Fun Day Trips from Cincinnati

Cincinnati, the Queen City, the gem of the meandering Ohio River, is a fun city for all. Situated at the southernmost point of Ohio, this majestic river city has plenty to offer. As a gateway city to the south, visitors find a temperate climate and a friendly environment, a blend of northern and southern cultures.

Cincinnati was settled by German immigrants who left their mark on the town and surrounding area. A visit to Germantown is a must while touring this historic city. There are a number of German restaurants and shops in the area near the center of town that are worth visiting. Certainly baseball fans will love to watch the Cincinnati Reds play ball at the beautiful Cinergy Stadium.

As long as you are visiting the riverfront area, make arrangements to take a cruise down the scenic Ohio River on an old paddle wheel riverboat. These old Riverboats are part of the history of this old river town.

Just on the outskirts of town is the world famous King’s Island Theme Park, a destination point for families from all over the region. If your kids are into roller coasters, they will find some of the best coasters in the country there.

If thrill rides are not your idea of a fabulous time, there are plenty of cultural exhibits and events in and around town. Cincinnati boasts an excellent ballet company and a superb POPs orchestra. The Aronoff Center attracts popular musical and dance troupes the entire year. The city comes alive with Oktoberfest and an annual wine and food festival.

Northern Kentucky is just across the river from Cincinnati. If you head south on the Interstate, you will run right into the heart of Bluegrass Country and the cradle of thoroughbred racing here in the states. A trip to the Kentucky Derby might be a thrilling if you are here in the spring. Consider also a tour of a distillery along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

The area is a terrific vacation spot and a fantastic place to put down roots.