5 Cures for Cabin Fever this Winter in Cincinnati

Brrrr! The days of visiting parks and playing outside may be over, but there’s still plenty of fun activities to keep you and your family busy this winter. Say goodbye to Cabin Fever, because there are lots of indoor adventures to be had in the Queen City. Whether you’re looking to escape out of the house for a few hours or seeking an all-day family outing, Cincy Parent and Dr. Yelp have ya covered!

Here are 5 Cures for Cabin Fever this Winter in Cincinnati:

1. Visit The Cincinnati Museum Center


Ah the Cincinnati Museum Center — a Queen City classic! Take the fam to CMC for a day of fun activities for everyone. The Museum Center at the historic Union Terminal downtown is home to the Robert D. Linder Family OMNIMAX THEATER, rotating exhibits and events, and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. There’s so much to do and see at the Museum Center, you may want to plan a few trips here this winter!

2. Catch a Flick at the Historic Mariemont Theater

Photo from Yelper Jordan C.


The smell of popcorn, the big screen and surround sound, tasty movie treats… what’s not to love? Experience all this and more at the historic Mariemont Theater! This local cinema is the definition of charming. With its location in Mariemont Square, its classic movie snacks like popcorn and roasted almonds, and an added local flare (concessions from Cincy vendors? Yes please!) make Mariemont Theater a great place to catch your next flick. Check out what’s playing and see a show at this hidden gem that movie-goers know and love!

3. Warm up with Afternoon Tea at The BonBonerie

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What’s more fun than playing tea party? Going to Afternoon Tea at the adorable BonBonerie! Your party can enjoy a pot of tea of your choosing and array of finger foods, pastries, and cookies. Enjoying warm tea and tasty treats at this O’Bryonville staple makes for for a magical afternoon that your family won’t soon forget!

4. Unleash your creativity at V+V Visionarium

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V+V Visionarium is operated by local nonprofit Visionaries + Voices. Visionaries + Voices serves artists with disabilities and strives to make creative experiences accessible to the community. V+V recently opened the Visionarium to continue its mission to fostering creativity and offering art experiences and education for all. V+V Visionarium is a great place to enjoy creative art classes, some local shopping, and participate in CREATIVE PLAY  programs. If you’re looking for a fun outing to get the creative juices flowing, look no further than this great nonprofit!

5. Visit Carol Ann’s Carousel


It may be too chilly to play at Smale Riverfront Park, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had at the Banks! Enjoy an outing downtown for a ride on Carol Ann’s Carousel. The classic ride is relatively new to the Queen City but has become a local favorite. The carousel features stunning art celebrating Cincinnati, and the windows surrounding the ride offer beautiful views of the city. Pro tip: hours of operation vary depending on the time of the year. Be sure to double check the ride’s business hours before planning your family outing!

CP Tip: Be sure to visit the SkyStar while you’re at The Banks!

For more inspiration from Dr. Yelp, be sure to check out Yelp Cincy’s 5 Favorite Places for Indoor Fun and 5 Off-the-Beaten Path Places in Cincinnati to Spark Your Kids’ Imaginations!

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