Cheap Flights To Cincinnati
One of Ohio's most famous cities, Cincinnati reaches from the southwestern edge of Ohio into Northern Kentucky and even southeastern Indiana. Originally the city was named Losantiville, meaning "town opposite the mouth" of the Licking River, and it was named by John Filson, one of the first people to settle in the Ohio Valley. In 1790, General Arthur St Clair renamed the city in honour of the Society of Cincinnati, an organisation of Revolutionary War officers. The city has a chic, sociable feel during the day that evolves into a vibrant nightlife scene at night. The city is also renowned for its fine dining venues around Fountain Square and contemporary bistros making it a sure-fire hit with foodies.
It is known as America's answer to Paris thanks to its stylish, cosmopolitan vibe, so it's an ideal place to visit if you love culture. The city has a veritable treasure trove of attractions that appeal to all types of traveller. History lovers will enjoy a trip to the Museum Center, while wildlife lovers will have a great day out at the Krohn Conservatory or the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The city also hosts a number of annual events and festivals around the year including the world's oldest Bock Festival: a tradition that was started by breweries to release all of their bock beer stores on one day.
Things To Do
Whether you consider yourself a foodie, a history buff or a cultured sophisticate, the Queen's City Cincinnati has a wide and varied range of attractions and places of interest -- including art galleries, zoos and museums -- to enjoy during your visit.
The Aronoff Center for the Arts hosts music acts, comedians and other live performances including Broadway plays. This state-of-the-art facility has three individual stages, the largest of which (Procter and Gamble Hall) can seat more than 2,700 people. The highlight is performances by the Cincinnati Ballet, who perform both classic and contemporary works between October and May.
The city is the proud owner of one of the US' most scenic zoos the Zoo and Botanical Garden with 85 acres of floral exhibits and more than 500 animals. The highlight is the wonderful landscaping, which works to enhance the beauty of the zoo's animals.
The city's Art Museum has an entire wing that is dedicated to its wonderful artistic heritage and houses over 400 works of art including sculpture, ceramics, pottery and furniture, most of which were created by the city's own artists.
Calendar Of Events
No matter what time of year you visit Cincinnati, the city has an exciting events calendar that includes beer festivals and flower shows.
Bockfest: The city is home to the oldest Bock festival in the world, a time-honoured tradition that celebrates the city's brewing heritage with live music, tasty food and perfectly-chilled bock beer.
Cincinnati Flower Show: The city's flower show is the only North American garden and flower show to be endorsed by Britain's Royal Horticultural Society who also put on the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.
May Festival: The May Festival was established in 1873 and is the longest-running choral festival in the entire Western Hemisphere. Music lovers will enjoy the beautifully-produced choral repertoire that is not usually represented during the regular concert season.