1A GROWING CITY CENTER After a $2-billion revamp of downtown, Cincinnati is experiencing a strong revival in its
urban core. Currently in the works is a new
$52-million mixed-use development that will
bring new retail shopping and residences.
2MORE PLACES TO STAY Close to 600 new hotel rooms have opened
since 2014, and later this year the 170-room
AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks will open.
Around the Duke Energy Convention Center are close to 3,500 hotel rooms.
3INSPIRED DINING Neighborhoods like The Banks and Over-the-Rhine are
contributing to the city’s creative culinary
scene — what USA Today calls a “true
smorgasbord of new and old, decadent and
healthful, elegant and undiscriminating.”
4SHORT FLIGHT TIMES Within 500 miles of 60 percent of the U.S. population, Cincinnati is close for most. Starting in
June, Southwest Airlines will o;er service
at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional
Airport, joining other low-cost carriers like
Allegiant and Frontier.
5NEW WAYS TO NAVIGATE The new Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar
takes riders on a 3.6-mile loop along the
riverfront and through downtown’s northern neighborhoods.
6WALKING IS PREFERRED Named the best walking city in Ohio and the
10th best in the United States by Prevention,
Cincinnati is best seen on foot. Countless
restaurants, clubs, attractions, and live-music venues sit within a two-minute walk
of Duke Energy Convention Center.
7BEER IS BIG HERE Around the turn of the century, Cincinnati ranked third
in the country for beer production. Today,
visitors can experience that legacy via the
new, 2.3-mile Brewing Heritage Trail, or by
stopping at one of many local breweries.
8COMPLIMENTARY CULTURE Cincinnati, named a top 10 underrated
city for art lovers by US News & World
Report, is home to the Contemporary Arts
Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, and the ArtWorks mural program, all of which are free.
9ENTERTAIN THEM (FOR FREE) Salsa-dancing sessions on Fountain
Square, live music every day of the week,
and festivals ;illing the calendar all year
long means that there is always something
for attendees to see and do (and one less
thing for planners to book).
10ONLY IN QUEEN CI TY From a 147-year-old church-turned-event-space to an even older alehouse named
after a president, Cincinnati has a range of
For more information: Cincinnati USA
Convention & Visitors Bureau —
On a hot streak
Close up The city’s Art Works mural program
can be toured on one’s own or with a guide.
Welcome wagon Cincinnati’s 1,200 Certi;ied
Tourism Ambassadors can help welcome
attendees and assist with events.