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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Lakeside/Meadows at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Meadows/Woodlands at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Tri County Golf Ranch
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Springdale $5
Belterra Golf Club
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Florence $35
Woodlands/Lakeside at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $25.95
Legendary Run Golf Club
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Cincinnati $24
Green Crest Golf Club
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Middletown $15
Elks Run Golf Club
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Batavia $21.75
Walden Ponds Golf Club
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Indian Springs $20
Potter's Park Golf Course Hamilton $23
Shawnee Lookout Golf Course
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North Bend $15
Bel-Wood Country Club Morrow $61
Par-3 at Reeves Golf Course
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Cincinnati $24
South/West at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $18.7
Pleasant Hill Golf Club Liberty Township $24
Harmon Golf Club
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Lebanon $6
Regulation at Reeves Golf Course
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Cincinnati $24
White Oak Golf Course
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Sardinia $10
Greenhills Golf Course Cincinnati $8
Green Tree Golf Club
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Lebanon $11.75
West/East at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $18.7
California Golf Course
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Cincinnati $29
Twin Run Municipal Golf Course Hamilton $15
Robin's Nest Golf Course Cleves $8.75
Red/White at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Cedar Trace Golf Club
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Batavia $13
Beckett Ridge Golf Club
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West Chester $15
Blue/Red at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Red Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Avon Fields Golf Course
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Cincinnati $20
Buttermilk Falls Golf Course Georgetown $22
Blue Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $46
Eagle's Nest Golf Course
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Loveland $12
White/Blue at Neumann Golf Course
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Cincinnati $19
Deer Track Golf Course
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Goshen $18
Indian Ridge Golf Club
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Oxford $22
Grizzly Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island
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Mason $21
Woodland Golf Course
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Cincinnati $16
East/South at Glenview Golf Course
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Cincinnati $18.7
Sugar Ridge Golf Club
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Lawrenceburg $16
Pebble Creek Golf Course
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Cincinnati $20
Aston Oaks Golf Club North Bend $23 - $40
Stonelick Hills Golf Course
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Batavia $55
Colonial Pines Golf Club
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Bethel $13
White Course at Hamilton Elks Country Club Hamilton $48
Academy Course at The Golf Center at Kings Island Mason $15
Delhi Hills Golf Course Cincinnati $9.25 - $14.25
Camargo Club Cincinnati $60 - $85
North Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $12
South Trace at Fairfield Greens Golf Club Fairfield $23
Coldstream Country Club Cincinnati $88
Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course Harrison $23
Hickory Woods Golf Course Loveland $24.50
Four Bridges Country Club Liberty Township $73
Stillmeadow Country Club Cincinnati $40
Little Miami Par-3 Golf Course Cincinnati $9
TPC River's Bend Maineville $150
Wyoming Golf Club Cincinnati $25
Wildwood Country Club Fairfield $28
Hyde Park Golf & Country Club Cincinnati $68
Kenview Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Ivy Hills Country Club Cincinnati $65
Little Miami Regulation Golf Course Cincinnati $12.25
Circling Hills Golf Course Harrison $22 - $29
Oasis Golf Club Loveland $59
Hartwell Golf Course Cincinnati $19
Miami View Golf Club Miamitown $43
Wetherington Golf & Country Club West Chester $55 - $75
O'Bannon Creek Golf Club Loveland $55
Terrace Park Country Club Milford $65 - $70
Fernbank Golf Course Cincinnati $10
Clovernook Country Club Cincinnati $70
The Mill Course Cincinnati $22.75 - $24.50
Kendale Course at Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati $75
Vineyard Golf Course Cincinnati $46
Friendly Meadows Golf Course Hamersville $24
The Heritage Club Mason $60 - $100
Lindale Golf Club Amelia $20 - $27
Western Hills Country Club Cincinnati $67
Losantiville Country Club Cincinnati $64
Warren County Armco Park Golf Course Lebanon $15.50
Blue Ash Golf Course Blue Ash $22 - $29
Sharon Woods Golf Course Cincinnati $23.75 - $25.50
Cincinnati Country Club Cincinnati $50
Meadow Links Golf Academy Cincinnati $12
Beech Creek Golf Course
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Cincinnati $5
Maketewah Country Club Cincinnati $71
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