1. Ballpark Tour
Learn more about the history of the Cincinnati Reds on a guided tour that takes you to areas of the ballpark not accessible to the public. A few of the highlights on the tour are walking on the warning track behind home plate, visiting the press box, and sitting in the dugout. Scotts Great American Ball Park Tour include admission to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
2. Food Tour
This is one of my favorite ways to experience a city! Learn more about the history of the area, meet the owners of local restaurants, and enjoy the best part, which is sampling menu items at popular restaurants. Discover your favorites and come back again for another meal. Cincinnati Food Tours offers several tour themes – Taste the World at Findlay Market, Street Stroll through Over-the Rhine, Signature Over-the-Rhine Walking Tour, Wander Walnut Hills, and Taste the Streetcar Tour.
3. Spirits Tour
Discover local distilleries, wineries, and breweries with a rich history in Cincinnati without the worry of driving. Some of these tours are Cincy Wine Wagon , Cincy Brew Bus, or Cincy Bourbon Bus . There are also several guided walking tours on Brewing Heritage Trail that offer the option to purchase a local drink. For a unique mode of transportation between breweries, try the Cincinnati Pedal Wagon for a public or private tour that holds up to 13 people.
4. Segway Tour
Everything is more fun on a Segway! Cincinnati Segway Company has a Riverfront and Eden Park tour. The guided tour will share history of the area while you glide on the segway. The Riverfront Tour is flatter and starts downtown then takes you along the Ohio River, while and the Eden Park tour is more scenic with steeper inclines.
5. Underground Tour
The Queen City Underground Tour takes you back in time with stories of Cincinnati’s past above ground followed with adventures underground into a crypt below a church where some of Cincinnati’s first residents are buried and a former lager tunnel used pre prohibition. The tour ends with a behind the scenes visit to the Christian Moerlein bottling plant and tap room where you can linger a little longer and discover your favorites.
6. Behind the Scenes with Animals
Love aquatic life? Get up close with penguins during a penguin encounter or take Backstage Animal Experience where you learn more about the daily care of animals at the aquarium from areas not accessible to the public.
7. Mural Tour
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have fantastic murals located throughout downtown. Take a self guided tour on the quest for the perfect selfie with the free downloadable map or take a guided walking tour that covers 10-12 murals within a mile for more in depth information about the murals and the artists.
8. Scenic Tour of the Ohio River
Enjoy a relaxing riverboat cruise down the Ohio River on the BB Riverboat with fantastic views of the Kentucky and Ohio side. Go for a scenic cruise, take a family friendly themed cruise, lunch or dinner cruise, or a speciality themed cruise.
9. Cemetery Tour
It might sound odd to tour a cemetery, but Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is not only beautiful, it’s a great place to learn about the interesting lives of the people buried there dating back to 1845. Sign up for a walking Twilight tour or a Public Tram themed tour available each month for a small fee.
10. Gangster Tour
Newport Gangster Tour recalls the history of the area while you walk the streets that were once heavily populated with criminal activity. Learn about notorious criminals who once roamed the streets in this Kentucky city that was part of changing the modern gaming industry.
Have you taken any of these tours?
I would love to hear your favorites in the comments below.