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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

Time spent with your person is precious. Dinner and a movie is a timeless date night classic, but sometimes it’s...

Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield is like a theme park for food. It’s 6-acres worth of international...

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

The official start of Spring may be March 20th, but signs of the season's arrival can already be found popping up...

Road Trip, the Fitton Center’s newest exhibition merges the intricate worlds of baseball and art. Baseball, a world...

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...

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

Stories of the BC

Love is always worth celebrating. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there’s no better way to express your love than sharing a decadent dinner or unique experience with your person. Check out these 5 Valentine’s Day events to make this one your best year yet!   Valentine Cookie Decorating 101 February 10...
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...
Travel more, worry less, and take more chances in 2019. A new year means a shiny, clean slate for countless opportunities to grow, flourish and experience something new. Cross something off your bucket list this year in Butler County.   Have a Macaron or Two The macarons at Le Macaron are as delicious as they are...
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...
Friendly gamers and competitors hover over board game pieces with excitement and strategy at brand-new board game parlor, A Game Knight. This eclectic space is an avid board gamer's dream. Over 400 contemporary and classic games are available to play. Gamers pass them back and forth, swapping stories about the...
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...
Riverside Natural Area shares an unassuming entrance with Fairfield’s Joyce Park. On a pretty November Saturday, you’ll drive in and see the remote control airplane enthusiasts skillfully flying on your right and passionate youth football players practicing on your left. It’s chilly, but unusually bright for a...
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...
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