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Cincinnati: Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River

1. Cincinnati: Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River

Take in the skyline, watch the river go by, and enjoy a fantastic meal aboard the Belle of Cincinnati. Choose from a wide variety of dinner cruises, all of which include a fully stocked cash bar and a delicious 3-course buffet dinner. Plan a date night with your loved one, on either the Captain's Dinner Cruise, or Admiral Dinner Cruise. Looking for fun with the entire family? Bring the kids and have some family fun and bonding on the Sunday Family Dinner Cruise. There is no dress code, so feel free to enjoy the river in casual or formal wear.

Cincinnati: Riverboat Cruise with Lunch & Entertainment

2. Cincinnati: Riverboat Cruise with Lunch & Entertainment

Spend a fun and relaxing afternoon on a 2-hour river cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch buffet, games and some entertainment. Climb aboard a vintage riverboat and get ready for a scenic cruise down the Ohio River. Enjoy an expertly-prepared lunch at your table, and then roam around on deck as you take in the river views. Enjoy some music and have fun on this classic and memorable experience. Take part in games and delight in the entertainment as the boat moves down the river. The lunch menu: Tossed salad topped with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions served with homemade ranch and Gluten Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings Bone-in Chicken Braised Beef Sirloin Tips and vegetables in a rich brown gravy Whipped Potatoes Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Bakery Fresh Rolls and butter Chef’s Choice of dessert

Cincinnati: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

3. Cincinnati: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Sit back, relax, and enjoy spectacular views of the city along the Ohio River aboard a BB Riverboat on a sightseeing cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of the Queen City and Northern Kentucky, with panoramic views that will take your breath away. See the city unfold before your eyes as you slowly cruise along the Ohio River. Enjoy seeing all the landmarks from a unique vantage point. Listen, as the captain guides your adventure with historic and fascinating commentary of the beautiful river city. A cash bar with snacks will be available for you to purchase on this delightful afternoon river cruise.

Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

4. Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River on an evening cruise aboard one of the BB Riverboats. Departing from Newport, Kentucky, this tour is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline. Along the way, enjoy special entertainment such as music. Customize your cruise experience by choosing from two options: a Sunday early evening cruise or a sunset cruise on a weekday or Saturday.

Cincinnati: Midwest Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

5. Cincinnati: Midwest Ghosts and Dark History Walking Tour

Meet your guide then set off through the atmospheric streets of Cincinnati, known for its Midwest charm. Follow your guide to some of the most haunted locations in the city, and hear the spooky tales they have to tell. Visit Washington Park, the site of at least 2 known murders and home to a lingering dark spirit. Next, encounter the ghost of a child that haunts Memorial Hall, then catch a glimpse of Peter Moelhnann’s ghost, the former pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, which now houses a pub. By the end of the tour, you’ll have seen a new side of Cincinnati, and have a few spooky stories to take home with you.

Cincinnati: Guided Underground Walking Tour

6. Cincinnati: Guided Underground Walking Tour

Dig deeper into Cincinnati's storied past on a walking tour with a local guide. Explore the stunning Washington Park, explore the underground brewery tunnels, and hear fascinating stories of bygone eras. Meet your guide and begin your journey into Cincinnati's past. Stroll through the historic Over-the-Rhine district, which houses the country's largest collection of 19th-century buildings. Walk past buildings that housed saloons, bars, and beer gardens before continuing to Washington Park. See the fountain and the historic Music Hall before heading underground. Descend below the streets to find a hidden crypt with the resting places of some of Cincinnati's first residents. Before returning to the surface, explore the tunnels and learn about their importance to Cincinnati's brewery culture.

Cincinnati: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

7. Cincinnati: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a prospector, hunting for a lost cache of gold, a special ops agent investigating a suspicious bazaar, a spy sent to recover a stolen painting, or a falsely accused prisoner, determined to break out of jail. No matter your choice, keep your wits about you and focus; you’ve got one hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in the heart of Cincinnati, so you can celebrate with a bite to eat or a beer.

Columbus: 1-Hour Themed Escape Room Adventure & Narrative

8. Columbus: 1-Hour Themed Escape Room Adventure & Narrative

Take on The Escape Game in Columbus and race against the clock to solve clues within 6 themed escape rooms. Work together in your team and see if you have what it takes to solve these mysteries. Arrive at the site and meet your helpful game guides who'll explain the rules of your chosen adventure to you. You'll have 60 minutes to complete your mission after you enter the room. Follow clues, solve puzzles, and question everything in a unique hands-on experience that will test your mind and the relationship between your co-workers, friends, loved ones, and family. If you emerge victorious, why not grab a bite to eat in the nearby town center. Choose from 6 themed escape rooms:Special Ops: Mysterious MarketThe HeistPlaygroundThe DepthsGold RushPrison Break

Cleveland: Brewery Tour with Craft Beer Tastings and Lunch

9. Cleveland: Brewery Tour with Craft Beer Tastings and Lunch

On an original brewery tour, try around 16 different craft beers, tour the production spaces, and learn about the craft beer-making process at some of the greatest brewpubs and breweries in the state.   After meeting up with your guides, you’ll be transported in a comfortable van to 4 different iconic craft breweries and hip and trendy brewpubs such as Brick and Barrel, Terrestrial Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing, and Mob Town. Great beer and great food go hand in hand. Along the way, stop for lunch accompanied with a flight of beer at Collision Bend Brewing Co. The beer-pairing meal includes homemade popcorn made from Collision Bend’s original recipe, apple walnut salad, spicy Nashville chicken skewers, coleslaw, and pizza Margherita.  Your guides will not only provide knowledge, entertainment, and beer facts, but also safe transportation from one location to the next. Don’t miss an interactive learning experience involving microbreweries, iconic industry giants, and everything in between.

Cleveland: Private City Tour

10. Cleveland: Private City Tour

Embark on a jam-packed tour of Cleveland which takes you through history to the present-day. See a range of districts and sights including Millionaire's Row, the theater district, and revitalized neighborhoods full of restaurants, churches, and impressive architecture.  Start your tour downtown where you will meet your private guide. First, head over to Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods. Then, go east to University Circle to see the Cleveland Museum of Art, Historical Society, Natural Science Museum, Botanical Garden, Severance Hall, Case Western Reserve University, and Lakeview Cemetery. Next, drive through Little Italy to visit historic homes of The Heights. Take a stroll through West Side Market - an indoor/outdoor market with a wide variety of fresh and ethnic foods. Discover Playhouse Square, the 2nd largest theater complex in the US comprised of 6 restored theaters.  Other highlights on your tour include the opportunity to experience the city's industrial past and present, riverside dining, and too many bridges to count at The Flats. Also, explore the Edgewater Park which boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, areas for swimming or boating and the best view of Cleveland’s skyline.

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What people are saying about Ohio

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based on 526 reviews

It was a wonderful event. The only suggestion I have is to be more considered of your guest when choosing the music, because most of the guest complained that the music was not good. Overall had a great time. Thank you

The weather was perfect for a River cruise. I had been on the dinner cruise prior but this cruise was the first for my guest. As a photographer, he thoroughly enjoyed all the great shots to take.

The food was good , Not great but the price make is a great deal . The cruise wan very nice . Add in a DJ for some nice music helped .

It is a beautiful way to see Cincinnati both while light outside and after the sun goes down.

It was awesome. I loved it. Next time we will dine