lots to do in a small area
In a nutshell
If you're in the area, you must visit the aquarium
Newport on the Levy Entertainment Complex
This place has a little something for everyone to do. Restaurants, bars, game area, shops, movie cinema and occasioanlly live entertainment. If you are in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky you should come take a look.
Sweet Tooth Candies
OH SO SWEET! They have an array of candies made right there in the store. There were several samples out for a person to try. I then was able to get my gifts for my kids - something that isn't going to sit on the shelf gathering dust - and not spend my life savings doing it....
Newport on the Levee
This is a shopping mall and more. The theater is in this building as well as the Newport Aquarium. We had a good time shopping in Tala's Distant Treasures. This place has fun things from all over the world. They also have a note up that says that the items were purchased at...
Newport on the Levee
Here is the perfect place to shop, browse, eat, drink, and just watch people go by. It also offers some fine views of Cincinnati, across the Ohio River.
This is the finest aquarium in the Midwest. It has examples of many habitats, from the coral reefs to the Amazon to African rivers to the swamps of Louisiana to the Ohio River. It also has fine collections of reptiles and amphibians. So much to see!This is Newport's premier...
You can easily spend a couple of hours touring this aquatic wonderland. Especially interesting is the shark tunnel. the guide told us the sharks were actually much larger than they appeared looking through the thick glass.
Riverboat cruise down the Ohio
BB Riverboat cruises offer a one hour sightseeing cruise from the Newport dock. we opted for the top deck but the main deck was enclosed and air conditioned. the captain explained the sights along the cruise and gave us a history of the Ohio River and Cincinnati area.
The aquarium was great. It was a little pricey, but they do have $1 AAA discount and family hours where kids get in free (check their website for details). http://www.newportaquarium.com/Their displays are really nice and they mix them up so your not just looking at lots of...
Newport Aquarium, Kentucky
We enjoyed the many displays of sea life in the Newport Aquarium. While we've seen the awesome aquarium in Baltimore, MD, this is a nice place to visit if you are in the area and are looking for something to do. Their turtle exhibits were very nice, as was the shark tank...
Holiday Inn: Holiday Inn-Erlanger, Kentucky
We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Erlanger, Kentucky. It was a very nice hotel with indoor playground, two gamerooms and indoor pool and hot tub. It is called a holidome.The kids enjoyed it alot and it is very kid oriented.
Hofbrau Haus: Just like in old Munchen
First Hofbrauhaus outside Germany, just a 10 minute walk across the purple people bridge. It was ok, the beer is better than the Buds and Millers of the world of course, but IMHO not as good as US microbrews--yep, I said it. The brat was ok. Nice atmosphere though, big...
Restaurant Chart House: On the banks of the Ohio River
Can't remember what the meal was like I've ordered. I do remember gfs and me enjoyed the food there, the great service, and the marvelous view at the dark sky & black water as Restaurant Chart House is located right on the banks of the Ohio River. Restaurant was very crowded...
Hofbrauhaus Newport: Outstanding German Cuisine
One of the best German restaurants I've ever been in (and that's saying a lot) is the Hofbrauhaus in Newport. This is more than a restaurant; it's a local institution. And it's a first-class brewpub. The Hofbrauhaus brews several types of beer, from lagers to wheat beers to...
HOFBRAUHAUS: Great German cuisine
Awesome Bavarian beer hall,Bier Garten,and Bier Stube.
Ruben sandwich with hot German potato salad. the bread is a special rye breead that is delicious.
Mitchell's Fish Market Restaurant: OBSESSED WITH FRESH SEAFOOD!
A wow for great food, a scenic view of the Ohio River Waterfront and Cincinnati from the banks of Kentucky."All fresh, All Quality, All the Time." The food was great... service was good. We were there for lunch. Prices were as low at $7 and as high as $13.
Johnny Rockets: Chili Cheese Fries
Go back in time with a juke box at your table andfrom the 1950's. Chocolate Malt, double cheeseburger, chili, cheese fries or onion rings and top it off with apple pie. If you can eat it all. I could not eat all this. But it really looked good as I was watching different...
Mitchell's Fish Market: Looked Fresh
The envirement was really nice. I wouldn't say for children unless they are well behaved.
We were not in the mood for seafood, just stopped in for a beer and a coke.
Hofbrauhaus Newport: Munich in Northern Kentucky
Get the feel that you are in Munich at a Hofbrauhaus. Bench style seating, German cuisine & beer, and Bavarian music on weekends and other special ocassions.
Wiener Schnitzel with a Hofbrau Munich Weizen to wash it down.
Southgate House: Newport's Place for Live Music
Richard Southgate settled in Kentucky in 1797, and had this house built in 1814. According to tradition, it was constructed by British prisoners taken in the War of 1812. Abraham Lincoln visited here in 1856. Brigadier General John Thompson was born here in 1860.
A graduate of West Point, General Thompson gained fame as the inventor of the famed Thompson submachine gun. This is the type normally seen in gangster movies (e.g. Bonnie and Clyde) and war movies (e.g. Saving Private Ryan).
Enough history. Southgate House has three stages, one on each floor. Typically, the basement stage has the best-known performer. Each floor has its own bar. You never know what you'll see when you go in. It's well worth checking out. Rumor has it that the house is haunted.
Dress Code: Casual.
Written Jul 24, 2008
Address: 24 E 3rd St. Newport, KY 41071
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Rollin' down the River
Favorite thing: Check out BB Riverboat cruises. They have everything from the one hour sightseeing cruise to an all day adventure. They also have brunch and dinner cruises.
Fondest memory: Spending a little quality time with my wife
Updated Jul 10, 2005
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