Located in the central business district and facing historic Fountain Square, The Westin Cincinnati is only a few blocks from the city’s thriving business community. Just three blocks from the expanded Duke Energy Convention Center, we’re the closest hotel to the Reds’ Great American Ball Park as well as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium is only five blocks from the hotel, while The Contemporary Arts Center and the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts are just steps away. Lytle Park is less than a mile away, while the nearby Washington Park is located in Over-the-Rhine and features a 12,000-square-foot dog park. A quick bus or taxi ride will take you to the zoo or Cincinnati’s vibrant art museum.
A quick walk from myriad restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, and fine retail outlets such as Saks, Tiffany’s, Brooks Brothers, and Macy’s, we are also located across from the heartbeat of the city: the renowned Genius of Water sculpture, fashioned to mirror the historic fountains of Europe and greatly enhanced by a $42 million renovation of Fountain Square in 2006. Take in the beauty and feel the excitement of the changing lights behind the fountain, creating a romantic backdrop for your stay in the city.
Just across from the hotel, Fountain Square is also a city park hosting numerous activities and events throughout the year. In January and February, you can step outside for picturesque ice skating; in the spring, there are festivals and a weekly farmer’s market. Summer brings a music series with a different theme each night of the week. Other summer events include Saturday night at the movies, July Fourth fireworks, and numerous celebrations. The fall calendar features the MidPoint Music Festival, tailgate parties to celebrate the Bengals, and a Halloween costume party, while the holiday season is packed with special events, from an ice rink and Christmas tree to Santa Skates on weekends and a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Other popular destinations less than two minutes away by car or bus include Newport on the Levee, an entertainment center featuring the ever-popular Newport Aquarium. Home to over 11,000 exotic animals from around the world, it was named the No.1 Aquarium in the Midwest by Zagat’s in 2004.
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