Locals know the Queen City is home to many gems, but now, others across the country are getting a peek at what makes Cincinnati a powerhouse.
“10 Best,” USA Today‘s travel information hub that frequently relies on reader input, has included six Cincinnati spots among its nominees for the best riverwalk, public square, recreational trail, pop culture museum, children’s museum and history museum. Readers can vote in each category once per day until various dates in February.
Best Riverwalk Nominee: Smale Riverfront Park
Smale Riverfront Park connects downtown from Paul Brown Stadium to Great American Ball Park with 45 acres of greenway. Operated by the Cincinnati Park Board, the park opened in 2012 and features public art, interactive fountains, playgrounds and a giant swing set that gives a hell of a view of the Ohio River. It’s competing against 19 other riverwalks, including Waterfront Park in Louisville, the San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, River Street in Savannah and the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, to be one of the 10 best in the country.
“Cities across the United States have transformed their riverfront areas into multi-use spaces for recreational purposes, cultural activities, dining and nightlife,” USA Today says on its voting site. “At Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, visitors can watch the river traffic float by, cycle…