Extended Stay America - Cincinnati, OH
Built on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati is considered by some to be the first truly American city. If you are looking for Cincinnati hotels, Extended Stay America has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and low rates.
Home to major corporations like Procter & Gamble, The Kroger Company and Macy's, Inc., Cincinnati has been an important center of commerce for the American mid-section for well over a century. It is also a regional center for medicine and education, thanks to the University of Cincinnati, whose Academic Health Center and other research activities make important contributions to the local economy.
Cincinnati has a vibrant and diverse art community, as demonstrated by the outstanding collections at the Cincinnati Art Museum that represent art from around the world. Amazingly, admission to this first class museum is free. For art with a modern twist, visit the Contemporary Art Center or CAC. You'll want to check out CAC's "unmuseum", where you are actually encouraged to hear, smell and even touch the art.
For visitors interested in the performing arts, Cincinnati offers the Tony Award-winning Playhouse in the Park. Featuring fine drama, rousing musicals and even hilarious comedy, the Playhouse is an exceptional venue. For big-name musical entertainment, like the Dave Mathews Band or Jimmy Buffet, head to the Riverbend Music Center. Located on the Ohio River, this outdoor amphitheater seats over 20,000 fans.
Amusement park fans love coming to Cincinnati. With classic rides, live shows and the Sunlite Pool, the largest recirculation swimming pool in the world, Coney Island has been entertaining families for over 100 years. For a park with a little more punch, go 20 minutes out of town to Kings Island. Here you can scream on the thrill rides, laugh on the family rides and then cool off in the waterslide park.
Fans of professional sports enjoy Cincinnati in almost any season. The Cincinnati Reds, or the "Big Red Machine", as local fans know them, have entertained baseball fans here since 1890. The team, over 100 years old, now plays its home games in Great American Ball Park, opened in the 2003 season. The Bengals of the National Football League came to Cincinnati in 1968 and play their home games in Paul Brown Stadium.
Minor league sports are a fun and economical way to enjoy your favorite athletic event. From October through April, the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League have fans on their feet and screaming for goals. Fans of collegiate sports can choose between the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier University Musketeers. Both universities field Division I teams that deliver fan-pleasing performances in sports ranging from football and basketball to golf.
If your idea of a relaxing afternoon involves watching the ponies run, head to River Downs Racetrack. Whether you enjoy the live racing run here from mid-April through Labor Day or the premium simulcast racing offered much of the year, River Downs is always an entertaining place to spend the day.
With over 5,000 acres of parks and green space, Cincinnati has one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. Sawyer Point Park is just south of downtown and features tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and an amazing performance pavilion. Hikers might want to take on Mt. Echo Park's 84 acres of hiking trails and steep wooded hillsides. If you are into competitive cycling, or just like to watch a great race, Ault Park has a great cycling race series each year.
Golfers of almost every ability can find a fun, challenging course in Cincinnati. Aston Oaks, a Jack Nicklaus designed course, is situated above the Ohio River, providing great views to enhance a fine round of golf. Complete with listings on dozens of courses, information on local events and even golf coupons, the Cincinnati Golf Course Guide is a marvelous resource.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotel in Cincinnati, Extended Stay America has just what you are looking for.