Introducing the Cincy Region

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The Cincy Region combines Cincinnati, Ohio and its neighbour on the other side of the river, Northern Kentucky.

Here’s a snapshot of why it’s so unique and why it’s a great place to sell to clients.


The Cincy Region is a special place in the US where North meets South and the different cultures combine. It offers a special mix of a spectacular urban environment in downtown Cincinnati and historic landmarks across the Ohio River in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky.

Street art

Currently there are more than 300 public murals throughout the region and a simple walk around the streets is fun, interesting and colourful. Cincy elevates art into an experience every other year when the BLINK lights, art, and culture festival electrifies the region over four nights in October. BLINK is the nation’s largest immersive art experience.

Culinary scene

The food and drink scene in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region is booming! This is where the storied history of Cincinnati beer brewing meets Kentucky bourbon distilling. In the Cincy Region, you’ll find locally-owned restaurants from many award-winning chefs and cocktail mixologists, unique local foods and a thrilling drink scene.

Colourful neighbourhoods

The Cincy Region comprises several different communities, each with its own distinct character, history, and things to do. From local restaurants and attractions to deep-rooted traditions, the area’s Northern Kentucky cities and 52 City of Cincinnati neighbourhoods invite you to experience the Cincy Region in its entirety.


Cincy is the home of America’s first baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, as well as a Super-Bowl-worthy NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals…not to mention the electric new Major League Soccer team, FC Cincinnati. The Cincy Region is also home to professional tennis yearly at the Cincinnati Open and, of course, a place to spend a day at the horse races: Turfway Park by Churchill Downs.


From the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – where you can learn how escaped slaves were smuggled to ‘free states’ via a secret network of safe houses – to gangster tours in the original Sin City of Newport, KY, there is something for everyone in the Cincy Region.

Agent view

Rob Kendall, Vista Travel, visited the Cincy Region on a recent fam trip and took the photos below. Here’s what he told Travel Gossip about the destination:

“We took the tram to the OTR (Over-the-Rhine) historic district and visited Findlay Market. It is a great place to taste some of the local specialities and beers. I tried goetta and Cincinnati Chili and enjoyed both.

I liked the fact that you can explore Cincinnati downtown and the OTR district using the hop-on-hop off public transport. It is unusual for an American city, and it is a massive bonus that this is free.

We also visited some of the breweries on the Northern Kentucky side of the region, such as Braxton Brewing Company, where in addition to great beer you can also get fantastic pizza, although I only got to smell these as servers walked past to their tables.

Being Kentucky, a big draw is the bourbon, so I took part in bourbon blending at Wenzel Whiskey. Here I was able to pull or ‘thieve’ bourbon directly from various barrels and blend them together to craft something then have it bottled to take home.

In the evening, we explored some of the eateries and bars available in Covington’s Mainstrasse Village and enjoyed delicious steak at Lisse Steakhuis.

It’s a diverse city with something for everyone, from higher-end eateries to little cafés and ice cream parlours, history to modern artwork. For me, the standout attraction was the street art. I would love to go back during BLINK.”

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