The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region presents guests with endless things to do. From the thrilling roller coasters at Kings Island to the serenity of a cruise on a BB Riverboat, the area offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for guests. Award winning highlights include the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, which was ranked top 3 of USA Today’s 2016 Best U.S. Zoos; the Newport Aquarium, which was named a top 10 U.S. Aquarium by US City Traveler (plus, it’s within walking distance); and Findlay Market, which is Ohio’s oldest open-air market and has been operating since 1855. Below are some of the Weller Haus Bed, Breakfast & Event Center’s favorite regional amusements in alphabetical order:
American Legacy Tours – Walking tours that start from multiple locations in Newport, Covington, and Cincinnati; tours on history, art, breweries, gangsters, and ghosts.
BB Riverboats – A variety of riverboat cruises on the Ohio River that leave from Newport, Kentucky. They offer several types of tours, including some with dining and sightseeing, as well as themed cruises such as historical, fairytale princesses, and ice cream socials.
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center – Located on the Ohio River next to Coney Island, the casino and thoroughbred horse racing track has multiple restaurants and entertainment acts.
Carew Tower – 1930’s art deco building in the center of downtown Cincinnati; an observation deck on the 49th floor offers expansive views of the Ohio River, Northern Kentucky, and the Ohio Valley.
Cincinnati Art Snob Tours – Guided art tours of Cincinnati’s galleries, museums, and studios.
Cincinnati Dinner Train – Available Saturdays only, a four-course dinner aboard a 1940’s style train that travels through scenic terrain over a three hour ride.
Cincinnati Observatory – Located in Mt. Lookout, the country’s oldest professional observatory consists of two buildings with refracting telescopes and has regular viewings, tours, and educational programs.
Coney Island – Located on the river, the multiple-use venue includes a gigantic pool with slides, a small number of children’s rides, a lake, and a professional outdoor music venue (Riverbend).
Findlay Market – Historical open-air market located in Over the Rhine; with fresh produce, meats, flowers, spices, and handmade items.
Kings Island – A 364-acre amusement park located 24 miles northeast of Cincinnati, full of top-rated roller coasters and more than 100 rides, as well as the extensive Soak City Waterpark.
Hemmingway Carriages – Horse-drawn carriage rides in Newport, Covington, and downtown Cincinnati.
Jack Casino – Located in downtown Cincinnati, the gaming complex with multiple restaurants, bars, and live entertainment has over 2,000 slot machines, 80+ table games, and a 31-table World Series of Poker room.
Krohn Conservatory – Located in Cincinnati’s picturesque Eden Park, the internationally recognized conservatory has over 3,500 species from around the world, showcasing plants from the rainforest to the desert.
Newport Aquarium – Just a little over a mile away, this family-friendly aquarium hosts a multitude of marine life and activities that include touching a shark, meeting penguins, and crossing over the shark bridge.
Newport on the Levee – Less than a mile away, this multi-purpose riverfront entertainment complex includes an aquarium, movie theater, dining, shops, and live entertainment.
New Riff Distilling – A craft distillery just a few blocks from our bed and breakfast. New Riff specializes in Kentucky bourbon and rye whiskey. They also offer tours!
Omnimax Theater – Located in the historic Museum Center is this state-of-the-art movie theater with a five-story, 260-degree domed screen; featured films on subjects from natural wonders to space flight.
Pedal Wagon – Powered by 15 people, this party pedal wagon has several tour routes with destinations at multiple bars in Over the Rhine.
SS Tiki Tours–Take a private cruise on the Ohio River with 2-6 passengers in pontoon boat. Enjoy 2, 3 and 4 hour cruises including a Grill Out Cruise or a 4 hour cruise to one of Cincinnati’s concert venues right on the river. You’ll avoid the hassle of parking and overpriced food and drinks–and enjoy the music for the price of the cruise. Tours run May 1-October 31.
The Banks – An area in downtown Cincinnati that has several restaurants, sports bars and two museums (Reds Hall of Fame and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center); located in between the Reds Stadium and Bengals Stadium.
The Garage (OTR) – Offers bike rentals and two-hour Segway tours along various routes, including Fountain Square and Eden Park.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Voted one of the top three zoos in the nation! You will not only see animals in their natural habitats, but you can also enjoy the stunning gardens with millions of blooming tulips and daffodils in the spring. In late spring, Zoo Babies is a popular attraction as the all of the new residents of the zoo are presented to the guests.