Northern Kentucky Vacation: Coronavirus Information
Most Northern Kentucky hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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Where to stay in Northern Kentucky
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Downtown Cincinnati is a destination visitors seek out for is ample dining options, fascinating museums, and great live music. You might also want to check out attractions like Paul Brown Stadium or Great American Ball Park while you're exploring the neighborhood.
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The cultural heart of the city beats with baseball, boxing and music, with sporting fields, live bands and a center for Muhammad Ali, the city’s most famous son.
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While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Rupp Arena and Lexington Opera House.
Over-the-Rhine is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Jack Cincinnati Casino and Cincinnati Music Hall.
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Mount Adams is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Cincinnati Art Museum and Eden Park.
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Experience riverside city traditions, sample Kentucky bourbons, investigate the Bluegrass region and stay in an old log cabin when you delve into the state’s pioneering history. The fascinating Northern Kentucky region features wilderness, modern riverfront cities and rustic farmlands. Picturesque landscapes drew European immigrants here in the 1700s. Stroll along quaint main streets and preserved historic downtown precincts. Discover Northern Kentucky’s German heritage through mouthwatering culinary delights and traditional brews.
Visit the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington , in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region of green grass with blue-purple buds. Admire former racehorses at Old Friends Retired Thoroughbred Farm and varied breeds at Kentucky Horse Park.
See a Civil War re-enactment at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site or take a driving tour of John Hunt Morgan’s raids at the Battle of Cynthiana.
In Covington ’s historic district of MainStrasse Village, explore a 19th-century German neighborhood and participate in lively local traditions. Join Oktoberfest and Maifest activities or visit local beer and bourbon pubs with live music.
Newport features a modern riverfront complex, with nightclubs, contemporary dining, shopping malls and cinemas along the Levee River. Visit family-friendly Newport Aquarium and experience the river’s underwater worlds.
In Petersburg find the Creation Museum , dedicated to bringing the pages of the Bible to life. Enjoy local crafts and food at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Walk through history at the restored 200-year-old village of Old Washington or stay overnight in an original 1850 log cabin in Grant County. Augusta ’s period homes are entwined with the history of the Underground Railroad, which assisted fugitive slaves escaping northward in the mid-1800s.
Along the banks of picturesque Elk Creek find wineries and a world-class shooting club. Fossilized remains of prehistoric mammoths were discovered at Big Bone Lick State Park ’s scenic wilderness. Southern magnolias, blue spruce and maples thrive in the subtropical upland climate.
Northern Kentucky includes the state’s northernmost counties and is sometimes grouped into the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. Reach this riverside region by flying into Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and heading south. Take a road trip in Northern Kentucky and stay overnight at the Kentucky Speedway to get front-row seats for racing action.