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Five Fresh Spring Break Ideas for Cincinnati

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For many, Spring Break is a time for beaches and beautiful tropical climates. But for the rest of those who remain here in the Tri-state area, there is a constant search to find ways to spend Spring Break. Here are five ways to spend spring break in Cincinnati that aren’t the typical choices.

1. Picnic at Ault Park. Cincinnati is full of quality parks, and Ault Park is top-notch among them. Close to Mt. Washington, this Mt. Lookout park is an ideal place to slow down, take advantage of some days off and enjoy the spring.

2. Spend an Evening in Newport. Newport is full of fun things to do, from the Newport Aquarium, to the AMC movie theater, to numerous restaurants, including Dewey’s Pizza, Mitchell’s Fish Market, and Tom + Chee (as featured on the TV show Shark Tank). Seeing the beautiful sites while walking along the Ohio River is also a must in the springtime

3. Looking for a thrill over break? Check out Full Throttle Indoor Karting, a massive Go-Kart track located in Springdale, near Tri-County Mall. The karts go over 40 m.p.h., and it’s a good way to do something new and exciting that isn’t too much of a drive. Afterward, head next door to Sky Zone, where there are wall to wall trampolines. Jumping rates are by the hour.

4. Krohn Conservatory. Cincinnati is lacking in tropical climate, but there is plenty to be found at the Krohn Conservatory. With plants and flowers from around the world, the greenhouse will transport visitors to the climates found in nearly all the top Spring Break destinations. The famous butterfly show doesn’t start until after break has ended, but it’s still something to do on weekends from April 12-June 22.

5. Opening Day. Last up is a tradition that all Cincinnatians should take part in. Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds is March 31, and all should help celebrate the opening of baseball Cincinnati style. In this great baseball town, there are many festivities to take part in, even if you’re not one of the 43,000 in Great American Ballpark for the day. The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade goes straight to the heart of Cincinnati, and features many great current and former Reds (This year’s Grand Marshal is Big Red Machine great Dave Concepcion). During the game, the streets around GABP are packed with people, and Fountain Square is packed with people watching the game on the big screen. Or, anyone could just stay in and watch from the comfort of their own home. Invite friends, have a party. It’s a Cincinnati tradition that dates back almost 150 years.

About Nick Keri

Senior Nick Keri is an Advanced Journalism student and sports editor. He enjoys wrestling and cross country and has wrestled for four years and run cross country for two. He enjoys watching the Reds, both on TV and live. Nick also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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U.S. Representative and U.S. Army Reserves Colonel Brad Wenstrup presents WWII veteran Frank "Bud" Buschmeier with the French Legion of Honor Medal on Nov. 10 during McNicholas's Veterans Day assembly. Following the assembly, McNick hosted its annual Veterans Day Breakfast to thank veterans and active service-members for their service to the United States.

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