Located in the heartland of the Midwest on the Ohio River, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Greater Cincinnati area in northern Kentucky are beautiful and serene spots for a vacation in the southwest Ohio area.

Cincinnati manages to maintain its small, old-world charm through its outgoing people and impressive variety of historic buildings. But Cincinnati is also a modern, cultured city with ethnically diverse neighborhoods and a rich array of performing-arts venues, museums and galleries, festivals, professional sports teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds, fine dining and shopping. The Cincinnati Zoo provides additional diversion for visitors.

As you drive into Cincinnati, Ohio, from the south, the view of the city skyline is striking, especially at night. You can see the Great American Ballpark, where the Cincinnati Reds baseball team plays home games, and the Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals football team. In addition, the art-deco-style Carew Tower is the tallest building in Cincinnati, the 100-year-old Ingalls Building is the world's first reinforced-concrete skyscraper and the impressive Procter & Gamble Twin Towers resemble a gateway into the city.

Visitors to Cincinnati will also get an eyefull of the bridges that link Ohio and Kentucky—the Brent Spence Bridge, Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, C&O Bridge, Roebling Suspension Bridge, Central Bridge, L&N Bridge and the Dan Carter Beard Bridge.

It is Cincinnati's diversity that makes it a worthy travel destination. For a medium-sized city, it maintains an impressive amount of historical, contemporary and cultural attractions—explaining why millions visit Cincinnati, Ohio, each year.

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