how I felt after dining at Bourbon’s Craft...
Butler County shoots and scores with their dessert lineup. Celebrate your favorite college basketball teams making it to the final rounds with these 16, amazingly delicious sweet treats.    1. The Almond Twist        Where to find it: The Almond Sisters Bakery The namesake treat that began the Almond Sisters’ baking...
It’s endlessly therapeutic to be surrounded by thriving plant life, especially if you’re the one making it thrive. Handling the soil, potting the delicate roots, nurturing it as it grows, and relishing in its most fruitful phases of life remind us to slow down, be patient, and enjoy every moment. The people behind the...
Quarter Barrel, Hamilton’s latest brewpub is sporting some incredible views and brews from their lively corner of Main Street. A gorgeous bar and floor to ceiling windows greet you upon entry; emitting copious amounts of natural light into the taproom. You immediately feel welcomed into Hamilton’s vibrant downtown and...
There’s a certain inexplicable magic to IKEA. Maybe it’s the feeling of shopping for new beginnings; the kind that come with starting fresh in a new space. Or the endless decorating possibilities that are so meticulously and perfectly displayed right in front of you. It’s easy to spend hours following the defined path...
I relish in glimpses of life from the past. The majority of the time, this merely includes admiring my dad’s impressive record collection or carefully flipping through the photographic slides of my grandmother’s stereoscope. But recently, I walked into a moment that was captured in time – a beautifully preserved and...
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