Cincinnati is surrounded by plenty of drivable destinations. With low gas prices and plenty of other reasons to maintain a little distance from others, take this opportunity to explore your surroundings and appreciate the beauty the tri-state area has to offer.
If you’re looking to take a scenic drive around Cincinnati, here are some great places to visit!
- One of the most popular parks in the Cincinnati Area, Eden Park is home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Krohn Conservatory. Explore the walking paths, a great view of the Ohio River, and a 172-foot high water tower built in 1894.
- Only 20 miles outside of downtown Cincinnati, Glenwood Gardens is a great getaway when time is a restriction. Located on 335 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland, spend some time in nature with their paved trail and Wetland Loop nature trail.
- If you’re looking for a great way to spend a Saturday, there are few better options than Hocking Hills. Roughly two hours away from the Cincinnati Area, Hocking Hills offers a rolling landscape, hiking trails, canoeing, fishing, and a beautiful drive through southern Ohio.
- For the more avid hikers, Zaleski State Forest is the second-largest forest in the Ohio Park system, located on 26,000 acres. While the main trail is a 23.5-mile loop, Zaleski also has a 10-mile loop for those wanting to take a day hike. While in the area, make sure to stop by the Buckeye Furnace State Memorial.