Ways to Cool Off in Cincinnati

April 20, 2012

Summer is on its way and Cincinnati is really starting to heat up, but you don’t have to sit inside all day just because you have air conditioning. There are plenty of ways for you to keep cool from ice cream cones to splashing down a water slide.

Wake Nation Cincinnati – This cable wake park allows both beginners and experienced riders the chance to wakeboard, water ski, kneeboard, and wake skate on their 10-acre lake—no boat necessary! You’re welcome to bring your own equipment, but if you don’t have any, just show up in your bathing suit and everything else will be provided for you!

Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island – Whether you want to ride the waves in Tidal Wave Bay or cruise down one of their twisting-turning water slides, Soak City Waterpark is the perfect place to cool off in Cincinnati. This is a destination that’s fun for the whole family featuring a miniature ship wreck, water slides designed for kids, and Pipeline Paradise where adults can master the waves.

Graeter’s Ice Cream – A staple in the Cincinnati community, getting a scoop or two of Graeter’s ice cream is the perfect way to stay cool this summer.  Since 1870, the Graeter family has been faithfully using their century old recipes and methods of production to provide Cincinnati with their delicious frozen treats.

Kenwood Movie Theatre – With the summer heat comes summer blockbuster movies—and what better way to escape a hot day than a dark movie theatre? Grab a bag of popcorn and settle in for action, romance, laughs, or thrills. With movies like The Avengers with Robert Downey Jr. or Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp, there are sure to be some hits this season!

Cincinnati Art Museum – Featuring art from all over the world as well as public tours and educational activities for all ages, the Cincinnati Art Museum is a great way to get out of the sun and soak up a little culture at the same time. With works ranging from Renoir, Monet, and Picasso to Hopper, Diebenkorn, and Rothko, there’s something for everybody—plus, it’s free!

Whether you’re seeking the thrill of a water slide or the thought-provoking works of an artist, there’s always something to do in our area to keep cool. Go out and enjoy the city instead of staying cooped up with you air conditioning in Cincinnati!