Beat the Winter Blues: Cold Weather Activities in Cincinnati
Even though the holiday sparkle has faded away, you donâ€™t have to settle for the winter blues. Whether youâ€™re searching for an energy outlet for your kids, or a little R&R for yourself, weâ€™ve got you covered. These colorful activities offer a new appeal to a cold, blustery day.
With the gray days of winter in full force, you may find yourself craving a green escape. Well, look no further than Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. With thousands of plant species from all over the world, this local getaway is the perfect spot to relax, learn and even stay connected with their free WiFi access. Their Spring Show, An Enchanted Forest, is in full swing! Another way to get your mind right for Spring is to visit one of the areaâ€™s garden centers, such as Aquatic & Garden DĂ©cor.
Is it your mission to get the kids on their feet and out of the house, but the single digit temps seem to be working against you? No problem. Load them in the car and head to a local indoor play center, like Jump & Jack’s. Their main attraction is Jack’s Playground, which is the largest multi-level play structure in Ohio!
No Worms Here
You donâ€™t have to be a bookworm to enjoy a day at the Cincinnati Public Library. Offering a variety of activities from knitting groups to movie time, you and your family are sure to find activities balanced with learning and fun. The Main Library is located at 800 Vine St. downtown, with more than 40 additional branch locations throughout the Queen City.
A Little Pampering Goes a Long Way
Nothing beats a little â€śme timeâ€ť this winter. Get a massage, a tan, a new hairstyle, or a pedicure this winter. Youâ€™ll leave the salon feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day (albeit a cold one).
Sip your way to happy this winter. Grab a couple of girlfriends and head to a local winery, such as the Vinoklet Winery. Sip on whites, reds, and everything in between.
Work it Out
Itâ€™s no secret that physical activity helps release those “feel good chemicals” that improve your mood. Youâ€™ll have more energy throughout the day, and your metabolism will be up too. So strap on your running shoes and check out a local fitness center.
Jump on the DIY bandwagon this winter! DIY crafts and activities (thanks to Pinterest) are all the rage. Crank up your right brain and try your hand at a homemade scarf, new brownie recipe or reupholster an old chair to update your home dĂ©cor.