Cincinnati July 11, 2018
9 Little Adventures You Never Knew You Could Have In Cincinnati
The word adventure means something different to everyone, but all can agree that they’re fun and exciting, no matter the level of thrill. Cincinnati is filled with all sorts of adventures that are perfect for showing off our city in a unique way. If you love new experiences and if your idea of adventure is something less intense, then this list is the perfect compromise. If you’re looking for something new to do in the Queen City, check out these 9 little adventures you never knew you could have in Cincinnati.
1. Kayak with Fifty West.
Fifty West Canoe & Kayak offers a number of different trips that are perfect for all levels of adventure-seekers. In fact, if you really don't want to do much work, rent a tube and spend the day floating down the Little Miami.
Learn more about all of the fun Fifty West Canoe & Kayak offers in our previous article
2. Go rock climbing indoors.
The thought of rock climbing in the picturesque mountains of our country may sound exhilarating to some, but most would rather try this sport in the comfort of an indoor destination. Climb Time in Blue Ash is a great place for both beginners and those looking for a thrill and challenge. The staff is patient and welcoming, and some time spent here is the perfect balance of adventure, exercise, and stress relief.
3. Tour Cincy aboard the Pedal Wagon.
This little adventure is perfect for a day out with friends spent in your favorite city. Pedal Wagon offers a number of different options aboard their unique wagons, including food tours, tours of different parts of town, and more.
4. Relax and bounce at Land of Illusion.
The newest hot spot in Cincinnati to cool off is on the property of Land of Illusion in Middletown. There's now a beautiful lake, sandy beach, and fun-filled inflatable water park so you can mix relaxation with just the right amount of adventure.
Learn all about this new aqua adventure near Cincinnati in our previous article
5. Hike, bike, or boat at the Miami Whitewater Forest.
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Miami Whitewater is a massive and beautiful park on the west side of Hamilton County that offers a wide array of adventures. Hike or bike along the paved trail (they rent bikes and other equipment), or rent a boat and enjoy the serenity of the lake. It's a natural escape with the perfect amount of adventure and excitement.
Learn more about this lovely park from our previous article
6. Check out a Cincy Red Bike.
Perhaps you've seen these bright red bikes pop up all over our city near places like the Zoo, Music Hall, Eden Park, and U.C. They are there for everyone to rent and enjoy, and you won't find a more affordable way to tour Cincinnati, that also comes with the perfect side of adventure. The process to use these bikes couldn't be easier and they'll definitely give you a new perspective of our city.
Find out more information on how to use Cincy Red Bikes on their website
7. Have an underground adventure.
There is so much history and mystery under the streets of Cincinnati and you can experience it with American Legacy Tours. This agency has several different tour options, but the Queen City Underground Tour is a great blend of adventure and learning.
Check out more unique tour ideas in Cincinnati in our previous article
8. View Cincinnati from the sky.
If you've lived in Cincinnati for awhile and have never ventured to the top of Carew Tower, it's about time to cross this adventure of the list. An elevator will take you to the observation deck of our city's second tallest building and the views are remarkable. You'll see all sides of Cincinnati, be able to point out landmarks, and all in an adventurous atmosphere at the top of the city.
Find out more information on this underrated observation deck in our previous article
9. Cross the river by ferry.
Another classic Cincinnati experience that includes a sense of adventure is a ride on the historic Anderson Ferry. Drive along River Road on the west side of the city until you reach the Ferry. You'll be able to drive right onto the boat and then take in beautiful views of the Ohio River. You'll drive off in Hebron but take that River Road back along the water for even more adventurous scenery.
For more information on the Anderson Ferry, check out our previous article
If you love the idea of adventure, but don’t enjoy the heart-pounding thrills, these 9 activities are a great place to start. Would you want to experience any of these Cincinnati adventures? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
And for when you’re ready to tackle an adventure that’s a bit more strenuous, check out our previous article