Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Cincinnati.

See what 21st-century changes have come to this former boomtown of the Rust Belt.

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Visit Cincinnati.

Deplane at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and get ready to explore Cincinnati, the Paris of America on the bank of the Ohio River. From the rapidly revitalizing Over-the-Rhine neighborhood filled with breweries and music venues to nearby daytrip options like Newport and Covington, there’s always something to do in the Cincinnati region.

Downtown Cincinnati is more than just a gorgeous skyline—it's also home to many museums and historic landmarks, including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Perched on the north bank of the Ohio River, the Freedom Center covers three centuries of history and details the story of slavery in America during and after the Civil War era. Through its exhibits and programming, the Freedom Center offers an inspiring experience for children and adults alike. Nearby is the Cincinnati Music Hall, which houses several performing arts groups and is rumored to be haunted thanks to having been built over a cemetery. Haunted or not, visitors will love the Cincinnati Music Hall for its beautiful architecture and wide range of programming.

Foodies can get their fix while in Cincy, too. North of downtown Cincinnati in the Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood is Findlay Market—a vibrant mix of food stalls and flea market vendors. Something for travelers of every age to enjoy, the Findlay Market offers a diverse selection of fresh foods, dining, entertainment, handmade goods, a biergarten, and much more. Cincinnati also boasts a lively nightlife scene if you want to keep having fun after the sun goes down.

If you want to spend some of your visit outside, check out the Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory, the city’s horticultural gem that’s home to more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world. The conservatory features themed houses that include a desert and a tropical rainforest, complete with waterfalls. You can also enjoy the beautiful Ohio River at Smale Riverfront Park—a 45-acre park with interactive green space and terraces perfect for an afternoon picnic.

The Queen City is calling you. Answer her by booking a flight to Cincinnati with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport often, making your Cincy adventure even easier to begin. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight.

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Things to do in Cincinnati.
Must-see museums
  • American Sign Museum
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Outdoor activities
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Krohn Conservatory
  • Smale Riverfront Park
Landmarks you’ll love
  • Carew Tower
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal

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Details about Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Airport code:CVG



Concourse A

Gates 3, 5

Airport-provided WiFi


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*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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