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    Got tix and hotel reservations...now what?

    I know we've had this in the past on other boards, but thought I'd get an active one going for the new season

    What I'm looking for on here is:

    1) Best places to stay in Cincy/Covington when in town to catch a weekend series.

    2) Best places to eat or the DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE to eat for us out-of-towners (Montgomery Inn etc)

    3) And, for long weekend trips, the best places to see/go. I'd love to take the trip to Sandusky and ride the Millenium Coaster, but, alas, it's too far for this trip


    Now, for the personal feedback that I want is all of the above and also, I got a room for Mrs. SCRF and myself, for $159 for 4 nights (the first Cubbie series)at the Holiday Inn on 800 W. 8th St....I'm thinking that I did fairly well (hotwire.com)...I was hoping ya'll could tell me if that was decent.


    Thanks and hopefully we'll be able to archive this for everyone's future trips to Cincy this season...... Let'er rip folks!

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    How are you planning to get around and into town? I guess if you like to walk a lot you could...but if you plan to drive I would seriously consider taking taxi's to/from the game's or check with the hotel and see if they have a shuttle.

    Downtown traffic stinks anyway...but with those games there will be lots of people downtown (out of towners)...not knowing where in the heck they are going. :thumbdn:

    And I suggest you hit Campanello's and chow down!

    Oh, and hit the Levee in Newport...they have killer places to eat and the Aquarium rocks!

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    Now what? You dare ask now what?

    Now, my dear lad, you pick a bar where you can buy us all a drink. :evilgrin:
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    Don't know if it's your cup of tea, but I always try to hit one of the riverboat casinos!

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    You got it creek. You tell me where, and the first rounds on me

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    BTW, SC, when we spend the weekend in Cincinnati, I like the Embassy Suites just across the river in KY. If that is sold out (which is often the case), we'll stay at one of the downtown hotels like the Hyatt. All are within walking distance of the GAB.

    Something else you might want to keep in mind. Last season at Applebee's (by Embassy Suites) Tracy Jones had a post game show on Saturdays. We went to two or three. There is usually at least one, if not more, players there. Kind of a fun time.
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    Eddo,

    If you have time, a trip to the museum center is always nice. It's the old train station, where they still have active the original movie reel theatre that was there when it opened in the 1930s. The history of Cincinnati tour is well worth the ticket while you're there.

    If you're looking for a cool sports bar, check out Crosley's in St. Bernard. It's off Exit 6 of I-75...go right. Then turn left at the traffic light on Vine Street. Go approx. 1 mile and Crosley's is in a plaza on your left. It's below ground, underneath a Skyline Chili (also a must visit...LOL). It has a boatload of old Reds material, including a scale model of Crosley Field under glass. Tell Kenny I said hello.

    If you're going to spend time downtown, pay a few bucks and head to the top of Carew Tower, the tallest building in Cincy. They have an observation deck up there. The view is wonderful.

    If you want to see a full size version of Crosley Field, head to Blue Ash and check it out for yourself. It's off I-71...I forget the exit...14 or 15, I think.

    That's at least a start for you. Anyone else?



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    Ok thanks everyone...but this is not exactly what I had in mind...I was hoping that quite a few ppl would chime in here with not only places to go, but places to eat, stay etc....let's get with it people!

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    SC,

    I like to go and eat @ Willies in Covington before the game. You can park there for free and they will shuttle you over to the game and back. You can do a search for Willies Sports Cafe on the net and they have a website.

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    Thanks all....I was wondering...is the hotel that I feel I stole a room at ($33 a night IN DOWNTOWN), in a decent area or should I be worried?

    It's the Holiday Inn at 800 w. 8th St. in downtown Cincy.

    Thanks,
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    Also, anyone else going to be around for the April 4-6 Cubs series? And is Bw3's still THE place for wings? And lastly, where's the best place to dance/have a good time?
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    Eddie, that hotel should be OK. The town rolls the sidewalks up at night so it's pretty peaceful. As far as dancing is concerned, the Waterfront is supposedly a good plave for that across the river. I've only eaten there, but I know they do have an area that you can dance. I went there for New Years Eve one year but just had dinner.
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    SC: Since the people who still live in the city aren't helping , I thought I'd throw in my two cents:

    I can't help you with hotels, but can help with the other categories. It seems like you can certainly get a better deal somewhere. But that may be a good deal in terms of nice hotels in downtown:

    2) Best places to eat or the DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE to eat for us out-of-towners (Montgomery Inn etc)...

    Skyline Chili - absolutely do not miss. Get a 3 way and a cheese coney (or a 4 way and a coney if you like onions)

    If you're looking for fine dining, I recommend the Celestial. I was just there for New Years' and it was tremendous. great food, spectacular view of the city. You're probably going to spend $25-30 per person before alcohol and dessert. But it's nice.

    I agree about eating at the waterfront in Covington one night. Not sure which places are the best to eat anymore, but it's nice to be on the river on a warm night.

    Also, if you're into ice cream, hit Greater's before you leave town.

    3) And, for long weekend trips, the best places to see/go. I'd love to take the trip to Sandusky and ride the Millenium Coaster, but, alas, it's too far for this trip

    Dude. You don't need to trek up to Sandusky. Kings Island is where it's at. 30 minutes North of downtown. Lots of great roller coasters, if you're into that. Better layout than Cedar Point IMHO.

    If there's a good exhibit at the Union Terminal (train station converted into Museum), check it out. Neat old building. Lots of Cincinnati history there. There's also an omnimax theater.

    If you're up for a 1 1/2 hour drive, I recommend Kentucky horse park (if you like horses).

    One thing I've never seen is the replica of Crosley Field in Blue Ash. Maybe some of the zoners can recommend if that's worth checking out.
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    Now were rolling. Thanks fellas and let's keep this going for not only me, but other 'Zoners making the trip to our baseball mecca

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    Originally posted by cincinnati chili
    .Also, if you're into ice cream, hit Greater's before you leave town.
    Speaking as an out of towner, if you're into ice cream, you may want to hit Graeter's soon after you get there, because you may want to hit it again before you leave.

    If there's a good exhibit at the Union Terminal (train station converted into Museum), check it out. Neat old building. Lots of Cincinnati history there. There's also an omnimax theater.
    Isn't Cincinnati in Motion a permanent exhibit? That's a great exhibit. Model showing the growth of the city. Modes of transportation, communication, fashion, architecture all change as the city grows. And the model of Crosley in the exhibit is great too. The thing is, you want to allow the better part of a day for it if you go. Only you can decide if you want to do that on a short trip.

    Same goes for the replica of Crosley in Blue Ash. It's nice to see and everything, but may not be worth the time on a short trip.

    Just some thoughts from an out of towner. Others may disagree.


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