Fly To Cincinnati, Ohio
It's dubbed the "Pearl of the West,, and that fits as Cincinnati with its vast variety of cultural and recreational events. The city with its towering skyline resides along the north banks of the Ohio River.
Cheap flights to Cincinnati can take one there directly to experience not only a small city in action but its surrounding countryside amongst rolling hills.
Requirements for Entry to the United States
A valid passport with at least six months remaining before it expiration upon a return flight is required of all Nigerian citizens and residents. The United States requires a tourist visa be in possession prior to departing. The visa can be applied for in Abuja at the United States Embassy or in Lagos at the Consulate General of the U.S.
Getting to Cincinnati from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
The airport is located in Hebron, Kentucky and is 20 km away from downtown Cincinnati. The easiest but costliest way to reach the city is by stopping at the taxi desk in baggage claim area. However, it actually can be cheaper than other methods if travelling with 2 or more others.
The Airport Executive Shuttle is another alternative in which reservations can be made in advance or at their booth in the terminal building.
The Tank Public Transportation service known as the Airporter is available from the airport to Cincinnati. It is the fastest, easiest and least-expensive way to get from the airport to be downtown.
Consider getting a rental car from one of the major companies located off-site at the airport. There is a free shuttle that will bring one to their offices.
Hotels & Accommodation
There are plenty of luxury properties to more budget-friendly accommodations located throughout Cincinnati form hotels, B&Bs and motels. On-site hotels at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International contain cheaper pricing and even more so during the off-peak times. However, the pricing is moderate to be right in the city centre with 3,000 hotel rooms readily available.
There are specialty food items that you won't find anywhere but in Cincinnati such as 'Cincinnati chilli'. Different from the Tex-Mex version, its recipe calls for cinnamon, cocoa, and allspice. Other sweet specialties to the city are 'packzi' (a deep fried dough dessert originally hailing from Poland), and a chocolate treat called a 'Buckeye'. Besides a wealth of fine and casual dining restaurants, Cincinnati was one of the first areas to make eating at a food truck chic. The food trucks and trailers in Cincinnati focused on high-quality food with cuisines ranging from Tex-Mex, Cajun, gourmet burgers, amongst fresh regional specialties.
The last weekend of May holds the annual 'Taste of Cincinnati' festival. This is a foodie’s delight and offers free admission.
Getting around Cincinnati is exceptionally easy right on foot. The downtown area is compact, and all attractions, with restaurants just steps away.
The Cincinnati Metro bus system is the best way to familiarise where everything is in the city. Bus route number 1 stops by many points of interest for visitors. It is cheap, and the transportation system offers unlimited day passes.
A recent addition is the Cincinnati Streetcar which serves the downtown area with more routes n the planning phase.
If wishing to make the most of a holiday by visiting other areas in Ohio and neighbouring Kentucky, it is best to rent an auto.
Cincinnati has a surprising amount of artistic history, all of which is represented at the Cincinnati Art Museum. There are 400 pieces of art here ranging from paintings to pottery. All the artists featured either hail from or have been prominent residents of the city.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens boasts more than 500 different species, and the landscaping and flora are truly one of a kind, especially during the springtime when in full-bloom.
A more sobering scene of history is available at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre. As Cincinnati was one of the key stops on the Underground Railroad, the efforts of those fleeing to freedom are honoured in this museum.
Things to Do
Housed inside the attractive Union Terminal is the Cincinnati Museum Centre with something of interest for all. The Cincinnati History Museum is populated by costumed individuals who tell people about the past they come from. The Duke Energy Children's Museum features numerous activities about the way the world works. One can even see how Ohio looked during the Ice Age at the Museum of Natural History and Science.
Cincinnati has a plethora of sports teams that are sure to get everyone cheering. Their national baseball team which was the first professional team in the USA, the Cincinnati Reds plays at the Great American Ball Park. When not is season visit the ball park’s baseball museum.
After baseball season, the next favourite for locals are their American Football team, the NFL Bengals. Catch them in play at the Paul Brown Stadium.
Spend a romantic night stargazing at the Cincinnati Observatory, located on Mount Lookout. Here, professional telescopes allow one to see every detail of the night sky, and the telescope is available on Thursdays and Fridays
For performing arts fans; the 1878 Music Hall always has something going on year-round. The venue seats over 3500 people and houses the Cincinnati Orchestra, Ballet, and Opera, amongst other touring groups.
Though paddle boats are no longer the city's lifeline, the river remains a focal point and there’s a paddleboat festival in June. One can still experience the river with a riverboat cruise for sightseeing or dinner.
Local culture sporting their own style is a major part of Cincinnati, USA. An exciting adventure for Nigerians is waiting in the city of the river, once securing cheap flights to Cincinnati. Travelstart Nigeria can guarantee a direct flight booking to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) at the best price possible.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Cincinnati is during the months of June, July and August and the early autumn month of September. This is the time that Cincinnati holds several festivals and outdoor events. There’s very little rainfall and may be an occasional heat wave towering near 30 °C but with lower humidity than in other areas. September brings temperature around 25°C. The winter months are the cheapest times for a visit but be prepared for temperature as low as -5°C with a chance of snow sticking on the hilliest roads.