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