Spend an evening in Mt Adams....
Spend an evening in Mt Adams. The views are fabulous, and there are some nice places to eat and drink. Gloating for months after the Reds won the World Series in 90. Eating Graeters on a warm summer night. A night out on Vine St in Clifton with old friends. Taking a date to Mt Adams. Skyline Chili on Ludlow & Clifton at 2:00 AM on a Saturday. Maifest and Oktoberfest in Covington. The sound of Marty and Joe on The Big One.
Rated One of the 5 Best Landmark's of Cincinnati
Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation's first matching grant fund drive, this Cincinnati showpiece has been renovated and updated and includes what is judged to be among the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world.
Springer Auditorium is known the world over for its extraordinary acoustics and its lavish old world decor. With its plush seating for 3,516, it serves as home for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera and the May Festival Chorus, among other local performing arts organizations. In addition, throughout the year it hosts a large number of touring performances, conferences, concerts and awards ceremonies. The fully-equipped stage with a complete lighting system, hydraulically-operated orchestra pit and roomy backstage area make any type of production or performance possible.
Music Hall Ballroom - One of the most versatile spaces in Cincinnati, the Music Hall Ballroom is the second largest meeting space in the city. It is frequently used for large receptions, exhibitions, fashion shows, class reunions and breakfast, lunch and dinner gatherings. It can also be used for stage performances and lectures.
The Ballroom is also equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. The large bar area makes the Ballroom a perfect place for parties, according to the groups who come back year after year for annual functions.
Corbett Tower - This upstairs reception room is charming. The exquisite decor and sparkling chandeliers, equally resplendent as the Auditorium, provide a unique setting for a wide variety of events, ranging from weddings and receptions to grand dinners and parties. The stage, controlled sound and light systems, dance floor, kitchen, bar facilities make Corbett Tower as practical as it is elegant.
Music Hall as a national historic monument and as one of the world's foremost performing arts and entertainment facilities.
Sports-oriented city! What's your poison?
If you love sports, Cincinnati is your place. There are major U.S. cities that don't have one pro sports team. Cincinnati has several and there is a reason for that...Cincinnatians are loyal fans.
You might finding them attending church on Sundays and attending to the TV or the football stadium on fall Sunday afternoons. Weeknights you're liable to find people still dressed in their work attire catching a Cincinnati Reds' game in the spring. On weekends, the ballpark is a family affair still where you'll see youngsters everywhere with baseball gloves hoping to catch that foul ball. In the winter, people flock to hockey games. Cincinnati doesn't have an NHL team, but they do have the Cincinnati Cyclones and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and their fans are avid followers.
If you're more of a fan of college sports, Cincinnati has many noteworthy teams in the city or within driving distance. In Cincinnati, there are the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier Musketeers - best known for their basketball teams. Every basketball season, there is a 'Crosstown Shootout" game and tickets will sell out to see two of the nation's great basketball teams take it to the court. Love college football? Miami University is just to the Northwest of the city. Ohio State is also a two-hour drive North of the city.
If you're one who likes to go out and DO, you're also in luck, especially if you're a golfer! There are many quality golf courses in the area. The city also has a fantastic park system where you can play all kinds of sports. Check out the parks here: http://www.hamiltoncountyparks.org/ - The Ohio River is also a great place to bring your boat and there is always East Fork State Park in Clermont County about 30-40 minutes East of the city. This park is also great for camping, fishing, horseback riding and has a sand beach.
If you time your trip just right, you can catch quite a a few sporting events in overlapping seasons and also partake in all the other fun that Cincinnati has to offer. Golf Galaxy is a great place to get golf equipment...they also provide putting greens and driving rooms with sensors to measure your progress. You can find a list of locations for any state here: http://images.golfgalaxy.com/f/726/16199/4h/www.golfgalaxy.com/galaxy/dept.asp?s%5Fid=0&dept%5Fid=250oh
There are also great little stores to get sporting equipment in called 'Play it Again Sports' where you can get discounted gently-used sports equipment. It lists three Cincinnati locations, but I think there are more in smaller suburbs of Cincinnati if you're not staying near one of these locations. I'd call first. The locations listed can be found here: http://www.playitagainsports.com/franchise/storefinder.asp
Fly to, or drive to, Sporty's Aviation at Clermont County Airport in nearby Batavia.
Sporty's is a nationally known Aviation Supply warehouse, most flyers have a copy of their catalog at home.
Bonus: Stop in for FREE hot dogs & Bratwurst on Saturdays from Noon to 2pm.
Holy Cross-Immaculata Church - Mt. Adams
Located on the pinnacle of Mt. Adams, lies the Holy Cross Immaculata Church where the Catholic faithful return every Good Friday to pray the beads of the rosary on the steep steps leading up to the church.
My last visit there I counted 85 steps - that's a lot of rosary beads!! :D
The altarpieces on the inside of the church was painted by Johann Schmitt, who was an art teacher to one of Cincinnati's illustrious artists, Frank Duveneck (click "I accept these terms" to view his famous The Whistling Boy), who I mentioned in my Maisonette review. Here's a list of 7 of the altarpieces by Schmitt (with photos):
Birth of the Virgin Mary
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Presentation of the Virgin Mary at the Temple
Besides it's focal point in Cincinnati for Good Friday devotions, the church is also beautiful architecturally & is a wonderful place to view the sunrise & sunset over Cincinnati & to see the lights of the city twinkling & sparkling at night.
30 Guido Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Photos: January 2005