Welcome to the Cincy Region

A unique American destination where North meets South and Ohio and Kentucky connect. Here, the German heritage and urban vibrancy of Cincinnati, Ohio, blend seamlessly with the Southern charm and cool quirkiness of Northern Kentucky, just a bridge-walk across the Ohio River. A captivating crossroads of history, culture, cuisine and natural beauty, there are many reasons why Cincy is a perfect getaway — and not just because there’s a direct flight from London Heathrow.

Beers Meets Bourbon — The Cincy Region is home to more than 60 independent breweries and is an official gateway to the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Here, you can go 30 feet below ground on a guided tour of Cincy’s pre-Prohibition lagering tunnels to explore the city’s rich brewing history before grabbing a pint to taste the present. Cross the river into Northern Kentucky to start your amber adventure on the local B-Line, a 25-stop, passport-guided bourbon tour consisting of craft bourbon distilleries, urban bourbon bars and notable restaurants.

Unique Cuisine — Cultures collide in our culinary scene. Enjoy the world-famous, Mediterranean-inspired Cincinnati chili — a thin Bolognese with cinnamon, cloves and cumin — over spaghetti or on a hot dog. Or goetta, a pork and oat sausage invented by Cincy’s German immigrants. Sample a slab at Findlay Market, Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market, or during the two-weekend-long Goettafest. You can also find some of the best fried chicken in the South in Cincy, plus James Beard Award finalists for Best New Restaurant and Best Overall Restaurant in America.

Only in Cincy — As the start of the North and the end of the South, the history in this region is unique. Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to experience the journey to freedom and walk over the historic Roebling Bridge to bring that history to life. Take a Newport Gangster tour to learn about the region’s outlaw past during Prohibition and how this history gave rise to Newport becoming the gambling capital of the country before Las Vegas. Or take a vibrant journey from the 1800s to today at the American Sign Museum, 20,000 square feet of buzzing, vintage neon and retro roadside signage.

Sports of All Sorts — Cincy is the home of America’s first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, as well as a Super Bowl-worthy NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals. Not to mention, our electric new Major League Soccer team, FC Cincinnati. Our region also hosts professional tennis yearly at the Western & Southern Open and a multitude of places to spend a day at the races including the all new Turfway Park by Churchill Downs.

Outdoor Adventure — Recreational activities abound in the region with golf, river kayaking, biking through award-wining public parks, hiking around a UNESCO World Heritage Site or camping near a (fenced) heard of bison. 

Public Art – Cincy boasts of having more public art within four miles than most cities in America. We are one of 13 cities in the US to have its own ballet, opera (one of the oldest in the country), fine arts, symphony, and theater companies. You can find seven playhouses, world-class performing arts across the region and a completely free Cincinnati Art Museum and incredible Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Museum. 

Festivals — We elevate art into an experience every other October when BLINK, our lights, art, and culture event electrifies the region over four nights. Cincy also hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration in America each September, kicked off by the Running of the Wieners dachshund race.

Getting Here — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport or CVG is a gateway to the South with direct flights to 50+ destinations including London, Paris and Toronto. Eleven rental car companies offer service at the airport for easy fly/drive planning. And the Cincy Region is within 500 miles or a day’s drive of 60% of the nation’s population.

Useful Information

Julie Kirkpatrick

Julie Kirkpatrick

CDME, CTA President & CEO

Maija Zummo

Maija Zummo

Communications Manager

Viara Challier

Viara Challier

Cincy Region UK & Ireland