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Oct 28, 2012 - Somewhere Over-the-Rhine we go

Located on the north bank of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border, near Indiana, Cincinnati is commonly referred to as 'Paris of America,' mainly due to significant architectural projects, like the Music Hall, the Cincinnatian Hotel, and the Shillito Department Store.

Book your trip to this town rich historic architecture with Bus Charters Cincinnati and you’ll be visiting Over-the-Rhine, a neighbourhood that boasts among the world's largest collection of Italianate architecture.

The neighborhood's name Over-the-Rhine came about as a nickname as its builders and the neighborhood’s early residents were German immigrants who walked to work across bridges over the Miami and Erie Canal, which they nicknamed "the Rhine" to get to the newly settled area north of the canal. Thus it became "Over the Rhine.

The neighbourhood is believed to be the United State’s largest, most intact urban historic district and because of its size, is home to several distinct districts bisected by Liberty Street. The Northern Liberties and Over-the-Rhine Brewery District are north of Liberty Street while the Gateway Quarter and Pendleton, Cincinnati make up South of Liberty.

If you’re looking for elegant dining, locals recommend a visit Symphony Hotel or Jean Robert’s Lavomatic for upscale, rustic French fare. If you’re looking for cheap eats, then try Tucker's, a local home-style diner or Lucy Blue’s pizza-by-the-slice.

For delectable teas and coffees with sandwiches and salads made from local-bought produce head over to Iris Café or, if you’re in a hurry the best place to grab a slice of foccacia or a delectable pastry is Shadeau Bakery.

After hours at Over-the-Rhine doesn’t disappoint either. Get Bus Charters Cincinnati to drop you off at Below Zero Lounge if you’re looking for live music, an unmatched selection of different vodkas and Cincinnati’s first video jukebox. Other neighborhood favorites worth visiting are the Courtyard Café, Mr. Pitiful’s Grammer’s.

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