Monday, May 9, 2011
Last week I took a quick tour of Cincinnati, Ohio, to see if it might be a good spot for a future conference. The CVB fit a lot into a 24 hour period! The tour started 49 stories up in the Carew Tower with a bird's eye view of the city followed by lunch at the Contemporary Arts Center. I absolutely love the giant mural of Patti Smith painted by Shepard Fairey. From there it was a whirlwind. I sampled Graeter's ice cream (hello raspberry chocolate chip, where have you been all my life?!), toured the city on a trolley, met the Mayor at Skyline Chili (random), stopped by Reds stadium, saw my first Cirque de Soliel show (incredible), and visited a Cleopatra exhibit at the Museum Center. Overall, I really like Cincinnati and am thoroughly impressed with the level of arts and culture available. I wish I could go on 24-hour tours of all major cities in the U.S. What fun!