50 things to do this summer in Cincinnati – all while practicing social distancing

Summer’s arrived and we’re here for it.

While this summer will look a bit different in the wake of COVID-19, we’re looking forward to a season of sun, fun and family! We looked around and compiled the following list of fun ways to celebrate summer in Cincinnati — all while staying safe and healthy.

Here are 50 things to do this summer in Cincinnati – all while practicing social distancing:

(Don’t break the bank this summer! All FREE activities are designated with two **asterisks**)

1. Go berry picking at Blooms and Berries.

2. Check out the drive-thru petting zoo at UC Health Stadium.

3. Take a hike as a family.**

4. Have lunch (or dinner) at one of these picnic-worthy parks.**

5. Support the Friends of the Public Library by ordering a bundle of books from the new Garage!

California Woods Nature Preserve is a beautiful place to hike.

6. Visit California — Ohio!! — at this worth-the-drive nature preserve.**

7. Get your steps in at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s brand-new Art Climb!**

8. Visit Pyramid Hill, Cincinnati’s only outdoor sculpture park.

9. Take a road trip to an area castle.**

10. Go camping at one of these close-to-home camp sites.

11. Throw back by watching a from-the-vault show c/o The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s TCT Everywhere!**

12. Go hunting for fossils.**

13. Take a night off in the kitchen by picking up carry-out from a local restaurant.

14. Celebrate National Donut Day (June 5!) with an online order from Holtman’s Donuts.

Dixie Drive In Theatre in Dayton, OH

15. Have a night out at a local drive-in movie theatre.

16. Sign your kids up for a virtual summer camp.

17. Plan an *epic* summer road trip.

18. Teach your kids some essential life skills.**

19. Do some spring/summer cleaning — here’s how to recycle anything in Cincinnati.**

20. Plan an afternoon at a local bike trail.**

21. Get crafty with a take-home craft kit from a local studio.

The Peach Truck comes to Cincy this summer!

22. Go LEGO crazy — check out a Brickworld Virtual Expo.

23. Explore a Cincy Park hidden gem: French Park.**

24. Order some outdoor toys from King Arthur’s Court.

25. Order some fresh Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck!

26. Sign up for a summer reading program from your local library.**

27. Shop local at Findlay Market their new shopping app makes it easier than ever!

The Purple People Bridge is a Cincy kid must!

28. Walk across the Purple People Bridge.**

29. Wear your Cincinnati pride on your sleeve with a tee from Cincy Shirts.

30. Go old school with sidewalk chalk and some classic games like hopscotch, 4-Square, etc.**

31. Check out Shakespeare in the Park 2020 schedule TBA.**

32. Take a nature-themed class through the Great Parks’s Parks@Home program.**

33. Get STEM-spired with a Wonder Zone video from Cincinnati Museum Center.**

34. Take a trip to COSI — without leaving your home — with COSI Connects.**

Creek stomping in Montgomery’s Dulle Park.

35. Make Dad a special meal for Father’s Day with one of these Cincy-themed meal kits.

36. Go creek stomping.**

37. Enjoy a cold treat from a local creamy whip stand.

38. Have a water balloon fight — kids vs. parents!**

39. Get some exercise with a family-friendly virtual fitness class.**

40. Celebrate the Reds with a game of Wiffle Ball in the yard.**

41. Get a special treat from a local bakery.

42. Make a fairy garden with your kids – Blooms and Berries is a great place to start!

43. Go birdwatching — in your backyard, or a new-to-you Great Park.**

44. Pick a painting from the Cincinnati Art Museum to recreate.**

Tree forts FTW.

45. Get down-and-dirty in your yard — build a tree fort, make mud pies… have fun!**

46. Celebrate July 4th with homemade s’mores — use as many local ingredients as possible.

47. Combat the ‘summer slide’ (and do some good!) — buy some new books from Blue Manatee.

48. Check out some covered bridges in our Ohio Covered Bridge Road Trip.**

49. Check out a virtual Sunday Funday at the Taft Museum.**

50. Check out our list of 100 Things Every Cincy Kid Needs to Do — and see how many you can do this summer!**

Make it a summer of fun — all while staying healthy and happy!

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