As we turn the corner of summer and head into autumn, we thought this month’s Memorable City should be a nice “drive” destination from St. Louis. With that in mind, this month takes us to “the Queen City", commonly known as Cincinnati.
Found amid rolling hills along the Ohio River, Cincinnati reaches from the southwestern corner of Ohio into Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The city is located about midway on the 1,000-mile long Ohio River. A fun fact about Cincinnati is that according to legend, Cincinnati was, like Rome, built on seven hills. However, nobody seems to know what the original seven hills were. Ask 10 different citizens of the Queen City and you’ll get 10 different answers.
There are many things to do and see while visiting. The zoo, while modest to some comparisons, is a nice afternoon activity. Over the Rhine, or “OTR” as it is referred to in Cincinnati, is a must see as it shows what older neighborhoods look like after being transformed (picture the Loop times three). The downtown Banks Entertainment District is a model of any city looking to reinvigorate a downtown area into a vibrant nightlife, thriving with tourists and locals alike.
For more information of things to see and taste while visiting Cincinnati, be it the cinnamon laced chili the city is famous for (hello Skyline Chili) or Fountain Square, please access the following link...