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Experience Cincinnati


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New in Cincinnati Mt. Adams Neighborhood Feature Activities & Events Calendar Northern Kentucky: The South Side of Cincinnati Famous Cincinnatians Cincy Q: Fun Facts about The Queen City Bier: A Cincinnati Tradition Continues Area Map

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Downtown Retailers, Specialty Retailers, Outlet Shopping Malls Shopping Malls, Antiques & Art Galleries Hyde Park: Cincinnati’s Crown Jewel Findlay Market & Mt. Adams Maps Retail Map

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Flavors of Cincinnati


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Fine Dining Upscale Contemporary Casual Dining & Pubs Coffee Houses and Breakfast Hot Spots Dining Map

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Performing Arts, Museums & Historic Sites, Theatres Family Fun, Tours & Sightseeing Sightseeing Adventures Professional Sports, College Sports, Gaming, After Dark Findlay Market Around Town Maps


City of Parks 75 Parks & Recreation Areas


City Directory 79 Advertiser Index 80 Airport Information 82 Travelers Essentials 83 TANK Southbank Shuttle Map and Stops 84 U of C Campus Maps



Greetings, Welcome to Cincinnati. We are happy to have you here to visit the Queen City. Citiview Cincinnati serves as an excellent introduction to the many exciting activities and attractions that our great city has to offer. Cincinnati is a city where you will find unparalleled arts, celebrated cultural institutions, and first-class entertainment options. We are proud to be the home of the two-time Tony Award winning Playhouse in the Park, one of the top five zoos in the country, world class museums, a nationally recognized park system, and two professional sports teams. You are visiting Cincinnati during one of the more dynamic periods in the city’s history. We are experiencing an urban renaissance that rivals anything happening elsewhere in the country. Last year, we redefined our skyline with the addition of the Great American Tower, our new tallest building. On the riverfront, we have opened the first phase of a new 18 acre, development between our two stadiums that combines retail, restaurants, and housing. In addition, we are redefining our riverfront with a new 45-acre park. North of Downtown, we are redeveloping, Over-the-Rhine, one of the largest historic districts in the nation, into a thriving and eclectic urban neighborhood, full of unique shopping and dining experiences. You can also enjoy visiting the places which have made Cincinnati a destination for years. Take in a concert on Fountain Square, shop at Findlay Market, or spend the afternoon with the family at the Ballpark. And, of course, don’t forget to try our world famous Cincinnati-style chili. This book is a showcase of all that Cincinnati has to offer. The attractions and hot spots that you learn about in these pages are what make Cincinnati a great place to visit. Enjoy your stay and I hope you come back to visit soon.

Mark Mallory Mayor 7

Experience Cincinnati


elcome to Cincinnati! You are staying at one of the Cincinnati area’s finest hotels and we appreciate you staying with us. Our guests expect the best and this book is designed to direct you to the best the Queen City has to offer. We want you to experience Cincinnati’s rich history and long list of things to do while enjoying all of our recent growth and success. In this book, we’ll highlight the obvious, the

whether you’re looking for a relaxing meal or

unexpected and acquaint you with local

want to soak in some of the local atmosphere.

history and current developments. Lists of

events and many of the best shops, restaurants,

offers some of the country’s most unique and

attractions, entertainment and outdoor activi-

memorable attractions. From a variety of mu-

ties are also included to assist you in planning

seums, family activities and nightlife, to parks

your visit.

you will easily keep yourself entertained and

We offer a world class variety of events and activities to choose from. Our arts and


enlightened. Of course, the Ohio River is also a large part

entertainment options are some of the finest

of Cincinnati’s history and success. There are

in the world. Professional baseball and football

many attractions and destinations that highlight

are also a big part of the city’s personality. No

and utilize this natural landmark.

matter your taste, there is truly something for Photo information: Upper left to right-top to bottom: Paul Brown Stadium; Balluminaria on Mirror Lake at Eden Park; Newport Aquarium; Cincinnati Reds; Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA; Cincinnati Pops; Klyde from the Cincinnati Zoo;John A Roebling Suspension Bridge; Queen Porktunia; Tyler Davidson Fountain; Cincinnati Skyline.

If sightseeing is on your agenda, Cincinnati

everyone in Cincinnati. The Queen City is brimming with history and tradition and it is spread all over town. There are several convenient neighborhoods that offer unique and exciting experiences,

You’ll find all of these destinations are a quick walk or very short ride from where you are staying, making it easy to explore and experience the Queen City. There are endless possibilities. We know you’ll have a memorable and exciting visit and hope you return soon.


New in Cincinnati 2012–2013

The Banks This one of a kind, 18 acre mixed use facility is located along the Ohio River between Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium. It includes residential options as well as street level retail and a wide variety of restaurants. Tenants include the Holy Grail Tavern and Grill, Johnny Rockets and Tin Roof Bar.

Christian Moerlein Lager Company Cincinnati brewing tradition comes back home.. The restaurant features outdoor terraces and a beer garden that offer an extraordinary sweeping view of the Roebling Bridge, the Ohio River and the new Riverfront Park. Every brand of Cincinnati brewed beer is now available at this new state of the art facility. Each beer is brewed as it was in its heyday in Over the Rhine.


Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park

Rt. 1 The One for Fun

This new park is a compelling recreational, entertainment and leisure resource located adjacent to the Banks and the Christian Moerlein Lager House. It spans between the Great American Ball Park and the Paul Brown Stadium. The park has many varied features including fountains, walkways, gardens, the Schmidlapp Event Lawn and playgrounds.

Metro’s Rt. 1 The One for Fun is your passport to all the fun and excitement Cincinnati has to offer. Catch The One for Fun near most downtown hotels and the convention center seven days a week. The bus starts at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and ends at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden with stops at over 40 cultural, entertainment and arts institutions along the way.

2012 World Choir Games The seventh World Choir Games will get under way on July 4, 2012, when the largest international choral competition in the world comes to North America for the first time. Considered the Olympics of choral music, 20,000 participants and tens of thousands of visitors from more than 70 countries will come to Cincinnati from July 4-14, 2012 for what will be the largest and most significant international arts event in the city’s history. The goal of the World Choir Games is to unite people from all nations through singing in peaceful competition. Planned events include entertainmentpacked opening and closing ceremonies, awards ceremonies and hundreds of performances, including “Friendship concerts,” free choral performances on city streets, public squares, attraction venues and parks.

Washington Park The Washington Park project includes the renovation and expansion of this historic, public park and the addition of a 450-space underground parking garage. Located in Over-the-Rhine, this park creates a green oasis for residents and visitors in the middle of this urban neighborhood. The park is surrounded by some of the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions including Music Hall, Memorial Hall and the new K-12, $72 million School for the Creative and Performing Arts..

Mt. Adams is a nerve center of cultural and social activity in Cincinnati. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of old and new architecture, winding streets, spectacular views as well as fine wine, art and entertainment. This is the perfect spot for a cup of espresso and a good book, lunch at an outdoor cafe or shopping for the rare and unique. Many of Cincinnati’s most enjoyable cultural attractions are located on Mt. Adams including the Cincinnati Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park and the Krohn Conservatory. The dining options on Mt. Adams feature some of the best menus and views in the city. From fine dining to a casual snack there is something to suit every taste and mood. Nightlife is another of Mt. Adams’ popular offerings. There are many pubs and taverns that offer spectacular views, great food and a wonderful place to relax and settle in for a while. Today, Mt. Adams is home to over 1500 residents and dozens of retail businesses. The area has retained its charm with narrow, winding streets and spectacular views of Cincinnati and the river. It is a bustling commercial center and the buildings are interesting examples of several architectural styles which include five buildings currently listed on the national historic register.

No trip to Cincinnati is complete without a visit to Mt. Adams and a sampling of all it has to offer. “The Hill” has a personality all its own and certain to leave an impression on every visitor. A map of Mt. Adams can be found on page 34. For more information visit

2011 Zinzinnati Oktoberfest

Activity & Events Calendar 2012–2013 April A Day in Pompeii at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal March 2-August 12, 2012 The Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii’s archeological treasures rarely leave Italy, and this national touring exhibit marks the first time that these rare treasures will come to Cincinnati.

Washington Platform 26th annual Oyster Festival 2011 Running of The Wieners

Please check all event websites to confirm dates and times. Events are listed in the month they begin, some carry over into other months.

Light up Fountain Square


March 23rd thru April 28th, 2012 Oysters from around the world, along with a 40+ item, fresh oyster menu, engineered by award-winning Chef and Owner, Jon Diebold.

Findlay Market Opening Day Parade

Big Pig Gig

April 5, 2012 This popular public art display honors Cincinnati’s Porkopolis history. Some 60 singing pig sculptures will be designed by artists with the theme: “Big Pig Gig: Do-Re-Wee.” Events to celebrate the Big Pig Gig will be held throughout the summer and all unadopted pigs will go to auction at the end of summer. Come take part in the 93rd Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade prior to the Cincinnati Reds opener against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park. The parade starts at Findlay Market and ends near the Great American Ball Park.

MainStrasse Village Antique Show Through October This amazing antique show is located in the heart of historic Covington, Kentucky.

Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer Point April 21 This FREE family-friendly celebration is a great way to learn about the environment while enjoying wonderful entertainment.

On the Wings of Harmony: Butterflies of the World Krohn Conservatory April 21-June 24 Features thousands of vibrant, colorful butterflies that will arrive in Cincinnati from every continent (except Antarctica!). They will be in free flight throughout the showroom.

May Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & P&G Health & Fitness Expo May 4-6 This fun-filled weekend is a great way for the entire family to learn about fitness. Full & half marathons, relays, 5K, 10K, kids activities.

Cincy-Cinco Festival May 5-6 This annual festival is held at downtown Cincinnati’s spectacular Fountain Square and celebrates Latin music, dance, art and food.

May 6 through the summer

Appalachian Festival at Coney Island May 11-13 This annual festival features traditional music, crafts and food from the area’s Appalachian heritage.

May Festival May 11-19 Come see America’s premier choral festival, held at Music Hall and featuring the May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Maifest May 18 Join in traditional German festivities and celebrate the coming of spring and summer in historic Covington, Kentucky’s MainStrasse Village.

Taste of Cincinnati USA May 25-28 More than 40 local restaurants will offer samples of favorite menu items that compete for various culinary awards. Also offers live music. Located on six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway in Downtown Cincinnati.

PNC Summer Music Series at Fountain Square May 29 - August 31 FREE Check out the great live music happening throughout the week at Fountain Square six days a week all summer long!

June Hyde Park Farmers Market

July World Choir Games

June - September (Sundays)

July 4-14 This farmers market offers fresh produce from small, local family farms and goods from a variety of independent cottage type businesses. Inspired by the Olympic ideal, the goal of the World Choir Games is to unite people from all nations through singing. A worldwide spotlight will be on Cincinnati USA for this exhilarating and memorable event as the largest international choral competition in the world comes to North America for the first time.

Summerfair June 1-3 Located at historic Coney Island, the fair features more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from the region and around the country.

Newport Italianfest June 7-10 This festival is held on Newport’s scenic Riverboat Row and features authentic Italian food, live music and much more.

Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival at Mirror Lake June 16-17 Come celebrate the end of slavery in America and learn about African American culture.

Paddlefest Races June 21-23 The largest canoe and kayak paddling event in the Midwest is held annually at historic Coney Island and features a music festival and large kid zone.

Hyde Park Blast June 30 Features children’s and adult running races, a nationally ranked cycling race and a spectacular street party.

Bunbury Music Festival July 13-15 3 day six stage music event held at Sawyer Point on the Waterfront. Over 100 mostly national bands perform. Also includes an eco-friendly marketplace and tech pavilion.

Queen City Sausage Festival July 13-15 The QCS Festival is dedicated to the region’s rich history of sausage making. Each of the festival food vendors feature creative sausage dishes including freshly prepared metts, brats, specialty sausages, goetta and more. Free admission. Live music, games, rides.

Macy’s Music Festival July 27-28 Macy’s Music Festival’s 50th Anniversary! Come listen to a variety of great live music at Paul Brown Stadium, including rhythm & blues, jazz, hip-hop and soul. Accompanied by Festival 513 a FREE street fair in front of the stadium.

Kentucky Speedway Quaker State 400 June 30 267 laps of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.



Hyde Park Square Sidewalk Sale

Midpoint Music Festival

Glier’s Goettafest

August 23-26

August 2-5 As one of the most anticipated sales in the region, this event features inventory from some of the city’s finest shops at reduced prices. More than 250 US and international bands will rock the town on more than 20 stages throughout downtown and Northern Kentucky. This family-friendly festival is held at the Newport riverfront and celebrates the region’s love of Goetta by preparing it in a variety of delicious ways.

Germania Society Oktoberfest

Cincy Blues Fest

August 24-26

August 10-11 Get in the Oktoberfest spirit with this traditional German festival. Check out this unique blend of music and culture, held at Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point.

Cincinnati Salsa Festival at Sawyer Point August 11 - 14

September Ohio Renaissance Festival September 1 - October 21 Enjoy salsa dancing and sampling food provided by vendors from all over the world. This family-friendly festival will take you back in time and is held at a permanent, 30-acre English village north of Cincinnati in Harveysburg, Ohio.

Great Inland Seafood Festival in Newport

P&G Riverfest

August 9 - 12

September 2 Come sample a wide variety of excellent seafood dishes from local restaurants while enjoying live music on the riverfront. FREE Enjoy live entertainment, food and beverages on both sides of the river before watching an impressive fireworks display at sundown.

Western & Southern Open

Oktoberfest in MainStrasse Village

August 11-19 This premier women’s and men’s tennis event is expected to draw at least seven of the world’s top ten players to compete for this prestigious title.

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion August 17-19 Join more than 100,000 other attendees on the Cincinnati riverfront for a weekend of entertainment and special events.


September 7-9

September 27-29

Kentucky Speedway 2012 Triple Header

November 16-18 This festival is held at Germania Park and is presented by the Germania Society of Cincinnati and features traditional German holiday activities.

US Bank Ice Rink Includes a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 225-mile battle, a 300mile IZOD IndyCar Series event and a 100-mile Firestone Indy Lights dash.

November 21- Mid February 2013

Newport Oktoberfest

November 23 - January 6, 2013

September 28- 30 Hailed as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations, this festival features several large fest tents where guests enjoy food, drink and dancing. This family holiday tradition at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden features visits with Santa and his reindeer and stories from Mrs. Claus, among other events.


Hyde Park Square Holiday Classic Event

HallZOOween October 6-28 Halloween activities for children and adults at the Cincinnati Zoo weekends through October.

Hyde Park Art Show October 7 Come see Cincinnati’s largest one-day art show and the largest juried show in the Midwest, with a wide variety of media and more than 200 artists.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA

Washington Platform 13th Annual Crab Carnival (Viva la Crab!) Also called “America’s Oktoberfest,” this celebration draws a large crowd thanks to the many activities, great food and beer. Held on six blocks of 5th Street from Race Street to Broadway. On Friday, don’t miss the Running of the Wieners, a fun doggie derby that has become a fan favorite.


September 21-22 Traditional German food, drink and dancing will be the focus of this festival, held in the heart of Covington, Kentucky’s historic district. September 21-23


October 19th thru November 17th The Crab Carnival menu will offer a wide variety of “Crabbatizers”, Crab Soups & Salads, and a delicious assortment of other crab creations. Ice skating for children and adults in the heart of Fountain Square.

PNC Festival of Lights

November 23 Enjoy caroling, tree lighting and a visit from Santa.

Macy’s Light Up the Square November 23 Welcome the holiday season by ice skating at Fountain Square and witnessing the lighting of the holiday tree.

Scuba Santa’s™ Water Wonderland November 23- December 31 This unique and family-friendly holiday experience features amazing underwater shows where Scuba Santa talks to visitors from beneath the sea.


March 2013

Holiday Jubilee at the Aronoff Center for the Arts


December (Dates TBA. Check website) Based on the traditions of our numerous pre-Prohibition breweries, Bockfest is Cincinnati’s annual celebration of Bock Beer, it’s brewing heritage, and the Coming of Spring. Historic brewery tours, German Continental Sunday, and the finals of the Sausage Queen competition are some of the highlights of the weekend. FREE Choirs from across the region will perform holiday music all day.

Mt. Adams Luminaria December (Dates TBA. Check website) The scenic Mt. Adams business district is aglow with more than 4,000 luminaries, encouraging visitors and residents alike to get out and enjoy the holiday season.

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle December 1, 8, 15 Come see Santa rappel from the 525 Vine Building onto the Macy’s rooftop at Fountain Square, which kicks off a fabulous fireworks display.

St. Nicholas’ Arrival December 6 St. Nicholas - a German traditional holiday figure - arrives in Covington, Kentucky, on horseback with treats for all the children in attendance.

The 22nd Annual Mt. Adams Reindog Parade December 8 Area residents dress up “Man’s Best Friend “ in their best Christmas attire for a fun filled parade through Mt. Adams.

February 2013 Mardi Gras Festival February 8-9 Come see the parades and festivities at this annual festival held in historic downtown Covington, Kentucky.

March 1-3, 2013

Cincinnati International Wine Festival March (Dates TBA. Check website) Sample a variety of fantastic wine and food in the Duke Energy Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom. Proceeds to benefit local charities.

Fountain Day March (Dates TBA. Check website) Come enjoy live entertainment and celebrate the annual opening of Fountain Square - one of the city’s most beloved landmarks - as the water is turned on.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade


he largest international choral competition in the world comes to North America for the first time when the Olympics of choral music comes to Cincinnati from July

4-14, 2012. The 2012 World Choir Games are expected to bring 20,000 participants and tens of thousands of visitors from more than 70 countries to Cincinnati for what will be the largest and most significant international arts event in the city’s history. Inspired by the Olympic ideal, the goal of the World Choir

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Games is to unite people from all nations through singing in

www.cincinnatisaintpatrickparade1. A tradition started in 1967, the parade kicks off a number of festivities and is a great family event.

peaceful competition.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

There will be 23 different musical categories in the competition including barbershop, folklore, jazz, pop, gospel and spiritual. Judging will be done by an impartial international jury. There will also be entertainment-packed opening and closing

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ceremonies, awards ceremonies and hundreds of performances, One of the city’s most popular parties at Fountain Square is a great reason to visit downtown and enjoy Irish food, music and refreshments all evening.

including “Friendship concerts,” free choral performances on city streets, public squares, attraction venues and parks. A worldwide spotlight will be on Cincinnati for this exhilarating and memorable event. For more information please visit the website at:


Northern Kentucky The South Side of Cincinnati


he vibrant and progressive communities of Covington and Newport are located a very short walk or drive from downtown Cincinnati. A wide variety of activities and attractions for all ages are available and fabulous hotels can be found here. A very favorable feature of this area is the ease from which you can cross from one side of the Ohio River to the other. There is even a Purple People Bridge that was created exclusively for pedestrian travel across the river.


A walk across the John A. Roebling or the Purple People Bridge will take you directly into Northern Kentucky.


Just east of Newport along Rte.8, is Bellevue. This small community is rich with architecture and history. It is also home to a wide array of retail boutiques and restaurants that make for a splendid afternoon. Bellevue has become a very popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Covington Established in 1814, Covington sits where the Licking and Ohio Rivers meet, directly across from downtown Cincinnati. During the 1920’s, Covington was a bustling commercial and financial center of activity. The Great Depression hit the area hard but by the mid-1980’s the city began to re-emerge as the thriving diverse community it is today. MainStrasse Village is an historic German neighborhood and one of the city’s most popular areas. The village is home to many unique shops and restaurants and is an excellent place to find yourself on a sunny afternoon. Roebling Point, located at the foot of the Roebling Bridge, features many fun and unique pubs. These pubs and walking across the Roebling Bridge combine for very festive pre-game fun!


Newport was established in 1795 and boasts a very colorful and storied past. The city’s most affluent time was the Victorian Era as evidenced by many elegant homes in the East Row Historic District. In the mid-20th century, Newport became the premier gaming destination in the US and attracted some of the most famous crime figures and entertainers of the time including: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, “Lucky” Luciano and Al Capone. Today, Newport is a popular family friendly destination and home to the impressive Newport Aquarium and Newport On The Levee. Helicopter, riverboat and walking tours all originate from Newport, as well. For more information please visit the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau at

Famous Cincinnatians Sports Eddie Arcara (1916-1997) American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame jockey. He won more races than any other jockey in history and won the US Triple Crown twice.

Brent Celek Current tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. Celek played for the University of Cincinnati before being drafted by the Eagles in 2007. He is also known for excessive celebrating after a touchdown imitating the infamous Captain Morgan mascot.

Ezzard Charles (1921-1975) Nicknamed “The Cincinnati Cobra” he began his amateur boxing career as a teenager. Charles is the city’s only World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

Dave Cowens

Photo Information: Top left to right: Ezzard Charles; Pete Rose; William Howard Taft; Bootsy Collins; Doris Day; George Clooney; Neil Armstrong.


Born across the Ohio River in Newport, KY, Dave was an all star center for the Boston Celtics from 19701980.

Ken Griffey Jr.

Roger Staubach

Played for the Cincinnati Reds from 2000-2008. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest home run hitters and defensive players to ever play major League Baseball. His dad, Ken Griffey, was a member of the Big Red Machine that won back to back World Series victories in 1975-1976.

A successful businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. He was born in Cincinnati’s Silverton neighborhood and attended Purcell Marian High School.

Barry Larkin Played his entire 19 season career with the Cincinati Reds. Barry was raised in the Silverton neighborhood of Cincinnati. One of baseball’s greatest shortstops, he was elected into the MLB Hall of Fame in 2012.

Oscar Robertson Played for the Cincinnati Royals NBA franchise from 1960-1970 and later for the Milwaukee Bucks. He was a 12 time all star and the only player in NBA history to average a triple double for the entire season.

Pete Rose “Charlie Hustle” was born in Cincinnati and played for the Reds from 19631978. After a stint with the Philadelphia Phillies, he returned to Cincinnati in 1986 to finish his career and later mange the team.

Don Zimmer Born and raised in Cincinnati, he was a member of the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers alongside Jackie Robinson. He later managed several major league teams, including a term as Joe Torre’s assistant on several world champion Yankee teams.

History Neil Armstrong The first man to walk on the moon, Armstrong taught at the Department of Aerospace Engineering for the University of Cincinnati from 1971-1979.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) The 18th President of the United States was born in nearby Point Pleasant, OH before leading the Union army to victory in the Civil War.

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)

Nick Clooney

Peter Frampton

Roy Rogers (1911-1998)

The 23rd President of the United States was born in nearby North Bend, OH. He attended Farmer’s College and Miami University and worked at the Cincinnati law office of Storer and Gwynne.

Nick is the brother of Rosemary Clooney and the father of actor George Clooney. He has been a news anchor, journalist and game show host.

This English born guitar innovator moved to the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati in 2000.

Roy worked in a shoe factory while living here in the 1920’s.

Nick Lachey

Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)

A member of the boy band 98 Degrees, he was also an entertainer at local theme park Kings Island in the mid-90’s and attended the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Born in Cincinnati in 1946, he has directed and/or produced some of the biggest grossing films in movie history.

Authored the provocative and celebrated novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. She moved to Cincinnati at the age of 21 and wrote more than 20 books in her lifetime.

This singer and actress who came to prominence in the 1950’s was born in nearby Maysville, KY and began her career on WLW. She co-starred with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in the classic movie White Christmas. She is well known as George Clooney’s aunt!

William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

Bootsy Collins

The 27th President of the United States was born in Cincinnati and attended Woodward High School. After serving as President he served as the 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Funk bassist Bootsy rose to fame with James Brown in the 1960’s and then as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970’s

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Media, Movies & Music Theda Bara (1885-1955) One of the cinema’s first sex symbols, she was nicknamed The Vamp and was a star of many early silent films.

George Clooney Before becoming the star he is today, George attended Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati.

Doris Day Her career started as a big band singer in 1939, but she went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Carmen Electra Born in Cincinnati, she was once a dancer at local theme park Kings Island. She later went on to star in Baywatch and Scary Movie and posed for Playboy magazine in 1996. The nickname Carmen Electra was given to her while recording for Prince’s Paisley Park record label.

Ruth Lyons (1905-1988) Hosted her own radio and television show The 50/50 Club in the 1950’s. She started the Ruth Lyon’s Christmas Fund in 1939. This fund still provides Cincinnati area hospitalized children with toys during the holidays.

Syd Nathan (1904-1968) Founder of legendary King Records in 1943. James Brown, blues greats Freddy King and John Lee Hooker as well as Hank Ballard and the Midnighters recorded here for this label. The label’s former headquarters at 1540 Brewster Ave. is still standing and features an historical marker from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Steven Spielberg

Jerry Springer He was Mayor of Cincinnati before becoming the news anchor on WLWT Channel 5. He became host of the Jerry Springer Show in 1991.

Ted Turner Turner founded CNN the Cable News Network, the first 24 hour news channel as well as TNT.

Andy Williams Began his singing career performing on WLW radio in 1938 with his three older brothers as part of the Williams Brother Quartet.

Sarah Jessica Parker Recently known for her role in the hit movies and series Sex In The City. She lived with her family here in Cincinnati and attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts.


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Photo Information: Top left to right: Ulysses S. Grant; John A Roebling Suspension Bridge; Lucky Luciano; Cincinnati Observatory; 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings; Procter & Gamble Headquarters; The original Christian Moerlein Brewery.


The Roebling Suspension Bridge was the prototype for designer John Roebling’s Brooklyn Bridge. At the time of its completion in 1867, it was the longest bridge of its kind in the world spanning 1,067 feet.



Porkopolis, one of Cincinnati’s most infamous nicknames, dates back to the late 1820’s through the mid 1930’s when the city was the main processing center for pork in the U.S. Cincinnati was the first city to establish a municipal fire department and fire house. Firefighters have been organized here for over 200 years.


Five U.S. Presidents have come from Cincinnati: William Howard Taft, Rutherford B. Hayes, Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. ■■


Cincinnati’s original name was Losantiville, named after the Licking River in Northern Kentucky. The name Losantiville means “opposite of the mouth of the river.”

The Licking River separates Covington and Newport, KY and is one of the few rivers in the world that flows North. Widely regarded as the “Birthplace of American Astronomy,” the Cincinnati Observatory is located at the top of Mt. Lookout and is the oldest professional observatory in the U.S. President John Quincy Adams presided over the ceremony to lay the first cornerstone in 1843, which was his last public speech. The city’s Mt. Ida was renamed Mt. Adams in his honor. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the U.S. It opened in 1875 with an animal collection consisting of: eight monkeys, two grizzly bears, three deer, six raccoons, two elk, one buffalo, one hyena, one tiger, one alligator, one elephant and over 400 birds. During the first forty years after its founding, Cincinnati experienced spectacular growth. By 1820, citizens, extremely proud of their city, were referring to it as The Queen City or The Queen of the West.


In 1890 Cincinnati was the third largest beer producer in the country.

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In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in history. The team consisted of 10 players under contract to play only for Cincinnati from March 15th through November 15th. Maria Longworth Nichols Storer was the first woman to own and operate a large manufacturing operation. She founded Rookwood Pottery in 1880. In 1850, Cincinnati established the first Jewish Hospital in the U.S. In 1954, Cincinnati became the first city in the U.S. to have a licensed public television station, WCET TV. The 15 story Ingalls Building was the world’s first steel reinforced skyscraper. It was built in 1903 at the corner of 4th and Vine Streets.




The University of Cincinnati was the first university in the U.S. to offer cooperative education, allowing students to alternate full time education with work.

million pounds of chili and 850,000 pounds of shredded cheese per year. ■■

The Thompson Machine Gun, or Tommy Gun was invented in Newport, Kentucky by John Thompson near the turn of the 20th century. Cincinnati was the first settlement in Ohio to publish a newspaper in 1793. ■■

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Like, Rome, Cincinnati is surrounded by seven hills: Mount Adams, Mount Auburn, Walnut Hills, Fairmount, Fairview Heights, Clifton Heights and Price Hill. Also, like Rome, Cincinnati was named for the Roman hero, Cincinnatus. General Arthur St. Claire chose the name in honor of George Washington, who was president of the Society of Cincinnatus, in Philadelphia. The Queen City is famous for its Cincinnati style chili. More than 140 chili restaurants can be found here. It is estimated that Cincinnatians consume more than 2



The Central Trust Tower (now the PNC Bank building) was immortalized in the opening sequence of the popular soap opera The Edge of Night from 1956-1984. It was built in 1913 and designed by Cass Gilbert who also designed the Woolworth building in New York City. WKRP in Cincinnati, the Emmy award winning 1970’s TV series, featured the daily happenings at a struggling fictional radio station here. Newport, Kentucky was once the premier gaming destination in the U.S. Many well known gangsters spent much time here including Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel, who later developed Las Vegas. Cincinnati is known for its Goetta, a traditional German dish made from ground meat and steel cut oats that is seasoned in various ways. Many immigrants used Goetta to stretch the meat they had on hand to feed more mouths during hard times.


One of Donald Trump’s first projects, while he was still in college, was the revitalization of the foreclosed Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, in 1962.


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The Procter & Gamble Company was founded here in 1837 as a candle and soap making business by William Procter and James Gamble. Cincinnati was an ideal location for them due to the area’s easy access to lye, which was used in both candles and soap. Lye is made from animal fat and wood ashes.

Gorilla Glue was introduced in 1999 to DIYers and was recently named one of Greater Cincinnati’s top workplaces. Graeter’s Ice Cream was founded here in 1870 and still serves French Pot ice cream, handmade treats and a variety of baked goods. Samuel Adams is brewed here at the former Hudepohl-Schoenling brewery, in Over The Rhine. It is one of their three brewing facilities in the US.

Chiquita Brands, the leading distributor of bananas in the U.S. is headquartered in downtown Cincinnati. Skyline Chili was founded in Cincinnati in 1949 by Greek immigrant Nicholas Lambrinides and is named for the view of the skyline he could see from the window of his first restaurant in Price Hill.


The University of Cincinnati Architecture students at Meidel’s Beer Garden, 1910 C

Bier: A Cincinnati Tradition Continues






or nearly 100 years,

the Germans, who brought with

leading up to Prohibi-

them a serious work ethic, a strong

in 1919, the many breweries in

tion, beer was a lead-

cultural identity and a thirst for

the region were shut down. A few

bier. (traditional German spelling)

were able to reopen in 1933 but

At one time Over The Rhine

changes in the marketplace made

ing export and the breweries themselves were a major employer

Louis Hudepohl, founder of Hudepohl Brewery.

of Cincinnati. Although Cincinnati

was home to more than 15 brew-

it difficult for them to operate for

had previously been infamous for

eries. A few of these elaborate

long. Many bigger operations such

being the center of pork produc-

structures still stand today. In fact,

as Anheuser-Busch and Miller had

tion in the US, beer eventually

some lagering tunnels and under-

changed the game.

took the lead in driving Cincinnati’s

ground storage facilities that ran

economy. By 1890, Cincinnati was

underground and connected many

you may recognize include: Hude-

the 3rd largest beer producer in

buildings and facilities are still be-

pohl, Christian Moerlein, Burger,

the country.

ing rediscovered today.

Schoenlings and Little Kings. The

Several German breweries lo-

Gerke Brewery Company, circa 1890


With the onset of Prohibition

The many saloons that oper-

A few Cincinnati beer names

Christian Moerlein Brewing Com-

cated in Over The Rhine produced

ated during this period were

pany has now brought these Cincin-

this beer. Over The Rhine is a 360-

the nerve center of social life for

nati beers and their rich brewing

acre neighborhood located just

many of the residents of Over The

tradition back to life. These beers

north of downtown Cincinnati. This

Rhine. They were also the target

are even being brewed at updated

neighborhood was the landing

of several temperance movements

and restored facilities in their old

spot for most immigrants making

and caused a considerable amount

neighborhood, Over The Rhine.

their way to Cincinnati, including

of political unrest in the area.





Surround yourself in the harmonies of the best in the world at Cincinnati USA’s largest international event in history at the 2012 World Choir Games – July 4-14. From global games to America’s favorite pastime, let us give you the once-in-a-lifetime moments that become your memories.

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WORLD CHOIR GAMES 400 choirs. 70 countries. 20,000 participants.


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Retail Therapy


incinnati features world class shopping destinations of all kinds. Spectacular indoor malls, stellar national luxury department stores and jewelers and some of the most unique and interesting boutique shops you’ll find anywhere make up an exciting line up of retail options for your visit to the Queen City.

Antiques, art galleries and shops focusing on home décor are also plentiful and feature some of the best artifacts and artwork to be found. You’ll also find plenty of Cincinnati themed merchandise to take back to friends and family back home. Many of Cincinnati’s neighborhoods also offer a very special shopping experience. Whether you need something essential or just want that special item that is calling to you. You have many options to choose from in Cincinnati. Many of these retailers are within a very short walk or drive from your hotel.


so you can easily spot them. Shopping for sports team apparel at Kochs Sporting Goods


S H O P P I N G with style DISCOVER CINCINNATI’S PREMIER SHOPPING DESTINATION. One of a Kind Welcome to Cincinnati, a distinctive experience in shopping and dining. Voted #1 shopping center by Cincinnati magazine readers, Kenwood Towne Centre has over 50 stores that are exclusive to the market including Nordstrom.

Shopping Highlights With over 180 stores, Kenwood Towne Centre will provide a memorable experience offering stellar retail shops including BCBG Maxazria, Apple, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Lacoste, White House|Black Market and Anthropologie.

Dining for Every Palette Kenwood Towne Centre is so much more than shopping. Enjoy an espresso at Starbucks or Nordstrom’s ebar, have a great meal at Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Cheesecake Factory, or the Café Bistro at Nordstrom. The dining options will satisfy any palette. Mention this ad at guest services to receive your complimentary Visitor Welcome Gift with includes great offers from our retailers.

7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 •

City Cellars Fine Wines 908 Race St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513. 621.9463

Martz Fine Jewelers Carew Tower Arcade 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.0900

They can cater a private wine tasting or your own happy hour. An excellent selection of wines is offered for sale. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful.

Fine jewelry and repair.

Fettner-Friedman Furs & Leathers 113 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.1352 Fur and Leather goods. Also offers storage, restyling, repairs and cleaning. Gronauer Furs 1 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.3100 High quality fur clothing and accessories. Hunt Club Clothiers Carew Tower Arcade 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 513.721.2004

Downtown Retailers

Many well known entertainers, including Luciano Pavarotti, have shopped here.

Batsakes Hat Shop 1 West 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.9345

Brooks Brothers 505 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.651.1800

This renowned haberdasher has been in business for over 100 years, offering ready to wear and made to order hats.

Classically modern, high quality business and casual clothing for men and women.

There’s no question about who has the best made clothes in Cincinnati. This is the only store where you’ll find the truly great names in men’s clothing and sportswear. At Hunt Club Clothiers you’ll find the latest fashions from: Oxxford, Hickey Freeman, Robert Talbott, Peter Millar, Southwick, Scott Barber, Samuelsohn, H. Freeman and Lacoste. For Hotel guests, we offer alterations within 24 hours, with every purchase. Jos. A. Bank 525 Vine Street Cincinnati, Oh 45202 513.762.9333 Offers classic tailored men’s clothing. Koch Sporting Goods 131 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.2352 Players and fans will appreciate their huge selection of team equipment and clothing. The store is jam packed with local and national team sportswear as well as Cincinnati mementos.

The art of tying a bow tie at Hunt Club Clothiers


Richter & Phillips 202 East 6th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.3510 Family owned and operated since 1896, they are Cincinnati’s Premier Jeweler. Offers a large selection of certified loose diamonds, designer jewelry, pearls, gift ware, as well as jewelry and watch repair. An official Rolex Jeweler. Sak’s Fifth Avenue 101 West 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.6800 HOURS: Mon-Wed, Fri & Sat: 10 AM-6 PM Thurs: 10 AM-8 PM Sun: 12 PM-5 PM SPECIALTY DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES: Fifth Avenue Club, Personal Shopping Service, Fur Salon. The Shoe Haus Carew Tower Arcade 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.929.4900 Upscale European shoe store for women and men. Straus Tobacconist 410 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.3388 Offers fine tobacco products and accessories. Tiffany & Co. 505 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.2022 This premier jeweler and highly respected house of design is conveniently located at Fountain Place at the corner of 5th and Vine. TJ Maxx 18 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.0065

National discount retailer offers apparel for the entire family and a wide variety of home accessories.

Speciality Retailers Ohio’s oldest and largest winery, in operation since the late 1800s. Merry Weather Leather Design 819 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.7606 High quality leather goods.

Cincinnati Bengals Pro Shop 1 Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.455.8484

mica 12/v 1201 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.723.1901

Bengals apparel and accessories.

Unique, independently owned home decor shop

Findlay Market 1801 Race St. Cincinnati OH 45202 513-665-4839 The Findlay Market offers a wide variety of retail merchants, all offering high quality merchandise. Options include everything from organic pet food to ready to eat foods. Fresh meats, produce, wines, flowers, pastries, desserts, confections, spices, art and many types of handmade soaps and crafts are all available.

Mike & Carol Trotta 406 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.2930 Offering fine men’s and women’s apparel and tailoring services since 1936.

Reds Team Shop 100 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.765.7950

Experience upscale outlet shopping with more than 100 designer and brand name stores.

Offers a wide range of Reds merchandise, including apparel and accessories. Shake It Records 4156 Hamilton Avenue, Northside Cincinnati, OH 45223 513.591.0123 Colorful local record store since 1978, featuring DVDs, LPs, CDs, books and more.

Outlet Malls Cincinnati Premium Outlets 400 Premium Outlets Drive Monroe, OH 45050 513.539.0711

IKEA 9500 IKEA Way West Chester Township, ON 45069 chester A unique shopping experience with a variety of home furnishings. Prime Outlets 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. Jeffersonville, OH 43128 800.746.7644 www.primeoutlets-jeffersonville. com This outlet mall offers everyday savings at 100 brand name retailers.

The Finest in Gentlemen’s Clothing, Sportswear & Business Casual!

High Street 1401 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.723.1901 8,000 square foot urban lifestyle store and design studio offers many amazing items from around the globe. Jungle Jim’s International Market 5440 Dixie Highway Fairfield, OH 45014 513.674.6000 A superstore with over 1.5 acres of produce, 50,000 international products and cigars from 70 countries, as well as several gift shops and restaurants. A very popular stop for visitors and locals. The Little Mahatma 1205 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.723.1287 Stunning jewelry, folk art and other artifacts from exotic locales around the world. Meier’s Wine Cellars, Inc. 6955 Plainfield Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.891.2900

Oh Yes! We also have a very beautiful selection of ties. • Oxxford • Hickey Freeman • Robert Talbott

• Peter Millar • Lacosté • Samuelsohn • Southwick • H. Freeman • Scott Barber

Carew Tower Arcade • 441 Vine Street, Downtown 513-721-2004 •

Shopping Malls Florence Mall 2028 Florence Mall Florence, KY 41042 859.371.1231 Located in Florence, Kentucky close to Cincinnati, this shopping center offers a variety of eateries and more than 100 stores. Kenwood Towne Centre 7800 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.745.9100 Kenwood Towne Centre is Cincinnati’s Premier shopping destination offering a distinctive selection of over 180 retailers and restaurants; many exclusive to the Greater Cincinnati area, creating your own style is easy at Kenwood Towne Centre. Voted #1 shopping by Cincinnati Family Mall. Macy’s at Fountain Place 505 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.361.4200 Upscale department store located in downtown Cincinnati adjacent to Fountain Square.

Northgate Mall 9501 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45251 513.385.5600 Offers over 100 retailers and four department stores: American Eagle, Macy’s and Sears. Rookwood Commons & Pavilion 3805 Edwards Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 513.241.5800 Located just a few miles north of downtown, this outdoor shopping center features more than 70 fine retailers and restaurants. Tower Place Mall at the Carew Tower 28 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.7700 Three-level shopping center with dozens of eateries, exclusive shops and retailers located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Tri-County Mall 11700 Princeton Pike Cincinnati, OH 45246 513.671.0120 Located in Cincinnati’s northern suburbs and anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears, this shopping center also boasts a number of eateries and specialty retailers.

Antiques Duck Creek Antique Mall 3715 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 513.321.0900 Main Auction Galleries, Inc. 137 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.1280 Wooden Nickel Antiques 1410 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.2985

Art Galleries

Country Club Contemporary Art Gallery 3209 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 513.792.9744 Eisele Gallery of Fine Art 5729 Dragon Way Cincinnati, OH 45227 513.791.7717 Fifth Street Gallery 55 W. 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.579.9333 Malton Gallery 3804 Edwards Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 513.321.8614

ArtWorks 20 East Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.333.0388

Manifest Gallery 2727 Woodburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45206 513.861.3638

Carl Solway Gallery 424 Findlay Street Cincinnati, OH 45214 513.621.0069

Marta Hewett Gallery 1310 Pendleton Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.281.2780

Cincinnati Art Galleries 225 East 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.2128

Miller Gallery 2715 Erie Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.871.4420 Phyllis Weston Gallery 2005 1/2 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.321.5200 The Rookwood Pottery Company 1920 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.2510 Sandra Small Gallery 124 Pike Street Covington, KY 41011 513.291.2345

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Cincinnati’s Crown Jewel: Hyde Park Square


yde Park has long been a magnate community in Cincinnati for people from many walks of life wanting to live, go to school, shop, eat and play amongst abundant green spaces, parks, shops, restaurants and turn-of-the-last century homes set amongst lush 100+ year old flora and fauna. At less than 5 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Hyde Park offers those who choose to live and visit here terrific proximity to the center-city as well as easy access to other destinations including the Greater Cincinnati airport, Northern Kentucky and popular outlying suburbs. Think of Hyde Park as a picturesque one-of-a-kind “cityburb” and you’ve got the picture.


Idyllic Hyde Park Square is the heart of this community. The center of “The Square” (Erie Avenue between Edwards and Michigan) is defined by an island park in the middle of Erie Boulevard featuring lawns and landscaped areas as well as historic Kilgore Fountain. Residents and visitors alike find this spot great for sitting on a bench to enjoy a Graeter’s ice cream cone, relaxing after a great breakfast at The Echo, communing with neighbors (and their happy hounds) or just taking in the sights. Surrounding the Square are over 100 specialty shops and boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops, banks, salons, real estate agencies and all fashion of independent business and merchant dedicated to offering one-of-a-kind merchandise and a unique patron experience. Hyde Park Square also features many events that never cease to delight including the annual Hyde Park Art Show (celebrating its 46th year) that takes place the first Sunday

in October (October 7, 2012 10:005:00). This is the largest juried show in the Midwest which features over 200 artists from around the area and across the country. The Hyde Park Farmers Market takes place every Sunday 9:30-1:30 June through October on Erie Avenue between Edwards Road & Michigan Avenue and May & November at the US Bank parking lot/3424 Edwards Road. The annual Hyde Park Blast which features children’s and adult running races, a nationally ranked cycling race and a spectacular street party is June 30, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. The annual Hyde Park Square Sidewalk Sale is August 23-26 and the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event with carriage rides, Santa arrival, carolers and more takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 23, 2012). Though many consider Hyde Park to be one of the most desirable, prestigious and safe neighborhoods to live in the city, it’s worth noting that there is a true diversity in Hyde Park hous-

ing ranging from multi-million-dollar river-view estates to mid-range family homes to high-rise full-service condominium buildings to starter homes as well as a wide variety of home and apartment rental opportunities. Hyde Park real estate enjoys resplendent architecture, price value stability and location, location, location! For more information visit Hyde Park is also home to some of Cincinnati’s finest academically successful public and private schools in the region including The Summit Country Day School, St. Mary School, Kilgour School (a Cincinnati Public School with a rating of Academic Excellent with Distinction) and others. For more information visit www. For more information and a roster of area merchants, please visit GPS - 2700 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Beauty & Wellness


f you’ve turned to this portion of the book, chances are you already appreciate the benefits of a good massage, workout or yoga session. Or you may be looking for a quick hair styling. Don’t let hectic travel interfere with your selfmaintenance schedule.

Cincinnati offers modern chic salons for your personal maintenance needs as well as challenging exercise facilities. Your outdoor activities can even incorporate a fantastic backdrop featuring the local landscape. You will easily find any type of recreational need within a very short ride or walk from your hotel.


so you can easily spot them.


Cincinnati Athletic Club 111 Shillito Place Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.0096

Main Street Yoga 1201 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.703.4175

This elite fitness club was established in 1853 and is located just blocks from a number of hotels and popular attractions.

Held in an expansive downtown loft studios, offering a variety of classes for all skill levels.

Gym at Carew Tower Carew Tower 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.651.1442 The gym at Carew Tower offers a number of group fitness classes, a lap pool and personal training services. Inner Peace Holistic Center 708 Walnut Steet Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.784.0403 A full-service holistic center that specializes in organic services and treatments.

YMCA Health & Wellness Center 898 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.7090 A modern, co-ed fitness center that offers a full range of workout equipment, as well as an indoor track, a lap pool, gymnasium and fitness class.

Paragon Salons Downtown Cincinnati 401 Race Street, 2nd Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.651.4600 Western Cincinnati 6775 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45247 513.574.7610 Northeast Cincinnati 12064 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45249 513.683.6700 Our elegant downtown location is centrally located on the skywalk level at the corner of Fourth & Race Streets. Our peaceful atmosphere is a sharp contrast to the fast paced urban environment of downtown Cincinnati. This location offers a variety of salon & spa services, complete with a locker room & vichy shower room. Let us refine your look with a shampoo & finish, perfectly glazed nails & flawless make-up for your night out in the Queen City. You’ll find the vibe in our salon area to be energetic &

upbeat. You can rest assured that your style is in the capable hands of highly educated technicians. For a more relaxing experience we invite you to the tranquility of our spa area. This cozy room is softly lit by the warmth of our fireplace and equipped with showers & lockers for your convenience. An inviting haven for you to slip away into complete relaxation. Choose from a variety of body wraps, massages, facials & pedicures to soothe your mind & body. No matter what service you choose at our salons, we are confident that your experience with us will surpass your expectations. Your happiness is our reward. Services: Design Haircut & Finish Finish Work Color services Formal Finish Waxings Permanent Polish & Manicures Spa Pedicures Make-up Application Body Treatments Full Body Massages European Facial Treatment Specialty Facial Treatments

Flavors of Cincinnati


incinnati features many exciting dining options to suit every imaginable taste. From restaurants owned and operated by internationally recognized chefs to small neighborhood pubs the Queen City has it all!

French to Korean cuisine, some of the finest steakhouses you’ll find anywhere in the world and several local specialties are only few choices that make up the mix of dining experiences you can choose from. Many of these restaurants offer a view of Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky from atop one of Cincinnati’s Seven Hills or from a waterfront setting. Either way the breathtaking views will compliment any meal. Whether you are craving an exciting dinner downtown or a quiet place to have lunch before a sightseeing adventure, Cincinnati offers the perfect spot. Don’t restrict yourself…experience as many as you can while you’re here!


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Carew Tower ~ 441 Vine St. ~ Cincinnati ~ Our advertisers are highlighted so you can easily spot them.

Fine Dining 360 668 West 5th Street Cincinnati Radisson Covington, KY 41011 859.491.5300 Experience the best view of downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at the Cincinnati Radisson. The region’s only operating revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. 360 is a local favorite. Allure 8300 Market Place Lane Cincinnati, OH 45242 513.891.0120 A hip, sophisticated steakhouse with a fresh, contemporary vibe.

Barresi’s 4111 Webster Avenue Deer Park, OH 45236 513.793.2540 Offers traditional Italian pastas, fresh seafood and signature veal and beef entrees in a cafe-like setting. Bella Luna 4632 Eastern Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.871.5862 Generous portions, great wine and a funky atmosphere bring authentic recipes from Sicily and Calabria to life. Boca 3200 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 513.542.2022 Modern cuisine offered in a twotiered setting, with a prix fixe menu in the fine dining room or a more casual service in the trattoria.

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405 Riverboat Row Newport, KY 41071 859.261.0300

441 Vine Street / Carew Tower Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.7111 Featuring 15 cuts of meat from beef, lamb, pork and poultry prepared over an open fire and served by Brazilian Gauchos. Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar 519 Main Street Covington, KY 41011 859.491.7777 Located in the heart of Covington’s Mainstrasse Village historic district, offering an impressive wine list and eclectic menu. The Celestial 1071 Celestial Street Mt. Adams, OH 45202 513.241.4455 Experience Cincinnati’s only Four Star and Four Diamond steakhouse, which boasts a diverse menu, spectacular views and award winning wine list.

From breathtaking skyline views to fresh fish specialties and slow-roasted prime rib, Chart House is your place for exceptional dining and impeccable service. Online reservations available. Daveeds at 934 934 Hatch Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.2665 Presenting the exciting floavors of New American Cuisine in a comfortable setting in Mt. Adams. Eddie Merlot’s Montgomery Road & I-275 10808 Montogomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45242 513.489.1212 This fabulous steakhouse features exceptional service and an extensive wine list.



Embers 8170 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.984.8090 Contemporary American steakhouse that also offers a complete selection of seafood and sushi. The Golden Lamb Restaurant & Inn 27 South Broadway Lebanon, OH 45036 513.932.5065 A legendary historic landmark that is steeped in tradition. A true piece of history with fabulous American cuisine. The Grand Finale 3 East Sharon Road Glendale, OH 45246 513.771.5925 This local favorite offers historic charm and fantastic American cuisine with French highlights. Hugo 3235 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 513.321.4846 Bringing a real touch of southern hospitality to Cincinnati, with beautifully presented low country fare. Iron Horse Restaurant 40 Village Square Glendale, OH 45246 513.772.3333 This diverse fine dining establishment was built in the 1850s and is located beside the railroad tracks in historic Glendale Square. Jag’s Steak & Seafood 5980 West Chester Road West Chester, OH 45069 513.860.5353 Blends true sophistication and classic decor with premium steaks, fresh seafood and a full raw bar offering oysters and sushi.

Jeff Ruby’s Carlo & Johnny 9769 Montgomery Road Montgomery OH 45242 513.936.8600 Zagat rated Carlo & Johnny higher than any steakhouse in either Chicago or New York. Featuring 16 delectable steaks and an extensive raw bar with more than 10 varieties of fresh oysters, this award-winning restaurant is housed in an historic mansion that once served as a casino, stagecoach stop and gangster hideout. Jeff Ruby’s Precinct 311 Delta Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.321.5454 Perennially recognized for serving Cincinnati’s favorite steak, this is the first of Jeff Ruby’s legendary restaurants. The ambiance, attention to detail and other-worldly service all deliver an unforgettable total dining experience. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 700 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.784.1200 Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s entertainment district, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is a 1940s-era New York steakhouse. The eclectic art deco interior is the perfect backdrop for an evening of the area’s best steak, seafood and live nightly entertainment.

Doing the little things right.

We think it is all about doing the little things right! Starting with the freshest ingredients, using patience and finesse to prepare our inspired cuisine daily. Only five minutes from downtown in Historic Mt. Adams. Voted Cincinnati’s Best Asian and Best Sushi Restaurant 12 years in a row! ~Citybeat Magazine

Serving Dinner Daily, Lunch M-Fri 11:30-3:00

513.665.9800 | 1049 St. Gregory | Mt. Adams

Come enjoy a great steak with the best view in the city!

John Phillips Restaurant &Bar 2809 Dixie Highway Crestview Hills, KY 41017 859.344.0444 Elegance, excitement and ambiance emanate a first class dining experience. La Petite France 3177 Glendale Milford Road Evendale, OH 45241 513.733.8383 Features elegant dining and authentic French cuisine paired with a fabulous wine list.

513. 241.4455

1071 Celestial St. | Open 7 days a week. Free Parking. Live Music every Friday and Saturday night. Minutes from downtown in Cincinnati’s Historic Mt. Adams

Meritage 1140 Congress Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45246 513.376.8134 The eclectic menu features fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, specialty sandwiches and a variety of salads. microWines 7292 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.794.9463 Offers a wide variety of unique wine experiences coupled with numerous educational tools to enhance wine enjoyment. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant 21 East 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.9339 Known for a menu that changes daily, offering 30 seafood varieties and more than 80 preparations. Mitchell’s Fish Market Newport on the Levee One Levee Way Newport, KY 41071 859.291.7454 9456 Water Front Drive West Chester, OH 45069 513.779.5292 Featuring the finest and freshest seafood from every coastline and more than 80 menu items. Morton’s The Steakhouse 441 Vine Street / Carew Tower Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.5111 The best product... Genuine hospitality... An experience to remember. We serve only the finest quality USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, delicious appetizers and elegant desserts.

Nicola’s 1420 Sycamore Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.6200 Family owned and operated for 15 years, Nicola’s Ristorante offers the finest Italian cuisine in the area. Consistently rated among the top restaurants in the city by both Cincinnati Magazine and The Zagat Survey, Nicola’s has become a staple in the fine dining scene of Cincinnati. Orchid’s at Palm Court 35 West 5th Street Hilton Netherland Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.9100 Cincinnati’s “don’t miss” restaurant! AAA Four-Diamond dining in one of the world’s finest examples of French art deco. Zagat’s Top Cincinnati Restaurant, 2011; Cincinnati Magazine’s #1 restaurant. Dinner nightly. The Palace Restaurant 601 Vine Street / The Cincinnatian Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.3000 The Palace offers fine dining within the historic Cincinnatian Hotel, Ohio’s only Forbes 4-Star Hotel. Our elegant dining room, innovative menu and seamless, classic service create a oneof-a-kind dining experience. Primavista 810 Matson Place Cincinnati, OH 45204 513.251.6467 A family owned Italian restaurant since 1989 serves dinner nightly with a spectacular view. Long time Chef Chris Prince still makes his own sauces and desserts. Specialties include veal, fresh fish, and pasta with homemade veal meatballs. 5 minutes from downtown. Stone Creek Dining Company 9386 Montogmery Road Cincinnati, OH 45242 513.489.1444 Located in historic Montgomery, offering pastas, steaks, chops and seafood.



The Summit Cincinnati State & Community College 3520 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45223 513.569.4980 Enjoy the best in class culinary experience at the Summit Restaurant. Located at The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State featuring new American cuisine, fine wines, specialty beers and craft cocktails. Reservations: or 513.569.4980. Only 5 minutes from downtown. Summit hours:Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Complimentary valet service. Tony’s of Cincinnati 12110 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 4524 513.677.1993 Offers a variety of steak and seafood items in an upscale setting with impeccable service. In Loveland.

View 2200 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45206 513.751.8439

Upscale Contemporary

Situated near Krohn Conservatory and Eden Park, this 4 star restaurant offers a variety of unforgettable twists on American fare. Vito’s Cafe 654 Highland Avenue Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 859.442.9444 This Italian-style neighborhood eatery is located in picturesque Northern Kentucky. Vitor’s 3232 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45211 513.481.5333

10 West RiverCenter Boulevard Marriott RiverCenter Covington, KY 41011 859.392.3750 A truly stunning environment, highlighted by spectacular views of the Ohio River, this Cincinnati restaurant at Marriott River Center offers a captivating menu which features regional specialties and friendly service, beautifully combined to offer a delightful dining experience. The Bar at Palm Court

This gourmet dinner menu is one of a kind, and†the breakfast, brunch,†and lunch flavors are exceptional.


10 West

35 West 5th Street Hilton Netherland Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.9100 Located at the Hilton Cincinnati.

Offers a wide variety of specialty cocktails and an extensive menu in a fabulous Art Deco setting. BB Riverboats 101 Riverboat Row Newport, KY 41071 859.261.8500 One of Cincinnati’s top attractions. Offering Lunch, Brunch, Dinner and Sightseeing Cruises on the beautiful Ohio River. For information call 800-261-8586 or go to Benihana 126 East 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.1688 Benihana serves favorites like USDA choice beef, chicken and seafood all according to a 1000 year-old Japanese recipe. Mouth-watering sushi and sashimi are also available from the sushi bar, which carries an enormous assortment of sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi.

“WHERE THE FOOD IS AS CAPTIVATING AS THE VIEW” Only 5 minutes from downtown • Serving Dinner Nightly

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Caminetto and the Bearcat Lounge Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati 151 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, OH 45219 513.487.3800 The essence of Cincinnati spirit and great taste is found in The Bearcat Lounge & Caminetto. Conveniently located in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center featuring casual yet upscale dining. Chez Nora 530 Main Street Covington, KY 41011 859.491.8027 Located in the historic MainStrasse Village, offering live music, a full bar and eclectic fare.

The Cricket Lounge 601 Vine Street The Cincinnatian Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.3000 The Cricket Lounge, located at The Cincinnatian hotel, welcomes guests to savor its legendary nightlife and food, surrounded by the relaxed elegance of its decor and eight-story atrium of The Cincinnatian Hotel. Lighter fare prepared in The Palace Restaurant’s kitchen provides The Cricket’s traditional selections with their own special touches. Happy Hour daily 4:00-7:00 PM. Live Jazz trio on Friday and Saturday evenings 6:00-11:00 PM. Full menu served until midnight Free Wi-Fi. Emanu East African Restaurant 6063 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45213 513.351.7686

Enoteca Emilia 2038 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.834.5773 Northern Italian cuisine in the heart of Hyde Park. The Grill At Palm Court 35 West 5th Street Hilton Netherland Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.9100 1930s art deco setting, offers a full menu, weekday pasta bar, cocktails and live entertainment. Jean Robert’s Table 713 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.4777 Casual French bistro at the heart of downtown.

Jeff Ruby’s Walnut Street Grill 631 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.0707 Walnut Street Grill is a casual American restaurant featuring classic comfort food. This is the food you grew up eating–it’s simple and straightforward yet prepared in the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Jimmy G’s 435 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513. 621.8555 Lovers of the traditional steakhouse will discover a unique and modern twist in Jimmy G’s. The fusion of its mid-century modern, traditional and contemporary design is a direct reflection of the mixed imaginative culinary creations of Executive Chef, Jimmy Gibson.

Traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine prepared fresh and served with flatbread.

Trattoria ROMA

Ristorante & Bar On 6th between Walnut & Main (In Restaurant Row) 513-723-0220 Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri


Dinner Hours: Monday 4:30 pm- 9 pm Tues -Thurs 4:30 pm-10 pm Friday 4:30 pm-11 pm Saturday 3:30 pm-11 pm Sunday 3:30 pm- 9 pm


Serving authentic homemade italian cuisine. The owners are committed to using fresh ingredients in their northern and southern Italian dishes. An intimate setting and exceptional service have made this restaurant a longtime Cincinnati favorite. Featuring a full bar with imported wines and beers.



Less than 5 minutes from downtown

Enjoy the best in class culinary experience at the Summit Restaurant featuring new American cuisine, fine wines, speciality beers and full bar service. For Reservations Call (513) 569-4980 or For a look at our current menu or a schedule of events Summit Hours Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

3520 Central Parkway | Cincinnati Ohio | (513) 569-4980


Local 127 413 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.1345

Palomino Rotisserie & Bar 505 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.1300

A New American Eatery with an emphasis on farm to table dining, local sources and fresh ingredients.

On Fountain Square, serving regional American cuisine.

Nada 600 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.6232 Offers contemporary Mexican fare like seviche and Mahi-Mahi tacos, with a full bar serving margaritas and sangria. Otto’s 521 Main Street Covington, KY 41011 859.491.6678 Bistro, cafe, deli and bar located in Covington’s historic MainStrasse Village.

Pompilio’s 600 Washington Street Newport, KY 41071 859.581.3065 Serving Italian cuisine featuring a number of handmade items for more than 70 years. Sung Korean Bistro 700 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.7864 Korean casual fine dinning, sushi bar, wine, cocktails with full bar and patio.

Teak Thai 1049 St. Gregory Street Mt. Adams, OH 45202 513.665.9800 Cincinnati’s award winning Teak Thai Cuisine is consistently voted “Best Thai” restaurant. Teak Thai offers an enormous array of authentic Thai cuisine from Pad Thai, Crispy Duck, Curry dishes and Stir-fry to alluring arrangements of Sushi and Sashimi that are almost too beautiful to eat. Tellers of Hyde Park 2710 Erie Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.321.4721

Akash India 24 East 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.723.1300 Classic Indian fare, offering a daily lunch buffet. Bartinis 580 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.5001

Attentive service and an innovative menu to provide customers with one of Cincinnati’s finest and unique dining experience.

Downtown Cincinnati’s Premier Martini Lounge for high class nightlife. Features extensive martini list, tapas menu, and nightly music. Schedule your VIP events todays.

Trio 7565 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.984.1905

Behle Street Cafe 50 East RiverCenter Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 859.291.4100

Casual fine dining, offering fresh steak, seafood and specialty pizzas.

Fun and festive atmosphere with a variety of food selections, including “skinny” pizza’s.

Via Vite 520 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.8483 Located directly on Fountain Square, Via Vite brings life and energy to Old World Italian cuisine. Via Vite is a chic, modern setting, casual but classy, offering delicious entrees, wood-fired pizzas, a full bar and al fresco dining overlooking Fountain Square, the social epicenter of Cincinnati. The Wine Guy Bistro 2692 Madison Road Norwood, OH 45206 513.834.5712 Offering a wine shop and bistro serving a variety of wine, seafood, steak and pasta.


Casual Dining & Pubs

Cafe De Paris 17 Garfiled Place Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.651.1919 A little taste of Paris in the heart of Cincinnati. Located on Piatt Park at Garfield Place. Cafe Martin 2 Garfield Place / Garfield Suites Hotel Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.2888 Cafe Martin, The Garfield’s on-site restaurant and bar, offers guests a casual breakfast, lunch and dinner dining experience. Cafe Martin delivers fare that includes a full range of breakfast delights, a full line of Douwe Egbert’s coffees, espressos and lattes, New York style gourmet sandwiches, freshly made pizzas, soups/salads, and dinner selections that cover everything from burgers to steaks, pasta and seafood. An extremely popular lunch spot with the downtown Cincinnati lunch crowd, Cafe Martin uses only the finest available ingredients in all of it’s menu choices.

Campanello’s Italian Restaurant

Cincy by the Slice

414 Central Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.9833

825 Main St. (Downtown) Cincinnati OH 45202 513. 621.3800

Founded by Joseph Campanello in 1906, this restaurant has been family owned and operated for three generations. All menu items are homemade daily, including the bread, soups, pasta and desserts. Daily lunch specials are offered. Within walking distance of all downtown hotels. Champs Eatery & Sports Bar 151 West 5th Street / Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.579.1234 Champs offers fun food and a tavernstyle influence, this bar and dining room offers seven large flat screen TV’s so you can catch up on the latest sports action.

7121 Vine St. Cincinnati OH 45202 513. 641.5800 7031 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati OH 45202 513.791.6000 A unique local eatery features pizza by the slice as well as a full array of sandwiches, wings, hoagies and even desserts. Delivery available to all downtown and Covington hotels. Their Pickleroni Pie is a local favorite. Cincy’s On Sixth 41 East 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.6200 The Modern American Grill, located at the intersection of casual dining and dynamic city life in downtown Cincinnati. Eat, drink, meet, root, dance. Your choice.

City View Tavern 403 Oregon St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-8439 A very cozy spot with one of the best views of Cincinnati and great food too. Cock & Bull 601 Main St. Covington, KY 41011 859.581.4253 2645 Erie Ave. (Hyde Park) Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.533.4253 A cozy traditional English pub that features a tasty menu and beers of all kinds. Cosmos 604 Main Street Covington, KY 41011 859.261.13340

Dee Felice Cafe 529 Main St. Covington, KY 41011 859.261.2365 A relaxing jazz supper club with Cajun creole dishes. Elm Street Deli 435 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.5345 Serving breakfast and lunch. Eat in or carry out. Located in the heart of downtown. Enzo’s 1106 Ray St. Cincinnatii, OH 45202 513.579.1106 Signature sandwiches, salads, soups and coffee’s.

Serves American lunch and dinner with an outdoor beer garden.


Enjoy fresh, handcrafted beer and a made-from-scratch menu at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery!

Rock Bottom · 10 Fountain Square Plaza · Cincinnati · 513.621.1588

Home of Cincinnati’s Original Oyster Festival

Deliciously Friendly

FB’s 126 West 6th St. Cincinnatii, Oh 45202 513.246.4333 An intimate bohemian hangout with an upscale bar menu. Findlay Market 1801 Race St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.665.4839

Enjoy fantastic homemade appetizers, soups, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts, in a renovated, turn-of-the-”20th” century saloon. Continental fare and fresh seafood (A Platform specialty!)

Five blocks from Convention Center at the Corner of Court & Elm 1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 • 513-421-0110 •

The Findlay Market offers plenty of dining options for your convenience while shopping there or even to take home and finish cooking yourself. Ready to eat items include gyros, waffles, deli meats and sandwiches, freshly cooked meals, vegan dishes and gelato. Homemade pastas and specialty dishes are also available for take home. A picnic area is available. Greek To Me 125 E. Court St. (Downtown) Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.4976

630 Madison Ave. (Covington) Convington, KY 41011 859.291.4976 Serves organic produce, cheese and sauce and naturally raised meat. True farm to table cuisine. Hofbrauhaus Newport 3rd & Saratoga at the Levee Newport, KY 41071 859.491.7200 Authentic German beer and cuisine. Modeled after a legendary 400 hundred plus year old Hofbrauhaus in Munich Germany. Head First Sports Cafe 218 West 3rd Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.3767 Serving lunch and dinner. Located across from Paul Brown Stadium and featuring live music.

Cincy’s on 6th


The Holy Grail Tavern & Grille 161 Joe Nuxhall Way (The Banks) Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.2222 Located across from the Great American Ball Park. Pizza, burgers and beer! The spot for your Bengals, Reds and Cyclone games, home or away. Over 30 50” HD TV’s. Personal tap tables. NFL Ticket and NHL Center Ice. Ingredients (some assembly required) 21 East Fifth Street Westin Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.852.2740 Discover a distinctly original dining concept in this restaurant inspired by Manhattan and Chicago cafés. Using only the freshest, healthiest ingredients, our menu allows you to customize your meal, from hot breakfast sandwiches to a “build-yourown” salad station for lunch. Located in the atrium of the Westin Hotel with free Wi-Fi.


It’s Just Crepes 39 East Court St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.632.7373

Johnny Rockets 191 Freedom Way (The Banks) Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.834.6110

313 Greenup St. (Covington) Covington, KY 41011 859.261.6777

151 W. 4th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.632.7373

Newport on the Levee Newport, KY 41071 859.581.7019

3384 Erie Ave (Hyde Park) Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.321.2150

Sweet and savory crepes prepared while you wait.

Menu of All-American Hamburgers, Shakes, and American Fries. The Banks location in Cincinnati serves beer and wine.

A place where everyone can relax while sampling one of our many craft beers, single batch bourbons & extensive liquor selection. Offering a menu filled with made from scratch items, including a famous mac & cheese menu. Amazing Brunch every Sat. and Sun 10AM-3PM!

Izzy’s 610 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.6246 800 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.4241 A Cincinnati tradition since 1901. Renowned for its fabulous corned beef and potato pancakes.

Kelly’s Public House 668 West 5th Street Cincinnati Radisson Covington, KY 41011 859.491.1200 Located inside the landmark Cincinnati Radisson hotel, Kelly’s is the Home of Northern Kentucky’s best burger. Kelly’s is Covington’s best kept secret...not any longer! Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Keystone Bar & Grill

Longworth’s Tavern 1108 St. Gregory Street Mt. Adams, OH 45202 513.651.2253 Bar, restaurant and club located in scenic Mt. Adams. Serving lunch and dinner.

Come enjoy our Old World Italian Cuisine Family Owned and Operated for Generations

Centrally located within walking distance of all downtown hotels

Campanello’s Italian Restaurant Monday - Friday

Lunch Served 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Full Bar & Wines Available

Monday - Saturday

Dinner Served 5:30 - 10:30 p.m.


Dinner Served 5:00 - 8:00 p.m

Serving Cincinnati since 1906 414 Central Avenue

Authentic Irish Pub

Outdoor Dining

Live Music

NFL Sunday Ticket FREE Shuttle to Reds

& Bengals Games

EPL Soccer w w w. c a m p a n e l l o s . c o m • 51 3 - 7 21 - 9 8 3 3 Lucy Blue Pizza Cafe 35 E. 7th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.7777 Pizza, salads Wed-Sat open until 3:30 A.M. Mecklenburg Gardens Restaurant 302 East University Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219 513.221.5353 A Cincinnati tradition since 1865. Featuring traditional German fare and a grape-vined Bier Garten. Moerlein Lager House 115 Joe Nuxall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.2337 Cincinnati’s storied brewing history returns to the banks of the Ohio River. The Moerlein Lager House features a working microbrewery producing Moerlein’s craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand carved sandwiches and smoked rotisserie meats.

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 112 East 4th Street Covington, KY 41011 859.491.6659 Molly Malone’s is a traditional Irish pub with Irish bartenders, a large selection of Irish whiskey and 28 draft beers on tap. It is located at the foot of the Roebling suspension bridge, across from the stadiums in Covington, Kentucky. Montgomery Inn Boathouse 925 Riverside Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.7427 Since 1951 serving world famous ribs and a spectacular river view. Mr. Sushi 580 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.827.9345 Authentic Japanese sushi, sashimi and more.

112 East 4th Street Covington, Kentucky 41011




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Red Fox Grill 232 East. 6th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.7924 Cincinnati tradition featuring double decker sandwiches. Serving large portions for a reasonable price. Rock Bottom Brewery 10 Fountain Square Plaza Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.1588 One of downtown Cincinnati’s most popular restaurants, located in the heart of Fountain Square. Rock Bottom is a lively and casual dining experience featuring fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. The Rookwood Bar & Restaurant 1077 Celestial Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.5555 A unique take on the traditional American bar and grill in a relaxed atmosphere.

Servatii 511 Walnut St. (Downtown) Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.2253 Hyde Park Plaza Cincinnatii, OH 45202 513.871.3244 A fourth generation owned bakery/ cafe. Features traditional baked goods,, European/American pastries and a full service deli. Skyline Chili 254 East 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.4848 643 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 1001 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 Serving true Cincinnati-style chili. The Terrace Cafe 953 Eden Park Drive Mt. Adams, OH 513.639.2986 Located in the Cincinnati Art Museum this cafe features an elegant lunch

with beer and wine available. There is an adjacent courtyard for seasonal outdoor dining. Tom + Chee 133 East Court Street (Downtown) Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.2433 Newport on the Levee Newport, Ky 41071 859.291.2433 The world’s most creative selection of grilled cheese, home made soups and fresh salads. Trattoria Roma 581 Walnut Street, Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.723.0220 For over 20 years this restaurant has been Cincinnati’s first choice for fresh homemade Italian cuisine. Located just around the corner from the Aronoff Center on Sixth between Main and Walnut Streets, the specialties here include seafood, veal, steaks and, of course, a full array of pasta selections and homemade desserts. A full service bar features imported wines and beers. Outdoor dining available in spring and summer.

Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant 1000 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.0110 Featuring oysters, seafood and unique pasta dishes, served in an authentic 1860s saloon. Famous for hosting summer clam bakes and Cincinnati’s Annual Oyster Festival. Willie’s Sports Cafe 401 Crescent Avenue Covington, KY 41011 859.581.1500 Sports fans can relax and enjoy traditional pub fare and salads while catching a game at this popular familyfriendly eatery. Happy hour from 1:00-7:00 pm daily with drink and appetizer specials.

Coffee Houses & Desserts Abby Girl Sweets Carew Tower 41 West 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.335.0898 Specializing in cupcakes that are baked from scratch. Aglamesis Brothers 3046 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.531.5196 Gourmet chocolates and premium ice cream. Founded in 1908. Coffee Emporium 110 East Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.321.5943

Graeter’s 511 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.4191

Tazza Mia Carew Tower 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.1388

Satisfying Cincinnati’s sweet tooth for five generations. Serving old-fashioned French Pot ice cream in a wide variety of flavors.

Chiquita Center (express) 250 East 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Lookout Joe 15 West 7th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.0281

Covington-RiverCenter 50 East Rivercenter Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 859.261.0084

Offers an extensive selection of coffee and tea drinks, with indoor and outdoor seating.

Kenwood Towne Center (express) 7875 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.791.0192

Starbuck’s Coffee 201 East 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.4000

Treat yourself to free WiFi, a large selection of coffee, espresso and tea, as well as casual dining offerings, including paninis, desserts and chocolates.

Featuring a wide variety of coffee and espresso drinks, oatmeal and muffins.

Serving artisan-roasted coffee and espresso since 1973.

Grabbing a fresh lunch at Ingredients, located in the Westin Hotel.

Come in and sit down or FREE DELIVERY (Hotels Too!)

513-621-380 0 All Major Credit Cards Accepted !

Mon-Thurs 10 am - 6 pm Friday 10 am - midnight Saturday 5 pm - midnight Closed on Sundays

Pickleroni Pie! Try a new Cincinnati favorite. It’s pepperoni and pickles combined for that ultimate flavor combo. Like all of our pie’s it’s stone baked for a crispy outside and light/airy inside.

Gilpin’s Bagel & Deli 37 East 7th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.4223

Breakfast Hot Spots The Echo 3510 Edwards Road Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.321.2816

Steamed bagels and sandwiches serving breakfast and lunch daily.

Hathaway’s Coffee Shop Carew Tower Serving a home-cooked, hearty break- 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 fast, as well as lunch and dinner daily. 513.621.1332 First Watch Serving traditional pancakes, old-fash700 Walnut Street ioned waffles, French toast and more. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.4744 50 East RiverCenter Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 859.491.0869 Offering traditional breakfast fare daily with many health-conscious options on the menu.

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Dining Map Key



13 Holy Grail Tavern & Grille

25 The Palace Restaurant/Cricket Lounge


BB Riverboats

14 Ingredients

26 Primavista


Boi Na Braza

15 Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

27 Rock Bottom Brewery


Cafe Martin

16 Jeff Ruby’s Walnut Street Grill

28 The Summit


Caminetto/Bearcat Lounge

17 Kelly’s Public House

29 Sung Korean Bistro


Campanello’s Italian Restaurant

18 Keystone Bar & Grill

30 Teak Thai Cuisine


The Celestial

580 Walnut St., 513.381.5001 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859.261.8500 441 Vine St., 513.421.7111 2 Garfield Place, 513.421.2888 151 Goodman Dr. , 513.487.3800 414 Central Ave., 513.721.9833 1071 Celestial St., 513.241.4455



151 W. 5th St., 513.579.1234


Chart House

405 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859.261.0300

10 Cincy By The Slice

825 Main St., 513.621.3800

11 Cincy’s on 6th

41 E. 6th St., 513.621.6200

12 Findlay Market

1801 Race St. 513.665.4839

161 Joe Nuxall Way, 513.621.2222 21 E. 5th St. 513.852.2740 700 Walnut St. 513.784.1200 631 Walnut St., 513.241.0707 668 W. 5th St., Covington, 859.491.1200 313 Greenup St., Covington, 859.261.6777 3384 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513.321.2150

19 McCormick & Schmickís

21 E. 5th St., 513.721.9339

20 Molly Malone’s Irish Pub

112 E. 4th St., Covington, 859.491.6659

21 Moerlein Lager House

115 Joe Nuxhall Way, 513.421.2337

22 Morton’s The Steakhouse

441 Vine St., 513.621.3111

23 Nicola’s

1420 Sycamore St., 513.721.6200

24 Orchid’s At Palm Court/Bar at Palm Court 35 W. 5th St., 513.421.9100


6th & Vine St., 513.381.3000

810 Matson Place, 513.251.6467 10 Fountain Square Plaza, 513.621.1588 3520 Central Parkway, 513.569.4980 700 Elm St., 513.721.7864 1049 St. Gregory St., 513.665.9800

31 10 West

10 West RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, 859.392.3750

32 360

668 W. 5th St., Covington, 859.491.5300

33 Trattoria Roma

581 Walnut St., 513.723.0220

34 Via Vite

520 Vine St., 513.721.8483

35 Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant 1000 Elm St., 513.421.0110

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Cincinnati Art Museum

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19 14

Taft Museum




Newport on the Levee


Newport Aquarium


Northern Kentucky Convention Center

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Map courtesy of Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network


Around Town


incinnati is rich in history and perfectly contemporary at the same time. You’ll find globally respected museums and fine arts programs, as well as many family friendly activities and sightseeing opportunities.

The city is also a well known hub of professional sports. Cincinnati is home to the first professionally organized baseball team as well as a National Football League franchise. The nightlife boasts many comedy clubs, music venues and nightclubs to suit any and every taste. As with the dining and retail options, many of these activities are a short distance from your hotel. Whether you choose to walk, drive, hail a cab or hop on a bus the numerous choice of activities will ensure you have a most memorable visit to the Queen City. OUR ADVERTISERS ARE highlighted

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Photo information: Upper left to right: The CIncinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, The Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Kentucky Speedway. Cincinnati Wide Receiver, A.J. Green, An operatic performance at The Cincinnati Music Hall.

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513.381.3300 I Performing Arts The Bank of Kentucky Center 500 Nunn Drive Highland Heights, KY 41099 859.442.2652 10,000 seat state-of-the-art arena featuring concerts, family shows and a wide range of sporting events. The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center 1028 Scott Boulevard Covington, KY 41011 859.957.1940 Multidisciplinary arts venue offering a variety of events, education and art exhibits. The Cincinnati Ballet 1555 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.5219 More than 30 performances held annually at the Aronoff Center downtown.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra 104 West 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.723.1182 An intimate setting at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine, performing classical music written for small string orchestras. Cincinnati Music Theatre 650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.2787 Offering community theatre in the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater. Cincinnati Opera 1243 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.2742 The second oldest opera company in the US, bringing world-class performances to Cincinnati since the 1920s. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 962 Mt. Adams Circle Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.3888 Renowned regional theatre known for its high quality productions. On-site dining available.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.3300 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians perform a variety of classical pops ensembles. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 717 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.2273 Professional resident ensemble theatre dedicated to performing classic plays by Shakespeare, as well as other notable playwrights, including Oscar Wilde and Tennessee Williams. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.3300 Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and represents the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the Queen City. CSO musicians also make up the world-famous Cincinnati Pops, founded in 1977. The artists

of the Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras are world-class, inspirational performers who have come from around the globe to live and work as members of the Greater Cincinnati community. The high level of artistry and musicianship they bring to the stage plays a major role in enhancing the quality of life and the vitality of this region. More than 10 million Cincinnati Symphony and Pops recordings have been sold around the world. Contemporary Dance Theatre 650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.591.2557 Dancers, puppetry, experimental theatre and more at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theatre. Fifth Third Bank Broadway Across America - Cincinnati 120 East 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.2345 Presenting touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events.


Cincinnati Music Hall 1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.744.3344 Built in 1878 and featuring one of the most beautiful concert theatres in the world, as well as a luxurious 20,000 square foot ballroom. US Bank Arena 100 Broadway Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.4111 Cincnati’s largest indoor arena. Serves as a venue for performers like Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Tina Turner and more. Also hosts a variety of other shows, including monster truck rallies, the circus and motocross.

Museums & Historic Sites American Sign Museum 2515 Essex Place Cincinnati, OH 45206 513.258.4020 The only public sign museum in America, with more than 200 signs and a guided tour. Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive Mt. Adams, OH 45202 513.721.2787 Founded in 1881 and showcasing more than 6,000 years of art. Located in Eden Park. FREE general admission. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.287.7000 Features the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati Historical Society Library, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater, as well as the Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor, which is done entirely in Cincinnati’s famous Rookwood tile. Housed in a fabulous Art Deco-era train station that was built in 1933.


Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame &

National Underground Railroad


Freedom Center

100 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.765.7576

50 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.333.7500

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day.

We reveal stories about freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today. Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM -5:00 PM. Visit www. for more information. There is a spark within each of us. Fan the Flame.

Contemporary Arts Center 44 East 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.345.8400 Visit one of the oldest contemporary art institutions in the US and a strong progressive cultural presence throughout the region and the country. FREE admission on Monday evenings. Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati 315 West Court Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.5553 More than 200 years of firefighting history on display. Also available for special events. Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society Museum 959 West 8th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.300.3664 Presenting more artifacts from more than 100 municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies over the last 200 years. Harriett Beecher Stowe House 2950 Gilbert Avenue Walnut Hills, OH 45206 513.751.0651 Cultural landmark dedicated to Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the early 1850s. Also addresses the abolitionist, Underground Railroad and women’s rights movements. James A. Ramage Civil War Museum 1402 Highland Avenue Fort Wright, KY 41011 859.344.1145 Presents information and artifacts relating to the Civil War and Battery Hooper, one of the last remaining Civil War defensive positions left in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

The Rookwood Pottery Company 1920 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.2510 Providing artisan quality products, including art tile, art pottery, gifts and special commissions. These products can be found in some of the most well known buildings and landmarks across the US. Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati 315 S. Southern Avenue Covington, KY 41015 4-acre outdoor museum, presenting locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and a variety of railroad memorabilia. Taft Museum of Art 316 Pike Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.0343 Located in a Federal-style home from the 1820’s that is also a national landmark. Displays more than 700 works of art. William Howard Taft Historical Site 2038 Auburn Avenue Mount Auburn, OH 45219 513.684.3262 Museum, educational facility and birthplace of the only man to serve as President and Chief Justice of the US.

Theatres Aronoff Center for the Arts 650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.2787 Boasts three stunning performance spaces with excellent sightlines, comfortable seating and fabulous acoustics. Duke Energy Convention Center 525 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.419.7300 More than 750,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000 square foot Grand Ballroom and a variety of other meeting spaces. The Know Theatre of Cincinnati 1120 Jackson Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-300-5669 In the Gateway Quarter of Over-theRhine, Know Theatre produces primarily contemporary American theatre in a 4-6 show mainstage season. Madison Theatre 730 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011 859-491-2444 Seating over 1,200 guests and two performance venues. Offers live music, comedy, sports and films. Memorial Hall 1225 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-235-8105 Ornate 600+ seat theater designed for the speaking voice, but also used regularly as a concert venue. Newport Syndicate 18 E. 5th St. Newport, KY 41071 859.491.8000 This versatile facility features a Grand Ballroom for weddings, corporate parties and many other events. It also hosts national touring acts, murder mysteries and Tipsy Teas. The very popular Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar is located next door.

LOCATION There is no other place in America, or the world, quite like the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.


We reveal stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today. The Freedom Center is more than a museum. It is a learning center that connects the past with the present to create a better future for all people. Our purpose is to motivate contemporary audiences to take up the cause of freedom and combat modern forms of slavery.

50 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513.333.7500


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Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Scenic Helicopter Tours

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.281.4700 Rated one of the top five zoos in the country and one of the best for kids. Features more than 500 animals and 3,000 plant species.

Get a birds eye view of the city!

Coney Island 6201 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45228 513.232.8230 Amusement park with a variety of classic rides for kids and adults. Also home to Sunlite Pool, the world’s largest recirculating swimming pool.

513-533-HELI (4354) • Tours starting as low as $30 adult / $25 children* • All tours available day or night (weather permitting). • Days and hours of operation vary with seasons. Call us or visit our website for more information. • Two locations available depending on seasons. Located on the Riverboat Row in Newport, KY and at Lunken Airport just 3 miles east of downtown Cincinnati.

Call us or visit our website

* Not all tours available at Lunken Airport location. Weight limits and restrictions apply.

Northern Kentucky Convention Center One West RiverCenter Blvd. Covington, KY 41011 859. 261.1500 This 204,000 total square foot multipurpose facility has 110,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibition and social function space. The center is designed to make it as convenient and efficient as possible for meeting, conference and exhibition planners, and is directly connected to the Marriott at RiverCenter. Robert D. Lindner Family Omnimax Theater 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-287-7000 Located in the Museum Center at Union Terminal. Showing films on a five-story, 260 degree screen. One of the greatest IMAX theaters. Taft Theater 317 East 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-8883 Presents concerts, shows and performing arts events. Seats over 2,400 people.


Findlay Market

Family Fun The Beach Waterpark 2590 Waterpark Drive Mason, OH 45040 513.398.7946 Featuring 49 water rides and 2,600 tons of white sand to help families get the most out of summer. Cincinnati Dinner Train 11013 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45242 513.791.7245 A scenic three-hour train ride complete with a four-course meal served on actual vintage restored rail cars. Cincinnati Railroad Club at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue Queensgate, OH 45203 513.651.7245 Non-profit organization for those who have an interest in railroads.

1801 Race St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-665-4839 The Findlay Market is a perfect destination to spend an afternoon and experience all it has to offer. The Market boasts over three dozen year round merchants offering a wide variety of goods from fresh meat and produce to furniture. More than 100 part time or seasonal businesses operate outside the market house, including more than 50 local farmers in the farmers market. Kings Island Kings Island Drive Mason, OH 45040 513.754.5700 Seasonal theme park where families can enjoy a variety of rides and entertainment options. Newport Aquarium 1 Aquarium Way Newport, KY 41071 859.261.7444 Showcases more than 7,000 aquatic creatures from around the world.

Tours & Sightseeing BB Riverboats 101 Riverboat Row Newport, KY 41071 859.261.8500 One of Cincinnati’s top attractions. Offering Lunch, Brunch, Dinner and Sightseeing Cruises on the beautiful Ohio River. Carew Tower Observation Deck 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.3888 Since the building’s completion more than 70 years ago, visitors have enjoyed the view from its observation deck. Located on the 49th floor, it is possible to see for miles in all directions on a clear day. Elegant Carriages 622 Scott Street Covington, KY 41011 859.491.7655 Offering horse drawn carriage rides for all occasions, including city tours, parties, weddings and funerals. Metro’s Rt. 1-The One For Fun 602 Main St Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 621-4455 Starts at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and ends at the Cincinnati Zoo with over 40 stops along the way. Can be caught near most downtown hotels and the Duke Energy Convention Center. The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State 3520 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45223 513.569.1500 The MCI is a national center of educational excellence in the culinary arts and hospitality technologies. They boast 12 state of the art kitchens integrating leading technology with first-class tools of the culinary and hospitality arts. Culinary Tours, Private Tastings, Cooking Classes, and Team Building! Fun for individuals, families, parties or corporate functions.


AT THE BANKS THE SPOT for your Bengals, Reds & Cyclone games. Home or Away! Cincinnati’s Premier Sports Bar Over 30 50” HD TV’s Pizza, Burgers & Beer Personal Tap Tables NFL Ticket & NHL Center Ice Across the Street from the Great American Ballpark 161 Joe Nuxhall Way


Sightseeing Adventures


incinnati offers one of the finest skylines and some of the most exciting history to be found anywhere in the US. There are many ways in which you can experience both first hand while visiting us in the Queen City. This feature highlights a few of the most interesting and convenient tours available. Newport KY serves as the origination point for many.

American Legacy Tours This company offers several exciting ways to experience Cincinnatiís rich history. Before there was Vegas there was Newport, KY. Newport is connected to some of the most well known crime figures in history. The tour will demonstrate how this little town helped give birth to the gaming industry. It leaves from the Gangsters Piano Bar at the Newport Syndicate. They also offer tours of Haunted Covington and Newport as well as underground tours of Cincinnatiís rich history in Over The Rhine. For schedules and more information visit them at

BB Riverboats BB Riverboats was founded in 1979, when Ben Bernstein began booking cruises of Mike Finkís restaurant, in Covington. They now offer sightseeing dining and specialty cruises along the Ohio River aboard a majestic river boat. These cruises originate from the waterfront in Newport, KY. For schedules, details and more information please visit them at

Segway of Cincinnati These guided tours of downtown, the riverfront and Eden Park also include instruction on how to ride the Segway. Custom and group tours are available. For schedules and more information visit them at

Stratus Helicopters These scenic tours are a unique way to see Cincinnatiís geography and breathtaking scenery from the air. They were recognized by Cincinnati Magazine as the best way to see the city in 2011. These exciting flights originate from the waterfront in Newport, KY just west of the BB Riverboats. For schedules and more information visit them at

Newport Gangster Tour 18 East 5th Street Newport, KY 41071 859.951.8560 Departing from Gangster’s Dueling Piano Bar in Newport, this guided walking tour takes visitors through the streets where gangsters and gamblers ruled and discover the characters and events that shaped the region’s colorful history. Queen City Underground Tour 1220 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 859.951.8560 A guided walking tour that takes visitors through the streets of Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine neighborhood. Discover how this area and its residents helped to shape Cincinnati from the early 1800s through the 1950s. Segway of Cincinnati 1150 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.225.1583 Offers three distinct tour routes in the immediate Cincinnati area. All three routes are 2hr experiences, including 15-20 min of training and a 90 min guided ride. Tours of Downtown, the Riverfront and Eden Park are available year round; seven days a week from sun up to sun down by reservation. Latest departure based on sunset. Bike rentals also available. Stratus Helicopters

Professional Sports Cincinnati Bengals 1 Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.3550 Professional NFL team playing at Paul Brown Stadium on the Cincinnati riverfront. Cincinnati Cyclones US Bank Arena, 100 Broadway Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.PUCK Professional, minor league ice hockey team. Cincinnati Dockers Point Pleasant Park 2001 Resor Field Fairfield, OH 45014 859.442.9200 Australian rules football club.

GANGSTER TOUR SATURDAY AT 4:30 & 6:30 PM 859.491.8900

Cincinnati’s indoor soccer team. Cincinnati Reds 100 Main Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.765.7000 Baseball’s first professional baseball franchise, playing at the Great American Ball Park on the Cincinnati riverfront.

Stratus Helicopters, located on Newport’s Riverboat Row, provides sightseeing tours of Greater Cincinnati. Several tours available day or night and for every budget. No reservations required. Visit them at www.

Cincinnati Wolfhounds Brimelow Fields 6441 Stockton Road Fairfield, OH 45014

Located at the Trailside Nature Center at Burnet Woods, this Spitz model A-1 planetarium is the oldest of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains. It can accommodate 20 adults to view the stars in all seasons and latitudes.

Bar and Restaurant:  Thursday 6PM-12AM • FRI & SAT 6PM-2AM

Cincinnati Kings Point Pleasant Park 2001 Resor Field Fairfield, OH 45014 859-442-9200

4630 Airport Road Suite 101 Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.533.4354

Wolff Planetarium 3251 Brookline Drive Cincinnati, OH 45220 513.751.3679

Located Next to the Syndicate

18 East 5th Street | Newport, KY 41071

Ohio’s premier rugby team. Florence Freedom Champion Window Field 7950 Freedom Way Florence, KY 41042 859.594.4487 Frontier league baseball team, playing at Champion Window Field, located just 10 minutes south of Cincinnati.

Queen City Underground: Bosses, Breweries, and Burials Explore Cincinnati's historic and colorful past on the Queen City Underground Walking Tour. Descend below the city streets to a hidden burial vault and explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage.

Tour Starts at 1218 Vine St 9:30 am, 10:30 am 859.951.8560

Hollywood Casino 777 Hollywood Boulevard Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 888.274.6797 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and just 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.

Opening May 2012

Premier improv comedy club and restaurant, featuring nationally touring comics.

Beautiful horse racing track thrilling fans for more than 75 years.

18 East 5th Street Newport, KY 41071 859.491.8000

Horse racing track located 10 miles south of downtown Cincinnati.

Located at the Banks downtown next to Great American Ballpark 160 E. Freedom Way Ste 150 • Cincinnati•find us on Facebook Kentucky Speedway 5120 Sparta Pike Sparta, KY 41086 859.567.3400 Hosts races in ARCA, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IndyCar Series.

College Sports Northern Kentucky University Bank of Kentucky Center, NKU Campus 500 Nunn Drive Highland Heights, KY 41099 859.572.5100 Home of the Norse, featuring basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and a variety of other collegiate sports. University of Cincinnati 2700 Bearcats Way Cincinnati, OH 45221 513.556.CATS Home of the Bearcats, featuring basketball, football and a variety of other collegiate sports.


Xavier University Cintas Center 1624 Herald Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45207 513.745.3411 Home of the Musketeers!

Gaming Belterra Casino 777 Belterra Drive Florence, IN 47020 812.427.7777 38,000-square-foot casino, featuring 1,550 slots and 39 gaming tables, along with six restaurants and a 600+ room hotel. Grand Victoria Casino 600 Grand Victoria Drive Rising Sun, IN 47040 800.472.6311 Casino and resort just a short drive from downtown Cincinnati.

Funny Bone On The Levee One Levee Way Newport, KY 41071 859.957.2000

River Downs Racetrack 6301 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45230 513.232.8000

Turfway Park 7500 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41022 859.371.0200

Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and live music until late night Appetizers•Salads•Quesadillas•Sandwiches•Full Bar

Upscale lounge featuring local art and specialty cocktails made with high quality ingredients.

After Dark aliveOne 941 Pavilion St. Cincinnati Ohio 45202 513.721.6977 aliveOne combines the very best of music and spirits! Home to Cincinnati’s only ‘all-live’ jukebox, containing live recordings of Rock and Roll’s best bands from the past & present! Over 80 different kinds of beers in the bottle and on tap. Blind Lemon Cafe 938 Hatch Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.3885 Featuring live music nightly. Located in historic Mt. Adams. Blue Wisp Jazz Club 700 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.9477 This historic jazz club offers fabulous live music performed by local and national artists. FB’s 126 West 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.246.4633

Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar

Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant takes every reason to celebrate to a new level. Our menu serves everything from a burger to a great steak. Easy parking, two blocks from the Newport Levee, half price appetizers and happy hour Thursday and Friday. Bring your requests and enjoy an evening you won’t soon forget. Catch a Historical Walking Tour here May thru October. The Holy Grail Tavern & Grille 161 Joe Nuxhall Way (The Banks) Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.2222 Located across from the Great American Ball Park. Pizza, burgers and beer! The spot for your Bengals, Reds and Cyclone games, home or away. Over 30 50” HD TV’s. Personal tap tables. NFL Ticket and NHL Center Ice. The Lackman 1237 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.0741 Located in a turn-of-the-century bar, includes a full bar and excellent wine selection. The Lackman has quickly become known as one of the best bars in Cincinnati to try the best and most unique craft beers. Lunar Lounge 435 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.2573 Offer technology-driven features such as iPad guest lists, sound-proof cellphone booths and VIP drink orders from mobile devices.

The Findlay Market


indlay Market is Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati’s most cherished institutions. The historic market was built in 1852 and has been in continuous operation since 1855. The Market is located just blocks from downtown in Over The Rhine, a dense historic neighborhood rich in 19th century architecture. Open Tuesday through Sunday, Findlay Market is a year round home to three dozen indoor merchants selling fresh meat, poultry, produce, flowers, cheese, deli and many types of ethnic foods. There are also a large number of retailers offering a wide variety of products including organic pet foods, a wine shop and a complete array of spices. On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April to November the Market also hosts a thriving farmers market, dozens of out-


door vendors, numerous street performers and many special events. Many of the best and most well known chefs in Cincinnati purchase their fresh ingredients from the market. Visitors come to the Market for the sights, sounds and scents of an old-fashioned public market. The incredible variety of fresh foods, bargains and people watching are additional reasons for visiting and for a quintessential urban shopping experience. Art In The Market You will find many local artisans selling everything from fine art and photographs, handmade craft goods, jewelry, handmade soaps, candles, woven baskets, pottery and more in the weekend market. Step inside the center tower of the Market and you will find embedded in the floor, an 8ft. handmade mosaic, depicting the

Market’s history in 50 year panels, metal sculpture on buildings, murals, a butterfly garden south of the market house and more that make the Market a rich, colorful place to visit time and again! Findlay Market Opening Day Parade The annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is organized by the Market’s merchants. This parade makes baseball’s Opening Day in Cincinnati very distinctive. The parade with its many participants includes floats, marching bands and many other entries of local interest is part of the reason Opening Day in Cincinnati is treated like a National Holiday. The 2012 parade will be held on April 5 prior to the Cincinnati Reds home opener against the Florida Marlins. For more information please visit:


Experience The Findlay Market Come and spend the afternoon! Browse the market, have some breakfast, lunch or stay for both. Check out the incredible displays of the freshest seafood, meat, poultry, spices and dry goods in the country. A true one stop shopping experience where you can put together an incredibly fresh meal featuring your favorite meat and vegetables and top them off with the perfect seasonings.




A shopping experience - with the emphasis on experience - that is simply irreplaceable. The quality and value of the products available is unparalleled. On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April to November the Market also hosts a thriving farmers market, dozens of outdoor vendors, numerous street performers, and lots of special events.

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2012 FEATURED EXHIBIT In 2012, the Reds Hall of Fame highlights the greatest era in Reds history with the “Big Red Machine.” Featuring rare artifacts, compelling stories, striking visuals and much more. The exhibit is an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.



4609 Kellogg Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 513.533.3810

Cincinnati’s storied brewing history returns to the banks of the Ohio River. The Moerlein Lager House features a working microbrewery producing Moerlein’s craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand carved sandwiches and smoked rotisserie meats.

The Sandbar is a bar/restaurant overlooking 4 Seasons Marina that features 7 sand volleyball courts, corn hole, a full lunch and dinner menu (in the spring, summer and fall), pool table and the game is always on five 50” HD flat screens!

Mynt Martini 511 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.621.6968

3195 Linwood Ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45208 513.871.5006

Trendy martini bar located on Fountain Square. Mt. Adams Pavilion 949 Pavilion St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513.744.9200 Known for its spectacular views of Cincinnati’s skyline and party-deck atmosphere! Enjoy live music on our decks in the summer or dance to the rhythmic beats of our DJs every Friday and Saturday nights! Penguin Dueling Piano Bar 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.651.2800 Featuring local and national talent.

506 East 4th Street 513-651-1234

Rare artifacts and memorabilia w Book signings and special events Interactive Exhibits w Appearances by Reds Hall of Famers


The Sandbar

115 Joe Nuxall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.2337

The Phelps Bar

Explore your passion for baseball the Cincinnati way and witness over 140 years of Reds history come alive through educational and hands-on experiences for all ages!


Moerlein Lager House

(513) 765-7923


The Phelps Bar features tapas style small bites, a diverse selection of wines by the glass served from our Cruvinet, and hand-crafted cocktails in a contemporary, urban atmosphere. Righteous Room 641 Walnut St. Cincinnati Ohio 45202 513. 381.4408 For those after work meetings, don’t miss Happy Hour each weekday from 4-8PM. The extensive drink menu includes microbrews on tap or in the bottle, an upscale wine list, and creative cocktails! Live DJ’s on the weekends in the back courtyard.

The Stand

Pass through the unassuming, frosted glass doors into The Stand, a lively neighborhood bar and lounge located in Mount Lookout Square, Cincinnati. Live DJ’s on the weekends will get the crowd on the dance floor. A pool table, shuffleboard and jukebox for laid back evenings. Tap & Go 950 Pavilion St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513.381.3584 Make your way down Pavilion street to this Rugby and Soccer themed bar to play a game of pool, or relax in the large courtyard in the back! Beers on tap and a full bar. Tin Roof Bar 160 E. Freedom Way Ste. 150 (The Banks) Cincinnati, OH 45202 Features a laid back atmosphere with live music where you can kick back and have a good time. Serving lunch and dinner, open 7 days a week. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill 145 2nd St. E., (The Banks) Cincinnati, OH 45202 Great food and live music. with Country legend Toby Keith memorabilia. Via Vite 520 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.8483 The Terrace Bar overlooking Fountain Square is a great place for speciality martini’s or your favorite drink.

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Alive One




BB Riverboats


Cincinnati Art Museum

To Cincinnati Museum Center

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941 Pavillion St. 513.721.6977 580 Walnut St. 513.381.5001 101 Riverboat Row, Newport 859.261.8500

4 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1241 Elm St. 513.381.3300


Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum


Cincy’s On Sixth


Findlay Market


Gangsters Dualing Piano Bar


Holy Grail Tavern & Grille

100 Main St. 513.765.7576 41 E. 6th St. 513.621.6200

1801 Race St. 513.665.4839 18 E. 5th St., Newport, 859.491.8900 161 Joe Nuxall Way 513.621.2222

10 The Lackman

1237 Vine St. 513.381.0741


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3520 Central Pkwy. 513.569.1500

12 Mt Adams Pavillion


Ultimate Air Shuttle

Taft Museum

11 Midwest Culinary Institute

To Lunken Airport

949 Pavillion St. 513.744.9200

13 Moerlein Lager House

115 Joe Nuxall Way, 513.421.2337

14 National Underground Railroad Freedom


50 E. Freedom Way 513.333.7500

15 Newport Gangster Tour

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18 E. 5th St., Newport 859.951.8560


16 Newport Syndicate

18 E. 5th St., 859.491.8000


17 Queen City Underground Tour 1120 Vine St. 859.951.8560

18 Righteous Room

641 Walnut St. 513.381.4408

Newport on the Levee



19 The Sandbar

4609 Kellogg Ave. 513.533.3810

20 Segway of Cincinnati

Newport Aquarium

1150 Vine St. 513.225.1583

21 The Stand Northern Kentucky Convention Center

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3195 Linwood Ave. 513.871.5006

22 Stratus Helicopters

Riverboat Row, Newport 513.533.4354

23 Tap & Go

950 Pavillion St. 513.381.3584

24 Tin Roof Bar

160 E. Freedom Way 513.

25 Ultimte Air Shuttle

Lunken Airport 1.800.437.3931

26 Via Vite

520 Vine St. 513.721.8483

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A Walk in the Park


rom early spring through late fall, Cincinnati is home to a wide variety of outdoor activities, including golf, concerts, running and bike races, walks and festivals. Many of these are held in the city’s beautiful parks. A great opportunity to explore the great outdoors of Cincinnati!

Many of these parks feature incredible views of Cincinnati’s breathtaking skyline while others offer an exciting waterfront experience or the personality of one of our many unique neighborhoods. The heart of downtown Cincinnati is connected to historic Covington and Newport, Kentucky via the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Purple People Bridge, allowing pedestrians and bike riders to navigate across the Ohio River. The Purple People Bridge connects downtown to Newport and the Roebling connects to Covington. You’ll be surprised at the ease with which you can travel across the river here. There also many marinas that offer dining and boating experiences that include the

Photo Information: Upper left to right: Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square, Cininnatus the Pig at Sawyer Point, Having fun in the park, overlook at Bellevue Hill Park, Balluminaria on Mirror Lake at Eden Park, Picnic Shelter at Mount Echo Park, Krohn’s Conservatory in Mount Adams. The National Steamboat Monument at Sawyer Point.


mighty Ohio River. Whatever your mood or activity you have planned, there is an appropriate spot for you in Cincinnati.

Parks Alms Park 710 Tusculum Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.352.4080 This tranquil sanctuary is located between Tusculum Avenue and Columbia Parkway and offers incredible views of the Ohio River, Lunken Airport and portions of the city.

species of trees and 200 species of plants. Offers educational programs and hiking trails. Devou Park 790 Park Lane Covington, KY 859.431.2577

Ault Park 3600 Observatory Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.956.9876

Located in the hills overlooking Covington, Kentucky, Devou Park offers a range of entertainment and recreational activities including theater, symphony, nature trails, golf, tennis, picnic facilities, fishing, Behringer-Crawford Museum and the newly constructed Drees Pavilion. Features an incredible view of the Cincinnati skyline.

Hosts free summer concerts, a popular 4th of July celebration and the annual Flower Show in May. Features beautiful panoramic views and Italian-style pa>>vilion that is a popular place for outdoor weddings.

Eden Park 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.4086

Bellevue Hill Park 2191 Ohio Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45219 513.352.4080

Home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Krohn Conservatory. Other landmarks include the Hinkle Magnolia Garden and gazebo, Mirror Lake and Bettman Fountain.

A 15 acre park In the Clifton nieghborhood. It features picture areas, playgrounds and baseball fields with a great view of the city. Burnet Woods 2551 Brooklyn Dr Cincinnati ,OH 45220 513 .751.3679 This 90-acre park near the University of Cincinnati sports hiking trails, a fishing lake, a historic bandstand, playgrounds, shelters, picnic areas, and a disc golf course. The Audubon Society named the park an Important Birding Area. California Nature Preserve 5400 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.231.8678 113 acres of forest, with more than 50

Goebel Park Philadelphia Street Covington, KY 41011 859.292.2151 Features two large picnic shelters, gazebo and the Carol Chimes Bell Tower. Lytle Park 501 East 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.4080 2.31 scenic acres situated in the heart of Cincinnati’s thriving business district and featuring a number of impressive floral displays, including tulips, magnolia and crab apples. General James Taylor Park River Boat Row Newport, KY 471071 859.292.3686 Located on Riverboat Row near Newport on the Levee. Features the Bicentennial Reading Wall, historic plaques, sitting benches, playground and fishing. Mount Echo Park 382 Elberon Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45236 513.35.2604 The parks overlook features one of the most dramatic views of any Cincinnati park. Includes hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic ares and an historic picnic shelter.

Washington Park 1125 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45210 513.352.4080 Just across from Music Hall and created in 1855, this park features large old trees, a historic gazebo-bandstand, sculptures, a playground and walkways. The park has recently been renovated and will reopen in 2012.

Cultural Attractions

Piatt Park 1 Garfield Place Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.4080

Cincinnati Observatory Center 3849 Observatory Place Cincinnati, OH 45208 513.321.5186

Two blocks of shady, 200 year old greenspace, fountains, seating for picnics and WiFi access. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

Perched atop Mt. Lookout, this National Historic Landmark is home to the world’s oldest functioning telescope. Offering a variety of educational opportunities.

Sawyer Point 801 East Pete Rose Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.4080 Located along one mile of Cincinnati’s central riverfront just south of downtown Cincinnati. This award-winning park is home to the P&G Pavilion music stage, an outdoor skating rink, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and a world-class playground, among other attractions.. Theodore M. Berry Intl. Friendship Park 1101 Eastern Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.4080 Named for Cincinnati’s first AfricanAmerican mayor, this award-winning display of sculpture and natural elements is located along the Ohio River just east of downtown Cincinnati and stands as a tribute to world unity and understanding.

Fountain Square 520 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.4066 Located on the corner of 5th and Vine in the center of downtown. Home to a variety of special events and the impressive Tyler Davidson Fountain, which was dedicated to the people of Cincinnati in 1871. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge Spanning the river between Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, the bridge opened to traffic for the first time on January 1st 1867. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1057 feet and served as the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge.


Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.5707

The Golf Center at King’s Island 6042 Fairway Drive Mason, OH 45040 513.398.7700

Built during the height of the Art Deco era and located in beautiful Eden Park. Features more than 3,500 plant species from around the world and is home to the popular Butterfly Show each spring.

Pebble Creek 9799 Prechtel Road Cincinnati, OH 45252 513.385.4442

Tall Stacks 537 East Pete Rose Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 First held in 1988 as part of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial year celebrations, the festival is a world-class music and arts event that is dedicated to Cincinnati’s historic ties to both steamboats and the Ohio River. World Peace Bell Center 425 York Street Newport, KY 41071 800.543.0488 Built to be rung in honor of the International Day of Peace in 2000, this is the largest free-swinging bell in the world. At 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, today the bell serves as a location for a variety of events.

Golf Avon Fields 4081 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45229 513.281.0322 California Golf Course 5924 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45228 513.231.6513 Devou Park Golf & Tennis 1344 Audubon Road Covington, KY 41011 859.431.8030 Glenview Golf Course 10965 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45246 513.771.1747


Hiking & Biking California Junction Trail 5400 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45230 513.231.8678 A former rail line, this hiking trail is located in the California Nature Preserve near the mouth of the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers. Cincinnati Nature Center 4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150 513.831.1711 This non-profit nature education organization offers award-winning hiking trails, nature programs, bird watching. Great Miami River Recreation Trail Main Street - High Street Bridge Hamilton, OH 45011 513.868.5874

Newport, giving easy access to both the Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Riverfront Marina 33 East Mehring WY Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.352.6182 Great Miami River Recreation Trail Main Street - High Street Bridge Hamilton, OH 45011 513.868.5874 Five mile bike and hiking trail that runs from the Great Miami River bridge in downtown Hamilton, Ohio, past Joyce Park and into the city of Fairfield, Ohio at Waterworks Park.

Marinas Destiny Yacht Charters 3653 River Road Cincinnati, OH 45204 513.921.3210 Four Seasons Marina 4609 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.321.3300 Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club 860 Elm Street Ludlow, KY 41016 859.291.8132

Five mile bike and hiking trail that runs from the Great Miami River bridge in downtown Hamilton, Ohio, past Joyce Park and into the city of Fairfield, Ohio at Waterworks Park.

Mariner’s Landing 7405 Forbes Road Cincinnati, OH 45233 513.941.3625

Loveland Bike Trail Loveland, OH 513.683.0468

Riverside Marina Bar & Grill 145 Mary Ingles Hwy, RT 8 Dayton, KY 41074 859.442.8111

Enjoy this 70-mile paved trail in the Little Miami Scenic State Park. Follows an old railway line and features coffee shops, ice cream parlors, bike rentals and more along the way. Purple People Bridge This former L&N Railroad bridge has been converted into a pedestrianonly walkway and streches across the Ohio River between Cincinnati and

Rivertowne Marina 4601 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.533.3000 Shelter Cove 5001 Kellogg Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45230 513.231.5001

With Cincinnati’s topography and beautiful views, outdoor events like these become much more enjoyable and memorable. For those of you looking to maintain your training schedule or for a new challenge with new competition in beautiful surroundings, the list of websites below will provide you with a complete list of activities and dates to choose from. Walking and Running (The Runner’s Club of Greater Cincinnati) Biking

Photo Information: Top to bottom, Children climb on board for a free ride to Burnet Woods; A basket picnic at Ault Park in 1913; A stroll around Mirror Lake in Eden Park; A policeman talks with two boys at the drinking fountain at Burnet Woods. All historical photos were provided by Cincinnati Parks.

City Directory


his chapter of the book includes several useful lists and maps to help you during your stay. Office assistance, airport information and maps, local trolley routes and even a college campus map are included.

An alphabetical list of our advertisers is also included to help you locate any of them for further information regarding their products or services. Cincinnati is a very exciting city with much to see and do,. We hope you find these resources valuable during your stay.


so you can easily spot them.

Photo information: Upper left to right-top to bottom; Taxi service; kissing one of the Pig Gig pisgs; Officer in Fountain Square; Mr. Red Legs with fans; Limo service; Zoo train; Man shopping at CAC; TANK bus; Bengal fan.


Index of Advertisers Retail

Destinations Bartini’s


Celestial Steakhouse


Hunt Club Clothiers

BB Riverboats




Kenwood Towne Centre

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum


Chart House


Koch Sporting Goods


Cincy By The Slice


Richter & Phillips Co.

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


Cricket Lounge


Saks Fifth Avenue

Cincy’s on Sixth


Holy Grail Tavern & Grille


Findlay Market


Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


4EG-Four Entertainment Group


Jeff Ruby’s Walnut Street Grill

Gangster’s Dueling Piano Bar


Kelly’s Public House


Hyde Park Square


McCormick & Schmick’s


Moerlein Lager House


Molly Malone’s Irish Pub


Mt. Adams


Morton’s The Steakhouse


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


Nicola’s Restaurant


Cincinnati USA Visitor Center

Orchid’s at Palm Court



Queen City Underground Tours


Palace Restaurant


Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network

Segway Tours




Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.


Stratus Helicopters


Rock Bottom Brewery


Tin Roof Bar


The Summit


Sung Korean Bistro


Teak Thai Cuisine


Transit Authority of Northern KY


10 West


Ultimate Air Shuttle


360 Restaurant


Trattoria Roma


Via Vite Contemporary Italian Bistro


Washington Platform


Dining Bar at Palm Court


Boi Na Braza


Cafe Martin


Caminetto Restaurant/Bearcat Lounge 54 Campanello’s Italian Restaurant


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Airport Information Cincinnati MunicipalLunken Airport 262 Wilmer Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 513.352.6340

Airports Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Intl. Airport (CVG) 2939 Terminal Drive Hebron, KY 41048 859.767.3151

As the greater Cincinnati area’s major international airport, CVG offers around 200 daily departures to 70 non-stop cities.

Located three miles (5 km) southeast of Downtown Cincinnati. The airport serves private aircraft and the fleets of most local corporations.

Airlines American/American Eagle

1-800-433-7300 Continental

1-800-525-0280 Delta/Delta Connection


United/United Express

1-800-241-6522 US Airways Express 1-800-428-4322 USA 3000


Private Jet Services Ultimate Air Shuttle Lunken Airport, Hangar 4

654 Wilmer Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226 800.437.3931 Experience air transportation service that makes you feel like you are on a private corporate jet. Ultimate Air Shuttle provides jet shuttle service to NYC (via Moristown, NJ) and Chicago, IL (via Midway Airport). Both locations are serviced from Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport. There are no fees for parking, baggage, cancellations or ticket changes. Get from your parking stall to a seat on an executive jet in less than 10 minutes

Car Rentals &

Transporatation Alamo/National Rent-a-Car


Avis Rent-a-Car



Enterprise Rent-a-Car


Executive Transportation

1-800-990-8841 Hertz

859-767-3535 Airport Parking Information


Air Cargo American/American Eagle


Continental/Express Jet


Delta/Delta Connection

1-800-352-2746 1-800-736-3738 (animals flying as cargo) Federal Express

1-800-238-5355 Domestic 1-800-247-4747 International United/United Express

1-800-631-1500 / 1-800-825-3788 United Parcel Service (UPS)


US Airways/British Airways


Municipal-Lunken Airport

Northern Kentucky Internationl Airport (CVG)


Travelers Essentials Financial Services

Visitor Resources Cincinnati USA Visitor Center 511 Walnut St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 800.543.2613 A perfect place to start your visit. From family friendly events and attractions to award winning hotels and restaurants, the Visitor Center can help you find what you are looking for. Fountain News Shop 101 East 5th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.421.4049 Offering an impressive variety of newspapers, magazines and refreshments. Near the southeast corner of Fountain Square.


Shipping & Office Services

Travelex Currency Services 425 Walnut St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.4469

Fed-Ex Office 51 E. 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.241.3366

Western Union 2156 Dixie Hwy #1 Covington, KY 41017 859-331-0080

The UPS Store 407 Vine St. Cincinnati, Oh 45202 513-929-0090

Medical & Pharmacy CVS 36 E 7th St Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-5450 Walgreens 406 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.721.0840

Transportation AAA Yellow Cab 513.821.8294 American Shuttle Company 513-284-6358

Checker Yellow Cab 5149 Ralph Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.251.8800 Executive Transportaion 800.990.8841 859.261.8841 Southern Ohio Regional Transit Authority Metro Bus Services 513.621.4455 Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) 220 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011 859.331.8265 Operators of the “airporter� airport shuttle service and the Southbank Shuttle Trolleys. The easiest way to navigate the Cincinnati area eliminates cab fare, extra time parking and worries.

The best way to the airport means Only $1.75 Regular trips to and from the airport.

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