Frequently asked questions about the Cincy Region

Why are pigs so significant to Cincinnati? And other questions answered.

Smale Riverfront Park (photo:
Smale Riverfront Park

Where is the Cincy Region?

The Cincy Region is a vibrant midwest metropolitan destination. Located on the scenic Ohio River, Cincy comprises Downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the surrounding 52 neighborhoods.

What is there to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky?

The choice is all yours! The selection of events and attractions is endless—from amusement parks and world-class museums to professional sports and five-star dining. Whatever your taste, schedule, or budget, there is something waiting for you here in Cincy. Find inspiration here.

Why are pigs so significant to Cincinnati?

The nickname Porkopolis was attributed to Cincinnati around 1835. At that time, the city was the nation’s primary pork packing center and herds of pigs often traveled the streets. The Flying Pig Marathon is named in part because of the historical importance of the pig industry to Cincinnati.

Is Cincy known for any foods?

Yes! There are many unique foods we’re famous for, but a few that have put us on the map include: Cincinnati-style chili, Montgomery Inn barbeque sauce, goetta, and Graeter's ice cream.

Where should I stay?

There are a variety of accommodations to choose from on both sides of the Ohio River ranging from budget to full service. Find the right hotel or B&B for you by searching our list of accommodations in the area that also allows you to filter by part of town and amenities.

When is the best time to visit Cincy?

Many would say any day all year; however, there are some attractions and events best experienced during specific seasons. For example, sports are at their peak on hot summer nights. Catch a Cincinnati Reds baseball game at the Great American Ball Park on the Ohio riverfront and then stroll next door to Moerlein Lager House or Smale Riverfront Park. Fall's spectacular foliage and colors are breathtaking from a BB Riverboats cruise in late September or October. Holiday lights are illuminating at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and around the region in December. You get the picture.

I'm bringing a group to the Cincy Region. Can you assist in planning our trip?

Check out our Meetings and Conventions resources to connect with our partners who can assist you with planning group experiences and tour itineraries.