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Socially distant activities in Cincinnati for adults, seniors, and kids


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Socially distant activities in Cincinnati are plentiful if you know where to look. As the COVID-19 quarantine continues, fun indoor and outdoor activities can allow you to enjoy art exhibits, live-music concert series, and performances across the greater Cincinnati region.


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Socially distant activities in Cincinnati Parks


The greater Cincinnati area has over 5000 acres of parks and green spaces.


Cincinnati Parks

Plan your experience at Cincinnati Parks, with 5,000-plus acres of city parklands consisting of five regional parks, 70 neighborhood parks, 34 natural areas, five neighborhood nature centers, five parkways, 16 scenic overlooks, and 65 miles of hiking and bridle trails. Plan your experience!


Great Parks of Hamilton County

The Great Parks of Hamilton County allows you to enjoy the great outdoors at 21 parks, nature trails, paddle boarding, golf, camping, cycling, fishing, horseback riding, and preserves. Parks are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.


Cincinnati Nature Center

The Cincinnati Nature Center offers tranquility and solace among over 1,700 acres of forests, fields, streams, and ponds.   From beautiful spring wildflowers to the dazzling colors of autumn, the ever-changing beauty of nature attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year.



Socially distant activities at Cincinnati businesses


As COVID-19 cases decreased, some Ohio businesses re-opened with new cleaning standards and capacity limits. Grab your mask and safely go out for a day in the city. Take advantage of the great entertainment options Cincinnati has to offer.


Mini Golf

Check out the Groupon deals for local mini-golf courses.


Escape Rooms

Get out for a night of mystery and puzzles at this Black-owned escape room.


Go Karting & Axe Throwing

Put the pedal to the metal, then put the metal to the wood at this combination go karting and ax-throwing entertainment venue.


Zeigler Firearms and Defense Systems

Learn the fundamentals of shooting and firearm safety at this Black-owned self-defense company.


Topgolf West Chester

Topgolf West Chester offers an upscale, laid-back golf experience and features more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, event spaces for groups of all sizes, food, drink, and a rooftop terrace.


Archery Area

Archery Arena is the Midwest’s first and only dedicated archery dodgeball facility. Battle your friends and family with bows and specially engineered foam-tipped arrows.



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Socially distant activities at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden


The Cincinnati Zoo has re-opened with new cleaning standards and a new capacity limit. Take your family to see how much Fiona the hippopotamus has grown since her famed introduction in 2017. Parents who receive SNAP benefits can take advantage of the Zoo Access for All program and buy tickets at a discounted rate.


Socially distant activities that allow you to dwell in art and history


Immerse yourself in the world of art and history at these iconic Cincinnati arts centers, museums, and music venues. These museums and venues have reopened with new capacity limits and a reservation system. You can follow the links to their websites to learn more about their health guidelines and make reservations.


Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a variety of permanent and contemporary art exhibits and collections, as well as the art climb, a 164-step outdoor art exhibit that encourages visitors to experience.


Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

Boasting 80+ outdoor sculptures on over 300 acres of land, Pyramid Hill is the perfect place to get your daily dose of nature and art. Remember to take advantage of these specials.


Taft Museum of Art

Find gems of history nestled into every nook and cranny in our period-inspired rooms, each their canvas of creativity that surrounds you in stories that have endured for generations.


Weston Art Gallery

It is acclaimed for its eclectic mix of emerging and professional artists presented in museum-quality environs in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s restaurant and theater district.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Explore stories of courage, cooperation, and perseverance at the Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati along the Ohio River.


Creation Museum

Explore the question of the origin and see biblical recreations at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY.


Cincinnati Museum Center at the Union Terminal

Major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library, Archives, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX ® Theater.


Ark Encounter

Walk inside a full-size replica of Noah’s iconic Ark.


Cincinnati Fire Museum

Cincinnati Fire Museum highlights the significant contributions that Cincinnati has made to the firefighting profession. Cincinnati is the birthplace of professional firefighting, and we proudly display its history.


Heritage Village Museum

The Heritage Village Museum is a collection of historic 19th-century buildings and tours.



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Socially distant activities at Findlay Market


Get out of the house, support local vendors, and get quality products at Findlay Market in Over-The-Rhine. Enjoy a ride on the Cincinnati streetcar, and remember to check out the music scene while you’re there.


Day trips for socially distant activities


If you find that you’re just looking to get out of the city for a while, here are a few places for you and the family:


Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs, OH, is a small village with many personalities. Take a hike through Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve or shop at the lively shops along Xenia Ave.


Amish Country

Visit the heart of Ohio and explore the life of the Amish. From Mennonite buffets to carriage rides and glass museums, there’s much to do in Amish Country (and plenty of space for social distancing).


Mammoth Cave

Experience the wonder of one of the world’s most extended cave systems in Central Kentucky. You can go on a guided tour or even explore the well-kept national park.


Carriage House Farm

Fresh vegetables, fruits, greens, herbs, whole and milled grains, and honey.  Enjoy eating on the patio, take your meal to picnic at several locations around the property, or carry it out.


Five River MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks has connected people with nature at 18 Dayton, Ohio parks.



Don’t stay in your pajamas all day. Get up. Brush your teeth. Shower. Wash your face, and of course, wash your hands!


These ideas guide what can be done to keep your mind, body, and spirit grounded during this pandemic. Let us know what you are doing to get out of the house while still social distancing in the comments or at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



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Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

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