Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for Families, 2013: Quick Getaways

#10 CincinnatiOhio
Newport Aquarium's Shark Tunnel in Cincinnati, OH
Newport Aquarium's Shark Tunnel in Cincinnati, OH

Quick Facts About Cincinnati

Population: 296,181
Med. Age: 32
Med. Household Income: $34,034
Med. Home Price: $103,000
Average Work Commute: 20 MINUTES

With one of the top-ranked and oldest zoos in the country and a spread of other family-friendly attractions, Cincinnati, OH, makes a great spring break trip packed with things to do.

Many attractions are free including the Cincinnati Art Museum, 21c Museum Hotel and the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Parents can browse the IKEA store, which has a free supervised play area for kids. Well worth the price of admission, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden educates visitors about approximately 500 animals in habitats across 85 acres. Colorful fish entrance children at the nearby Newport Aquarium. Cincinnati's restaurants range from soulful to chic, with everything from chicken 'n' waffles to chateaubriand. Downtown alone has more 190 restaurants. Parks such as Eden Park near the Ohio River, and Ault Park, which has a plethora of playground equipment, give families great, free options for fresh air, recreation and exercise.

Spring Temperature Range:

High: 66, Low: 33

Must-Do Activities and Attractions:

Enjoy the view from the Carew Tower Observatory

Tour the Cincinnati Museum Center

Ride the Cincinnati Railway

Peruse the plants at Krohn Conservatory

See the signs at the American Sign Museum

Visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

See where Cincinnati's main library ranked on our list of Top Libraries for Children.


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