Bellevue Hill Park
Tucked into a dense neighborhood near the University of Cincinnati, Bellevue Hill Park offers a magnificent view of the entire downtown Cincinnati basin. Plus, admire the historic architectural concrete cupolas that remain from a bygone era when this served as a depot for the Cincinnati Incline.
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, Kentucky. Clusters of picnic tables and park benches make Devou Park an ideal locale for picnics and photo ops. Don't forget the frisbee!
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. If you find yourself waiting for a table, enjoy the view from Olden View Park just next door.
Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee's Bridgeview Box Park offers panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline and riverfront area. The open-air shipping container park fronting the Ohio River features eight dining and retail spaces, along with a collection of communal seating options and outdoor games. Bridgeview Box Park offers stunning views of the Cincinnati skyline and is currently home to Blackmarket Saloon, The Buzz, Crepe Guys, Kon Tiki and West Sixth Brewing.
Riverside Drive in Covington
This tree-lined street in Covington's Historic Licking Riverside neighborhood is beautiful in its own right. When paired with the majestic, panoramic view of the Cincinnati skyline, Ohio River and the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge, it is like no other view in the Cincinnati region. While you're there, take in some local history with the Riverside Drive Statue Tour and admire the mansions built in every evolutionary style of American architecture from 1815 to 1920.
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" or 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, Kentucky.