Spend a Day in Cincinnati

Map of Cincinnati

Escape from reality for a day and explore Cincinnati

Whether you need a one-day getaway or want to go on a mini adventure, Cincinnati has activities and discoveries that will make the day worthwhile. From playing in a scenic park or watching the Reds play, Cincinnati is the place go and soak up adventure and fun.

  1. Cup of Coffee

    Start your morning off by grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat at The Bow Tie Café. Try their breakfast sandwich or Belgian waffle topped with whipped cream, berries, maple syrup, and pecans. Don’t forget to pair your breakfast with a caramel macchiato or cappuccino.

    Address: 1101 St. Gregory St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    While you’re in Cincinnati walk to Kentucky by using the Newport Southbank Bridge. Also, called the Purple People Bridge, this bridge is pedestrian only and connects Cincinnati to Newport, KY. It stretches across the Ohio River, you have great views during your walk. So, after breakfast, take a stroll to Kentucky, but make sure to come back to Cincinnati because the fun has only begun.

    Address: 421 Monmouth St, Newport, KY 41071

  2. Afternoon

    Kids Playing at the park

    Walking to and from a different state can give you an appetite, so for lunch stop by Skyline Chili. From chili cheese coneys to chili deluxe burritos, Skyline Chili has it all. For the true Skyline Chili experience, get their signature dish, the 3-way. The 3-way consists of spaghetti covered with their secret recipe chili and cheddar cheese. They also have a vegetarian 3-way which includes black beans and rice. 

    Address: 643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    After you chow down on some mouth-watering chili, go explore Washington Park. This park features a half-acre children’s playground, complete with a play castle, climbing wall, and an interactive water park. Washington Park also has a deck where you can lounge and soak up the fresh air and scenery.

    Address: 1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  3. Cincinnati Baseball Field

    Since you’re on vacation, eat dessert before dinner at Graeter’s Ice Cream. With more than 145 years of history, Graeter’s serves up ice cream that you cannot miss. From classic flavors, such as Dutch milk chocolate and Madagascar vanilla bean to their signature chip flavors like black raspberry chocolate chip and salted caramel chip, this ice cream parlor has flavors for everyone. Graeter’s also serves low glycemic ice cream as well as sorbet. 

    Address: 1175 Regina Graeter Way, Cincinnati, OH 45216

    End your evening by watching the Cincinnati Reds hit some home runs. This Major League Baseball team is baseball’s first professional franchise and they play their games at the Great American Ballpark. This ballpark is in downtown along the Ohio River, so the views are almost as good as the game. Click here for more information and to view the team’s schedule. 

    Address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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