Boasting a vibrant art scene, major league sports teams, Newport Aquarium with walk-through tunnels, and a popular riverfront bustling with shops, restaurants and cafés, the city of Cincinnati is bursting with great things to do on your family vacation. Overlooking the Ohio River in southwestern Ohio, the city is home to the famous Kentucky Speedway and Kings Island, where you will find the longest inverted roller coaster in the world.
Head up to the Carew Tower Observation Deck to take in 360-degree panoramic views, visit the numerous parks such as Fountain Square with its historic ice rink, or take the kids to see a show at the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden provides a great way for children to learn about animals, walk through beautiful gardens and go on fun rides. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal has a children’s museum, history museum and a science museum where you will find something to do with kids of all ages.
Where to Stay: The Millennium Hotel Cincinnati has family-friendly accommodations, an outdoor pool and is close to the Beach Waterpark and Cincinnati Zoo.
Where to Eat: Take the kids to Greater’s for handcrafted ice cream and other treats.
Don’t Miss: Watch the Cincinnati Reds in action at their new ballpark.
Great family resorts: Grand Geneva Resort, Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, LEGOLAND Hotel and Rough Creek Lodge.
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