Visitors to the area have a lot of options when it comes to things to do in Cincinnati. There are several special places that could be overlooked which is why I’m sharing 5 hidden gems around Cincinnati that are worth adding to your list.
The LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island Amusement Park in Cincinnati is a great free event that allows you to get up close to over 30 hot and cold air balloons.
There are typically lots of options for traditional 4th of July parades in every community. My son and I discovered one that was unlike anything that we have ever been to in the Northside community of Cincinnati. The Northside Fourth of July Parade is truly a unique parade that celebrates creativity.
How do I even begin to share how amazing Beautiful – The Carol King Musical is?
I vaguely knew about Carol King’s music because I have memories of my mom humming along to her songs in the kitchen when they played on the radio. Watching the musical stirred up memories of her and a deeper connection for the emotions behind the songs.
I think most people in the audience felt connected to Carol’s songs in some way, whether her music was from their generation or their parents’. I will warn you that you will want to download her album “Tapestry” after watching the musical if don’t already have it. The cast did a fantastic job of conveying the story behind the songs, which will make you love them even more.
Is watching a performance by Cirque du Soleil on your bucket list?
Now is your chance! The Cirque du Soleil company has performed to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities. I had the opportunity to watch “TORUK the first flight” in Cincinnati last year and I’m so excited to see OVO from Cirque du Soleil for the first time this year. The talent and creativity of the performers is absolutely incredible!
My family LOVES amusement parks and we just happen to live close to Kings Island Amusement Park which means that we can have fun all summer long as a family. Last year we purchased a Gold Season Pass and had a such a great time that we decided to continue the memory making again this year. Purchasing a Gold Season Pass made us face the decision again of whether we wanted to pay extra for the All Season Dining Plan.
I look forward to the butterfly show at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati every year. The butterfly exhibit takes us from spring to summer with a gorgeous array of butterflies and flowers.
Cincinnati offers incredible museums throughout the city, but there is one museum in the city that tends to be known more by tourists than locals. That underrated museum is the American Sign Museum. The American Sign Museum provides education and celebrates the art of sign making. As a local, I was immediately mad at myself for not visiting the museum sooner! It truly is a unique gem that is very special to our city.