Cincinnati

Hilly Cincinnati boasts a thriving arts scene, major league sports teams, a world-class zoo and aquarium and a revitalized riverfront with shopping, clubs and restaurants. Located on the Ohio River in southwestern Ohio, Cinci claims more than 4,000 restaurants, and more chili restaurants than any other city in the world. Adrenaline-junkies will want to visit the nearby Kentucky Speedway and Paramount’s Kings Island, home of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.

Taft Museum of Art

Built in 1820 by Martin Baum, a merchant and Cincinnati's first millionaire, the house is a registered National Historic Landmark. The House was the home of Cincinnati's leading citizens for several generations. Among them was arts patron Nicholas Longworth, who hired African-American painter Robert S. Duncanson to paint eight landscape murals considered one of the finest suites of domestic...