Several weeks ago I visited Cincinnati for the day. While I was there I saw other sites that I wanted to explore but wasn’t able to because of time constraints…so I went back!
The first thing we did when we arrived in Cincinnati was to take a Duck Tour. Technically this is in Kentucky, but we entered Ohio from Kentucky to get to Newport on the Levee, the quickest route so I’m told. If you’re unfamiliar with Duck Tours, these are land and water vehicles. Our goal was to see places we wanted to further check out. If you’ve never done a Duck Tour, try it!
The ride on the Duck was entertaining in and of itself. We got quackers (kazoos shaped like duck bills) to blow at various points throughout the tour. We did find a few places we wanted to check out a little more once we were finished with the tour.
First stop a place to eat on the water. Brothers provided AL fresco dining at its best. The Philly Cheese steak was a perfect size for sharing.
We then made our way to the Purple People Bridge. This bridged is a pedestrian bridge that allows you to walk or pedal from Newport, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio much like the Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky.
We then made our way back to the car: note to self-always make a mental note of where you park in a garage. Once we located the car, we drove to the Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. There were lots of things to see as we explored the park and the river walk.
What a picturesque setting on a gorgeous afternoon.
The day passed much too quickly as we turned our sites and our vehicle toward home.
I love to travel, as you well know if you’ve been reading for any time at all. Day trips are a nice mini-vacation to break up a routine week.
Where do you go for day trips?