by Bryan Darrow | February 01, 2007

The Newport Aquarium


An “aqua banquet”
at the Newport Aquarium

Just south of Cincinnati, the cities of Newport and Covington, Ky., are booming. One reason is the new pedestrian Purple People Bridge, which links Ohio to Newport’s newly hip Levee neighborhood.

Since its inception in 2001, the Levee has been steadily adding new restaurants, retail, nightlife and attractions such as the Newport Aquarium and a German beer hall, Hofbrauhaus; both cater to large groups.

In Covington, the North-ern Kentucky Convention Center upgraded its 46,200-square-foot exhibition hall last summer, while the 194-room Courtyard Cincinnati Covington Hotel revamped its guest rooms and meeting space.