Experience the unbelievable attractions including Newport on the Levee - a mega-entertainment complex, and the world-renowned Newport Aquarium, where you can see more than 11,000 animals in specially designed underwater tunnels. Take a walk around historic German inspired MainStrasse Village and visit the unique shops and pubs. Reconnect in the unforgettable scenery in quaint Augusta & Maysville along the beautiful, majestic Ohio River.
Stroll along the riverfront and enjoy the memorable vistas of historic homes and eclectic shops. Take a walk back in time along the old cobblestone streets in Washington and follow the footsteps of the first settlers. Relax in the unhurried pace of Carrollton and catch a concert in Point Park as you watch the lazy river roll by with its many barges and riverboats. Visit Vanceburg and enjoy the laid back pace of life.
Photograph the picturesque covered bridges of Flemingsburg and log homes of Williamstown and Falmouth. Enjoy a round of golf in Owenton, or sit back and watch the sunset over the Licking River at the tranquil Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort. Thrill seekers can get their fill of fast-paced NASCAR action at the Kentucky Speedway and for those feeling lucky – a great bet is stopping by Turfway Park to see the graceful thoroughbreds race.
The Newport on the Levee, nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, offers a mega-entertainment complex featuring restaurants, shops, cinemas and nightlife. Next door sits the world-renown Newport Aquarium featuring more than 11,000 dangerous, bizarre and beautiful creatures. Eavesdrop on history as you walk down original flagstone sidewalks on a costumed tour of Washington, a 200-year old village or view over 6 picturesque authentic covered bridges located nearby in Flemingsburg and Blue Licks.
The Northern Kentucky River Region’s dining scene is filled with unexpected treasures. The region has an amazing array of dining destinations, including a growing number of restaurants with daring, talented chefs. The region is peppered with great restaurants in all price ranges, from offering true Southern fried chicken with corn grilled in the husks to mouth-watering dry aged steaks accompanied with exquisite wines. Enjoy dining al fresco overlooking the scenic Ohio River, or dine “in the round” in a revolving restaurant 18 stories high. Everything from antiques to the fashionably chic can be found in shops, galleries or department stores throughout the region.
The excellent highway system connects all the area's malls and outlet centers, making travel simple to each shopping destination. Browse through eclectic shops in quaint MainStrasse Village to one-of- kind treasures in shops just steps from the Ohio River in historic Augusta to revisiting your childhood with a visit to The General Store where candy is still sold in the old oak barrels. The Northern Kentucky River Region offers a world choice in accommodations. From upscale full-service hotels in the heart of the region to quiet bed and breakfasts nestled in quaint, historic towns, the choice is yours.