Before we know it, nature’s bounty will be overflowing with fall leaves and pumpkin spice. For now, though, it is time to enjoy the last days of summer. Enjoy the sun on your skin (with sunscreen of course), a breeze in your hair, and be sure to spend some time sipping something cool by a pool.
The time has come to round up your friends and family and get outside, take advantage of the remaining fleeting days of summer. Check out some ways to ensure the rest of your summer is sunny and bright.
1940s Day at Lunken Airport: Jive your way over to Lunken Airport on August 11th for their annual 1940s day. The event will filled with various sights, sounds, and tastes of years past. Dress the part, shop for vintage treasures, and jitterbug your heart out.
King’s Island’s Bring a Friend Day Special: July 29 – August 19 (every day) from 10 am – 10 pm, and on August 24 - 26. On these days, Gold and Platinum Passholders can bring up to four friends for only $15.99 per person when you purchase tickets in advance online.
Fifty West Canoe and Kayak: Spend a day floating or paddling down the river, then stop by the brewery for a smooth finish! Choose from multiple trip options, some of which even include a beer ticket for the brewery. Plus check out the Connect Cincinnati app now to get half-off a trip!
Catch a Concert at Riverbend: Nothing says summer quite like a concert, and Riverbend has some great shows still coming up. From artists like Keith Uran and Jason Aldean, to Jason Mraz and Counting Brows, to G-EAZY and Judas Priest, there is a show for everyone.
Catch a Game
Score! Soak up some sun while watching the Reds or FC Cincinnati face off against top opponents. There is no shortage of Cincinnati pride when it comes to these teams. Whether you’re a die hard fan of these sports or just enjoy the fun atmosphere of a sporting event, there really is something for everyone at these games. Plus, don’t forget about Friday night fireworks at Great American Ballpark!
For Reds fans age 21 and over, check out the Fioptics District at Great American Ballpark. For $15, get game admission, access to the exclusive rooftop, and your first drink. The ticket gives fans general admission access to sections 408-410, as well as access to standing drink rails and the luxury rooftop bar amenities. Don't miss out on the hottest deal at the ballpark, get your tickets today and experience a night at the ballpark in a new way.
FC Cincinnati has stolen the hearts of the city's soccer fans and non-soccer fans alike with their skill, great attitude, fan pride, and incredibly fun games. The city was recently ignited with excitement by the announcement of FC Cincinnati becoming an official MLS team. Watch the team that is taking Greater Cincinnati by storm and be a part of the hype!
Plus, even though football is a fall sport, pre-season has begun. Fans can spend a few hours at Paul Brown Stadium catching a game while working on summer tans.
If there is one thing Cincinnati is good at, it is brewing good beer. Catch one of Cincinnati’s brewery tours to experience all the fine beer the city has to offer, many including stops at places like Christian Moerelein and Rhinegeist. Plus, most breweries in Cincinnati are family friendly!
Take in a gorgeous sunset view of the skyline by setting sail for the evening on a BB Riverboats cruise. Choose from wine and whiskey tastings to chef’s special dinner cruises! After your cruise, take a nighttime stroll down at Smale Riverfront Park. Be sure to chill on a swing and appreciate how pretty the city is at night.
Cincinnati and Newport, KY are home to two of the coolest zoo’s and aquarium’s in the nation. The Cincinnati Zoo holds almost two thousand animals of all shapes and sizes, and contains many attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Take a train ride through the savannah, catch a 4D movie about the depths of the ocean, and don’t miss the opportunity to feed the zoo’s hungry giraffes and see their enormous tongues.
Once you’ve had had your fill of land animals, head over to the Newport Aquarium and experience life underwater for the day! Pet sharks, stingrays, urchins, and of course sea cucumbers throughout the aquarium in the many touch habitats. Watch penguins swim around and even hang out underneath the stingray encounter. At the end of the journey, see if you can survive the Shark Bridge. Walk on the rope and netting over open, shark infested waters!
Don’t forget to catch some rides, thrilling or kid-friendly, at Coney Island, and catch some rays at the Sunlite pool. Or, start some friendly family competition playing a round of mini-golf at the Fairfield Fun Center, then pick up a treat from the adventurous Jungle Jim’s market right down the street.
After spending a day soaking up the sun and doing something awesome, treat yourself to some world famous Greater's ice cream. What says summer more than ice cream?
While you’re out and about, be sure to check out the Connect Cincinnati app and check out the deals for local places all around Greater Cincinnati, as well as enjoy +700 free Fioptics Wi-Fi locations throughout the area.
There is no time like the present to enjoy the tail end of summer before the kids go back to school and autumn falls upon us.