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 hyphens...do 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:
- America's 25th worst city to live in, according to 24/7 Wall St
- America's eighth best city for jobs, according to Glassdoor
- America's top "city that's hipper than you think," according to Jetsetter.com
- America's 13th most fun city, according to WalletHub
- America's 11th most mosquito-infected city, according to Terminx
- Worst traffic bottlenecks in America -- Cincinnati is home to three of these, ranked by the American Transportation Research Institute
In 2016, Cincinnati landed on lists of: