Cincinnati – This is a baseball town. Having traveled to Cincinnati every fall for the past 19 years it’s easy to lose the sense of how the sports world works in The Queen City. Seeing the Bengals only gives you a small sample of what it’s like there. This is the place where Pete Rose can do no wrong and never did any wrong and don’t you bring it up again. I’m not sure that Johnny Bench deserved Top 4 accolades at the All Star Game but that’s the kind of debate that keeps Cincinnati awake at night. It’s a tenured baseball town and the ballpark reflects this charm on a summer night that I honestly took for granted having only visited once in 2004. The pre-gaming bars are spectacular, the downtown buzzes with energy when The Great American Ballpark is full and this is a venerable baseball town that shouldn’t be overlooked. This will be higher on my list than on many others’ but that’s OK. I dig this place. It has mojo. You should go see it!