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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

I relish in glimpses of life from the past. The majority of the time, this merely includes admiring my dad’s...

Breakfast is a special and treasured meal to many like myself. It is about more than the start to a day, but about...

Family history, lively Hispanic tunes, and the sweet sights and aromas of fresh baked goods envelop you at Panaderia...

Everyone loves a good afternoon stroll through a park with their children, doggo, or parents. It reminds them of a...

Once every four years we are treated to the sights and sounds of seeing the best athletes from around the world...

The cities that we live in and travel to come with them an incredible number of hidden gems and stories yet to be...

The furry ball of fluff that jumps into my lap after a long day is named Marge. She’s the color of midnight, a world...

All of the best things in life come in a dozen. Roses, chocolates, cookie dough sleeves, and now, the Butler County...

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

Stories of the BC

As an appreciator of Americana-style food, I’m always on the hunt for the new and delicious restaurants to try. This is especially true when it comes to burger restaurants. Everywhere I go, I keep an eye out for distinctive and exciting looking (and tasting) burgers; I personally think you can tell a lot about the...
An item created by a true artisan just exudes passion. You can physically see the beauty, feel the ingenuity, and nearly breathe in the hard work that was poured into the piece. Behind these pieces, lies their creators. The people who have spent countless hours putting pen to paper, envisioning the outcome, and...
Are you racing to find that special someone a special something? Maybe you're a little nervous about impressing a new sweetie? We're here to help! So sit back, relax, have a glass of Hanover Winery's Cabernet Sauvignon, because no matter your budget, this Valentine's Day is going to be one that makes your honey and...
Put on your detective hat, grab your gal pals, and bring your empty stomach. 2018 is in full swing, and February is here with new and exciting events to enjoy. Here are 8 awesome events this month has in store!   Everything Thomas EnterTRAINment Junction All February long Join every little conductor’s favorite tank...
As a society, we are fascinated by stories. Stories of triumph, love, grandeur, and friendship make us feel alive and set us on an impassioned journey of lifelong learning. Cracking open a good book and falling in love with the world it creates is an experience that inspires us all. The art of storytelling is...
The clock strikes 1 PM on a sunny, Sunday afternoon. You breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the final day of your weekend hasn’t slipped away from you just yet. But all of the sudden, you’re knee deep in a Netflix binge and another hour passes, and then another. You’re still vegged out on the couch in your purple...
Hello there! My name is Green Machine and I am a smoothie. I stand 16 ounces tall and I slip on the same vibrant, green dress every morning at 8 AM. I reign from Fridge & Pantry in Uptown Oxford, a brand-new market that specializes in fresh produce, deli sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and of course, gorgeous...
Two words: bikes and brews. When this unconventional yet perfect pair merged together, it created Spoken Bicycles; an ingenious bike shop meets bar in Middletown. Spoken is passionate about movement and growth; both on and off the bike. They’ve hit the sweet spot between quality bicycle supplier and laidback gathering...
Basil 1791 in downtown Hamilton, Ohio combines Thai, Chinese, sushi, and other Asian cuisine that are the hallmark of Basil, with an additional New American fare section on the menu.  “When you come here, the dining experience will be second to none,” said Executive Chef, Jamie Campbell. “This will be a positive,...
Anyone who hasn’t walked around downtown Middletown is in for a surprise – after I parked by a beautiful mural, I walked past an arts center, a beautiful wine shop, and into my destination: Blast Furnace Pizza. Opening in late 2017, Blast Furnace Pizza is the brainchild of Ben Terrill.   “I’m from Middletown, and I...
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