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Carew Tower Observation Deck
A $6 admission fee is a small price to pay for the 360-degree river and city views you'll enjoy from atop Cincinnati's second-tallest building, and art deco gem and National Historic Landmark. From the Carew Tower Observation Deck, you can gander down into the hustle-and-bustle of city life or out into the lush countryside of Northern Kentucky.
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, Incline Public House's 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.
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 Devou Park an ideal locale for picnics and photo ops. Don't forget the frisbee!
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.
Twin Lakes at Eden Park
At Eden Park's Twin Lakes, 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.