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The 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023

2022-11-29 :: CONDE NAST TRAVELER - For most Americans, domestic travel has long been something of a rite of passage—packed car rides to national parks, short flights to theme parks or beach rentals, and maybe some longer milestone trips to otherworldly places within the fabric of the American landscape (Alaska, Hawaii, the Rockies, Puerto Rico)—all checked off of a long list over the years. But recently, domestic travel became something more: a lifeline in a pandemic, a reminder of how fun it can be to sow your travel seeds at home, and a phenomenon that’s irreversibly transformed so many towns and cities around the country. More > 

Savoring Bourbon, and Its Storied History, in Northern Kentucky

2022-10-10 :: NEW YORK TIMES - As new distilleries pop up across the United States, the region along the Ohio River remains a particularly exciting destination for spirits tourism. When he gives tours of Neeley Family Distillery, Royce Neeley, the co-owner and an 11th-generation distiller, starts by delivering a few chapters of his salacious family history: Moonshine! Bootleggers! Car chases through the Appalachian hills! On a Monday in May, he was pointing out his wayward ancestors in photographs on a gallery-like wall when a man with a short white beard in a bucket hat shuffled in. His name was Earl Sizemore, and he introduced himself as Mr. Neeley’s maternal grandfather. Mr. Sizemore used to buy moonshine, he said, from one of Mr. Neeley’s paternal great-grandfathers, who appeared in one of the photographs as a slight man perched under a giant oak tree. More >

Cincy Region Food Scene – 12 Things To Love About Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky

2022-08-20 :: TRAVELLING FOODIE - Why should Cincy Region be your next foodie destination? In this guide, we’re dishing out 12 things to love about the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky food scene! The Cincy Region is such a special place. When you hear “Cincy Region,” you’re probably only thinking of Cincinnati. But there’s so much more to this historic region on the banks of the Ohio River. A trip to the Cincy Region means you’ll get to experience the cultures and cuisines of both destinations, an overlooked culinary gem.The food scene in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region is booming! much more to this historic region on the banks of the Ohio River. More >

A Sublime Road Trip Through the Heart of the Midwest

2022-04-14 :: HARPER'S BAZAAR - For many coastal Americans, the Midwest has been relegated to “flyover” status, but the region rewards those who choose to drive between the bright lights of the Eastern Seaboard and the rugged mountains of the West. A vast expanse of lakes and plains lies within; tracts of land cleared by ancient glaciers and worshipped by the original inhabitants. Today, the hem that cinches the gap between the North and South—from Kentucky all the way to the border waters of Canada—sews together a vibrant patchwork of surprisingly cosmopolitan cities. Make your way from Cincy to Twincy (Cincinnati to the Twin Cities in Minnesota) by car, and you’ll soon understand why the flyover states should be renamed the drive-throughs.   More >

Cincinnati is a Hidden Midwestern Gem Ready to Surprise

2022-06-30 :: OUT TRAVELER - In the past, when people would ask me if I’ve ever been to Cincinnati, I was never sure how to respond. While I’ve been through the city plenty of times (maybe upwards of 50!), it was always on the way to Atlanta or Orlando or Memphis, or some other distant place. We’ve even overnighted there, but that was only because it was a convenient stopping spot, and we never ventured far from our highway-side hotel. So, my husband and I were certainly overdue to thoroughly check out this southeastern Ohio gem, an easy 3.5-hour drive from our Cleveland-area home. Cincinnati is quite accessible to a large swath of the country, being a five-hour drive or less from such places as Pittsburgh, Chicago, Asheville, Nashville, and Detroit.   More >

Cincinnati, OH is the #42 Best City to Live in the USA

2022-07-19 :: LIVABILITY - A Midwest gem, Cincinnati, OH, is a place where residential, business and entertainment combine to create quite the appealing lifestyle. Here, residents are met with an amazing performing arts scene (think the Ballet, Opera and Symphony Orchestra), a plethora of dining and drink venues, sporting events (football, baseball, soccer), great shopping, a calendar full of events and festivals – the list goes on and on.   More >

THE BEST ROAD TRIPS OF 2021

2021-02-26 :: FORBES - While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on virtually every facet of society since its onset early last year, its devastating impact on the travel industry is difficult to overstate. With international leisure travel at a relative standstill and social distancing an enduring imperative even as vaccinations ramp up nationwide, those looking for well-deserved rest and relaxation are planning vacations closer to home in 2021. And in keeping with last summer’s trend, they’ll take to the open road in search of less-trafficked destinations far from the proverbial madding crowd.   More >

THE 50 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN 2021

2020-12-18 :: TRAVEL+LEISURE - When the time comes to travel again, these destinations — all right in your own backyard — are the ones to visit next.

Even for the compulsive jetsetters among us, it’s a simple truth that most travel stories are aspirational in the best of times. There are too many incredible places to see, not enough vacation days, and sometimes we all have to content ourselves with scrawling another spot on the bucket list and hoping the stars align.  More >

CINCINNATI IS STILL THE BEST CITY FOR BEER LOVERS

2020-12-15 :: FOOD & WINE - For the second year in a row, the Queen City tops an annual list of the 50 best cities in the U.S. for beer enthusiasts compiled by SmartAsset.

Hey, remember when we didn't think twice about going out for a beer, about grabbing a sticky drinks menu that had already been handled by who knows how many people, or even about taking a spontaneous day trip to visit a brewery or three? Hopefully we'll be back to that kind of thing before too long—although we might be slightly more likely to wipe that menu down. The number-crunchers at SmartAsset have published their annual list of the best U.S. cities for beer drinkers, and it's a helpful way to plan where we'd like to go when, you know, all of this is over.  More >

2020 PLATINUM CHOICE AWARD WINNER

2020-12-14 :: SMART MEETINGS - Cincinnati recently won the Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award.

The hospitality industry is filled with partners who work creatively with meeting professionals to deliver delight on a silver platter. Smart Meetings readers nominated the hotels, conference centers, CVBs and destination marketing organizations that consistently exceed expectations and help planners deliver on their goals.  More >

CINCINNATI FIT FOR FOODIES

2020-01-31 :: GO NOMAD - If you think the Cincinnati food scene consists primarily of five-way chili, you need to take your taste buds to Ohio’s ‘Queen City’ for a culinary update. You could strike out on your own to discover new restaurants and leading food purveyors or you could take one of Barb Cooper’s Cincinnati Food Tours and learn the backstories behind the city’s culinary evolution.
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THE 7 BEST PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK VEGAN IN CINCINNATI

2020-01-30 :: THE BEET - Cincinnati isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think of vegan food: The city's signature dish is chili, made with ground beef and consumed at fast-food parlors around the city, often served over a bed of spaghetti topped with mounds of shredded cheese. Despite this being the city's favorite dish, you can find delicious plant-based food that packs in the taste and nutrients. Check out these 7 spots next time you're in The Queen City.  More >

15 OF THE BEST US CITIES FOR A WEEKEND TRIP

2020-01-29 :: INSIDER - Cincinnati is known for its cultural institutions, its historic religious sites, its vibrant local brewery scene and its unique culinary specialties. Read on to learn why Cincinnati is one of the best spots for a weekend getaway.  More >

20 MIDWEST DESTINATIONS TO VISIT WITH YOUR FAMILY IN 2020

2020-01-27 :: CHICAGO PARENT - Ready to make 2020 the year of travel? Look no further than these Midwest destinations that families will love. Here you’ll find plenty of things to do, places to eat and stay. Happy travels!  More >

CINCINNATI CALLS US BACK AND WE FOUND MORE TO LOVE ABOUT THIS QUEEN CITY

2020-01-23 :: INSTINCT - There have been some great cities that I have visited and fell in love with during the initial trip, just to come back a second time to have myself questioning what I ever saw in the destination. One of my first trips while writing for Instinct was to explore Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a great journey, made some life-long friends, and this East Coast boy fell in love with a Midwest City. Cincinnati, you sailed through round two with high scores.   More >

14 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS THAT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IN 2020

2020-01-21 :: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE - No matter what genre you gravitate towards—country, rock, 90's tunes, romantic ballads, EDM, orchestral, hip-hop, or just plain happy songs—there is guaranteed to be a summer music festival lineup that will make you sing, at any age. And with these events scattered around the country, from California to Illinois, they also give you the perfect excuse to travel. We've gathered a list of 2020's most highly anticipated summer music festivals and the artists you can expect, to help you plan your next trip.  More >

TRAVEL TO THE MOON IN CINCINNATI

2020-01-09 :: BREAKFAST WITH NICK - We’ve loved every visit to Cincinnati, and specifically to the Cincinnati Museum Center. The grand Art Deco structure, still active as Union Terminal, houses multiple museums, exhibitions, Omnimax movies, and special events. In the past we’ve seen everything from Lego sculptures to Star Wars costumes to Egyptian artifacts.
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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI WITH KIDS

2020-01-08 :: RED TRICYCLE - Whether you live in Cincinnati, Ohio or  are planning a visit, there are plenty of amazing things to do with your kids. With its foundation solidly rooted in the arts, your family has an endless number of museums to peruse, attractions to frequent and eateries to check out. Before you head out to explore the Queen city, take a moment to make a list of the best things to do. Read on for our list of top picks.
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CINCINNATI'S 19TH CENTURY ROEBLING BRIDGE

2020-01-05 :: BYWAYS - The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. When opened on December 1, 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet, which was later overtaken by John A. Roebling's most famous design of the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge at 1,595.5 feet.   More >

CHECK OUT OHIO'S BIG THREE

2020-01-02 :: GROUP TRAVEL LEADER - Many of Ohio’s world-class attraction are in the state’s three major cities: Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Stretched across the state from north to south, each city offers groups plenty of tour angles, from history to nightlife fun. Groups can take advantage of Ohio’s diverse and quality attractions in these culturally vibrant cities.  More >

CINCINNATI FOOD YOU HAVE TO TRY

2019-12-28 :: OTTSWORLD - Within just few thousand feet I had a taste of Germany, Britain, Greece, and Belgium. And the most surprising thing is that all of this ethnic food and drink was found in Cincinnati! Findlay Market has over a century of Cincinnati food history and has been an institution in the Over the Rhine neighborhood for over 164 years.
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TRAVEL DIARY: THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI

2019-12-20 :: WEEKEND WISHING - A couple weekends ago we headed to Cincinnati, OH and spent the weekend playing tourist. It is a city we visit frequently, but during this trip we decided to really fully explore the city. We treated it as if we had never been to the area before and crammed our schedule full of activities, eating, drinking and relaxing.. just like we do when we travel to new cities. At the end of the weekend I had a whole new appreciation and love for the area. Moral of the story? I HIGHLY suggest planning a trip to Cincinnati.  More >

BEST CITIES FOR BEER DRINKERS

2019-12-12 :: WALLETHUB - Cincinnati, Ohio takes first place in our study, moving up from fourth place last year. It ranks within the top 25% of the study for all five metrics we considered. In particular, it has top-20 rates for total number of breweries, at 30; breweries per 100,000 residents, at approximately 10 and average number of beers per brewery, at approximately 103. The average price of a pint in Cincinnati is $4.00. Relative affordability and variety make the city a savory option for even the choosiest of beer lovers.  More >

THERE'S SOMETHING BREWING IN CINCINNATI

2019-12-12 :: CAMELS & CHOCOLATE - Beer is entwined in Cincinnati’s DNA. In fact, in the 1800s, Cincy was declared “the beer capital of the world.” And with Germans being some of its first European settlers, it’s no surprise that the beer in Cincinnati is legit.
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RIVER CITIES: FLOWING WATER DRAWS GROUPS TO MIDWEST, NORTHEAST

2019-12-03 :: GROUP TOUR MAGAZINE - The flowing waters of America's rivers sustain life, transport people and products and inspire poets. And rivers power tourism. According to the Washington, D.C.-based organzation America's Rivers, river related recreation and tourism contributes over $97 billion to the U.S. economy annually. Set on the northern bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati delivers top-notch group experiences.   More >

THE 20 BEST THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI FOR FIRST TIMERS

2019-11-29 :: MONEY INC. - Cincinnati is a wonderful city to visit as it has something for everyone. Located along the Ohio River, this city is known for its architecture, sports teas, history, and its involvement in the brewing industry. Although there is a vast choice of activities and attractions that you could include in your itinerary, the following are the 20 best things to do in Cincinnati for first-time visitors.
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8 REASONS WHY CINCINNATI IS THE PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY

2019-11-27 :: PARENTS - A weekend festival made for food lovers and a famous hippo at a popular zoo are just a few reasons why you should grab the family and head to Cincinnati for a few days.
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8 SURPRISING & FUN THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI OHIO

2019-11-22 :: OTTSWORLD - I know we all have a limited amount of vacation time. I also know that most people are enticed by the exotic, beachy, or popular destinations when you do spend that precious vacation time. So why am I telling you to take that vacation time and travel to Cincinnati? I too was slightly skeptical about Cincinnati when I decided to go there. After all, there were no mountains, no oceans, and no glitzy skyline. Little did I know that Cincinnati didn’t need any of those glitzy things…it instead had surprisingly cool history and personality that I didn’t even know existed in middle America. On this trip, I discovered Cincinnati. It was full of culture and quirkiness and I spent most of my time saying the words, “I had no idea Cincinnati had this!”  More >

THE BEST HOT SPOTS IN CINCINNATI YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT

2019-11-20 :: SOCIETY 19 - Cincinnati is filled with activities to keep you entertained, fed and happy. The best hot spots in Cincinnati right now may surprise you, from an interactive art museum, to a giant Ferris wheel, to axe throwing, here are the best hot spots in Cincinnati that you have to check out!
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FROM PROJECTION MAPPING TO MURALS, CINCINNATI'S ART SCENE IS RED HOT

2019-11-18 :: CAMELS & CHOCOLATES - Cincinnati breathes art and proudly shouts into the light that it cares about the aesthetics of its Art Deco-era urban jungle. You can’t throw a rock without hitting three murals, and you can’t wander more than a few blocks without seeing an innovative public art installation, many unlike you’ve ever seen in your life. It’s inspiring, and it’s what has quickly moved the Cincinnati art scene up the ranks in our book, landing it among America’s top art destinations, a story we’ve been dying to share in full with fellow travelers and art lovers alike.
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WEEKEND TRIP TO CINCINNATI? HERE ARE FOUR DINING SPOTS NOT TO MISS

2019-11-13 :: LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - I need to get my Cincinnati fix on a regular basis — say at least once or twice a year. Usually, one of the visits is devoted to exploring the Queen City’s cultural attractions (it has more than you might think) and the other to checking out favorite restaurants (again, more than you might imagine.) This time the trip was mainly for the purpose of eating, with a few other activities thrown in between meals. First things first — let’s get to the food.  More >

GOETTA'S GOT IT GOING ON IN CINCINNATI

2019-11-05 :: CHICAGO TRIBUNE - What began as a humble German stew of long-simmering oats, seasonings and ground meat scraps — pork and beef livers, hearts, tongues, skin and more — has turned into a ubiquitous food of regional pride, used by chefs in casual to upscale settings. Chefs across the city have embraced goetta as a local product, and some are taking culinary risks with it. Brewers too!   More >

THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

2019-10-14 :: EAT LIVE TRAVEL DRINK - the number of things to do in Cincinnati has blossomed over the years to include many unique and exciting attractions that appeal to travelers of all ages. From cutting edge art installations to classic museums embracing the growth and renewal of what is colloquially referred to as the first American City, Cincinnati is a vibrant and culturally complex city that attracts upwards of 26 million people annually. Whether you are simply passing through, visiting for the day or making an extended weekend trip out of your adventures in Ohio, you will find plenty of things to do in Cincinnati, making it an exciting place to explore for all ages.  More >

WHY THE SAVEUR EDITORS ARE HEADING TO CINCINNATI THIS YEAR

2019-10-11 :: SAVEUR - We've always appreciated Cincinnati's storied mom-and-pop restaurants, its Greek-style chili parlors, not to mention the porky steel-cut-oat sausage known as goetta (pronounced "getta"), which is as beloved here as andouille is in Louisiana. But there's so much more to this historic city on the banks of the Ohio River. Which is why we've chosen it as the location of our 10th annual Blog Awards.   More >

11 AMERICAN CITIES WITH SURPRISING STREET ART SCENES

2019-09-19 :: MATADOR NETWORK - STEP ASIDE, stuffy art museums — street art has taken over the nation as the most important contemporary art movement of our time. What began as a subversive form of art about 40 years ago is now, in many urban areas, city sanctioned. These under-represented street art scenes are quickly transforming America’s lesser-known urban areas into tourist destinations and cultural centers worthy of global praise.  More >

HOW AN ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY LED TO CINCINNATI'S BEST BEER STORY

2019-09-19 :: OZY - The workday started like any typical HVAC installation: Unload equipment, confirm the location and connect the lines. Sometimes, particularly in renovations, the work also involves breaking through bricked-up doorways. In Cincinnati’s historic German neighborhood, Over the Rhine (OTR), that can mean uncovering a lost piece of beer history.
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CINCINNATI

2019-09-16 :: THE ROYAL TOUR - Cincinnati. Queen City. Once a hugely important river port and cultural hub of the Midwest, it has since faded mostly to obscurity. Nationally unimportant, it is, in a word, pleasant. Cincinnati isn’t at the top of many tourist lists, but a few days here can provide for a truly delightful getaway. This guide will focus on some of my personal favorite spots here during my more than a dozen trips out to visit while my dad was living in the area.  More >

SMERF NUMBERS ADD UP TO BIG BUSINESS FOR DESTINATIONS, HOTELS AND VENUES

2019-09-12 :: ASSOCIATION CONVENTIONS & FACILITIES - The meetings industry is full of unique acronyms, but none are catchier than SMERF (social, military, educational, religious and fraternal) groups. Although SMERF groups typically are small, their numbers add up to big business for destinations, hotels and venues. Vibe Cincinnati works with local and national partners to create immersive multicultural experiences for SMERF groups that host events in Cincinnati.  More >

23 CINCY SUMMER EXPERIENCES TO ENJOY

2019-09-09 :: DANA VENTO - When you can go on a vacation that is not too far from home but once there you feel like you are a million miles from home, you know that destination was the right choice. My teens and I got away this summer, but we ventured less than 5 hours from Pittsburgh! While I am sharing 23 Cincy Summer Experiences to enjoy, this is only the shortlist, there’s so much more!  More >

THE 5 BEST DESIGN DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN OCTOBER

2019-09-09 :: ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST - Fall doesn’t just mean back to school—the cultural calendar picks up steam for adults too. Cincinnati will become a destination for those attending Blink, the annual festival of light and art similar to Vivid Sydney. From October 10–13, this massive festival of light and art will take over Cincinnati and—for the first time ever—extend across the Ohio River to Kentucky. Expect projection mapping, street art murals, interactive light sculptures, and music along the riverfront.  More >

CINCINNATI: THE TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN ONE WEEKEND

2019-08-23 :: PICTURE PERFECT OHIO - Cincinnati, the Queen City, rising from the banks of the Ohio River, is a great place to spend a weekend away. If you’re heading to Cincinnati for a short break, this Top Places Guide will cover everything you need for a weekend of wonder! Let’s begin.  More >

THE BEST SEPTEMBER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS TO EXTEND YOUR SUMMER

2019-08-23 :: THRILLIST - September, if you aren’t tied down by the dawning of a new academic calendar, is a phenomenal month to sneak in that one final trip you never got around to this summer. September ushers in that all-too-brief summer vacay sweet spot -- surge pricing has ended, but sunshine and warm nights remain. Music festival season gives way to harvest festival season. September vacations mean cheaper prices, better weather, and smaller crowds. Here are the best of ’em, for your consideration.  More >

WHAT WE DID WITH 48 HOURS IN CINCINNATI

2019-08-23 :: GREATIST ESCAPIST - Just a short drive from many Midwestern, southern and eastern cities, Cincinnati is the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. The food, the fun, the drinks and the views all made for a 48-hours well spent. Here's your rundown of can't-miss experiences during your weekend trip to the Queen City.   More >

THE CINCINNATI HOOD THAT'S GETTING RENEWAL RIGHT

2019-08-22 :: OZY - Ten years ago, Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district was labeled the most dangerous neighborhood in America. But now, wandering through OTR, where intact Italianate architecture and old ghost signs commingle with craft breweries and artisan markets, the streets share a different story.  More >

THE PERFECT SUNDAY FUNDAY IN CINCINNATI

2019-08-21 :: EAT PLAY CBUS - We love to travel, but with three little ones in tow, it's important to pick a destination - whether a trip down the road or to another city - that has easy, affordable, convenient options for our family. Cincinnati was just the place. Here are our tips for planning the perfect Sunday Funday with your family in Cincinnati.   More >

CINCINNATI MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASES THE BREADTH OF BLACK COMMUNITY BUILDING

2019-08-20 :: VIBE - "Jazz Fest" in the Queen City is a satisfying slice of black entertainment, excellence, and kinship. Throughout the Cincinnati Music Festival, Fountain Square square will be teeming with activity orchestrated by Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Vibe Cincinnati platform. And then at night, the masses will retreat to the seats of Paul Brown Stadium to partake in the festival that has served as a magnet for the black community for over half a century.  More >

FAMILY FUN TIMES FIVE IN CINCINNATI

2019-08-09 :: KNOXVILLE DAILY SUN - Cincinnati may not have the pizazz of Orlando as a family fun destination, but entertaining a family here is no challenge at all. Here are five activities that include a once-tiny hippopotamus, waddling penguins, dinosaurs, a fire pole you can slide down and sumptuous ice cream.  More >

7 GREAT CITIES FOR COOLING OFF

2019-08-01 :: LIVABILITY -  Cincinnati scored a spot on Livability's list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. And while summers here can get hot, Cincy knows how to cool off in some seriously delicious ways. The city prides itself on its frozen treats, including its claim to fame: Graeter’s Ice Cream, which has been churning out heavenly French pot ice cream since 1868. And in 1970, a Cincinnatian invented the Slush Puppie machine, providing brain-chilling concoctions to generations to come.  More >

10 GREAT PUBLIC MARKETS TO TASTE CITY FLAVORS

2019-07-31 :: USA TODAY - Public markets offer an easy way to get the flavor of a city. Often historic landmarks, they sell regional produce and products and offer plenty of dining options. In many ways, they’re the original food halls. “These places introduce you to a lot of new things. They’re where you see the local color and you get the sounds and smells and taste of the location,” says Helen Tangires, author of "Movable Markets." She shares some favorites with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.  More >

10 GREAT PLACES TO CELEBRATE SHARK WEEK

2019-07-30 :: USA TODAY - They may be cold-blooded killers, but sharks are getting a lot of love. This week Discovery Channel broadcasts its 30th annual Shark Week, featuring eight days of shark-centric programming, ending Aug. 4. Neil Hammerschlag, a marine ecologist at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Shark Week contributor, joins Discovery Channel to share favorite sites to see and dive alongside the ferocious fish with 10 Great Places columnist Larry Bleiberg and USA TODAY.
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NEED A REASON TO ADD CINCINNATI TO YOUR TRAVEL LIST? HERE'S A FEW!

2019-07-30 :: TRAVEL NOIRE - This past weekend was the Cincinnati Music Festival, Presented by P&G, previously known as the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival. I was invited to the city to not only experience the festival but to experience Cincinnati, and I can honestly say I was blown away.  More >

HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN CINCINNATI

2019-07-29 :: IJEOMA KOLA - As a woman who grew up in the Northeast, just a short drive away from New York City, I must admit I never thought for a second of visiting Cincinnati. Heck, I didn’t even know how to spell it properly until last weekend (2 n’s, 1 t) when I visited the city for the Cincinnati Music Festival, Presented by P&G! After spending a weekend in Cincinnati, I must say that I was completely surprised by the city and would highly recommend it as a travel destination for a long weekend! Keep reading to find out how to spend a weekend in Cincinnati.
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21 OF AMERICA'S MOST UNIQUE ART TOWNS

2019-07-18 :: CUBESMART - Art is meant to challenge, inspire, question, and surprise. These towns stand out for embracing art in unique and fresh ways. This is not a list of the obvious. We know groundbreaking work happens in NYC, and that San Francisco's history is littered with non-conformist creators. This list is to celebrate the underrated places and artists that well deserve to be appreciated in our time.
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EXCLUSIVE: BEST CITIES FOR A SHORT TRIP IN THE US, ACCORDING TO HOTWIRE

2019-07-15 :: USA TODAY - Eyes glazed over from staring into your work computer every day? Or maybe you're eager to explore a new city outside of your backyard? Perhaps it's time for a quick trip. Today, Hotwire released its picks for best U.S. cities for quick trips ?– getaways of 72 hours or less. The travel booking site analyzed and scored over 10,000 data points and 250 cities on three main factors: best bang for your buck, ease of arrival and things to do.  More >

THE BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUNAR LANDING

2019-07-06 :: LONELY PLANET - There aren’t many places in America that have sent more astronauts into orbit than Ohio, and this summer, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, the state is throwing a serious party to celebrate.
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FOUR OF A KIND

2019-07-01 :: TRAILBLAZER MAGAZINE - For a variety of historical reasons, the United States has several destinations with the nickname of "Queen City" or something similarly regal. Several of the royal nicknames can be traced back to monarchies in England or on mainland Europe, while other cities called the Queen City, or the like, have earned the moniker in a different manner.   More >

COUPLES' TRIPS: 9 OUTDOOR GETAWAYS IN THE US WHERE ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE MEET

2019-06-21 :: USA TODAY - You don't have to book an expensive international trip in order to enjoy a romantic vacation for two. All over the country, there are adventures waiting to be experienced together.  More >

FROM SCANDALS TO MILESTONES, AN EXPANDED MUSEUM AND TOURS CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF BASEBALL IN CINCINNATI

2019-06-12 :: CHICAGO TRIBUNE - When the Cubs play the Reds at Great American Ball Park the weekend of June 28-30, they will face a club commemorating a history longer than their own. The longest, in fact. Cincinnati lays claim to the first all-pro baseball team, founded in 1869, and tells the story of its 150 years in a newly expanded museum and in tours of its ballpark next door.  More >

PORT CITY: CINCINNATI

2019-06-12 :: GROUP TOUR MAGAZINE - Cincinnati, a major port on the Ohio River, is a cultural center with two major sports franchises, many museums and eclectic architecture. Randie Adam is the vice president of marketing and visitor experience at Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. She shared details about Port City Cincinnati with managing editor David Hoekman.   More >

OVER-THE-RHINE: CINCINNATI'S HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD HUMS AGAIN

2019-06-10 :: FORBES - With street after street of fine Italianate buildings, Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is getting its due these days as one of the nation's premier historic districts. For decades in deep decline, OTR is now a grand tale of urban revival, booming as it is with some 150 new restaurants, bars, and shops and businesses that have opened in the last few years.
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THE ULTIMATE FAMILY WEEKEND GUIDE TO CINCINNATI, OHIO

2019-06-10 :: THE RAMBLING RAMNATHS - Each year we set a family goal of spending one weekend a month getting out of the house and having quality time together. This year, we were able to get in a weekend away this fall to one of our favorite cities, Cincinnati. There is so much to do and see! More than you can fit into a weekend but on this adventure, we packed in as much as we could, and I’m so excited to share it all with you!   More >

BEYOND THE TONY AWARDS AND BROADWAY, HERE ARE 10 GREAT PLACES TO SEE A PLAY

2019-06-07 :: USA TODAY - Although this weekend’s Tony Awards shine a spotlight on Broadway, there’s no need to visit New York to see a great show. Many winning actors and plays got their start in regional theaters, says Alison Lenox, and these local companies still stage some of the country’s best productions.
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THE 10 BEST FOOD MARKETS IN THE WORLD

2019-06-06 :: NEWSWEEK - To truly experience the people and culture of a country, there is no better place to visit than the local fresh food market. For centuries, these classic markets have been selling basic staples, as well as local delicacies, to residents and tourists alike and providing perfect snapshots of society. If you are visiting these cities, make a beeline for these markets, stat!
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TRAVEL AND TOURISM: CINCINNATI

2019-06-06 :: OHIO BUSINESS MAGAZINE - Whether it’s eating Cincinnati-style chili during a Reds game or exploring the former brewery lager tunnels in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, there are some experiences and traditions that are absolutely unique to the Greater Cincinnati area.  More >

CINCINNATI: A GREAT AMERICAN CITY ROARS BACK

2019-06-03 :: FORBES - Skyscraper cognoscenti know where to look in the United States for one of the last century’s most important early superstructures, one that outside of its home city doesn’t get today nearly the kudos it merits. They admire downtown Cincinnati’s 1930 Art Deco Carew Tower for the National Historic Landmark that it deservedly is. And so will you.
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CRUISING THROUGH HISTORY BETWEEN KENTUCKY AND OHIO

2019-05-31 :: KNOXVILLE DAILY SUN - The Ohio River both divides and unites the metropolitan region that on one bank has Cincinnati and on the other bank has Northern Kentucky, an interesting collection of several cities. Regional reality is proven by the fact that Cincinnati’s airport isn’t even in Ohio. It is across the river in Northern Kentucky.  More >

THE MOST AFFORDABLE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE US - 2019 EDITION

2019-05-31 :: SMART ASSET - There’s a big world out there, and a lot of people want to see as much of it as possible through travel. Unfortunately, most people can only spend so much of their savings on jet-setting. As a result, finding places to take a vacation on a budget is important. To that end, SmartAsset researched the most affordable vacation destinations in America.  More >

13 DESTINATIONS IN THE US THAT RIVAL CASTLES IN EUROPE

2019-05-30 :: INSIDER - While the United States may not exactly have had monarchs, it's always had the next closest thing: really rich people. And if you're a really rich person who wants to feel royal, where do you live? In a castle, of course. The aesthetic appeal of castles lasted far longer than the Crusades, and more than a few American millionaires of the late 19th and early 20th centuries took to building their own lavish Medieval-inspired homes. Here are some spectacular American destinations to visit on your next road trip.  More >

HIT THE RAILS IN OHIO

2019-05-30 :: LEISURE GROUP TRAVEL - Ohio’s famous Wright Brothers may have invented the first airplane, but passenger rail also played an important role in the region’s fascinating history. Experience a rolling rendezvous with nature and national treasures on a vintage rail excursion. The nostalgic appeal of train travel has always interested urban adventurers, but these themed tours will also inspire them. Book your tickets to ride and keep your group on track with authentic and alluring rail adventures in the Buckeye State.
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LOCALS KNOW BEST: CINCINNATI

2019-05-30 :: BUDGET TRAVEL - There's no better guide to a city than someone who lives there, so we asked local bar-owner and seventh-generation Cincy resident Molly Wellmann for her take on culture, food, and drink in the city she calls home.
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HEY! WHEN DID CINCINNATI GET SO FUN?

2019-05-26 :: ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - When I dream, I dream of Cincinnati. I haven’t lived in the Queen City for more than 35 years, but it still inhabits my subconscious. And while I still return once or twice a year, I decided to make my most recent visit different. This time, I decided to see the city as a tourist. And here is what I learned: My home town is a great town.
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SUMMER IN SOUTHWEST OHIO

2019-05-25 :: THE PLAIN DEALER - rom legendary amusement parks such as Kings Island to museums to top-notch music venues and festivals, this corner of the state has plenty to draw visitors in and outside the state. This summer is no different. Here’s a taste of what’s available to do in Southwest Ohio in the weeks to come.  More >

DRIVE ME TO THE MOON IN OHIO

2019-05-24 :: FAMILY TRAVEL FORUM - If anyone in the family has caught the space bug, make Ohio your road trip destination and explore America’s space heritage in style. While we’re big space fans, you don’t have to be, just curious. A space-themed road trip is a fun and affordable way to interest kids in STEAM activities. You’ll find, as we did, that the down-to-earth Ohioans and rural countryside are part of the pleasure. So, buckle up for some highlights along this 546-mile route.  More >

THE BEST WEEKEND GETAWAYS FOR FAMILIES IN THE US

2019-05-21 :: TODAY - Need to escape with the family for a few days to get out of the daily grind? Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation or an educational experience, we've rounded up some of the best cities for a quick weekend getaway. Read on for our top picks along with recommendations on where to stay and what to do when you're there!  More >

BEST SUMMER TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

2019-05-15 :: WALLETHUB - School’s out, the mercury’s rising, and some people have yet to spend their tax refunds. In short, it’s time to plan the perfect summer getaway. The only question is: Where should you go? You might have a few destinations already in mind, but your travel budget might not agree. Regardless, it’s ideal to have fun while keeping your spending in check. So which places offer the most bang for the buck? To find out, WalletHub developed a ranking of the cheapest U.S. destinations that are also the easiest to reach. Read on for the full ranking, money-saving travel advice and our methodology.  More >

FORMER RUST BELT CITIES RISE AS INNOVATION HUBS

2019-05-10 :: CONVENE - Like many other former Rust Belt cities, Cincinnati sits on a river. The Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds, has a front-row seat to the Ohio River along with Paul Brown Stadium and the Ohio River Trail. The Duke Energy Convention Center is just a 15-minute stroll away, where the surrounding Central Business District offers highlights like Fountain Square, Skyline Chili, and Proctor & Gamble (P&G) headquarters within convenient reach.
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REMARKABLE WOMEN SHARE INSIGHTS AND WISDOM ON LEADING A CVB

2019-05-08 :: CORPORATE & INCENTIVE MAGAZINE - Julie Calvert loves her job. “I’m a Cincinnati native. I was born loving Cincinnati and have such pride in my hometown.” While Cincinnati was once under the radar, that’s no longer the case. “There’s a sense of reinvigorated pride that’s spreading beyond our region. I’m proud to be part of this Cincinnati ‘moment in time’ where we’re realizing the true impact that tourism, meetings and conventions are having on our destination. We are so honored to play our part.”
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23 REASONS WE€™RE COMPLETELY CAPTIVATED BY CINCINNATI

2019-05-06 :: CAMELS & CHOCOLATE - Cincinnati is one place that’s been popping up on our radar consistently over the past decade: through its street art revolution, through its beer scene, through its place in innovation, boasting the headquarters of such global enterprises as Procter & Gamble. And despite it only being a five-hour drive from Nashville, I’d never visited Cincinnati—until last month. And what I found was more or less what I expected: a city mindful of its approach to urban growth and one bursting at the seams with talent in every possible arena.
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OVER-THE-RHINE, CINCINNATI€™S OLDEST NEIGHBORHOOD, FILLED WITH BEER, FOOD, FUN AND WHIMSY

2019-05-06 :: THE NEWS-HERALD - Cincinnati’s hip Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has become a hotbed of foodie and creative fun just five easy blocks from downtown’s Fountain Square. Breweries, galleries, a chocolate-maker, winery, bakeries, bookshops, ethnic markets and the historic 1852 Findlay Market draw visitors, as well as locals.  More >

CREATING A WINNING RECIPE FOR STUDENT & COMMUNITY SUCCESS

2019-05-01 :: LEAD CINCINNATI - In December, 15 Dater High School juniors and seniors were the first to graduate from the Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership (IHL) internship program as part of a community-wide push to develop a more highly-skilled and diverse workforce for the region’s growing hospitality industry. It’s an industry that currently employs more than 80,000 people and generates more than $5 billion in visitor spending annually. 
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7 UNEXPECTEDLY GREAT AMERICAN CITIES FOR A WEEKEND VISIT

2019-04-30 :: THRILLIST - It might surprise you to learn that everything you need for a memorable, culture-packed getaway is smack dab in the heart of the Midwest. Sure, there’s plenty of glamour and good eats to be had in a city like New York City or San Francisco, but they’re also more crowded and a helluva a lot more expensive. In cities like Toledo, Minneapolis, and Madison, you’ll find charm in spades alongside hipper offerings like emerging art scenes, cool craft brewers and increasingly renowned restaurants.
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8 GREAT CINCINNATI TOUR IDEAS

2019-04-30 :: LEISURE GROUP TRAVEL - Fresh from a trip to Cincinnati, I just had a chance to get reacquainted with this Ohio River city and found myself overwhelmed with all the things a group itinerary could include. There weren’t enough hours in the day to sample even a fraction of the attractions, tours, good eats and other experiences that await visitors. But I tried. It’s hard to narrow down, but here are my Eight Great.  
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THE DESTINATION BUILDER

2019-04-30 :: CINCY MAGAZINE - With a convention center, hotel and event arena woefully in need of updates, new CVB CEO Julie Calvert is tasked with bringing conventions back to Cincinnati. 
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16 INCREDIBLE MIDWEST VACATIONS

2019-04-29 :: US NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Whether you're looking for a big city or a quiet retreat, America's heartland offers something for everyone. With its wide stretches of picturesque landscapes, from the Great Plains of North Dakota to the rivers and valleys of Ohio, the Midwest features an American charm all its own. This area of the country is filled with quaint towns, national parks and historic sites. Additionally, many Middle America locales appeal to foodies by offering unique dishes and beverages. Discover the natural beauty of the countryside and the cultural offerings of action-packed cities with these top Midwest getaways.  More >

4 UNUSUAL FINDS IN CINCINNATI

2019-04-29 :: THERE GOES CONNIE - After two trips to Cincinnati in the past couple of years, I must say that I have become a huge fan of the city. Its vibrancy, architecture, fine arts, history, food (specifically its version of chili), and, of course, its passion for their Cincinnati Reds baseball are all contagious.
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7 U.S. CITIES THAT ARE HIPPER THAN YOU THINK

2019-04-24 :: JETSETTER - Sick of $400 hotel rooms, tourist-flooded attractions, and overpriced restaurants? Take a trip to one of America’s hippest small towns. Offering equal parts art, culture, and cool factor, towns like Boise, Kansas City, and others are giving XXL metropolises like NYC and LA a run for their money. Here, 7 unexpectedly hip towns worth downsizing for.
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CINCINNATI SINGS AND SWINGS

2019-04-22 :: THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY - Founded in 1788, Cincinnati, Ohio is considered by many historians to be the “first American City” as it was the first major city to develop after America secured its independence. Located on the Ohio River where Ohio meets Northern Kentucky, the city was dubbed “The Queen City” by proud citizens in 1820. Once a quiet conservative river town, Cincinnati has retained its classical roots.  However, in the last decade, it has undergone a contemporary renaissance…it is now a classy city that sings and swings.   More >

TRAVEL ON THE CHEAP AROUND CINCINNATI, OHIO

2019-04-21 :: HGTV - Despite her royal moniker, the Queen City is packed with economical attractions and some truly excellent, inexpensive food options. You’ll find tons of free stuff to do out-and-about, and many museums, if not outright free, offer free admission during particular times. Check out our collection of must-see Cincinnati, minus the chunk of change.
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11 BEST THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI

2019-04-20 :: HER HEARTLAND SOUL - Cincinnati, otherwise known as The Queen City, is located right on the border between Ohio and Kentucky. It’s a city teeming with beautiful architecture, a diverse food scene, Fortune 500 companies, and strong historical ties to the Underground Railroad and mafia gangsters. There are so many fun things to do in Cincinnati, you could easily spend a week discovering all the area has to offer. Whether you’re in town for an extended stay or just a quick getaway, here are my recommendations for the absolute must-dos in Cincinnati.
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OVER-THE-RHINE: WATCHING A NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSFORM IN CINCINNATI

2019-04-17 :: THE ROYAL TOUR - What makes a neighborhood evolve? Is that evolution good or bad – or can it be both? These are the questions in my head as I stroll the streets of Over-the-Rhine, an iconic urban neighborhood just north of downtown Cincinnati. OTR, as it is known to locals, is an area in flux, an historically working-class section of the city undergoing gentrification and transforming before my very eyes.  More >

THESE ARE THE 10 BEST CITIES IN AMERICA FOR EATING OUT AFFORDABLY

2019-04-17 :: FOOD & WINE - Trying new foods is an essential part of going on vacation — but, if you’re not careful, it can also be a big money drain. Luckily for hungry travelers, the U.S. is full of destinations where an excellent meal doesn’t need to take a bite out of their budget.  More >

A 164-YEAR-OLD MARKET IS THE EPICENTER OF CINCINNATI€™S CULINARY REVIVAL

2019-04-16 :: TRAVEL + LEISURE - Findlay Market, in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, is the longest-operating public market in the state of Ohio, and one of the oldest in the nation. The market has gone through moments of both prominence and near-demise since it began operation in 1855, but today, its main market hall — as well as the storefronts immediately bordering it, which together feature more than 50 full-time businesses — constitute the beating heart of Cincinnati’s culinary revival.
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5 GREAT PLACES TO EAT IF YOU'RE VISITING CINCINNATI, OHIO

2019-04-15 :: FORBES - Dining plays an important part of a visit to Cincinnati. There are tons of chef-forward and healthy food options, from fresh pressed juices at Maplewood Kitchen + Bar to in-house made hummus and Middle Eastern cuisine at the historic Findlay Market. The next time you are visiting Queen City, put these 5 food stops on your list.  More >

THE 13 BEST MUSIC FESTIVALS OF SUMMER 2019

2019-04-12 :: NEWSWEEK - Summer is full of sounds—ice-cream truck jingles, waves crashing on the beach, the sizzle of a barbecue. But music festivals are the ultimate soundtrack for the season, bringing fans a diverse lineup of chart-toppers, legends and emerging artists.
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10 WAYS TO SAVOR CINCINNATI

2019-04-10 :: SWEET LEISURE - Love food? Headed to Cincinnati? Lucky you. Forget your diet. Cincinnati is the place to gorge, gobble and gluttonize on high-fat, low-cost and pig-out delicious specialities. Whatever you do in the city—wherever you go, be sure to check out the following spots.  More >

CINCINNATI IS READY FOR BUSINESS

2019-04-05 :: THE MEETING PROFESSIONAL - Cincinnati is looking up. After a few years of lethargy, downtown revitalization is paying off. In 2018, more than 26.6 million people visited the city. And major groups such as the Health Professions Network, American Choral Directors Association and National Association of Black Journalists have booked Cincinnati.  More >

SEEING CINCINNATI

2019-04-01 :: BREAKFAST WITH NICK - Oh, Cincinnati. We fall more in love with the Queen City every time we visit. There’s always so much to discover, from coffee shops to restaurants, breweries to museums. Last month we had the pleasure of being hosted by the generous folks at CincyUSA. The long weekend afforded us the chance to re-visit old favorites and discover new spots around the region.  More >

TRAVEL: TAKE A TRIP TO CINCINNATI

2019-03-20 :: COLUMBUS PARENT - Looking for a budget-friendly spring break escape? Cincinnati is less than a two-hour drive southwest from Columbus and makes for an action-packed, family-friendly getaway, whether you’re there for one day or several.
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2019 TOP 100 BEST PLACES TO LIVE

2019-03-08 :: LIVABILITY - Cincinnati ranks No. 25 as the best place to live in the U.S. You’ll find Cincinnati, AKA the Queen City or Cincy for short, located along the tree-lined banks of the Ohio River and Ohio’s southern border with Kentucky. More than 308,000 people are proud to call this city home, thanks to its robust economy, plentiful amenities (like the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, to name a few) and top-notch infrastructure.  More >

CINCINNATI BAR SCENE EMBRACES THE WHIMSICAL AND THE SUBLIME

2019-03-04 :: THE WINEBUZZ - It’s never been so much fun to grab a cocktail in the Queen City. Innovative mixologists are throwing together unusual ingredients in whimsical ways, often in new venues surrounded by an ambience enhanced by enjoyable diversions. Here are a few delightful establishments in Cincinnati to check out.  More >

THE 20 BEST PLACES TO GO IN 2019

2019-03-04 :: MONEY - Paying for your dream vacation doesn’t need to be a nightmare — and MONEY’s 2019 Best in Travel guide is proof. From dramatic beaches and ski-friendly mountains to lively cities and seaside towns, the 20 destinations that make up our annual list are mindful of both your wanderlust and your wallet.  More >

THE COOLEST CITY TO VISIT IN EVERY STATE

2019-02-18 :: THE DISCOVERER BLOG - A nation of 50 states means a world of worthy places to visit. Each state is more like a different country, flaunting its own individual culture, history and lifestyle. With such a vast country at your disposal, it’s difficult to choose where to go and what to see. That’s why we dug deep to find the coolest city in each one of our glorious 50 states. Now the only problem remaining is how to narrow it down to which place to visit first.  More >

AMERICA'S MOST ARTISTIC TOWNS

2019-02-12 :: EXPEDIA - As we know, the major cities of the U.S. are leading centers of art with bigger resources and tourist draws, but this country’s mid- and small-size places keep exciting, surprising, and thriving with their creative spirits and innovation. For all their efforts, both recent and historical, these are the cities we’ve found are most contributing to the artistic culture of our country.  More >

CINCINNATI A CULTURAL DIVERSITY LEADER

2019-02-02 :: BLACK MEETINGS & TOURISM - Throughout the last decade, Cincinnati has built a national reputation for hosting events that honor cultural diversity and promote the development of strong communities. With the region's historic past and its innovative, forward-thinking spirit, Cincinnati places a great deal of importance on African-American groups and travelers.
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HOW TO PLAN A CINCINNATI FAMILY VACATION YOU€™LL NEVER FORGET

2019-02-01 :: SCARY MOMMY - I was not expecting to fall in love with Cincinnati during our last family vacation, but that’s exactly what happened. The Queen City combines history, culture, and sophistication with a Midwestern lack of pretension that’s completely charming. For families, it is safe, clean, and there is plenty to do, whether you have toddlers or teens.
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OHIO€™S PERFECT FOR PERFORMING ARTS

2019-02-01 :: GROUP TRAVEL LEADER - Ohio’s music and entertainment scene is thriving. The Buckeye State is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a hub of theater in the Midwest. Groups can attend a wide range of events, from Broadway shows and symphony concerts to stand-up comedy and ballet.
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20 WALLET-FRIENDLY LAST-MINUTE WINTER DESTINATIONS

2019-01-30 :: TRAVEL PULSE - Cincinnati is one of the most affordable cities in the country but visitors don't have to sacrifice on entertainment and festivity. From the Cincinnati Art Museum to the popular Over-the-Rhine district, travelers will find plenty of pleasant surprises.  More >

ARE YOU A SOUL SISTAH? THESE ARE THE R&B FESTIVALS YOU NEED TO ATTEND IN 2019

2019-01-28 :: ESSENCE - If Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder have touched the stage, then you already know the event is legendary. This year is sure to be no different for the Cincinnati Music Festival, which features performances from Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Earth, Wind & Fire, RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike of New Edition), Tamia, Raheem DeVaughn and many more.   More >

CINCINNATI HOLOCAUST MUSEUM OPENS SUNDAY IN NEW HOME €” A SPOT WHERE MANY SURVIVORS BEGAN NEW LIVES

2019-01-24 :: CHICAGO TRIBUNE - incinnati’s Holocaust & Humanity Center is set to move into its new downtown home Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The bigger, more high-profile space is nestled in the historic Union Terminal, the same train station where many Holocaust survivors and refugees who came to this Ohio city after World War II took their first steps in building new lives.  More >

CINCINNATI ZOO CELEBRITY SPARKED NEW BRAND OF TOURISM IN CITY

2019-01-24 :: NEWSWEEK - Just as the sun casts light out of the darkness, Fiona the hippo bore a new day for the Cincinnati Zoo. The subject of several books and star of her own Facebook show, the 1,000-pound hippopotamus inspired a whole new way for visitors to experience an entire city.
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WEEKEND TRAVELER: CINCINNATI

2019-01-15 :: CHARLESTON HOME & LIVING - Sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati is a fun-filled big city that offers professional sporting events, great shopping, good food, and a majorly cool street art scene. The unique neighborhoods of Cincinnati are a big draw, separating the city’s awesome finds by imaginary lines and impressive scenery.  More >

PATHS TO FREEDOM

2019-01-04 :: AAA WORLD - One of the most stunning views of the Ohio River unfolds on a hilltop high above the town of Ripley in Ohio’s Brown County. From this vantage point, many miles of the wide river can be seen amid verdant forested hills and meadows on either side, with a sharp bend in the west as the river flows toward Cincinnati. Other than its sheer beauty, however, there’s another reason to visit this spot: No place better illustrates a poignant contrast in American history.   More >

HISTORIC TRAIN STATION SHINES AFTER $228 MILLION RESTORATION

2019-01-03 :: COLUMBUS FAMILY ADVENTURES - As we approached the Union Terminal in Cincinnati, we didn’t quite know what to expect. We often like to explore landmarks without a mission, letting spontaneity be our guide. That was the case recently as we entered the stunning train station built during the Great Depression.  More >

THESE ARE THE U.S. CITIES TO VISIT IN JANUARY, BASED ON THE BEST FLIGHT PRICES

2019-01-02 :: VOGUE - Once the holidays are over, a certain fatigue sets in after countless parties and cooking. But the good news is that January is one of the most affordable months to travel, or so the flight booking site Hipmunk says, thanks to their new “When To Go” tool. Five cities—some snowy, some sunny—offered the best savings on flights during the first month of the year.   More >

7 LIVE-MUSIC VENUES TO WARM YOUR WINTER

2019-01-01 :: MIDWEST LIVING - Cozy up and unplug. Unique venues are going intimate with live bands, songwriters and drinks that warm from the inside out.Scaled-down new spaces (and some old) throughout the Midwest are creating intimate music experiences. After the holiday commotion, they feel like a warm blanket for the cold, darkest months of the year.  More >