Braxton Brewing Company

Weekend in Cincy

While Cincinnati may not be the first place you think of for a weekend getaway, you may be surprised to learn that the city is home to several craft breweries, a prosperous downtown public market, and a riverfront baseball stadium. Overall tourism plays a minor role in the combined economies of Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, and eastern Indiana, but it is a growing industry and is ideal for an impactful trip.

In recent years, tourism has had a positive impact on the regional economy with 24.1 million visitors in 2013, spending $4.4 billion, and supporting roughly 70,000 jobs, many part of small businesses, like our favorite, craft breweries. Through the concerted efforts of the partnership between Cincinnati USA and meetNKY, the industry continues to grow and will begin to play a more important role in the regional economies.

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