Xavier's 190-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Cincinnati, just five miles north of downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is a diverse, bustling community that Places Rated Almanac calls America's 11th most livable city, and Lonely Planet just named the third most desirable travel destination for 2012.
Located on the banks of the Ohio River and at the convergence of three states—Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana—Cincinnati is centrally located and easily accessible to more than half of the nation's population.
The nation's 25th largest region, Greater Cincinnati is a vibrant, prosperous area with numerous points of pride. It's affordable, safe and blessed with small-town charm, big-city excitement, mild weather and its own famous brand of chili. It's home to 2 million people, two major league sports teams and the headquarters of 15 Fortune 1000 companies.
Run the Flying Pig Marathon. (If you’re not up for a full marathon quite yet, there’s also the half marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a one-mile fun run.)
Go to Opening Day. (The Reds are America’s first professional baseball team. 1869. A Long Time Ago.)
Put some pep in your step with free salsa dancing lessons every Thursday night in the summer on Fountain Square, in the heart of downtown.
Eat a plate of gravy cheese fries at Pleasant Ridge Chili. (If you’ve just run the Flying Pig, you’ve earned it. Open until 4:30 a.m., it’s a Xavier institution.)
View the history, present and future of art at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Center.
Ride The Beast roller coaster at night. At King’s Island you’ll find America’s greatest wooden roller coaster. Crazy fun by day, crazier funner by night.
Spend a Saturday morning at Findlay Market. Buy a Belgian waffle, from a real Belgian!
Stock up on hot sauce at Jungle Jim’s International Market. (They have 1,400 varieties, including some so scorching they come with medicinal warnings.)
Cruise the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail—78 leafy miles of old railroad turned into a peaceful path along the Little Miami River.
Take a ghost tour at Spring Grove Cemetery—see the tombs of Procter, Gamble, Kroger and Fleischmann (that guy who packaged yeast).