Who needs history books? Spend some time in the great outdoors learning more about our fair city at one or more of these entertaining tours near Springs at Liberty Township and Springs at West Chester.
1. Cincy Brew Bus
Did you know that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Cincinnati was one of the country's top beer and wine producers? Learn more about our city's "spirited" heritage with a tour from Cincy Brew Bus, ranked as Cincinnati's second-best tour company by TripAdvisor. More than a dozen different options take you to the area's finest breweries, wineries and distilleries. Tickets start at $35 and tours are limited to guests aged 21 and older.
2. Cincinnati Food Tours
Findlay Market, 1801 Race St, Cincinnati
21.3 miles from Springs at West Chester
Food has always been a source of comfort and nourishment, and it can also be an integral part of a city's personality. Cincinnati Food Tours let you sample the wares of some of the city's favorite restaurants, bakeries and specialty markets. Both walking and streetcar tours are available with tickets starting at $20. Check the website for kid-friendly tours.
3. 1919: The Year that Changed Baseball
Cincinnati USA Visitor Center, 511 Walnut St, Cincinnati
22.3 miles from Springs at West Chester
Cincinnati holds a special significance for Major League Baseball. Not only were the Reds the first MLB team, they were also participants in the infamous "Black Sox" World Series of 1919. This walking tour of downtown takes a closer look at Cincinnati's role in that event as well as the overall development of professional baseball. Tours run every Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. and run approximately two hours. Tickets are $20.
4. BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY
24.3 miles from Springs at West Chester
Get a unique perspective of Cincinnati from the deck of a riverboat cruising the Ohio River. With a number of sightseeing, dining, specialty and holiday cruises available, you'll want to take the trip more than once. Visit the website for schedules and prices.
5. Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Rides
2460 Greentree Rd, Lebanon
12.2 miles from Springs at Liberty Township
Once you've seen Cincinnati from land and water, the only way to go is up! Join your friends for a standard or shared flight, or plan a romantic private flight with your significant other. Passengers must be at least 48" tall and over the age of 6.
6. Cincinnati's Best Walking Tours
Lytle Park, 501 E 4th St, Cincinnati
26.3 miles from Springs at Liberty Township
Enjoy the beautiful summer sunshine as you learn more about Cincinnati's fascinating history. "Meet Cincinnati" is a two-hour tour that bridges the city's frontier past and urban present. If you prefer less walking, "Cincy Lite" is a 90-minute exploration of the Lytle Park Historic District that encompasses one city block. Tours are conducted Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $15 respectively and all ages are welcome.
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