Destination Guide

Destination: Cincinnati

Cincinnati makes the most of the Ohio River that wraps around it. The city is a rabid sports town that loves its Reds and Bengals, their respective stadiums dominating the riverfront. It has the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo and it's the birthplace of Proctor & Gamble. It's ringed with casinos and race tracks for either cars and horses, and dotted with museums. It has not one, but two amusement parks, Coney Island and Kings Island.

Within 20 minutes, you can visit Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, or walk from Ohio to Kentucky via the Purple People Bridge, a former train crossing that arches over the Ohio River with riverboats plying the waters below.

Cincinnati, with nine bridges spiraling from the city, kept the river the focal point when it built Sawyer Point. The linear park runs along the water and is adorned with a pavilion, tennis courts, a skating rink, volleyball courts and a playground, as well as open space for touch football or Frisbee.

More unusual Cincy haunts include the Creation Museum for the Bible's literal take on life and a 30-foot paddlewheel at the riverfront to remind visitors of the city's past.

Don't leave Cincinnati without going to Skyline for chili. It involves spaghetti, onions, cheese and beans. Just take our word for it. Afterward, have Graeter's ice cream. For more formal fare, dine at Orchids at the Palm Court or Boca in Oakley.

When it comes to golf, Cincinnati didn't skimp on that, either. Check out the Tom Fazio-designed Belterra Golf Club or the classic Deer Run Country Club that rises and drops over Western Cincinnati's hills. The Golf Center at King's Island has hosted professional tournaments and has three courses, one of them an executive course perfect for honing your game. For a resort course, play Harbor Links Golf Club at Sagamore Resort in nearby Liberty, Indiana. Designed by P.B. Dye, it rolls over 7,000 yards. You have to work hard not to find things to do in Ohio's southern-most city. The rolling terrain and the river team up to create a compact, vibrant city that will surprise you.

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Woodlands/Lakeside at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Lakeside/Meadows at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Belterra Golf Club
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Florence $35
Walden Ponds Golf Club
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Indian Springs $20
Meadows/Woodlands at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Tri County Golf Ranch
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Springdale $5
Green Crest Golf Club
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Middletown $15
Legendary Run Golf Club
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Cincinnati $24
Elks Run Golf Club
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Batavia $21.75
West/East at Glenview Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $18.7
Twin Run Municipal Golf Course Hamilton $17 - $33
Woodland Golf Course
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Cincinnati $16
South/West at Glenview Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $18.7
Stonelick Hills Golf Course
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Batavia $55
Regulation at Reeves Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $24
Grizzly Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island
Tee Times
Mason $21
Academy Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island Mason $15
Pebble Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $20
Avon Fields Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $20
Sugar Ridge Golf Club
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Lawrenceburg $16
Aston Oaks Golf Club North Bend $23 - $40
Red Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Greenhills Golf Course Cincinnati $8
White/Blue at Neumann Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $19
Shawnee Lookout Golf Course
Tee Times
North Bend $15
California Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $29
Cedar Trace Golf Club
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Batavia $13
Pleasant Hill Golf Club Liberty Township $24
East/South at Glenview Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $18.7
Blue Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $46
Potter's Park Golf Course Hamilton $15 - $31
Indian Ridge Golf Club
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Oxford $22
White Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Buttermilk Falls Golf Course Georgetown $22
Deer Track Golf Course
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Goshen $18
Red/White at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Blue/Red at Neumann Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $19
Par-3 at Reeves Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $24
Harmon Golf Club
Tee Times
Lebanon $6
Robin's Nest Golf Course Cleves $8.75
Beckett Ridge Golf Club
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West Chester $15
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Lebanon $11.75
Colonial Pines Golf Club
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Bethel $13
White Oak Golf Course
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Sardinia $10
Eagle's Nest Golf Course
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Loveland $12
Bel-Wood Country Club Morrow $61
Hickory Woods Golf Course Loveland $24.50
Western Hills Country Club Cincinnati $67
Maketewah Country Club Cincinnati $71
Wetherington Golf & Country Club West Chester $55 - $75
Blue Ash Golf Course Blue Ash $22 - $29
Little Miami Regulation Golf Course Cincinnati $12.25
Wyoming Golf Club Cincinnati $25
Meadow Links Golf Academy Cincinnati $12
Warren County Armco Park Golf Course Lebanon $15.50
Hyde Park Golf & Country Club Cincinnati $68
Coldstream Country Club Cincinnati $88
Stillmeadow Country Club Cincinnati $40
Wildwood Country Club Fairfield $28
The Heritage Club Mason $60 - $100
Little Miami Par-3 Golf Course Cincinnati $9
TPC River's Bend Maineville $150
North Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $12
Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course Harrison $23
Four Bridges Country Club Liberty Township $73
Delhi Hills Golf Course Cincinnati $9.25 - $14.25
Terrace Park Country Club Milford $65 - $70
Hartwell Golf Course Cincinnati $19
Losantiville Country Club Cincinnati $64
Friendly Meadows Golf Course Hamersville $24
Kendale Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Fernbank Golf Course Cincinnati $10
Oasis Golf Club Loveland $59
Clovernook Country Club Cincinnati $70
Cincinnati Country Club Cincinnati $50
Beech Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Cincinnati $5
Ivy Hills Country Club Cincinnati $65
The Mill Course Cincinnati $24.50
Circling Hills Golf Course Harrison $22 - $29
South Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $23
Sharon Woods Golf Course Cincinnati $24.50
O'Bannon Creek Golf Club Loveland $55
Camargo Club Cincinnati $60 - $85
Miami View Golf Club Miamitown $43
Vineyard Golf Course Cincinnati $46
Kenview Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Lindale Golf Club Amelia $20 - $27
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