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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

Love is always worth celebrating. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there’s no better way to express...

A big blue building with an impressive presence rests on Middletown’s Main Street. The Swire Inn is one of the area’...

The interior of Dim Sum Yuan is minimalist but beautifully decorated, instantly making you feel like you...

At Le Macaron, macarons colored with bright sky blues, vibrant magentas, and hues of lavender shine effervescently...

Travel more, worry less, and take more chances in 2019. A new year means a shiny, clean slate for countless...

Friendly gamers and competitors hover over board game pieces with excitement and strategy at brand-new board game...

Every garment inside Gold Beret Boutique in Middletown has a story. This brand-new vintage shop offers high-end...

Riverside Natural Area shares an unassuming entrance with Fairfield’s Joyce Park. On a pretty November...

When you walk into Fantasy Diner and Ice Cream Parlor in Monroe, tilt-a-whirl levels of nostalgia consume you. This...

Stories of the BC

Bundle up for an icy weekend in Hamilton! Take a sculpture-inspired journey around the City of Sculpture’s incredible biannual winter festival, IceFest on January 18-19.  This year’s theme, Game Night, pays tribute to the fun-loving explorer in all of us, with ice sculptures depicting your favorite board games, arcade...
Pop open a bottle of bubbly and toast to 2019! As you reflect on the successes, adventures, and travels that 2018 brought you, gear up for another fantastic year ahead with friends and family. Ring in the new year in Butler County with a decadent dinner, commemorative champagnes flutes, and eyes toward the future.  ...
The days on our holiday countdown calendars are beginning to dwindle. For those of us who feel like the holiday season snuck up too quickly, follow this guide for 5 easy, crowd-pleasing gifts to give snag before the season comes to a close.    Candles At the local candle bar, you can give the gift of a candle-pouring...
When the wind begins to bluster and the snow starts to fall, unwinding with a spirited holiday cocktail can easily soothe the soul. Butler County bartenders are whipping up some beyond delicious wintery mixes for your sipping pleasure. Classic Hot Toddy’s and more adventurous aromatic endeavors will fill up your cups...
This holiday season as the sky turns dark, switches are flipped and the magic of millions of lights twinkle to life.  Butler County, Ohio is home to award-winning light displays and tree lighting ceremonies with BIG surprises. Plan a getaway of lights this winter that the whole family will enjoy.   HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON...
Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the incredibly dedicated work of small business owners everywhere. Their local charm and devotion to their craft gives our diverse communities personality and passion. Shop small, shop local on Saturday, November 24 this year!   Celebrate Local Celebrate Local...
It’s that magical time of year where the leaves shed their summer green for the vibrantly colorful tones of fall. Wonder and wander around these 5 scenic parks to experience the best autumn breeze and crunchy leaves.    Dudley Memorial Park Experience autumn’s finest hour at the gorgeous Dudley Memorial Park. The fall...
A passionate flower farmer has planted roots in West Chester and can’t wait to spread the love of the local flower movement with her blooming buds. Get to know Kim Ceccoli and her brand-new shop, KC Flower Farm!   No two arrangements will ever look the same Kim Ceccoli is a true artist. Her floral arrangements are...
Hamilton has a way of embracing those who visit. Opening her arms to travelers and newcomers alike. Sharing the story of her hardworking citizens. Her streets still strongly rooted in their German heritage, and the buildings who tell the tale of her hardworking industrial past. Every city has a story you can find in...
Savory spices envelop you when you walk into brand-new eatery, Om India. This addition to Fairfield’s already thriving international food scene is transforming Southwest Ohio into a true foodie destination.  Navi Singh is a seasoned restauranteur. He teamed up with an old friend and chef extraordinaire to open up...
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