meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB

50 East RiverCenter Blvd. Suite 200 41011

Why Choose Our Destination?

Welcome to Northern Kentucky, or NKY as we like to call ourselves. We are the best of the South, on the edge of the North and invite you to check out our version of unbeatable value & jaw-dropping experiences. When it comes to conventions, meetings or events in NKY, planners and attendees enjoy unrivaled hospitality, personalized support and an array of engaging attractions to generate both share-worthy selfies & wow-worthy results. We invite you to meetNKY and see why more than 98% of our meeting planners say they'll return to this gem on the Ohio River in the heart of Cincinnati USA.

Need dates

  • 07/16/202412/31/2024

Getting Here

NKY is EASY to get to! NKY is centrally located and part of the Cincinnati Region. Our location is within a day's drive or 2 hour flight from 60% of the US population. Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74 link NKY to the continental U.S. and Interstates 75 and 71 are the major arteries running into, out of and through downtown Cincinnati. No regional driving experience is complete without a glimpse of "The Cut in the Hill" on northbound I-75 where the Kentucky hills part to reveal Cincinnati's majestic skyline. The Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) offers easy access to a number of destinations including service to over 54 non-stop cities. CVG also has direct International flights to London, Paris and Toronto.

Distance from airport

  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

    12 mi. from city center


Local Attractions

Northern Kentucky Convention Center

Convention center
0 mi. away
This 204,000-total square foot multi-purpose facility has 110,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibition, and social function space. The center is designed to make it as convenient and efficient as possible for meeting, conference, and exhibition planners, and is directly connected to the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter.
One West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY, US 41011

New Riff Distilling

Nightlife
1 mi. away
New Riff Distilling, open in 2014, is the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. Book a craft beer and Bourbon tasting—where uber-modern meeting spaces blend seamlessly within the craft process, making it the perfect spot for unique photo-ops and an unforgettable after-hours event.
24 Distillery Way
Newport, KY, US 41073

Ark Encounter

Park
30 mi. away
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old.
1 Ark Encounter Drive
Williamstown, KY, US 41097

Newport Aquarium

Museum
1 mi. away
The 100,000 square foot Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water including the enormously popular "Sweet Pea" and "Scooter," the stars of the first shark ray breeding program in the world. This state-of-the-art facility was named the No.1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers' Choice Travel Awards from 10Best.com. Encounter thrilling adventures like the first-in-the-world Shark Bridge, where you can cross inches above a tank full of sharks on a rope bridge. Plus, experience the brand-New Hatchling Harbor.
One Aquarium Way
Newport on the Levee
Newport, KY, US 41071

BB Riverboats

Recreation
1 mi. away
Family-owned and operated BB Riverboats has been a staple of the beautiful Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky riverfront for more than 30 years. Learn about the history of the Ohio River, dance under the stars or enjoy a sightseeing, lunch or dinner or other specialty cruise aboard an authentic paddle wheel riverboat. Public cruises and private charters available.
101 Riverboat Row
Newport, KY, US 41071

Cincinnati Reds

Recreation
1 mi. away
Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River, Great American Ball Park (GABP) is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise. Praised for innovative features, breathtaking views and affordable seating options, GABP also celebrates the team's rich history with the Reds Hall of Fame and award-wining Team Shop!
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH, US 45202

Braxton Brewery

Nightlife
1 mi. away
A great venue in downtown Covington that is a strong example of the craft brewing renaissance happening in NKY/Cincy USA. Braxton Brewery is a multi-level hang out with a beautiful roof top patio.
27 West 7th Street
Covington, KY, US 41011

MegaCorp Pavilion

Theater
1 mi. away
MegaCorp Pavilion is the third indoor/outdoor concert venue in America and features state-of-the-art lighting, acoustical systems, and an innovative reversible, movable stage. Whether indoor or out, the venue offers unparalleled viewable intimacy. Acoustically, it's designed to capture and translate the truest experience possible. Structurally, it's divided into three independent concert spaces: indoor music hall, indoor club, and an outdoor amphitheater.
101 W 4th Street
Newport, KY, US 41071

Convention Centers

  • Northern Kentucky Convention Center

    Introducing The Learning Center powered by CTI which opened in April of 2018. 400 seat auditorium with state of the art technology.

    • Exhibit Space46,200 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space137,674 sq. ft.
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center840