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Carew Tower Observation Deck
Carew Tower Observation Deck

Carew Tower Observation Deck

A $4 admission fee is a small price to pay for the 360-degree river and city views from atop Cincinnati's second-tallest building, and art deco gem and National Historic Landmark. Gander down into the hustle-and-bustle of city life or out into the lush countryside of Northern Kentucky.

Incline Public House
Incline Public House

Incline Public House

Feast your eyes and your stomach on this grub-with-a-view destination. Aptly named for its historic dwellings near the posthumous Price Hill Incline, this hilltop hideaway delivers sweeping scenes of downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River. When the weather cooperates, up to 60 guests can dine and imbibe alfresco on the 1,400-square-foot deck.

Devou Park
Devou Park

Devou Park

Find your way to the top of the grassy knolls at this beloved Northern Kentucky park and enjoy wide-angle views of the Cincinnati skyline, the Ohio River and even parts of Covington, Ky. Clusters of picnic tables and park benches make this an ideal locale for picnics and photo ops. Don't forget the frisbee!

Purple People Bridge
Purple People Bridge

Newport Southbank Bridge

Connecting the south banks of downtown Cincinnati with the northern shores of Newport, Ky., this pedestrian-only bridge known to locals as the Purple People Bridge (home to joggers, dog-walkers, bikers and even Segways) is prime viewing for one of the region's most curious architectural features - the Serpentine Wall - plus the condo-stacked hillside of Mt. Adams and the river traffic underneath your feet.

Overlook at Eden Park
Overlook at Eden Park

Twin Lakes at Eden Park

Here, it's all about the water view. Pick a shaded park bench and behold the mighty Ohio River. Scan to the left to see the river's famous "bend". Shift your gaze to the right to find the iconic yellow arches of the Big Mac Bridge (formally named the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge). Those grid-like clusters of homes straight ahead? That's Bellevue and Dayton, Ky.