2015 Anniversary Vacation
Collected by Alton Stewart Jr.
1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203, USA
Once the trains stopped running in any great numbers, the Cincinnati Union Terminal was shut down—only to be reborn again as three museums: Children's, History, and Natural History. There are also tours about the building itself, and you can climb...
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Walk into the The Bar at the Palm Court, and you feel like you've stepped back into the 1930's, with an amazing art deco interior and classic cocktails. The interior is a gorgeous riot of brushed steel, murals, marble, and rich fabrics. Jazz...
6032 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213, USA
Passing by all the local chain chili joints, it's easy to see that chili is a big deal in Cincinnati - a VERY big deal. But if you want the real deal, make your way to 'PRC'. This is a very popular spot with the locals (much more so when the bars...
121 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
A revitalized waterfront along the Ohio River has brought new life to Cincinnati. Multi-use residential and commercial properties commingle with urban parks, including Smale Riverfront Park, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and...
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, United States
Walk, jog, or run across this bridge for light exercise, a great view and local history. Upon opening in 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and a feat of engineering. Architect Daniel Roebling's most famous bridge connects...
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Home to the first professional baseball team, the game is woven into the fabric of Cincinnati. If you get to town, buy a ticket to see the Reds. They range from $238 to $5 per seat and there's no such thing as a bad view. If the eyes are the...
3046 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
For homemade ice cream, sweets, and old-fashioned flavored sodas, take a step back in time to a real soda fountain in Cincinnati. Aglamesis Brothers has been a Cincy institution since 1908 and there is no better place around town to get old-school...
609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Thanks to a combination of a development boom and a sense of tradition, Cincinnati boasts a vibrant downtown. A newcomer, the 21c Museum Hotel, is a 156 room boutique establishment. Patrons enjoy the hotel's Cocktail Terrace. Suites are awash in...
520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Year round Fountain Square is the hub of almost all activities in downtown Cincy, making it the heart of local life and the perfect place to immerse yourself as a visitor. Plan ahead or just show up to see what's going on! If there is a festival...
1214 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Abigail Street is a foodie's paradise in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine District. The self-styled 'Mediterranean Winebar' delivers on everything from the menu (check out the crispy panko-crusted calamari & cauliflower, or the wood grilled lamb...
1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
MOTR Pub is a thoroughly Over-the-Rhine establishment, bringing musicians and artists together by hosting live performances, and exhibiting the work of local painters on the walls—a new artist is featured each month, and "Writer's Nights" at MOTR...
953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
The Cincinnati Art Museum is a great resource, with a permanent collection that is varied and significant (including two personal favorites in American painting, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent). With sections on Classical and Near Eastern,...
1310 Pendleton St Studio 112, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
On the last Friday of the month, the Over-the-Rhine District has an art walk that sees many local galleries, bars, shops, and cafes open their doors late into the evening. It's a great way to connect with locals and get a better sense for what the...
1306 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Atomic Number Ten is a carefully curated vintage shop focusing on the 1950s through the 1990s, with finds for both men and women, as well as a number of home decor items (and some things you never knew you needed). Stop by and say hello to Katie...
600 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
There is much ado about Nada, and for good reason. Nada has a great vibe, and serves up some of the finest Mexican cuisine to be had in the Queen City (not to mention offers a lengthy beer list & a number of margarita options). During the summer...
1220 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
A Tavola uses a wood fire oven at the back of the restaurant to cook up its signature Neapolitan pizzas, many of which feature innovative flavor combinations (such as their fig jam, prosciutto, fontina, and arugula pie). Like many OTR restaurants,...
1330 Monmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225, USA
The American Sign museum is a must for anyone interested in the art and design of advertising. Having recently heard about an independent film on sign painting, this museum piqued my interest—as handmade signs age, it's phenomenal the way that...
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Cincinnati's Washington Park is at the heart of the up-and-coming Over-the-Rhine (OTR) District, and, like all great parks, is a focal point for the community. There are frequently events, live musical concerts & dancing, market days (including...
4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start yours off right with a visit to Sugar n' Spice. For over 70 years this beloved institution has been keeping Cincinnati’s bellies full with its famous Wispy Thin pancakes,...
438 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Native Pittsburghers know that no dessert can top a Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte. Deliciously light cake, crispy with toasted almonds, with a cool filling—this is the stuff dreams are made of. For a little less indulgent version, the Burnt Almond...
117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
There are few 20th century artists as immediately recognizable as Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol Museum is a resource unlike any other to learn about and engage with his art and legacy, as well as to stoke the flames of your own creativity, with...
60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Pamela's is a Pittsburgh establishment through and through, and has been serving up classic breakfast fare done well since the 1980s. If you're a hotcake lover, you owe it to yourself to check this place out—and make sure you order yourself a side...
1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
The Senator John Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District, is a fantastic way to gain greater knowledge of and appreciation for local history, from a number of different perspectives. For the sports enthusiast (guilty), there's the...
2101 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Mon Aimee Chocolat has a tremendous variety of, as you may have guessed, chocolate, from bars to truffles to barks & savory items. But they also have a counter at the back, where you can order up a delicious hot chocolate on a cold day, or even...
2216 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
If you are in Pittsburgh and you want to be garunteed a fantastic cocktail head to Bar Marco, an upscale local hangout located in an old firehouse in the popular Strip District neighborhood. My personal favorite is the Trinidad Sour, but from what...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
After being closed for years, the fountain at the point reopened at the beginning of the summer (2013). Enjoy gorgeous views of the city in the background, the multiple bridges, or the point where the Monongahela River and Allegheny River form the...
932 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
Know before you walk in here that this is not your run-of-the-mill burger joint. This is where culinary creativity and iconic American cuisine fuse to make all your hamburger and milkshake dreams come true. Pick one of the burger creations...
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Schenley Park's bridge has a beautiful view of Panther Hollow down below and connects Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campuses to the green space of Schenley Park. Maybe that's why it's a popular space for...
1801 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Let's be clear, these waffles aren't light fluffy American style Belgian waffles. These Liege waffles are chewy, dense and covered with crunchy sugar. Hot off the grill with no toppings at all, they're a perfect snack and strawberries and whipped...
11 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Sometimes a night out in Cincinnati leaves you feeling a bit peckish and your feet will automatically head to Madonna's around midnight. Madonna's is a sticky floor dive bar in downtown Cincy with story-telling bartenders who remember your face...
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