This summer, party goers from around the world descended upon “The Queen City” to experience the 55th year of The Cincinnati Musical Festival. From Common and The Roots to Jill Scott and Charlie Wilson, melodious tunes were harmoniously belted out by superstars in the Paul Brown Stadium. Keith Sweat crooned hot hits like “Nobody” and “How Deep is Your Love”. Boyz to Men, selling 64 million albums worldwide, serenaded the crowd with the likes of “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You”. The hometown favorite, Bootsy Collins, hosted the “house party” and sang some of his greatest hits including “I’d Rather Be with You”.
Cincinnati, affectionately known as “Cincy”, is a historic city that has long been known for its spectacular musical events such as the Cincinnati Music Festival, Bunbury Music Festival, Midpoint Music Festival, and MusicNow Festival. Other wildly popular festivals, cultural affairs, and of course, sports events include the Ohio Renaissance Festival, BLINK Cincinnati, Cincy Fringe Festival, and Cincitalia as well as Cyclones hockey, Reds baseball, Bengals football teams. When only the best will do in your travels to Cincy, fashion this exclusive vacay, to include premium venues, that you and your friends and fam are sure to enjoy.
Traveling in Style | Hop on a chartered plane or a private jet and fly directly into Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport. For the cost of flying commercial, passengers can enjoy the VIP treatment of jet travel with Ultimate Air Shuttle. ( httpss://ultimateairshuttle.com/) Service is exclusively offered from Cleveland, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Charlotte to Cincinnati. However, most commercial flights come into the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Upon landing, ensure that a luxury automobile from a private car service is waiting to chauffeur you around the city. Executive Transportation offers the luxury Cadillac Sedan XDS, Suburban LTZ, and sleek, black, wi-fi enabled Motor Coach, among its fleet of limousine service vehicles. ( https://www.executivetransportation.org/)
Luxury Accommodations | When selecting your chic, elegant hotel, you’ll find that you have several from which to choose. One is the Westin Cincinnati. In the heart of downtown, this well-appointed hotel, overlooking Fountain Square is in walking distance of chic restaurants, fascinating museums, and exciting sports venues. Their Ingredients bistro features breakfast and lunch menu items that are sure to tempt the palate. Consider booking the superb Riverfront Suite and splendid Fountain Square Suite They are the finest accommodations in the hotel. So exclusive, guests can only reserve them through the marketing and sales department. Additionally, The Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza, The Cincinnatian Hotel, Hyatt Regency, and 21C Museum Hotel are the finest hotels in the city.
VIP Stadium Suites | Have exclusive access to so much with the private club level suites. For $9,000, 2018 Cincinnati Music Festival partygoers received 20 tickets for the concerts on both Friday and Saturday. The air-conditioned suites feature stadium-type seating, private restrooms, mini fridges, and more. Additionally, cuisine and beverage packages are available. To reserve your suite for the 2019 festival or another Paul Brown Stadium event such as a Bengals football game, call 513.455.4830 or go online. httpss://www.bengals.com/tickets/suitescontactform
Remarkable Restaurants | Bask in the ambiance of the extraordinary basement dining eatery called Sotto. Featuring rustic Italian cuisine, delectable menu items include goat cheese and hazelnut honey bruschetta, short rib cappellacci, and the heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth ricotta doughnuts. (https://www.sottocincinnati.com/) During your stay, some of the best restaurants to visit include Jeff Ruby’s Precinct, The Capital Grille, Eddie Merlot’s, and Restaurant L. At Restaurant L, chef and owner Jean-Robert de Cavel offers imaginative and creative French dishes in his elegant, fine dining establishment. He astounds his guests with a six-course Menu Gourmand which features exceptional wine pairings and Petrossian caviar selections. ( httpss://www.lcincinnati.com/)
Brunch with a Celebrity Chef | Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey restaurant, owned by PJ Neumann, is must-visit for breakfast or lunch while visiting Cincy. If you’re lucky, you’ll be greeted by internationally renowned, celebrity Chef Christian Gill of The Food Network fame. His mouth-watering biscuits with whipped honey butter are absolutely divine. Other incomparable menu items include Fool’s Gold, Oregon Trail, and Aunt Sally’s shrimp and grits. For those having a sweet tooth, the Red Rambler, Cascades, and South Sister are sure to delight. (httpss://www.boomtownbiscuitsandwhiskey.com/)
The Finest of Wines | If you’re a wine aficionado, four restaurants that have received the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence will be appealing to you. They are The Precinct, Boca, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, and Bauer Farm Kitchen. Featuring more than 650 red wines, old world whites, and new world whites are, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse offers blends from France, Italy, and Spain as well as domestically. The Precinct counts wines from Australia, Argentina, and Greece among its list of fine wines. At Boca restaurant, delight in sparkling, white, rose, and red wine by the glass, half bottles, and full bottles. Join them in falling in love with grower champagne, Chenin Blanc, and Syrah. Bauer Farm Kitchen, a modern-day, farm-to-table, German and European restaurant, offers German, French and Italian varietals.
Unwind at The Spa | Reinvigorate. Refresh. Revive. The 21C Museum Hotel offers the total package. It’s a museum with striking contemporary art. It’s a boutique hotel with remarkable guest rooms and suites. It boasts an award-winning restaurant called Metropole. And… it features numerous relaxing spa services such as the river stone massage, deep tissue Thai massage, Mommas-to-Be massage, couples’ spa suite, body mask wraps, red carpet glow facials, various peels, and the ultimate stress reliever men’s treatment. Ask about the Yoga with art series. ( httpss://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/cincinnati/)
Just for Fun | If you just want to let your hair down, go on tours, and take in a little culture, there’s much to do. Places to visit include the historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood, Findlay Market, Smale Riverfront Park, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Taft Museum of Art, and Fountain Square. The Conscious Kitchen restaurant featuring tasty, healthy, fresh, organic foods is a great modern place to visit. As for shopping, Kenwood Towne Center Mall and personal shopper services at Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany’s are ideal. These high-end stores will have your perfect ensembles and accessories for Cincy’s concerts, festivals, and exclusive events.
5 Websites to Use to Help Plan Your Luxury Trip
- The Cincinnati Region – httpss://cincinnatiusa.com/
- Cincinnati USA – cincyusa.com
- The Cincy Weekend – CincyWeekend.com
- Downtown Cincinnati – DowntownCincinnati.com
- Cincinnati Arts – CincinnatiArts.org
10 Popular Festivals and Special Events in Cincinnati
- Cincinnati Music Festival – CincyMusicFestival.com
- Bunbury Music Festival – BunburyMusicFestival.com
- Cincy Blues Fest – CincyBluesFest.org+
- Midpoint Music Festival – mpmf.com
- MusicNOW Festival – MusicNOWfestival.org
- Ohio Renaissance Festival – renfestival.com
- BLINK Cincinnati – blinkcincinnati.com
- Cincy Fringe Festival – CincyFringe.com
- Cincitalia Festival – cincitalia.org
- Cincinnati Comic Expo – CincinnatiComicExp.com