The 9 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take Near Cincinnati

Even though there is plenty to do right here in the Queen City, sometimes you just need a day to get away. With our prime central location in the tristate area, there is no shortage of places to visit, as evidenced by the following list of best day trips in Cincinnati. These unique day trips extend beyond the city limits, and, in addition to giving you new places to explore, we think each of these sites is worth visiting again and again!

These are some fo the best day trips in Cincinnati, but they only begin to scratch the surface of nearby destinations to explore! How many of these have you visited? Are there any you think we should add? Share your picks for the best day trips in Cincinnati with us in the comments below!

Address: Grayson Lake State Park, 314 Grayson Lake State Park Rd, Olive Hill, KY 41164, USA
Address: Louisville Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213, USA
Address: Midway, KY, USA
Address: Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Address: 1 Monon Dr, French Lick, IN 47432, USA
Address: BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Address: 5291 OH-350, Oregonia, OH 45054, USA
Address: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
Address: The Wilds Columbus Zoo, 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, USA
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Best Day Trips in Cincinnati

June 21, 2022

What are some other fun day trips near me?

For those still looking for fun adventures in and around Cincinnati, we put together this list of 12 amazing day trips, one for each month of the year, so you can plan a year full of fun! Some of our favorite places to visit in our neighbor to the South include Red River Gorge, Mammoth Cave, the Louisville Mega Cavers, Big Bone Lick State Park, Bardstown, the Kentucky Horse Park, and the Louisville Slugger Museum. Looking West, places like The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Perfect North Slopes (in the winter), Brookville Lake, Indiana Beach, and Conner Prairie all make for amazing Indiana day trips. And if you want to stay in Ohio, you’ll find a ton of great day trip options within a few hours of Cincinnati, including COSI in Columbus, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking Hills, and charming little towns like Lebanon, Yellow Springs, Germantown, Mt. Vernon, Athens, and Marietta.

Address: Grayson Lake State Park, 314 Grayson Lake State Park Rd, Olive Hill, KY 41164, USA
Address: Louisville Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213, USA
Address: Midway, KY, USA
Address: Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Address: 1 Monon Dr, French Lick, IN 47432, USA
Address: BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Address: 5291 OH-350, Oregonia, OH 45054, USA
Address: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
Address: The Wilds Columbus Zoo, 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732, USA