Covington, KY
Kentucky
By Summer Brons

Whether you’ll be spending your time in the Bluegrass state itself, or hopping the Ohio River to explore neighboring Cincinnati, you’ll find that the city of Covington offers visitors a wide array of things to do. Kentucky’s fifth most populous city is part of the Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, and enjoys a rich history and a pleasant climate in the South’s upland region. WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your Covington adventure with us!  

Flying into the city is easily accomplished, thanks to the local Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), located just eight miles from the center of Covington. You can book your flight using WhatsCheaper.com’s great low rates on airfare by clicking (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Don’t forget to check us out for your hotel needs, too. Just click (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to browse available Covington accommodations.  

WhatsCheaper.com has some must-see recommendations to get you started on your enjoyment of the city. You simply must tour the Newport Aquarium, aptly referred to as “a million gallons of fun.” This educational and entertaining showcase of thousands of creatures provides a perfect place to spend a long afternoon. Depending on the dates of your stay in Covington, you might be able to enjoy a show at the famous Newport on the Levee. This popular entertainment venue hosts everything from arts festivals and penguin parades, to movies and big-name concerts. Don’t forget to check the calendar of events at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, either, as this is also host to varying types of entertainment.  

If you do decide to cross over the Ohio River and pay Cincinnati a visit, you’ll have the pleasure of crossing over the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. WhatsCheaper.com appreciates the lengthy history of this structure, which allowed the crossing of the first pedestrians back in December of 1866 as it boasted the title of longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet. Today, the bridge is still an impressive structural feat, and is both a U.S. National Historic Landmark and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Needless to say, the Roebling Bridge is not to be missed during your stay in Covington!  

Additional favored Covington attractions include the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower, the Garden of Hope, the Madison Theater, the Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, and WhatsCheaper.com’s favorites: museums! Be sure to tour the Behringer-Crawford Museum of Northern Kentucky History and Heritage, and don’t miss the Railroad Museum, either. Many of Kentucky’s most favored events are hosted in Covington, including the Mainstrasse Oktoberfest, a Mardi Gras celebration, and the Original Goetta Festival. Covington enjoys a strong arts scene, evident through their First Friday gallery hop and Fresh Art celebrations.  

When hunger (or thirst!) strikes, head over to the Mainstrasse Village or Roebling Point districts. Both offer a delicious array of restaurants, cafes and pubs, sure to satisfy any appetite with flavors from around the world in this hub of cultural cuisine. WhatsCheaper.com also knows that these districts are great for shopping, ensuring that Covington really does have a little something for everyone.  

Whether you’re visiting Covington for a business trip or for personal pleasure, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in the state of “unbridled spirit.” With an ideal blend of Southern hospitality and Northern appeal, you’re sure to agree that Covington is a hidden gem when it comes to an affordable vacation destination. Book your travels with WhatsCheaper.com today!

MUST SEE IN Covington, KY LIST:

  • 1. Mainstrasse Village
  • 2. Pioneer Park
  • 3. Northern Kentucky Convention Center
  • 4. Great American Ballpark
  • 5. Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
  • 6. Newport Aquarium
  • 7. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
  • 8. Carroll Chimes Bell Tower
  • 9. Madison Theater
  • 10. Creation Museum

Covington, KY EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Mardi Gras - February
  • 2. Maifest - May
  • 3. Goettafest - June
  • 4. MainStrasse Village Antigue Show - April to October
  • 5. Classic Car Show - August
  • 6. World's Longest Yard Sale - August
  • 7. Mainstrasse Oktoberfest - October
  • 8. Northern Kentucky Wine Festival - October

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Holiday Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront
600 West Third Street, Covington, KY
By D. Gregory Perrin

Covington, Kentucky lies right across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Whether you are in Covington for business or just trying to find a cheaper option than downtown Cincinnati, WhatsCheaper.com recommends the Holiday Inn® Cincinnati-Riverfront. The hotel offers free parking for guests with a car and is the perfect location for sports fans as it is only one half of a mile from the Cincinnati Bengals/Reds stadium. Guests can check into the hotel at 3 p.m. or after upon the date of their arrival into Covington.

The rooms of the hotel come equipped with either one king size or 2 double beds. There are some rooms available that also come with a pull out sofa. If you have additional guests and you would rather not get an additional room, there are rollaway beds available for a nightly fee. The rooms have free Wi-Fi service so guests can search for attractions in the city. There is also a television in each room with cable. Other features of the rooms include a coffee maker, hairdryer, as well as an iron and ironing board.

There are some great amenities at the Holiday Inn® Cincinnati-Riverfront. The hotel has an outdoor pool that is open during the warm months of the year that guests can relax in after a long day. There is also a small fitness center for guests to workout in during their stay. Lastly, the hotel has a great business center with services like printing, copying, faxing and secretarial.

Overall, the Holiday Inn® Cincinnati-Riverfront is just the hotel for you while traveling in the Cincinnati/Covington area. Check-out from the hotel extends all morning until 11 a.m. on the last day of your reservation. Make sure to read your complimentary newspaper that is delivered each morning. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your reservation at this Holiday Inn® by clicking on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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