In our stay-cation we tried to find all the touristy things that people take their visitors on - our niece Cat might be from Cincinnati but she's been away for 10 years - we have to show her the town all over again! One of the attractions I hear about constantly is the Ride the Ducks in Newport.
The main audience for this is parents with younger children (10 and under) but we rode with a 17 year old and still had fun.
We did find out - although you can't tell it from this photo - that the Ohio is one of the cleanest rivers! Still not going to swim in it though.
American Queen - which is a floating hotel. They come through Cincinnati a couple times/ year and were docked here preparing for a trip from Cincinnati to St. Louis (one way). My husband commented how he would love to go on a trip like this sometime - but I think we'd likely start with a 3-day rather than 9 day.
great foundation named after his late son. Ickey saw my husband's Indianapolis Colts hat and called him out as we were driving by! Larry got a kick out of that.
And - we learned that the copper on the Freedom Center will age to be the same color blue as the building and the bridge! Pretty cool planning there.
Devou Park. Such a great picture spot for the whole city.
Why Should You Go? I think the Duck Boat is definitely a good time and you learn a little trivia along the way - which adds to the fun. It is probably best enjoyed by folks with younger kids. They did say that they rarely get Cincinnati natives on the boat - and I have to say - I'm a little surprised. I would definitely say that I bet every Cincinnatian would learn SOMETHING about the city on this tour!
* I was provided 3 tickets on the Ride the Ducks boat in exchange for this post but all opinions are completely my own. :-)