CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The website for travel book publisher Lonely Planet has picked Cincinnati as the number three destination in a list of ten places in U.S. territory to visit in 2012.
How did Cincinnati beat out New York City and the Grand Canyon? The annual list isn't intended to contain the top tourist spots of all time; instead they look for "what’s new, interesting, and in some cases likely to be overlooked by travelers both domestic and international".
They say Cincinnati is a pretty city that gets bypassed because it's not on a main cross-country interstate (like I-70). The places they mention are all in or near Downtown and the riverfront: the walkways along the river on the Kentucky side, the Suspension Bridge, Mt.