Cincinnati Vacations & Travel Packages!
Known as the ‘Queen City’ or ‘Queen of the West’, Cincinnati is a prominent city in Ohio, US. It is one of the best American cities with a reputation of being a great weekend destination all the year round. Cincinnati is where you should be heading for a romantic escapade or a music festival or a fun trip with family or to learn more about the arts and history of the region. In short, the city has something for everyone. Please note that owing to its prominent German-Catholic heritage, the city is extremely particular about etiquettes. As such, basic courtesies like thank you and please would be the first thing the residents would come to expect of you. If you’re coming here during the last quarter of the year, you can expect yourself to find the residents celebrating the famous German festival, Oktoberfest, with great pomp and show here in September and October.
Places of Interest in Cincinnati
Carew Tower & Observation Deck
Carew Tower is a 49-story, 574-foot (175 m) building completed in 1930 AD in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the second tallest building in the city and it directly overlooks into the Ohio River waterfront. You should visit it for the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (formerly Omni Netherland Plaza). It is a masterpiece of French Art Deco architecture and was later used as a reference for the Empire State Building in New York City. You should go all the way to its top (49th floor) for the Observation Deck to get an enthralling 360 degree view of the city. The admission fees are USD 2 for adults and USD 1 for children.
American Sign Museum
American Sign Museum is a museum like none else in America. This iconic museum preserves and displays 200 commercial signs and other related objects, with over 3,800 others in catalogue. It also displays the equipments utilized in the designing of all these signs. The collection ranges from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s in a bright and colorful backdrop. It was started in 1999 AD by Swormstedt family, the family that also owns the one hundred and ten year old signage industry trade journal ‘Signs of the Times.’
Music Hall, or the Cincinnati Music Hall, is a classical music performance hall in Cincinnati. It was completed in 1878 AD and has been the home of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra ever since. Its design is typical of an American music hall- you would first notice an inverted u-shaped entrance under a window besides two square towers. You step inside, and you will see Springer Auditorium hosting various orchestra, ballet and opera performances. It has a seating capacity of more than three thousand people and you can get an enthralling view of the show from two distinct balconies here under an ornate setup. Alternatively, you can go ahead to the Music Hall Ballroom. This calm and serene room is used to mostly for exhibitions and other related events.