Warren County CVB announces strong visitation, Best of Warren County winners at annual meeting

WARREN COUNTY, OH (March 15, 2019) – For the second consecutive year, Warren County, Ohio welcomed more than 12 million tourism-related visitors in 2018, the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced (WCCVB) at its annual meeting today.

The county’s tourism industry also drove an economic impact of approximately $1.2 billion and supported 11,666 jobs, according to a study by the State of Ohio.
Phillip S. Smith, President & CEO of the WCCVB, credits Warren County’s continued success in the travel sector to its wealth of unique entertainment, dining, shopping and lodging offerings, as well as its convenient location.

“Roller coaster lovers, outdoor adventurers, antique collectors and travelers of all ages and interests flock to Warren County every year, and I think that speaks to our awesome variety of attractions,” Smith said. “Add to that the fact that we’re affordable and easily accessible for most, and it’s easy to see why we’ve become a go-to destination for so many.”
Among Warren County’s most visited attractions in 2018 were Caesar Creek State Park, Kings Island, the Little Miami Scenic Trail, Miami Valley Gaming, the Ohio Renaissance Festival, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival and the Western & Southern Open.

Also announced at the WCCVB’s Annual Partner Meeting were the winners of its 2018 Best of Warren County Awards. The awards honored locals’ favorite Warren County tourism-related businesses from 2018 across varying categories. The winners were as follows:

Best Antique/Unique Store – Village Salvage
Best Burger - Black Horse Tavern/Golden Lamb
Best Place for Coffee – Breakfast Club
Best Date Night – La Comedia Dinner Theatre
Best Dish – The Golden Lamb’s Fried Chicken
Best Festival/Event – Ohio Renaissance Festival
Best Fine Dining – Golden Lamb
Best Hangout for Teens – Kings Island
Best Sweet Treat – Whit’s Frozen Custard
Best Breakfast Spot – Breakfast Club
Best Lunch Spot – Village Family Restaurant
Best Outdoor Adventure – Caesar Creek State Park
Best Pizza – Pisanello’s of Franklin
Best Shopping Area – Cincinnati Premium Outlets
Best Bar/Pub – Stone House Tavern
Best Place for a Day of Family Fun – Kings Island
Best Place to Explore History – Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve

About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground®! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to strengthen the community by advancing economic growth and vitality through tourism and overnight stays by encouraging significant participation by visitors in the local tourism economy. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. More than 12 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $1.2 billion and 11,666 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit, call 800-433-1072 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram