Cincinnati Lights: 120 Seconds in My Beloved Hometown

Jessica Peterson

Night view of Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati is one of the most underrated destinations in the U.S. It doesn’t make travel mag best-of lists. It doesn’t get featured in films. It doesn’t have mainstream celebrity chefs. And that is exactly why you should visit.

The Queen City is an architecture-lovers playground. The Roebling Suspension Bridge was the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge. As a kid, I used to splash around Serpentine Wall pools — long before the bright lights and colorful fountains of Smale Riverfront Park illuminated downtown.

Watch my New Travel Film

I shot this short travel film in October 2016 in my former hometown. See my five favorite neighborhoods in Cincinnati.

Film by Jessica Peterson

Shot with Sony a7S, DJI Phantom 4, and Lensbender

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Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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