Local Activities

Things to Do in Northern Kentucky ("Southern Cincinnati")
BB Riverboats
Sightseeing, lunch, brunch, dinner and specialty menu dinner cruises featuring music, entertainment and themed cruises.

Behringer-Crawford Museum The Home for Northern Kentucky's Heritage
Visit an historic 1848 home and travel through the region's history along rivers, roads, rails and runways thru artifacts and interactive displays and activities. Climb the Roebling Bridge and pilot a packet boat along the Ohio River; stop in at the drive-in theater and enjoy the show in a 1959 Buick and soar through the development of the International Airport. Other exhibits feature prehistoric, Civil War and Underground Railroad artifacts.

MainStrasse Village
Designated as a national historic district, this 19th century German neighborhood features unique shops & galleries, a variety of excellent restaurants, pubs and entertainment options for live music including rooftop Jazz, authentic Dixieland and more. Throughout the year, the village also hosts several festivals as well as gallery hops, holiday celebrations, pub crawls, antiques markets and more.

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati
Non-profit organization working to preserve historic rail artifacts - features self-guided tours of Pullman sleepers, engine cars, cabooses, engine cars, troop carriers and more.

Riverside Drive Historic District
A 13-block walking tour and historic area - Civil War homes, carriage houses and buildings accredited with the National Register of Historic Places.

Riverwalk Statue Tour
Self-guided walking tour through the Licking Riverside Historic District features several life-like bronze figures installed along the Riverwalk - among them, Roebling Suspension and Brooklyn bridge designer, James A. Roebling, James Bradley and painter John James Audubon.

Things to Do in Cincinnati, Ohio
Carew Tower Observation Deck
Outdoor rooftop observation deck atop the tallest building in Cincinnati.

Coney Island
Over 50 classic amusement park rides and attractions and the giant, one-of-a-kind, Sunlite Pool - the world's largest re-circulating swimming pool featuring over 2 acres and 3 million gallons of water fun including flumes, slides and water fun. Group outings and catered picnics are a Coney Island specialty. Live stage shows & music, beautifully landscaped grounds and paddle boats on Lake Como.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Inside the enormous and historic Union Terminal building, a magnificently preserved, Art Deco landmark built in 1933 as a passenger railroad terminal, is an award-winning complex of distinct museums and attractions including the Cincinnati History Museum, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater, along with special exhibitions, exhibits, events and much more.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
Changing exhibits, player appearances, interactive exhibits, hall of records, memorabilia & artifacts, salute to Reds radio, videos, and much more tell about the history of the Cincinnati Reds.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
For nearly 20 years, this was the home of the legendary abolitionist, and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe and her family were active as religious leaders, educators, writers, and anti-slavery and women's rights advocates. See attraction website for hours of operation.

Lloyd Library & Museum
100+ year old private library includes historic, archival and current information on the subjects of natural history, botany, pharmacy and medicine. Their Historical Research Center for the Natural Health Movement is a vast repository for the archives and personal papers of those involved in both scientific and grass roots efforts to bring natural health (naturopathic healing and alternative medicine) into the mainstream.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Exhibits, programs, research and interactive experiences promoting collaborative learning and dialogue, and bringing to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

River Downs Thoroughbred Race Track
Live horse racing Tuesday through Sunday, in season -- with simulcast racing 7 days a week.

Taft Museum of Art
National Historic Landmark and home to an extensive art collection including European and American master paintings and Chinese porcelains as well as temporary special exhibitions on varied themes. Open Wednesday-Sunday with free admission on Sundays.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site
From the time of his birth in 1857 until he embarked on a political career that would win him the two highest offices in the nation, William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the U.S., lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.


BB Riverboats - A breathtaking cruise on the beautiful Ohio River.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens - world famous, year-round family attraction featuring award-winning exhibits and more than 500 animals and 3,000 plant species.

Cincinnati Museum Center - Three museums and Omnimax Theater

Cincinnati Art Museum - Prestigious art museum with over 100,000 works of art

Coney Island - Rides, swimming

Krohn Conservatory -

Great American Ball Park - Sunday July 22, 1:10p REDS vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Duke Energy Children's Museum - Hands on discovery museum where children can explore and learn about themselves and the world around them.

Kings Island - Amusement Park w/rides and entertainment as well as water park.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Located in Cincinnati, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom.

Newport on the Levee - Great selection of restaurants, entertainment and dramatic skyline.

Newport Aquarium - Go eye to eye with Mighty Mike, the biggest gator in the country outside of Florida.

Turfway Park - Live horse racing at its best.

Graeter's Ice Cream - Good for Families with children


  • The Precinct
  • Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
  • Morton's of Chicago


  • Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
  • Mitchell's
  • Trio


  • Nicola's Ristorante
  • Via Vite
  • A Tavola
  • Primavista
  • Scotti's
  • Trattoria Roma Ristorante & Bar


  • Jean-Robert's Table


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  • Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse (on the river)




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