Northern Kentucky Fun

Newport on the Levee Riverwalk (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Newport on the Levee Riverwalk (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

Start your weekend on the Kentucky side of the river at Newport on the Levee where there are a variety of dining options (and amazing river views!) to suit any budget. After dinner, try bonding over bowling and drinks at Rotolo or play together at GameWorks.

Purple People Bridge (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Purple People Bridge (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

For a more mellow evening, start with dinner at Brio Tuscan Grille, then catch a movie at AMC Theatres. Or simply enjoy a stroll across the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge to enjoy the views.

New Riff Tour (Photo: New Riff)
New Riff Tour (Photo: New Riff)

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.

Local Arts & Brews

Eden Park Overlook (photo: Cincinnati Park Board)
Eden Park Overlook (photo: Cincinnati Park Board)

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.

The Holy Grail at The Banks (photo: The Banks)
The Holy Grail at The Banks (photo: The Banks)

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. 

Moerlein Lager House (Photo: Wendy Pramik)
Moerlein Lager House (Photo: Wendy Pramik)

Choose from a variety of dining options at The Banks or walk to the nearby Moerlein Lager House to experience a local brew.

Roebling Suspension Bridge (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)
Roebling Suspension Bridge (photo: CincinnatiUSA.com)

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

Loveland Castle (photo: Terri Weeks)
Loveland Castle (photo: Terri Weeks)

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.