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Cincinnati makes top 10 on two different 'places to visit in 2018' listicles

New York Times, Lonely Planet nod to Cincy
Cincinnati makes top 10 on two different 'places to visit in 2018' listicles
Posted at 8:28 AM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 08:28:24-05

CINCINNATI -- The New York Times and Lonely Planet now know what we've known all along -- Cincinnati is pretty rad.

The New York Times listed Cincinnati at No. 8 on its list of "52 places to visit in 2018." 

The listicle describes Over-the-Rhine (but omits your homework, guys!) as a "gentrifying district" enlivened by three new theaters: Music Hall, the Ensemble Theater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Naturally, microbreweries also get a nod.

Lonely Planet listed Cincinnati at No. 5 on its list of ten "Best U.S. destinations to visit in 2018."

Lonely Planet's writeup also focuses on Over-the-Rhine (but they remembered hyphens -- bravo!). The article mentions Music Hall, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and the city's rich brewing history.

"The new Brewing Heritage Trail tells the beer story: how Cincy was a leading producer through the late 1800s, its citizens guzzling 2.5 times the national average," the article says.

Cincinnati typically lands on several "best/worst places" list each year.

In 2017, Cincinnati was called:

In 2016, Cincinnati landed on lists of:

  • America's most sinful cities, No. 3, by WalletHub
  • America's trendiest cities, No. 7, by