Looking for a city where you can indulge in America's favorite pastime? Cincinnati, Ohio, might not at first blush seem the most obvious choice, but the city was in fact home to the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Redstockings. Today you can catch the Cincinnati Reds' home games at the Great American Ballpark, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, and visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Football fans can catch a game with the local Bengals. "Cincy" is also home to the rather unusual American Sign Museum, which celebrates the history and culture of typical American signage. Another local lesson in American history awaits at the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the iconic abolitionist novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin". In the evening, head to the uber-charming Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, named for the German immigrants who settled there. It's considered to be one of the largest and most intact historic districts in all of the US, and is home to cute historic bars serving great craft beers. Finally, be sure to take a night during your weekend trip to visit the Cincinnati Observatory, open on Thursdays and Fridays for stargazing events.