Parents, gather ‘round! We’ve made it this far into the year — now it’s time to take care of ourselves. As a mama deep in the trenches of parenthood, I know I can’t fill my little one’s cup without filling my own first. So, grab your partner, call the sitter and center yourself with your better half. Here’s our list of epic grown-up activity ideas:
Get Away for the Night:
Aclipse is taking you out of the traditional hotel room and on the road. Pick a spot on the map and park; Aclipse includes 200 miles per night, taking you anywhere from Red River Gorge, Shawnee State Forest, Hocking Hills or a local Great Park of Cincinnati campground. Additional miles are available for purchase for the adventurous couple seeking a longer trip on the road. Aclipse Campervans come with three ready-to-hit-the-road options: The Explorer, The Troop and The Scout. Ranging from two to four sleepers, each van is loaded with everything for a comfortable night stay. aclipsecampervans.com
Arrange a Floral Piece:
Eve Floral Co.
The only thing better than fresh flowers on your kitchen counter is an entire arrangement made by you. Grab the girls or your significant other and plan on an evening of aromatic florals. All the vessels and tools are provided, as well as light bites from local favorites and lots of one on one time with one of Cincinnati’s most talented florists. At the end of your workshop, you’ll go home fully equipped with the knowledge of arranging your own floral statement pieces and step-by-step instructions on keeping those flowers fresh and long-lasting. Workshops vary and oftentimes include crossover events with Manitou Candle or pop-ups around the city. evefloralco.com
Take a Tiki Boat on the Ohio River:
With two options to get adults out and on the river, Cincinnati Cycleboat is bringing island vibes to the Ohio River! With tours available 7 days a week, May-October, riders get full access to the boat, a Captain and Firstmate, bluetooth speakers and BYOB + snacks!
Picnic in an Igloo:
Sunday Afternoon Picnics
Picnics aren’t just for warm summer walks by the river anymore. Leave your baskets at home and let Sunday Afternoon Picnics do the work! Prearrange all the details for your proposal, best friend lunch, birthday dinner or date night and simply show up to your fully curated picnic. Location, time, food, guests (up to 10) and themes are fully customizable for an intimate, fun date outdoors. Add-ons include a winter igloo for chilly picnics, fresh flowers, custom dessert, drinks and travel for locations outside of Cincinnati. sundayafternoonpicnics.com
Have an Eclectic Drink:
Known for the “Chunker,” Mecca’s fabulous ferns, floor-to-ceiling art, unordinary sculptures, art pieces and bright-multicolored LED lighting bring out your eclectic side. As spring approaches, Mecca’s impressively large and artsy OTR courtyard features large wood burning Chimneas while inside boasts the largest hanging ferns, succulents and tropical trees. Stay hydrated with a quick buzz from the Cincy-famous Chunker; a travel sized liquor dunked inside your choice of San Pellegrino. Might we recommend a Limonata and Rum for your parents-night-out. meccaotr.com
Rehydrate with Vitamin Infusions:
Whether you’re a fit duo or simply need to detox before heading home to the kids, Wellness Flow IV hydration perks you up from the inside-out. Packed full of vital vitamins and minerals your body needs, IV drips vary from detox, immunity boost, hangover, prenatal, skin glow, fat burner, brain fuel and more. Schedule a drip or wellness shot and invest in your body; B12, Vitamin D, Biotin or Fat Burner antioxidant shots give your body the extra boost it needs to get home and get through your week. Same day Covid tests are available daily with an appointment. wellnessflowllc.com
From Dayton to Cincinnati, take care of yourself, try one of these epic grown-up activity ideas. Make time for the things and people you love; give your sweet kiddos the best version of “you.”