I fell in love with the city of Annapolis, Maryland during a visit in the fall. After my visit, I knew that I wanted to come back again so that my family could experience the city. The downtown has a rich history, beautiful architecture, and gorgeous Chesapeake Bay views.
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.
During my first visit to Iowa, one of the things that stood out to me were the bridges. I loved the architecture and the diversity of the styles of bridges that we experienced during our stay.
Covington, Kentucky is a city that can often be overlooked in the shadow of Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s located directly across the Ohio River and offers a lot of reasons for travelers and locals to Lov the Cov.
I honestly didn’t know much about Marietta, Ohio prior to my visit, but I discovered that the area has a lot to offer visitors. Marietta is positioned along the Ohio River which provides lots of opportunity for outdoor adventure.
We’ve driven the popular Cades Cove 11 mile loop many times during visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The scenic curvy road that leads to Cades Cove is filled with gorgeous imagery of mountains and streams during the 13.1 mile drive. Depending on the time of year, traffic to the park, and how many times you stop for pictures or animal sightings, the drive to Cades Cove could take you between 40 minutes-1hr+ to reach.
The Schoolhouse Restaurant is a dining destination that I’ve had on my list for almost a year.
There are so many inspiring quotes at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in DC. The quotes give you insight to character of this former president. His words are still wise and relevant today.
I absolutely LOVED my visit to Annapolis, Maryland. There are sooooo many reasons why it’s a city that I want to bring my family back to. It’s a city that appeals to all of your senses. Beautiful historic buildings that provide architectural eye candy in every direction, a walkable downtown that makes it almost feel like a small town, a city rich in history and tradition, and a wonderful culinary scene located in close proximity to the water.
Yellow Springs is one of those places that I had on my local bucket list for quite some time. Sometimes the best adventures are the ones that are a bit spontaneous. Yellow Springs is a little over an hour’s drive from Cincinnati and has little waterfalls. They had me at waterfalls. My family spent an afternoon in Yellow Springs and discovered several adventures that make for a great day trip.