Covington, Kentucky is a city that can often be overlooked in the shadow of Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s located directly across the Ohio River and offers a lot of reasons for travelers and locals to Lov the Cov.
1. Great views of Cincinnati
Some of the best views of Cincinnati actually come from the Kentucky side. Two of my favorite spots are at the Overlook at Devou Park and Riverside Drive.
The Covington side of the Ohio River is also a fantastic place to watch the Friday Night Fireworks after a Cincinnati Reds baseball game.
2. Fantastic local cuisine
Enjoy tastings from local restaurants that you will want to return to and learn about the history of specific popular Covington neighborhoods of MainStrasse Village, Madison Avenue, and Riverside with Riverside Food Tours.
After a long day, quench your thirst with craft brews at family owned Braxton Brewery. Enjoy a giant piece of pizza by the slice at Goodfellas, fish and chips at Cock and Bull Public House, a fusion of American and Asian dishes at AmerAsia, fantastic brunch at Hotel Covington, or a taco from Frida to name just a few.
3. Incredible Murals from artists around the world
Learn more about Covington’s multifaceted history depicted through the Roebling Murals located on the flood wall by the Roebling bridge.
I would also encourage you to discover street art created from world renowned artists spread out throughout Covington.
4. Gorgeous Architecture
Covington has beautiful historic homes, gorgeous churches, and even some modern architecture at the Ascent.
Hotel Covington was a former Coppin’s Department store that has been repurposed into a contemporary boutique hotel with nods to it’s former history on display in the lobby.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption offers self guided tours. The structure is gorgeous inside and out!
As you walk the streets in Covington take a moment to take in all of the details of the buildings. There is even a jewelry store that has been in continuous operation since 1857.
5. The Roebling Bridge
Speaking of architecture, we can’t forget to mention the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. At the time of it’s opening in 1867, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. You might notice that it has similar resemblance to the Brooklyn Bridge because it was designed by the same architect but the Roebling was built first. You can walk across the bridge into Cincinnati or and “listen to it sing” as you travel across it in a vehicle.
Next time you travel to Cincinnati, make sure that you don’t overlook Covington. It won’t take long to get a glimpse of why locals and tourists Lov the Cov.