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Hugging a sweeping curve in the Ohio River, South Point is a unique blend of modern commerce, traditional housing, and open parklands. Broad avenues are home to the occasional local boutique store, interspersed with white painted family homes and brand name supermarkets. Swathes of lush, verdant natural landscape lie completely undeveloped, spreading away from the river and towards popular farming grounds. It’s peaceful and relaxed on the east bank of this important river.

Things to see

There’s plenty of time for family fun at South Point Park, a large recreation ground bordered by a wall of towering trees. It’s got the perfect set-up for a fun day out, with brightly colored playgrounds complete with swings and slides, a covered picnic area with open air barbecue stations, and a tiny obstacle course with balance beams and swing bars. Two miles to the north along the Ohio River Scenic Byway, a pair of brightly painted suspension bridges straddle the Ohio River. On the other side, the pretty town of Ashland boasts favorite local attractions. Inside the modern Highlands Museum & Discovery Center the exhibits change regularly, with previous highlights showcasing popular old fashioned toys, the history of the D Day landings, and a revealing introduction to bathing suits throughout the 1900s. Without leaving Ashland behind, you can enjoy some great shopping along Winchester Avenue and Greenup Avenue where thrift shops, consignment stores, boutique arts and crafts, and music shops make up the majority of store fronts. At the Ashland Town Center Mall, the shopping is a little more modern. Popular department stores share airy galleries with glamorous jewelers, boutique hat shops, and unique gift stores where unusual trinkets catch the eye.

Hotels in South Point

A small and compact riverside town, hotels in South Point are a good reflection of their environment. Comfortable and affordable motels make up the majority of the accommodation here, and you won’t find any luxury hotels in South Point, or even Ashland for that matter. Most places to stay are close to the center of town or along the coastal road with scenic views across the river. The middle budget hotels can be very accommodating, with suite-style guest rooms, kitchenettes with modern conveniences, and flat screen televisions with cable or satellite channels. At the lower end of the hotel scale, choosing to stay in discount hotels will still give you the same ease of access into town. The most frequent disadvantage is the typically basic facilities, but in these clean and tidy hotels it’s not a sacrifice that’s difficult to make.

Where to stay

You could walk from one end of South Point to the other in around half an hour it’s so small, but that adds to its cozy charm. The County Road 1 E runs right into the center, passing painted white timber-framed homes, tiled roof bungalows, and brick commercial buildings. Grocery stores have set up shop inside aging mobile homes, and here and there, large family homes with private plunge pools and traditional wooden porches sit on landscaped corner lots.

How to get to South Point

There are a number of options available to international travelers arriving in South Point, and they largely depend on where you’re flying from. Louisville International Airport, Dayton International Airport, and Pittsburgh International Airport are all a similar distance from the town. The excellent road network here makes onward travel easy by car, although it’s possible to make your way here by bus too.

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