Locally known as the Purple People Bridge, the former L&N Railroad bridge was built in 1872 linking Newport KY to Cincinnati OH. The last train crossed in 1987 and the last automobile crossed in 2001. After a renovation including a coat of light purple paint, the bridge reopened to pedestrians as the Newport Southbank Bridge. At over a half mile long (2670 feet), it is the longest pedestrian bridge linking two states. My first time in Cincinnati was extra special due to visiting this place. After the world tragedies of late, including the USA's massacre of African Americans in Charleston, the history here and Freedom's Eternal flame overlooking riverfront park and Kentucky truly gives one hope and peace. Another collage of the tropical blooms on display at the Krohn Conservatory. The intricacies and almost animal or insect like appearance of these flowers brings out the macro-photographer in just about anyone with a smartphone! Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice... The super soft and super pink bloom of the Powder Puff tree inside the Krohn Conservatory. A welcome warm winter oasis. A small sampling of the diverse variety on display in the orchid collection of the Krohn Conservatory. Rocks and things made from rocks - lovely jewelry, mortar/pestle combos, pendants, etc. #colorful Shot from Covington, KY of the Cincinnati Skyline. Window boxes The joy of childhood!! A collection of Upside Down Jellyfish fill the floor of this aquarium. Sometimes this species is picked up by the urchin crab and carried on top to protect the crab from predators. Walking around the Eden Park streets I came upon this connected house and wanted to share the look Come at night for a beautiful #water feature with an ever-changing #light show. Burger topped with goat cheese, bacon and caramelized apples on a sesame seed bun. Two delightfully crispy on the outside and warm and doughy on the inside pretzel knots with an accompanying side of cherry lambic beer cheese for dunking. Fossil remains and a recreation of the giant ground sloth that at one time possibly wandered prehistoric Ohio on display at the Cincinnati museum of natural history. It must have taken a lot of greens to fuel such a large herbivore! The Trailer Park hot dog from Senate - pushers of wine, beer and gourmet street food in the Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati. A bacon wrapped beef hotdog with American cheese, coleslaw, and crushed Grippos (potato chips) on a brioche bun. The Ufo house in Convington, near Newport,.KY and right across the way from Cincinnati,Ohio! It is a private residence but you are welcomed to take pictures ! The Shark-ray (Rhina ancylostoma) looks like a sci-fi concoction of a shark and a manta ray. In reality, it is neither shark nor ray, it is a bowmouth guitarfish. In 2007, the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky initiated the world's first captive breeding program for this species. Newport Aquarium announced in January 2014 that the female, City Views The bridge from downtown Cincy in to Kentucky! Meet Bravo, an 85-year-young, nearly 600lb Galapagos Tortoise. The star of the new Turtle Canyon exhibit at the Newport Aquarium featuring more than 14 species of turtles, spanning three continents. Downtown Cincinnati. Over Look the city of Cincinnati from Devou Park overlook Despite its initial appearance, this long-spined sea urchin (Diadema setosum) is not a cyclops staring out into the abyss. That's no seeing eye! It's a a bright orange Periproctal cone encircling its anus... Looking down on Cincinnati’s PNC building from the top of the city’s 2nd tallest building - Carew Tower Old standby - Fountain Square. #tossapenny #makeawish One of Cincinnati's gems with a long history in the community. #market A three tortoise tower forming in the touch area of the new Turtle Canyon exhibit at the Newport Aquarium featuring more than 14 species of turtles, spanning three continents. A mata mata turtle (Chelus fimbriata) with its unique triangular flat head. A part of The new Turtle Canyon exhibit at the Newport Aquarium featuring more than 14 species of turtles, spanning three continents. If you visit Cincinnati be sure to take the Over the Rhine brewery tour out of Findlay Market. Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, OH My first Reds game! Roebling bridge at night.
#Bestof5 Taken from the rooftop of the popular apartment complex during a sunrise Roebling Bridge stretches across the Ohio River to connect Covington, KY to Cincinnati, OH. The Cincy locals know this as the “Singing Bridge.” Great bronze sculptures line the riverfront park on the Cincinnati side of the Ohio River Bell Peace Bell in the city of Cincinnati downtown Drone shot of the stadium and Cincinnati Do you like Corn Nuts? Do you hate breaking your teeth? Well, the crunchy hominy from The Eagle Food and Beer Hall is your salvation. Fried hominy salted and dusted with chile and served with a lime wedge. Do you like fried chicken AND buzzwords? Then you'll love the all natural, free range, locally sourced Ohio farm Amish fried chicken! The chicken comes with a hot and spicy honey. It's good but unneeded as the chicken is perfect on its own.
...and just check out these sides! Maple butter iron skillet spoon bread, five cheese garlic bread crumb mac and cheese, and a sweet potato crock with toasted mini marshmallows! Great American Ball Park was the 5th MLB stadium that I visited. 25 more to go! I got a standing room only ticket. It also rained a lot. Nice ballpark. Great view of Cincinnati from Devou Park in Covington, KY Field trip day at the museum. Three museums in one, plus a research library. The Esquire has some great for children and adults alike. The have musicals like The Wizard of Oz showing with a sing-along costume twist and they have movies for adults to go to as well. 🎤Cincinnati Ohio 🎤 If you are ever in Cincinnati and looking for the best burger in town, I strongly suggest Krueger's Tavern!
Krueger's is located in the Over-the-Rhine district just North of downtown. It small storefront is deceiving, as it has 2 levels and a rooftop patio and bar.
They are known for their sausages, but their Krueger burger and Bacon burger were exceptional as well!
Meal and drink fall in a reasonable price range ($$) Downtown Convingting... Turned the corner and saw this ... like stepping into a time machine ;) Viewing of the Cincinnati city from Kentucky riverside Dr The El Chapo, Beef Hot Dog, Sliced Avocado, Pulled Pork, Bacon, Duck Fat Fries, and topped with a Bacon Cheese Sauce! Mouth Watering!! #FoodieFinds Great cityscape capture opportunities from the Purple People Bridge connecting Newport, KY with Cincinnati, OH View of the city of Covington, KY from the Cincinnati side Cincinnati Reds Baseball. This is the view from the Red's stadium at #sunset.
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#baseball Welcome to Kentucky!
(Google maps said it, too!) Great view from Northern Kentucky #Cincinnati #Covington #bridge #art #bus Visible collections - 6000 years worth The view of the Purple People Bridge from the Ohio side. The drive up is worth it. I'm sure a walk on the bridge is also, just didn't get a chance. Found a lovely coffee stand Urbana Cafe at Findlay Market! On the road Cincinnati has done a great job with the stadium by the river. Very cool place to go for a long weekend. high up on a hill in Cincinnati Play ball..!! A small city! Beautiful view Eclipse 2017 The blinding sunshine light is incredible. All of the light seems to wash away the troubles of the day. Cincinnati Music Hall Hole in the wall Mexican food, the best way to go! Viking sprinkler alarm in downtown Cincy! 3 way Chili. Ain't nothing like it. Yummy goodness, must try when in Ohio Sign in Cincinnati OH. Great view of skyscrapers in background.
#Cincinnati #signs Over The Rhine is officially my favorite neighborhood in Cincy View of the City of Cincinnati Great American Ball Park from the John Roebling Suspension Bridge. German National Bank...in Cincy...pre-dating World War 1? Beautiful patio views from Brother’s at Newport on the Levee Expansive views from the top of Carew Tower overlooking Paul Brown Stadium - home of the Cincinnati Bengals While visiting the museum, come outside to the courtyard and have a meal from the museum cafe. Real f#cking good. just go there. Beautiful free art museum with great variety of art spanning 6,000 years in permanent collection and special exhibits. Cool and reasonable, across river from Cincy. Rows of burnt out, lonely beauties. Wish I had 100 years to explore each and every one Sign In the Smale Riverfront Park #books #knowledge #OH Cincinnati, The Queen City, Ohio While exploring Cincinnati, stop in at this Education Center and museum of President William Howard Taft. See the film, talk to the docents then take a tour of his home next door. After visiting the museum next door, take a docent led tour of the President's childhood 1835 Greek Revival home.
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Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Covington, Cincinnati

This hotel is located 1 mile from Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Convention Center, and 6 miles from Turfway Park.

Restaurant, fitness center

Amenities at this Covington Holiday Inn include a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and an on-site restaurant.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Guestrooms at Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, refrigerators, and microwaves (on request).

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located a mile from downtown Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Convention Center, this Covington, Kentucky property is convenient to such attractions as the Cincinnati Zoo, Great American Ballpark, and Turfway Park.

Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront offers high-speed Internet access in public areas of the hotel and in its fully equipped, 24-hour business center. Event space measures 1,290 square feet and comprises 3 meeting/conference rooms.

Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center. A breakfast buffet is available for a surcharge.

Guest laundry facilities and same-day dry-cleaning are among the on-site conveniences.

The Greenery, the in-hotel restaurant (American cuisine/burgers), is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service is available from early morning to late evening.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 120 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1290 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 155 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

The Gereenery Restaurant - Complete with a bar, this restaurant specializes in American fare and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 9.95 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Cincinnati-Riverfront
  • Cincinnati-Riverfront Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Covington
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Hotel Covington
  • Covington Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront Hotel Covington
  • Holiday Inn Covington

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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