A guide to spending spring break in the Queen City
We had a blast during our Cincinnati spring break staycation. Check everything on our spring break in Cincinnati bucket list!
Spring Break in Cincinnati
Go out for breakfast
To kick off spring break in Cincinnati, we headed to one of our favorite breakfast spots – Sugar N Spice Diner. I am a huge fan of their Wispy Thin Pancakes, and all of us love bringing home a rubber ducky at the end of our meal.
Sugar N Spice has 3 locations – Reading Road, OTR, and Blue Ash. The original Reading Road location is currently closed and undergoing a huge renovation, but should be open later this year!
Get ice cream
Ice cream is always on my bucket list. For spring break, we grabbed a scoop at Gold Spoon Creamery after playing at Summit Park. Their delicious flavors and location near the playground makes it the perfect spot to play and get ice cream on your way home. They’re also just a few doors down from Sugar N Spice.
Gold Spoon Creamery is located at 10235 Summit Parkway, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Have a zoo day
Springtime is the best time to enjoy the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The flowers are blooming, early admission for zoo members begin, and the animals are a lot more active.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45220
Explore the Creativity Center at CAC
The Creativity Center at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is an interactive creative & education space for all ages. We enjoyed making art, music, stories, and playing during our visit. Located on the 6th floor of the CAC, the Creative Center reopened the end of October 2022. This space includes the well-known UnMuseum™.
The Contemporary Arts Center is located at 44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Roadtrip to COSI in Columbus
We wanted to do a day trip during spring break, so we decided to head up to Columbus to check out COSI: Center of Science and Industry. COSI has a lot of hands-on STEM exhibits, and is great for all ages. Columbus is about an hour and a half drive from Cincinnati, so it’s not bad to do in one day.
But a head’s up – it was very crowded during spring break. Summer seems to be a better time to go. It was also a bit tricky to navigate with a stroller, so bring a baby carrier if possible.
COSI is located at 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Check out a new playground
It’s been a minute since we’ve been to a new playground, so we made sure to include somewhere new on our spring break bucket list. We found out about the new playground at Colerain Park from our friends. It’s design like a fort – with lots to climb, slide, and explore. Part of the playground is accessible by wheelchair. This playground is best for ages 3 and up.
Colerain Park is located at 4725 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251
Try duckpin bowling
To wrap up spring break, we tried our hand at duckpin bowling at Hoppin’ Vines in Kenwood. I think of duckpin bowling as mini bowling – the lanes and bowling balls are smaller. Plus you get 3 changes per frame to knock all the pins down. My son is 5, and that was the perfect age to enjoy this activity.
Hoppin’ Vines also has a huge draft beer selection (and other drinks), plus Delicio Coal Fired Pizza on site.
Hoppin’ Vines is located at 8150 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, OH 45236
Thanks for tagging along on our spring break in Cincinnati! There’s so much fun to be had in the Queen City during spring time.
For more springtime ideas, check out my 10 Best: Cincinnati Spring Bucket List!