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Cincinnati: Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River

1. Cincinnati: Dinner Cruise on the Ohio River

Take in the skyline, watch the river go by, and enjoy a fantastic meal aboard the Belle of Cincinnati. Choose from a wide variety of dinner cruises, all of which include a fully stocked bar and delicious 3-course dinner. Plan a date night with your loved one, on either the Captain's Dinner Cruise, or Admiral Dinner Cruise. Looking for fun with the entire family? Bring the kids and have some family fun and bonding on the Sunday Family Dinner Cruise. There is no dress code, so feel free to enjoy the river in casual or formal wear.

Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

2. Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River on an evening cruise aboard one of the BB Riverboats. Departing from Newport, Kentucky, this tour is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline. Along the way, enjoy special entertainment such as music. Customize your cruise experience by choosing from two options: a Sunday early evening cruise or a sunset cruise on a weekday or Saturday.

Cincinnati: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

3. Cincinnati: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a prospector, hunting for a lost cache of gold, a special ops agent investigating a suspicious bazaar, a spy sent to recover a stolen painting, or a falsely accused prisoner, determined to break out of jail. No matter your choice, keep your wits about you and focus; you’ve got one hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in the heart of Cincinnati, so you can celebrate with a bite to eat or a beer.

Erie: Sunset Sail Tour

4. Erie: Sunset Sail Tour

Truly live in the moment as you watch the sunlight dance across the waves, feel the warm summer breeze against your face, and experience what is often one of the most spectacular sunsets on Earth. Cruise around Lake Erie, enjoying local charcuterie and drinks and taking in the twilight city skyline. Pick your option between a 2-hour and 4-hour private experience, and push off into Lake Erie. As you sail, enjoy the summer breeze and taste local charcuterie and drinks. On the way back to the port, admire the enchanting view of the twilight skyline and have some great conversation in a beautiful environment. For those wanting to meet other people on their vacations, try the shorter, shared, public sail. Opt for the longer private sail and begin your cruise in the afternoon, sailing through the sunset and into twilight with your exclusive group.

Cleveland: Private City Tour

5. Cleveland: Private City Tour

Embark on a jam-packed tour of Cleveland which takes you through history to the present-day. See a range of districts and sights including Millionaire's Row, the theater district, and revitalized neighborhoods full of restaurants, churches, and impressive architecture.  Start your tour downtown where you will meet your private guide. First, head over to Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods. Then, go east to University Circle to see the Cleveland Museum of Art, Historical Society, Natural Science Museum, Botanical Garden, Severance Hall, Case Western Reserve University, and Lakeview Cemetery. Next, drive through Little Italy to visit historic homes of The Heights. Take a stroll through West Side Market - an indoor/outdoor market with a wide variety of fresh and ethnic foods. Discover Playhouse Square, the 2nd largest theater complex in the US comprised of 6 restored theaters.  Other highlights on your tour include the opportunity to experience the city's industrial past and present, riverside dining, and too many bridges to count at The Flats. Also, explore the Edgewater Park which boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, areas for swimming or boating and the best view of Cleveland’s skyline.

Cleveland: Brewery Tour with Craft Beer Tastings and Lunch

6. Cleveland: Brewery Tour with Craft Beer Tastings and Lunch

On an original brewery tour, try around 16 different craft beers, tour the production spaces, and learn about the craft beer-making process at some of the greatest brewpubs and breweries in the state.   After meeting up with your guides, you’ll be transported in a comfortable van to 4 different iconic craft breweries and hip and trendy brewpubs such as Brick and Barrel, Terrestrial Brewing, Great Lakes Brewing, and Mob Town. Great beer and great food go hand in hand. Along the way, stop for lunch accompanied with a flight of beer at Collision Bend Brewing Co. The beer-pairing meal includes homemade popcorn made from Collision Bend’s original recipe, apple walnut salad, spicy Nashville chicken skewers, coleslaw, and pizza Margherita.  Your guides will not only provide knowledge, entertainment, and beer facts, but also safe transportation from one location to the next. Don’t miss an interactive learning experience involving microbreweries, iconic industry giants, and everything in between.

Columbus: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

7. Columbus: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

This is your opportunity to engage in an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Columbus. Guided from any smartphone, you will make your way along well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your adventure will begin at one of the city's historic churches, and will take you through the expansive Capitol grounds and war memorials. Your quest route will make its way to historic theaters, famous hotels, and other locations with incredible outdoor art to best show you the hidden gems of this city. You will explore the scenic park grounds that follow the Scioto River, discovering unique art as you have fun solving clues and completing challenges in Columbus. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking, using a smartphone as “the guide” which will allow you to start when you want and determine your own pace of play. You can feel free to stop to enjoy some of the outdoor art exhibits, or take your time to enjoy a walk through the park.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus

8. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus

Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus. Blast skeletons on the Kingdom Quest ride, hop aboard a royal chariot to save the princess, and see famous LEGO characters on the big screen at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Take flight on the Merlin’s Apprentice ride, where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a Columbus cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks — over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO friend during the visit too. Take on the challenge at the Earthquake Tables and test the strength of a brick tower when the tables start to shake. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time.

Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

9. Niagara Falls, USA: Old Fort & Optional Maid of the Mist

Meet at Hard Rock Café to start you tour of the USA side of Niagara Falls. Travel in a 6-passenger luxury van while your local guide drives you along the State Park, passing Rainbow Bridge, Robert Moses Hydro-Electric Power Plant, the Niagara Gorge and the Whirlpool Aero Car on your way to Old Fort Niagara. Your guide will explain about the formation of the 3 different falls which make up Niagara Falls and the energy that is produced from the power of the Falls to help light New York City. Soon you will arrive at Old Fort Niagara, which takes you back in time to when great empires struggled for control of North America. The fort consists of 18th century buildings where you can enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. This tour includes admission to Old Fort Niagara which features: - a 16-minute orientation film.  - an actual original American Flag from the war of 1812. - Tours of original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries.  - See artisans at work and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries. - During the summer months you'll witness reenactors giving musket and artillery firing demonstrations, playing historical musical instruments, giving laundry or cooking demonstrations etc. (subject to availability) and you can even join a guided tour led by a guide dressed in historically accurate costume.  - During special events you can also meet additional reenactors who recreate other aspects of the way life was at the fort.  - In the winter months, you'll enjoy self-guided audio tours of the Fort and hourly musket demonstrations.  You will then meet back up with your driver/guide at the entrance to the Fort for your guided tour back to the Hard Rock Café. You have the option to upgrade to a meal at Hard Rock Café with Skip-the-Line access. You can also further upgrade to include either the iconic Maid of the Mist Boat Ride or a breathtaking helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.

Cleveland: Brewery Tour with Tastings

10. Cleveland: Brewery Tour with Tastings

Enjoy a brewery tour through Cleveland's vibrant craft beer scene with a beer guide. Your craft beer adventure includes up to 12 beer samples, a pretzel snack, and VIP access to the production areas of 3 of the best local breweries. Start the tour with a possible visit to Brick and Barrel, founded in 2014 by owner and brewer, Karl Spiesman. Discover how this nano brewery was built brick by brick, and barrel by barrel - hence the name! Admire the old church pews and a blackboard bar top reclaimed from a defunct schoolhouse in the neighborhood. Next, you may visit another brewery such as Terrestrial Brewing. Learn about how a team of self-proclaimed hippies wanted a brewpub in Cleveland that focused on the taproom styles of the Northwest. Let the expert beer guides take you behind-the-scenes to show you the impressive keg-management system which hoists 150-pound kegs and perfectly positions them within the walk-in cooler. After that, take a visit to Great Lakes Brewing, built by 2 Irish brothers with limited brewing experience. Learn about how in 1986 when Patrick and Daniel Conway opened their fledgling operation, the odds were stacked against them. Fortunately, they surrounded themselves with a staff of passionate, knowledgeable people, and from the start committed themselves to bringing a sophisticated, diverse selection of craft beer to their home state.  Finally, you may enjoy a visit to Platform Beer, the Flagship location of what has grown into one of Ohio's most revered breweries. See how this business serves an ever-changing selection of styles including 20 house beers. With a 100+ seat tap room and patio, there is plenty of room for everyone.

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What people are saying about Ohio

The ambiance and music was perfect. Friendly, attentive staff and plenty of seating for enjoying the live music. The food was mediocre at best basically all starches. Pasta, potatoes, corn, bread, then meat. But the overall experience made up for the lack of variety in the buffet.

Cost - Great valve for what you get. Food - Very very good. Boat - Was very clean and a lot of room to move around. Staff - Was outgoing. I feel welcome. We will do this again.

My wife and I decided to take the sailing trip to celebrate our anniversary. The weather was perfect and Scott and crew were excellent hosts and made the trip quite enjoyable

Absolutely loved it, staff were very friendly, food was good, music was a nice touch. The ride down the river was so relaxing and enjoyable. Definitely recommend

It was a fun, entertaining night out with good music and great views.