Fun Things to Do this Summer in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati and Ohio River
Looking for things to do this summer? Here is our list of fun activities in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky:

Take a Segway Tour
For Cincinnati tours, go here; For Dayton, Ohio tours, go here.

Try Zip Lining at Camp Kern
Say weeee as you glide through the air.

Eat one of America’s Best Hotdogs at the Senate
It’s not your normal hotdog at the Senate. It’s a hotdog extraordinaire!

Swim at Sunlite Pool at Coney Island
This pool is the largest, flat-surface pool in North America.

Explore Lunken Airport
Enjoy watching plans take off and land!

Take a Walking Tour
There are tours in Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati. Read more here.

Experience the Rabbit Hash General Store
This general store has been operating since 1831 and will take you back in time.

Take a ferry ride with Anderson Ferry
Enjoy the Ohio River via a ferry ride!

Ride the Pedal Wagon
A bike built for 15 people! You can take a tavern cruise, tailgate cruise before a Reds game, or even book your own party.

View the Floodwall Murals in Covington
There are 17 murals depicting local history

Go to an Outdoor Movie Theater
There are 3 area outdoor theaters in our region. Read more here.

See the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower at the MainStrasse Village
Enjoy an on the hour animated musical show and shop in the village.

Take a Ducks Tour
This is so much fun. Ride on land and then splash into the Ohio River all while learning about the area.

See the only ventriloquism museum in the world
The Vent Haven Museum is open by appointment.

Tour Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave National Park is a car ride away to explore the world’s longest known cave system with more than 400 miles explored.

Enjoy the American Sign Museum
This is a fun museum to visit and see all kinds of signs. Visit the neon shop, where works create neon signs right before your eyes.

Watch the stars from the Cincinnati Observatory
The observatory was built in the 1800s and is still operational. It is home to the oldest public telescope in the US.

Shop at Findlay Market
Open Tuesday – Sunday, this market has produce, meats, flowers, delis, spices, bakeries and so much more!

Cruise on BB Riverboats
There are all kinds of cruises and themes to enjoy while dining on the Ohio River and enjoying the views.

Go Canoeing at Morgans Canoe
Go for a day trip or camp out for the weekend.

View all of the ArtWorks Murals

Enjoy a meal at Cincinnati’s Oldest Bar – Arnold’s

Go biking along the Loveland Bike Trail

Cincinnati is Highlighted as Queen City by The Associated Press


The Associated Press has written a stellar article about Cincinnati, Ohio, called, Cincinnati: The Queen City’s Crown Shines Again.  Some highlights of Cincinnati included in this positive article are:

  • Transformation of downtown Cincinnati with more business and home growth
  • $400 Horseshoe casino
  • Renaissance of Over-The-Rhine with its beautiful Italianate architecture and revitalized Washington Park
  • Findlay Market “…rivals any of Europe’s public squares..” and is the oldest continuously run outside market in the U.S.
  • Cincinnati’s Bridges – Roebling Suspension Bridge, Purple People Bridge, Fourth Street Bridge, etc…
  • Fountain Square – the heart of Cincinnati that had a major face lift with a $49 million renovation
  • Mount Adams – Fabulous views, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, along with some very stylish homes

Read the article here.

Cincinnati Food Tours at Findlay Market

Are you a foodie? If yes, then you might enjoy participating in a Cincinnati Food Tour.

This 90-minute guided weekend tour of Findlay Market includes six tastings for $15.00. Add another $5 and  you enjoy a wine tasting, too!

While touring and tasting, the different merchants share their history. Some of these merchants include:

  • Daisy Mae’s
  • Fresh Table
  • Churchill’s Fine Teas
  • Taste of Belgium
  • Skirtz & Johnson Fine Pastries and Chocolates
  • Bean Haus
  • Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices
  • Market Wines

Cincinnati is #3 as a travel destination for 2012!

Cincinnati, Ohio  was ranked #3 on the list of top 10 US travel destinations for 2012 by

The website cited the Queen City as a great weekend getaway with so much to do: Scenic river walkways in Northern Kentucky; Historic bridges to cross like the John Roebling Suspension Bridge; touring Mt. Adams with its great views and Victorian townhouses; visiting the free Cincinnati Art Museum; experiencing Findlay Market in Over The Rhine; and exploring history at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center along the banks of the river.