Covington and Newport Kentucky
Al fresco dining with water views at Newport on the Levee entertainment complex
A riverboat cruise on the Ohio River with the Covington skyline beyond
Father and son encounter marine life at the Newport Aquarium
A charming evening scene on Covington’s Main Street
Sampling locally crafted bourbon at New Riff Distilling
A romantic moment overlooking the Ohio River
Sunset over the Ark Encounter attraction
The festive beer garden at Hofbrauhaus Newport
Fun with friends at Covington’s Mainstrasse Village
Trying out the local craft cocktail scene
- Major Airports:
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG)
Located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky offers easy access to the bigger city with less traffic and expense.
Food and Drink Favorites
Traditional Southern cuisine mingles with the culinary influence of 19th- and 20th-century German and Mediterranean settlers. The region’s specialty is goetta (pronounced get-tuh), a German breakfast sausage of ground meat, steel-cut oats and spices. Check out the popular Goettafest, hosted by Glier’s Goetta, to fully immerse yourself in the unique flavor of this dish. Save room for a bowl of Cincinnati-style chili, though. This Mediterranean-spiced meat sauce is another local favorite served in area chili parlors. Try it Coney style (on a hot dog) or “ways” – spaghetti topped with chili and other optional toppings in specific combinations, or ways.
Learn about the distilling process and sample authentic Kentucky bourbon whiskey on the B-Line, a culinary experience centered around five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries (New Riff Distilling, Boone County Distilling Co., The Old Pogue Distillery, Second Sight Distilling and Neeley Family Distillery), eight bourbon-centric bars and six unique restaurants, cultivating fresh, bourbon-inspired flavors.
Fun on the Riverfront
The Ohio River is a center for entertainment both day and night. Head to Newport on the Levee, an entertainment complex that has both kid-friendly attractions (check out the Newport Aquarium), as well as nightlife, shopping and restaurants. Stroll across the river on the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge to explore Cincinna