Find Things to Do with TripAdvisor
Whether looking for things to do while traveling or just something new near home, TripAdvisor makes it easy.
I travel with my family a lot. And while I am working, they are looking for things to do in the cities we visit. And while you can always find the “big things” that an area is known for, my crew likes to investigate things on a more local level.
That’s where TripAdvisor comes in and helps us find things to do. The website is easy to use and honestly, we find things to do every where we go.
Just head over to TripAdvisor and click on “Things to do”
Then enter in the city or area you are looking for the top recommended things to do. For example, we were looking for things to do in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
Now you will see a list of things to do in your area broken down by type of activity. The top things to do are listed in ranking order based on the reviews of visitors.
Under this is a listing of Tours and Tickets you can purchase right through TripAdvisor all at a discounted price. So not only can you finds things to do, you can save on the admission pricing by using TripAdvisor.
Not sure what you are interested in doing? The list can be sorted by Popularity, Pricing, or Name; which are helpful if you are looking for a certain price range on admissions.
You can also sort by availability, which I found super helpful because several of the things I was interested in doing, were only offered on limited dates or times. By entering in the date, the system only returned the options that were going to fit my schedule.
Once you have found the activity you are interested in, click to see if it is available at the times that work with your schedule.
Once on the activity, you will be able to read all about the activity and any of the guidelines including age restrictions, physical limitation warnings (not all activities may be wheel chair accessible, but it is clearly stated if modifications to offer can be made), and the meeting place and time.
On this night out, we opted for a Walking Tour of Cincinnati.
The details of the evening were:
Discover the culinary delights of Cincinnati on this 2-hour food- and wine-tasting tour that also introduces you to the city’s architecture and contemporary art. With a guide, you’ll enjoy samples of food and wine at three restaurants or wine bars, plus take an art walk, visit a National Historic Landmark, and learn about Cincinnati’s history and Ohio’s former role as the country’s largest wine producer. Small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
What to Expect
Ready for beautiful architecture, compelling history, artisan wines, and good food — all in the heart of the Queen City?
Whether you’re a local excited to be a tourist in your own city or you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll come away from this Cincinnati tour with a new appreciation of the city’s downtown. Best of all, you get to experience it while sampling an eclectic variety of artisan wines and innovative cuisine.
Your wine adventure begins in the vibrant center of downtown Cincinnati, at the historic Carew Tower. Dating back to the 1930s, this National Historic Landmark features Art Deco architecture. Next, it’s time to sip, savor, and stroll through Cincinnati as you tantalize your taste buds at three local restaurants or wine bars, all located within a few blocks’ walk. Sample red and white wines from Spanish vineyards and North America’s premier Pacific Northwest region, as well as a varied selection of food tastings, while learning about wine and how Ohio became the leading producer of wine in the United States during the 1800s.
Along the way, hear quirky and interesting bits of Cincinnati’s history, giving you plenty of insight into a city that perhaps you didn’t know as well as you thought you did. Finish up with a short but visually stimulating stroll through a contemporary art museum, rounding out this perfect evening of wine, food, friends, art, and architecture.
Note: Consuming of alcohol is limited to those over 21 and with valid photo identification. Other beverages are available for those under 21 or by choice.
As you can see, using Trip Advisor is easy and it saves you time along with money on things to do when you are traveling. Of course, being able to save money on local events doesn’t hurt either!
My Review of the Walking Tour of Cincinnati:
Our evening started out by meeting Sherry at the Carew tower downtown. Parking was fairly simple, we parked right under the building in the garage. I do suggest using an Uber or other public transportation when traveling, especially if you are not familiar with the area.
After meeting Sherry, she guided us through the tower, providing us with fun filled facts about the architectural history.
Our first stop was the Palomino restaurant inside the Carew tower.
This was a fancy pizza place where you can watch the chef make any type of pizza your heart desires as well as watch the beautiful sights and lights of downtown fountain square.
Bonus: this is a family friendly place, as there were several kids watching the chef make their special pizza! We had a tomato & mozzarella pizza with both a sample of red & white wines. Deelliicciioousss!! 😍😍
Next we went to a neat little olive and wine bar where we sampled some more specialty wines.
We also had their dates with goat cheese (with chocolate yummy!) and bread with a variety of olive oil samples.
I couldn’t help myself, I bought one of their bottles of wine that we sampled along with some mixed olive oils. Such a cute restaurant and shop!
After that, we went down the street to Prime restaurant. We had BBQ ribs along with some of the best calamari I’ve ever had!! (Not gonna lie, I could have licked the plate clean the calamari was so good!)
The wines were delicious, fresh and paired very nicely with our appetizers. All the while we had the pleasure of getting to know Sherry as she talked to us about the local history and folklore.
After we finished up at Prime, Sherry walked us to the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts center. There we were able to tour the place for free and see some very eclectic art pieces! (Great idea for a free date night!).
All in all it was a fantastic evening spent with a wonderful tour guide. We had delicious food and wine and learned some new facts about Cincinnati.
Finding things to do with TripAdvisor is easy and I love that it saves me time and money. The next time you are looking for something to do in your area or when traveling, TripAdvisor is your place to start!
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