This is an often overlooked gem in downtown Cincinnati.  Located between 4th and 5th Streets, the tower offers a parking garage that is accessible from Race Street.  There is a shopping mall and a beautiful hotel in Carew Tower as well.  Don't miss the opportunity to go downstairs into the lower level to view the architectural details of this gorgeous building.  Have lunch at the Hilton hotel to see the historical beauty of this building. 

Take the elevator all the way up to the top floor of the Carew Tower building and you won't quite be to the viewing area!  You will take an additional elevator the last 4 flights (it's small and original to the building, but a sight to see itself!).  Then, you will need to walk a flight of steps (not difficult at all, but also not handicap accessible just yet) to get to the viewing area.  From the rooftop, you can see the entire downtown area, northern Kentucky and all of the seven hills that make up the historical neighborhoods in Cincinnati.  This is honestly the best view of the city.  You can see Mount Adams to the northeast, the Cincinnati Museum Center to the northwest (the old train station looks like an old-fashioned radio) and all of downtown.  Ask the attendant to point things out for you.  The cost is only $1 for kids and $2 for adults!  Where esle are you going to find a deal like that?  It's Cincinnati at its best.