With school out there isn’t a better time to enjoy the weather through the many great outdoor activities in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.1. Washington Park
Washington Park located in downtown Cincinnati is a great place to enjoy the weather, stay active and possibly burn some calories while doing so. Offering a wide variety of activities including yoga class, kickball leagues, open workouts, and “Weekend Workout” Program featuring fitness classes led by the YMCA. Also a great spot for kids with the popular “Sprayground” water area.
2. The City of Cincinnati Park District
Check out Cincinnati Parks calendar to see many free or low cost events going on all around the city ( http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/calendar/ ). Sawyer Point Park is one of the many great parks, located downtown next to the 471 Bridge. Sawyer Point Park offers tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, bike rentals, a playground and “sprayground”. Disc Golf is another great activity this summer with over 30 local parks in both Ohio and Northern Kentucky having a disc golf course!
3. Loveland Bike Trail
The Loveland Bike Trial or the Little Miami State Park is an excellent way to burn calories and ride for miles. The trail is over 70 miles long with connections to well over 100 miles. The trail going through several towns, including Loveland, Milford, Newton, and Lebanon offers many restaurants, coffee, ice cream shops, picnic tables and entertainment. Biking can burn anywhere from 500-1,000+ calories per hour!
4. FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is become a enormously popular team, and the new futbol club could very well be the main attraction for professional sports this summer in Cincinnati. With games from March through October, attending a game is a must for the summer.
5. Great American Ballpark
Great American Ballpark opened in 2003 and is a beautiful scene to take in a ballgame. The Reds have been a staple of Cincinnati sports since the late 1800’s when the Reds were the first professional baseball team established. Great American ballpark also offers the Fan Zone Playground featuring fun for all ages, as well as the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
6. Western and Southern Open Cincinnati
As the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city the Western and Southern Open is a can’t miss event. This summer the event will be held August 12-20, in Mason, OH near Kings Island. Even if you aren’t a huge tennis fan this event can still be a great time with concerts, food, and shopping on top of elite tennis talent.