Midwest winters often are brutal. When spring finally does begin to arrive, residents living in the Cincinnati area begin to wonder, what are some fun things to do near me? The Springs at Liberty Township apartments and the Springs at West Chester apartments enjoy easy proximity to some of Cincinnati’s best spring events and activities.
Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex
Get out and enjoy the balmy days of spring at the Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex, a Cincinnati park. Located on Wooster Pike, just off Columbia Parkway (U.S. 50), this 10-acre, off-leash dog park is a treat for pups and their pet parents. There are separate areas for small and large breeds, doggie drinking fountains, a canine shower, and ample shade plus benches. In addition to the dog park, visitors can enjoy a paved one-mile trail that connects to the longer Lunken Airfield loop, access to the Little Miami River, and a kids’ playground.
International Butterfly Show
Eden Park, located in the heart of Cincinnati, about 20 miles south of Liberty Township and West Chester, is home to the Krohn Conservatory. Each year the conservatory hosts a special spring event, the International Butterfly Show. This year it runs from March 24 through June 17. More than 10,000 butterflies flitter within a greenhouse for visitors to enjoy up close. Also located within Eden Park are the Cincinnati Art Museum, Bettman Fountain, the Playhouse in the Park, Mirror Lake, Twin Lakes, and the historic Water Tower.
Carew Tower Observation Deck
Spring is the best time to enjoy the sites of Cincinnati. Located on Vine Street, the Carew Tower Observation Deck offers spectacular views from its 49th floor deck. The Carew Tower building was completed in 1930 and today continues to be a city icon. The building is home to 25 different shops plus restaurants, offices, and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
From April 1 through April 30, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens host Zoo Blooms. This is one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest, with more than 80,000 colorful flowers throughout the property. In addition to the tulips, visitors can see other spring blooms like hyacinths, daffodils, and even flowering trees and shrubs. Since 1875, the Cincinnati Zoo has delighted guests of all ages. There are more than 580 animal species and 3,000 varieties of plants to see across the zoo’s 75-acres. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a spring day in the city.
Held on Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 through May 13, the Appalachian Festival is celebrating its 49th year in 2018. The festivities take place on Coney Island, rain or shine. On average, 10,000 people attend this unique festival that’s easily accessible along the I-275 beltway. Visitors can enjoy entertainment that ranges from dance to music and storytelling. There’s an array of food vendors as well as arts and crafts booths to explore.
Brewing Heritage Trail Tours
Even long-time Cincinnati residents can enjoy the Brewing Heritage Trail Tours, a great way to get out and see the city. Located downtown in Over-the-Rhine, these walking tours are available year-round but spring in the city always is a good time to hit the Brewing Heritage Trail. Choose from a variety of tours such as the Heritage and Hops Tour or the Washington Platform’s Over-the-Rhine tour that starts at Washington Platform. You’ll get to see amazing architecture, hear interesting stories, and even see some of the subterranean brew cellars.
Spring offers residents of the Cincinnati area a diverse selection of fun things to do. Whether you’re living in the Springs at Liberty Township or the Springs at West Chester, your apartment is close to the best of Cincinnati. To check out the amenities of these apartments and see floor plan availability, contact us today.