Northern Kentucky Fun
Start your weekend on the Kentucky side of the river at Newport on the Levee where their new Bridgeview Box Park offers a variety of take-out cuisine options to enjoy in this open-air space complete with a cozy seating areas, games and a panoramic view of the Cincinnati skyline. After dinner, try bonding over bowling and drinks at Rotolo or play video games and skiball together at GameWorks.
And just down the road from the Levee, experience a guided tour of New Riff Distilling, the northernmost stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour and part of Northern Kentucky's The B-Line bourbon experience.
Local Arts & Brews
Spend the morning at Eden Park in Mt. Adams. Meander around the park, take in the views of the Ohio River from the Twin Lakes overlook, then head to the Cincinnati Art Museum. The amazing collection of art contains more than 67,000 works that span 6,000 years. The museum has free admission and free parking. Plus, get in a workout by climbing the new 150-stair Art Climb.
In the afternoon, head downtown to The Banks. Spend the rest of the afternoon learning about the region’s importance in the struggle for freedom at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and snap a photo of the Eternal Flame.
Choose from a variety of dining options at The Banks or nearby at Moerlein Lager House to experience a local brew with your meal.
If urban exploration is more your speed, head to Findlay Market for some shopping. Then enjoy a meal in the biergarten from one of the many food vendors. Afterward, set out on an self-guided tour of the Artworks Murals in the urban core.
Spend the evening exploring Smale Riverfront Park and enjoying the sunset over the river from one of the trellis-shaded porch swings.
Castle and River Adventures
The final day of your couples getaway is a quiet one in the northern suburb of Loveland. Pick up some picnic supplies on the way, then head to Loveland Canoe & Kayak and they will outfit you with a canoe, paddles, and life jackets, then transport you upriver. Spend a leisurely day paddling down the scenic Little Miami River. Stop at Loveland Castle where you can tour the castle, explore the gardens, and enjoy a picnic lunch. After you return your canoe, explore charming Historic Loveland and have dinner in one of the restaurants.
Would you rather bring the kids? Click here for a family itinerary.
Updated by Julie Brock