"ZINZINNATI!" Top 5 Page for this destination Cincinnati by BeatChick

Cincinnati Travel Guide: 629 reviews and 1,464 photos

Welcome to Beatchick's Zinzinnati Pages!

Hi! I've been updating my tips with new photos from my digital Olympus C-5500 Sports Zoom. Hopefully, these new photos will be MUCH better than the last ones.

Inside my Cincinnati tips you'll find a plethora of cool, interesting things to do, see and eat. I hope to act as ambassador for my adopted hometown and to give you a wonderful overview of the city. You'll find some info on the Oktoberfest & Blues fest and a bit about the different "Tastes of..." sprinkled throughout the city.

Ciao, and to you all Cincinnatians out there - I'M READY FOR AUTUMN NOW!! Soon I'll be rolling out some lovely new Fall photos to highlight the glory of this fair city! :D


The Best Cincinnati Websites:
Cincinnati.com
Cincinnati-Atlas.com
CincyUpdate.com
Cybercaptive.com

PLEASE CHECK OUT STEPHEN-KAREN CONN'S wonderful, excellent Cincinnati pages - I deem them to be the best! You'll also want to check out their Sharonville pages which showcase their hometown to its best advantage! Really, you should check out ALL their pages. It seems they've been EVERYWHERE - travelers in the truest sense. And they are some the nicest, most genuine people!

FAMOUS CINCINNATIANS:

Bootsy Collins (grandmaster of FUNK, Baby!)
Doris Day (famous 1950s & 60s singer/movie actress; she got her start on WLW's radio station as a singer)
Carmen Electra (AKA Tara Leigh Patrick, she made her start as a dancer in Prince's entourage - he gave her the moniker - she's died off in the opening scene to Scary Movie and is most famously been married to Dennis Rodman & now to ex-Jane's Addiction & ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist/current mentor on "Rock Star:INXS" Dave Navarro. Carmen/Tara's mother lived next door to one of my old bosses & he had the chance to meet her.
The Isley Bros. - Rudolph, Ronald & Ernie (they were one of the BEST songwriting teams in the history of R&B which may explain why James Brown, Godfather of Soul, has recorded a few albums in our town - they were elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992)
Barry Larkin (famous Cincinnati Reds shortstop, he was named the National League's MVP - Most Valuable Player - in 1995 for his .319 batting avg)
Charles Manson (yes, THE Charles Manson, head of the Manson Family - he actually grew up in Ashland, KY & went to school with my mother-in-law; she claims he was a weird kid back then, too, and said she & a group of others used to taunt him on their way home from school. I've often wondered if she helped drive him crazy - YIKES!)
Roy Rogers (the singing cowboy!)
Steven Spielberg (UBER-famous director)
Jerry Springer (my friend's husband, Jay Gilbert, is not only one of the BEST & FUNNIEST DJs for WEBN, he also provides comedy material for Springer on Air America. Some of you may not know, but Jerry Springer was once mayor of Cincinnati; he made his big splash in the news over his dealings with a Columbus prostitute to whom he had apparently written a bad check - that check bounced & the rest is history!) (thanks to my friend for the corrections!)
Roger Staubach (famous football player)
William Howard Taft (president of the U.S. March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913)
Ted Turner (owner/founder of TNT, CNN, WTBS; married to Jane Fonda)

FAMOUS CINCINNATIANS:

George Clooney was born in Lexington, KY, a mere 1.5 hour drive south on I-75 but he did grow up here. His father, Nick Clooney, was a famous newscaster in Cincy & his aunt, Rosemary Clooney, the famous singer, got her start at Cincy's historic WLW radio station. Did you know he also tried out for our Cincinnati Reds baseball team? Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut. Or maybe it WAS fortunate, as he is a huge star now!
Peter Frampton isn't originally from Cincinnati (he was born in Kent, England) but he makes his home in the tr?s ritzy Indian Hill suburbs where he keeps a recording studio.
Nick Lachey (born in Harlan, KY, but grew up in Cincy, Nick is famous for his stint in boy band, 98 Degrees; he's also married to (& divorcing) Jessica Simpson - he's an alumnus of Cincinnati's famous SCPA - School for Creative & Performing Arts; he is best friends with my friend, Susan Kunkel's, 2 kids, with whom he went to high school)
Sarah Jessica Parker (although born in Nelsonville, OH, Sarah is another alumnus of SCPA - she's most famous for her role as the Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & the City)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting pockets of coolness throughout the city!
  • Cons:Traffic!
  • In a nutshell:Where I work. :)
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Thanks for your comprehensive page!~

  • Dymphna1's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Do they have their own beer at Rock Bottom Brewery or just a bunch from other places?

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2009 at 6:20 AM

    What a kick here! Outstanding stuff everywhere. Lucky Cincin & Paris - share the green and share you, too! Ciao bella, Carol

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    TERRIFIC page! No wonder you were a winner of the Home Town Page Contest. Love the Music Hall, Parks, Main Strasse Village made for me. Enchanted w/ carillons. Freedom Mus. is very good news.

  • terible22's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2008 at 7:42 AM

    Wow, Looks like alot of fun!!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:35 PM

    I did not know P&G was in Cincinnati...an aunt of mine lives there near King's Amusement Park. Visited 3x and always had fun with my cousins! Zinzinnati!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 5:27 AM

    33 fine Things to Do tips! Interesting to learn that C. & Paris top the world cities of most green space. (Paris didn't surprise me, actually.) And that C. has also converted a train station to a museum. And that movies set in NYC are often filmed in C.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Was not Ted Turner an active Jaycee member in his younger days ? SO much useful info to read and absorb ;-)

  • chennaismartguy's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 6:14 AM

    Congrats! Hometown Hero!

  • Marisola's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    Felicitations! I love the part about the famous people from Cincinnati!

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