Affordable things to do in the Cincy Region

Who says having fun has to cost a fortune? Unlike bigger cities where everything costs something, you’ll be surprised at how much free fun awaits in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Have fun without breaking the bank with these trip ideas

Head to the heart of downtown Cincinnati to Fountain Square for live music in warmer months and holiday events in the winter. Washington Park in the historic neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine also offers free family-friendly entertainment in the way of festivals, live music, movie nights, and kids' workshops. Take the kids to Smale Riverfront Park for stunning views of the Ohio River, playgrounds, and interactive fountains to keep them entertained for hours.

Newport on the Levee in Northern Kentucky offers an array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment including free live music in the summer and outdoor dining with spectacular views of the river. You can also enjoy free admission to several area museums, biking, and walking trails at the more than 80 parks throughout the region, and other low- to no-cost options like most of our outdoor festivals. So put the wallet away, and start having fun!