As the 3rd largest city in the state (28th in America by population), Cincinnati is located on the border between Ohio and Kentucky. Nicknamed The Queen City for its “order, enterprise, public spirit, and liberality”, Cincinnati boasts over 225 years of history. Many of the city’s exciting events are focused around a German and Irish cultural background; a great combination for those looking to have a good time. Ranked as one of the Top 10 Great Cities for Young People in 2012, there is more than plenty to see and do including a plethora of festivals, sporting events and historical sites making Cincinnati the type of city that has visitors planning their next trip back as soon as they leave.
10. Carew Tower
Accompanied by a shopping mall and hotel, Carew Tower is the premium method to view all that Cincinnati has to offer. After an elevator ride to the top floor, a smaller, original-to-the-building elevator takes guests the final 4 levels. A short flight of steps to the rooftop reveals a stunning birds-eye view. From the top, downtown Cincy, Northern Kentucky, Mount Adams, and the 7 hills that make up all of the historical neighborhoods of the city can be viewed (among many more sites). At only $2 admission, there’s no excuse to not to make a trip up for the view of a lifetime.