What are some local attractions and restaurants to visit?

Riverfront Park In the mood for a walk and some fresh air? Head over to Smale Riverfront Park and soak in the views while playing a life-size games of chess or making music on a giant foot piano. Located downtown along the Ohio River, the park is lined with playgrounds, gardens, restaurants, and a carousel.

Newport Aquarium Thousands of animals from around the world are showcased in a million gallons of water. If you dare, traverse the open-air Shark Bridge, the world’s first suspended rope bridge where you can walk just inches above prowling sharks. www.Newportaquarium.com

ArtWorks Mural Tours Traverse Cincinnati through the artist’s eyes; stroll through downtown to experience the towering murals and how they came to be. www.Artworkscincinnati.org/muraltours

Brewing Heritage Trail (1619 Moore Street) The Brewing Heritage Trail is a walking trail and series of guided tours that celebrates Cincinnati’s brewing heritage. Our history is shared with embedded trail markers, signage with photos and stories, public art, a free smartphone app, and guided tours all to tell the story of Cincinnati and America through the lens of BEER. www.brewingheritagetrail.org

Moerlein Lager House (115 Joe Nuxhall Way) The history and heritage of Cincinnati’s storied brewing history comes alive at the Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic new Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers an experience unlike any other. www.Moerleinlagerhouse.com

Arnold's (210 E. 8th Street) Cincinnati’s oldest tavern hasn’t closed since opening downtown in 1861. It became a café during Prohibition, and now it’s both bar and restaurant, with sandwiches as dependable as the live music in the courtyard. www.Arnoldsbarandgrill.com

Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood With street after street of fine Italianate buildings, Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is one of the nation’s premier historic districts. OTR tells the tale of urban revival, booming with some 150 restaurants, bars, and shops and businesses including the famous Findlay Market. www.Otrchamber.com

Northside Distilling Co. (922 Race Street) NDC focuses on creating hand-crafted high-quality spirits “from grain to glass.” Located at 922 Race Street in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, patrons can take a tour of the distillery while enjoying one of Northside’s specialty craft cocktails or local beer. www.Northsidedistilling.com

Ark Encounter Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors of all ages. The Ark is about a 45 mile one-way trip from downtown Cincinnati.