Cincinnati is in the southwestern most region of Ohio, near the border of Kentucky and not far from the Indiana state line. With a population of over 315,000, Cincinnati is a fairly large city with a great deal to offer from several museums, ballet and opera companies and symphonies, to sports events, posh shopping, amusement parks and numerous historic sites.
Fountain Square, a landmark fountain surrounded by a plaza, is at the heart of downtown Cincinnati, and essentially divides the east and west sides of the city. The neighborhoods of Cincinnati offer unique dining and recreational activities, farmer's markets, and shopping as well as a trendy nightlife. Venture just east of the city, and stumble into quiet state parks--a nice respite from the city. Just west of Cincinnati, is East Fork State Park, one of the state's largest parks covering over 8,000 acres of land.
Worth mentioning is the Cincinnati Zoo, considered by some to be one of the best in the country, and even more popular, is Paramount's Kings Island, an amusement park aimed at high adventures on a fast track. There are also water parks in the area, and other amusements for the young set. Cincinnati is the home of Bengals pro football, and Reds baseball both of who have riverfront stadiums.
I-75 runs north/south through Cincinnati from Dayton and Toledo and U.S. 50 is a major road running east/west. Cincinnati is located approximately 110 miles southwest of Columbus.