Romantic Things to Do in Cincinnati While You’re at the Great Homeschool Convention

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In a few months, Brett and I will be planning a road trip to the Great Homeschool Convention. I’m looking forward to listening to some amazing speakers, checking out some vendors and connecting with some of my favorite homeschool bloggers.

It will also be a chance to recharge my homeschooling batteries, and re-connect with my husband. We’re excited about planning some romantic things to do while we’re there! Are you stumped for ideas? Don’t miss these plans.

romantic things to do in Cincinnati

Romantic Things to Do In Cincinnati

Check out a Reds Game

I’ll be honest – I don’t like watching baseball on TV. BORING.

It’s a totally different event live.

I’ve already checked out the Reds schedule while we’re planning to be there, and there’s games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The Great American Ballpark is beautiful — go enjoy the sunshine, while you share some popcorn and hot dogs with your spouse.

Get Outside

Much like Louisville, Cincinnati has a wonderful parks system. We’re planning on visiting the Krohn Conservatory and taking a walking tour of Downtown Cincinnati in between all the events at the GHC.

Catch a Theater Show

We love live shows – musicals, theatre performances, ballet, comedy shows and musicians. Cincinnati is home to the Aronoff Center and Cincinnati Theater to get you started on ideas.

Check Out the College Sports

Like Louisville, Cincy is a college town, with Xavier University and University of Cincinnati. Look at the athletics schedule and see if anything catches your eye.

Since Brett played soccer in college, we’re big soccer fans. Depending on the weather and the schedule, we may be able to squeeze in a men’s soccer game.

Enjoy Some Art

Our local art museum is currently closed for renovations, so we want to visit the Cincinnati Art Museum while we’re on our weekend getaway. Bonus? It’s FREE!

Enjoy a Dinner Al Fresco

Since we’ve been cooped up in the never ending winter, I’m looking forward to some fresh air.

We’re planning on heading across the river and dining at Chez Nora in Covington. I’m looking forward to the views of downtown Cincinnati!

Other options include:
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  1. Hi Dianna,

    Attending the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati is on my bucket list. Unfortunately, it have to wait until next year.

    H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting

  2. Hey, I think we’ve met in-real-life somewhere – maybe Castaway Bay blogger event? Anyways, I’m doing the boost your blog challenge today and stopped by to visit. It also just so happens that I’m trying to put together a review trip to the Cinci area so this post caught my eye 🙂

    • Dianna Kennedy says

      Hi, Tracy! I’ve never heard of the Castaway Bay blogger event — but boy, does that sound like fun! I’ve been to a few Bloggy Boot Camps, the Titus 2:1 Conference and Savvy Blogging Summit.

      We live in Louisville, and Cincy is one of our very favorite cities to visit. We love it!

      Great to meet you!

  3. Theres Just One Mommy says

    Grew up in Cincy… Loved seeing some of the area attractions listed here!

    I need to find out more about upcoming homeschool conventions. Sounds interesting!

    Stopping in from BYB!

    • Dianna Kennedy says

      We’re just a few hours down the road in Louisville …. and we visit Cincy frequently!

      I’m super excited about the upcoming convention. I’m stalking the page to watch for when the sessions are announced. I’m a planning nerd.

      Great to see you here!

  4. Wow, there are conventions for everything – isn’t there? I don’t have the money to attend a convention, but going out in Cincy does sound like a lot of fun. You have listed some great things. It makes me want to visit!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Blog challenge! Have a great weekend!

    • Dianna Kennedy says

      Homeschool conventions are HUGE — this one is 3 days, with over 100 vendors and I think over 100 speakers! I’m so excited!

      Cincinnati is a wonderful city – great for couples OR families, too!

      Thanks for coming by, Lisa!

  5. I’ve only truly visited Cincy one time… even though I’m from Ohio and live in Cleveland currently. I guess Cincy is just too darn far away! That being said I went to the Omnimax theater and it was really nice. #BYB100

    • Dianna Kennedy says

      small world! One of my sweetest pals (Colleen, from Raising Lifelong Learners) lives in Cleveland. We’ve actually had a family meetup in CIncy, visiting the museums and aquariums!

      Great to see you here!

  6. Dianna,
    I am sooo excited to be going to Cincinnati for the first time this year as well. Maybe in the bazillions of people there, I will see you and be able to say hello. :-} Thank you for your IHN sessions on Thursdays! They have been such an encouragement to me!


  7. Chez Nora closed in February 🙁 BUT otto’s & bouquet across the street are great!

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