A new renaissance has swept Cincinnati in recent years, bringing with it the beautiful renovations of some important architectural buildings, a revitalized city center, and a new interest in food, art, and culture. Kentucky is just across the river, adding a bit of down-home flavor to the mix.
Flights to Cincinnati
While Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), also known as the Greater Cincinnati Airport, serves the entire metropolitan area of Cincinnati, it’s actually located over the bridge in Hebron, Kentucky. Over 7 million passengers pass through the airport every year and it’s the only airport in three states (Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana) which offers nonstop flights to Europe.
CVG is a hub for Delta, though it’s the smallest of its kind. All the major American Airlines as well as American Eagle, Air Canada, and Frontier Airlines serve CVG, and it’s not hard to find cheap flights to Cincinnati, especially since Allegiant Airlines began serving the airport and regularly expanding its schedules.
There are three terminals, but only one is currently in use by passengers. Getting into the city from the airport is simple. Most passengers opt for rental cars or a taxi, van, or car service, but there’s also a public transportation option on the TANK bus Route 2X.
Stuff to do in Cincinnati
Cincinnati is a good-looking city, with lovely parks and some wonderfully walkable historic neighborhoods, such as Clifton Gaslight District (Ludlow), Over-The-Rhine (OTR), and Mount Adams. Each has its own charms: Clifton offers popular restaurants, boutiques, and an indie cinema, OTR boasts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the foodie paradise Findlay Marker, while Mt. Adams is popular for its beautiful river views and exciting nightlife.
The oldest baseball team in America, the Cincinnati Reds, has a special spot to call home: the riverfront Great American Ballpark. Take a tour and soak in the old-school charm. If you’re into Museums, there are plenty to explore. Highlights include the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art.
Advice to Tourists Visiting Cincinnati
Cincinnati gets a lot of good weather for at least half of the year. Summer can be a bit of a scorcher, but long evenings, outdoor concerts, and riverside pursuits make it worthwhile. September or May will offer you the nicest weather of all, with temps often in the 70s, and lots of festivals to enjoy.
High hotel rates can be a fact of life at these popular times, so book early and see what you can save with Skyscanner’s free hotel price comparison tool. Having access to a car will make your time in Cincinnati a lot easier, so check out our quick, easy and free rental car price comparison tool and get yourself a great deal.