If you need a break from the heat, try some retail therapy at one of the Tristate’s many unique shopping destinations.

A few of Historic O’Bryonville’s well-known locales include Kismet, a shop offering distinctive clothing and accessories, and Federation Antiques, which features 18th- and 19th-century furnishings. Stop by the The Bonbonerie’s tearoom, which offers scones, sandwiches, pastries, coffee and more than 75 varieties of tea.

Take I-71 north to exit 65 (about 55 minutes from Cincinnati) to Prime Outlets, which features 100 stores including COACH, Kate Spade, Pottery Barn and Polo Ralph Lauren, all at savings of up to 65 percent off full retail prices. Prime outlets also has a food court and a playground.

Just five minutes from downtown off I-71 at the Smith/Edwards Road exit, Rookwood boasts 75 stores and restaurants. Shops include Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Whole Foods Market and Yankee Candle. There are also more than a dozen restaurants to choose from.

Deerfield Towne Center is a premier lifestyle shopping center located in one of Cincinnati’s most popular northern suburbs. It offers great options for dining, shopping, pampering and entertainment. Standouts include Arhaus Furniture, Missy & Jack clothing boutique, Bravo Cucina Italiana and Massage Envy spa and clinic.

This Covington neighborhood is home to more than a dozen specialty stores, including Linden Noll Gift Haus, which sells quality collectibles from around the world, and MK’s Totebags and Monogramming. At area restaurants, you’ll find a taste of German heritage.