MANHATTAN HARBOUR YACHT CLUB
Minutes from your front door, the marina is tucked within a protected inlet along the Kentucky shore. The Manhattan Harbour Yacht Club is the place to be on summer weekends—offering dining at The Harbour Grille, drinks at The Bar at Manhattan Harbour, and nightly live entertainment. For boating enthusiasts, the marina offers 460 in-water slips, and dry storage with valet service.
From five-star dining to neighborhood pubs, the ambiance you want and menus that appeal to every palate are minutes away. Drop by Hometown Heroes Sports Cafe in Dayton for wings, or grab a window seat at The Elusive Cow in Bellevue to enjoy dishes prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Nearby Newport is home to some of the region's best restaurants and breweries, including newcomers such as Baker's Table (named a best new restaurant in America by USA Today) and longtime local favorites such as Pomilios, which has serving great Italian food since 1933. Downtown Cincinnati's full array of dining is about four minutes away, offering cuisines crafted by some of the best chefs in the country.
Within a four-mile radius, you'll find an unending array of entertainment—from live music and professional sports to theater, dance, jazz, comedy, festivals, and more. Step up to the karaoke mic at Tony's Ole Saloon in Dayton, or dance to your favorite local band at The B-List in Bellevue. Catch a movie at AMC Newport on the Levee, or a show at Thompson House, an historic landmark mansion turned live music venue. MegaCorp Pavilion offers year-round concerts and sports events along the river bank. You're also minutes from Cincinnati's premier professional sports venues, Great American Ballpark, Heritage Bank Center, and Paycor Stadium. A lively downtown arts scene includes world-class museums, the Arnoff Center for the Arts, the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, local playhouse theater, and award-winning dance troupes, Downtown also offers some of the region's hottest nightclubs, sports bars, rooftop terraces, and craft breweries.
Riverfront Commons is an 11.5-mile uninterrupted walking, running, and biking trail that links Northern Kentucky’s six river cities. Planned to extend 20-miles, the multi-use path will eventually stretch from from Devou Park to Pendery Park along the south bank of the Ohio River. The largest completed section of the Riverfront Commons trail is in Dayton, running along the top of the Levee from O’Fallon Avenue at the Bellevue border to KY-8 near the Manhattan Harbour Yacht Club. Dayton is home to six city parks, offering walking and hiking trails, play equipment, and sports fields. Monument Park is located in the center Dayton in the city's town square. This green space and brick plaza is home to the memorials honoring military veterans from all American wars and conflicts.
Once the end of the line for the Northern Kentucky streetcar system, historic Dayton is a picturesque community where homes dating from the 1800s—some with nostalgic widows' walks—sit comfortably alongside contemporary riverfront luxury villas and condominiums. In the early 1900s, Dayton was the home of the Manhattan Bathing Beach, one of the largest inland beaches in the country. Today, restaurants and catering businesses, entertainment and event centers, recording studios, retail outlets, and professional offices, including financial and medical services, are found along Sixth Avenue in the city’s Central Business District. A number of industries operate in the city’s industrial park, and three marinas are located in the city. Dayton Independent Schools has earned the Kentucky Department of Education’s highest rating: Distinguished School District.
Bellevue—translated from French as “beautiful view”—is aptly named. This historic community on the banks of the Ohio River offers spectacular views of Mount Adams and the Cincinnati skyline. Bellevue is known for its historic buildings and neighborhoods, including the Fairfield Avenue Historic District and Taylor’s Daughters Historic District. Throughout the city's history and to this day, Fairfield Avenue has served as the center of town commerce. Here, you’ll find an eclectic array of shops, salons, services, and locally owned restaurants and taverns. Bellevue is a destination for “foodies” from around the region, who drop in for organic dishes made fresh in-house at The Elusive Cow, Italian favorites at Fessler’s Legendary Pizza and Hoagies, classic French and European fare at Bellevue Bistro, and other one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Each year, people can sample house specialties from all the famed Fairfield Avenue restaurants at the city’s Fall Fest & Taste of Bellevue, featuring food, drink, shopping, and live music.
Newport is the oldest city in Northern Kentucky, founded in 1795. This riverfront community provides a striking view of the Cincinnati skyline and is home to premier attractions, including the Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, and the World Peace Bell. Newport is the largest city in Campbell County, and a center of political, commercial and industrial activity. Residents here enjoy a unique fusion of contemporary development and historic allure. There are six National Register historic districts in Newport that feature landmark homes and revitalized business districts with eclectic shopping, dining, and entertainment.
There is always something to do in Newport! In addition to top regional attractions, the city hosts an array of festivals, including Greater Cincinnati Chilifest, Taste of Newport, Newport Italianfest, Gleir’s Goettafest, Great Inland Seafood Festival, Riverfest, and Oktoberfest. There is no shortage of shopping, dining and entertainment in Newport. Department stores, outlets, specialty shops, locally made arts & crafts, antiques–you find it all and more in Newport.