Immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as “Queen of the West” and once famous as a pork-packing powerhouse, Cincinnati features several Marriott hotels and easily wins over travelers with its graceful style. Of course, the culinary scene with must-tastes like Graeter’s Ice Cream (Oprah’s favorite), Glier’s Goetta and Skyline Chili certainly recommends the city as well.
Roaring crowds alert travelers that the Marriott Cincinnati hotel is across the river from the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds. Guests cheer the NFL Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium and observe real-life Malayan tigers at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The Newport Aquarium mesmerizes visitors with 200 feet of underwater tunnels and 7,000 aquatic creatures.
The Ohio River played a significant role for the Underground Railroad, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center retells the compelling story. On a lighter note, Marriott’s Cincinnati hotel guests also love the quirky American Sign Museum, home to thousands of early 20th-century gold leaf glass signs and neon extravaganzas.
Step aboard a riverboat or widen your view by discovering all 15 counties across the three states that make up the Greater Cincinnati Region. The Queen city makes it easier with a stop at one of the five museums at Union Terminal.