Covington Travel Guide

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Covington Highlights

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     historic riverfront city 

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     well, it is cold in winter 

  • In a nutshell
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     A good side trip while visiting Cincinnati 

Covington Things to Do

  • Newport Aquarium

    This may not be one of the largest aquariums in the country but it is still worth a visit. We went during the Halloween season and the variety of things to do in the aquarium was excellent. There was not only the glass walkway where sharks are swimming around you there is also an area to feed birds, see otters play, pet stinkrays and nurse sharks,...

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  • Newport Aquarium & Newport Levee

    Our Grandson & Granddaughter were so happy to be visiting here. Activity on visiting an aquarium where all swim free with just glass separating us was a wonderful experience.It was educational, fun and interesting trip all at the same time.

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  • Licking Riverside Walk

    The Licking River separates Covington from Newport, flowing into the Ohio River directly opposite Cincinnati. This is a beautiful area, and a fine place for a walk.Along the way are some 19th century Victorian-era homes, statues of luminaries such as naturalist John James Audubon and Indian Chief Little Turtle, and many scenic vistas along the Ohio...

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  • Mainstrasse Village

    This is an excellent place to go and just stroll about, have a meal in a restaurant, and just watch the people. Its most prominent feature is the Carroll Clock Tower, named for former governor Julian Carroll.Points of contact are for the Mainstrasse Village Association.

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  • BB Riverboats

    One of the best ways to see Cincinnati is by riverboat. Since the boats dock in Covington, I decided to place this tip on my Covington page. These narrated trips are very interesting and informative. They also provide a pleasant outing and an escape from the stress of driving around. BB Riverboats is the main boat tour operator.

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  • Mother of God Church

    The full name of this church is The Annunciation of the Ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Built here in 1871, this is one of the most beautiful churches in Kentucky. The towers rise 200 feet.

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Covington Restaurants

  • Stop for a beer and a bite.

    Restaurant is a small place that happened to be located right across the street from the Holiday Inn. We went over and grabbed a sandwich and a couple of beers.The menu is limited, mainly subs, wings and pizza, but everything was good. There were many choices of beers - all of which were nice and cold on a hot day. Our waitress / bartender was very...

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  • Fresh and Fabulous

    We stopped at Otto's, arriving barely a half hour before they closed after lunch. Our server was friendly and, although we stayed well into their "dinner prep" time, did not try to hurry us. I ordered the TURKEY CRANBERRY ($8), an incredibly delicious sandwich of oven roasted turkey, smoked gouda, and cranberry sauce on a warm baguette. It came...

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  • Land mark restaurant.

    A visit to Covington is not complete without a visit to The Anchor Grill. The restaurant is located on the corner of Pike St. and Main. You will not find another restaurant like it. There is an over abundance of nautical decorations. In the main dining area there is a band, which is an animated band that comes to life when music plays on the...

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  • Dining on the River

    Mike Fink's is not only a restaurant, but also a national historic landmark. It's aboard an old sternwheeler steamboat, formerly named the John W. Hubbard. This boat no longer operates, but the restaurant is great. Not cheap, since you pay a premium to dine on the river. But the great views of Cincinnati and the river traffic make up for it.Who was...

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  • Whatta VIEW

    Wonderful restaurant in an historic building plus an upper story bar with a tremendous view of Cincinnati! Chez Nora Crab CakesA delicious blend of lump and claw crab meat with herbs and seasoning two cakes served with homemade remoulade sauce 18.95

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  • Absolutely, hands down, my...

    Absolutely, hands down, my favorite is Cracker Barrel. I love their home-cooking atmosphere, and reasonable prices.However, we also have PF Chang's which is located in Kenwood. It is wonderful if you enjoy Chinese food.If Italian is more to your liking, definitely check out Bucca Di Beppo's in Kenwood. It is 'family style' portions, so you'd better...

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Covington Nightlife

  • Multi-task Fun

    Many ways to enjoy a night here in its various wings: top quality sports bar with numerous big screens; quality billiards room; ping pong and shuffleboard room; stylish blue-lit bowling lanes & bar; hibachi grill room; separate arcade games room. Friendly folk, very good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Really good, chunky salsa. All kinds of...

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  • Jazz, Blues and MORE

    Rooftop Terrace Bar and Jazz Club offers spectacular views of the downtown Cincinnati scene and live music five nights a week. Just show up "neat

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  • As for nightlife, that's an...

    As for nightlife, that's an easy one. We have clubs and movies all in the same area at Newport on the Levy. It just opened this year, so everything sparkles. The AMC theater is extremely comfortable, and they offer free refills on Large orders.If you're a bit on the Irish side, they also have a new place named the Claddaugh's Pub. I've heard it's...

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Covington Transportation

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    by gkitzmil Written Oct 20, 2003

    It is easy to get around Northern Kentucky, take TANK -- the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky busses!

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Covington Favorites

  • Close to Newport on the Levy and...

    I would definitely take a first time visitor to the churches.Old St. Mary's and The BasillicaCovington has a strong German heritage and there are celebrations to recognize that heritage whenever possible. My best memory of Covington is walking the neighborhoods with my then boyfriend, trying to see the interiors of the older homes. High ceilings...

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  • See the Newport Aquarium,...

    See the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, and our stadium. Every year, we have the biggest fireworks display that can be viewed both in Ohio, and Kentucky. WEBN and Toyota team up to put this together during the Labor Day weekend. It is a must if you're in the area.

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