How to Pack for a Trip to Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, located near the Kentucky border, is Ohio's third largest city. It offers visitors sports, architecture and a German immigrant neighborhood that is one of the largest historic districts in the U.S. Start your trip planning with packing needs in mind. Knowing how to pack for a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio can increase your enjoyment to the "Queen of the West."

Steps

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    Consider the time of year for your trip to Cincinnati, which can experience the worst of winter and summer.
    • January is coldest with an average temperature of 29 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 Celsius).
    • Snow is common, so bring a coat, hat, gloves, scarf and thermal underwear in winter.
    • Look for hot and humid summers with lots of rain. Bring an umbrella.
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    Make a list of what to pack for a trip to Cincinnati.
    • Think multipurpose and multifunction.
    • If it's not on your list, don't pack it.
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    Bring clothing that reflects the activities you plan to participate in.
    • Cincinnati is a fairly casual city, but you may go somewhere fancy (symphony? opera?), so bring along one dress-up outfit.
    • Plan to do laundry if your trip to Cincinnati will last three weeks or more.
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    Roll up or bundle clothing before placing it in a suitcase or bag. Use every space.
    • Folding takes up too much space in a suitcase and often adds wrinkles to clothing.
    • Stick shoes, belts and other rigid items in the outer edge of the suitcase.
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    Plan on taking only two pairs of shoes for travel to Cincinnati. Shoes take up a lot of room in luggage.
    • Make one a comfortable pair suitable for walking around Cincinnati. Wear the comfortable shoes on any flights as well.
    • Choose another pair for dress-up occasions.
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    Limit toiletries to necessary items.
    • Pack toiletries in small or travel-size containers.
    • Trip planning should always include plastic bags, such as Ziploc brand. This keeps toiletries from leaking onto clothing. Plastic bags can later be used for dirty clothes or garbage.
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    Divide the clothing for a family or group between various suitcases if travel to Cincinnati will include flying. That way, if the airline loses one suitcase, everyone still has clothing.
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    Split financial assets (cash, credit cards) into different pockets and bags.
    • This helps in case of loss or robbery.
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    Pack for travel to Cincinnati by including a carry-on bag for important papers, valuables and items you can't do without. Items you might want to keep close include:
    • Identification, credit cards.
    • Prescription medication in original containers.
    • Tickets, travel itinerary and trip planning notes.
    • Visa or passport if you're coming from outside the U.S.
    • Jewelry.
    • Electronic items.
    • Chewing gum to help your ears if you're flying.
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    Consider other important items in trip planning:
    • Camera with additional memory.
    • Batteries or chargers.
    • Guidebooks and maps.
    • If you're coming from outside the U.S., you may need an electrical adapter and plug converter.

Tips

  • Place a business card with a cell phone number in the baggage label of a suitcase, since a business card doesn't reveal the address of your empty house. Write your cell phone number and destination address on a self-adhesive label inside your suitcase. This helps the airline track you down in case the baggage label comes off.
  • Diaper bags make great carry-on bags because they don't tempt most thieves.

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