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Living in Cincinnati you do have a lot of access to things the entire family can enjoy both in the city and in the surrounding areas. So instead of taking a vacation this year, why not try a staycation instead. There's plenty to do and you can save a lot of money while relaxing and having fun at the same time! And a staycation doesn't mean you are bound to just Cincinnati. There are a lot of great places to see and things to do within a short distance. Short enough for a day trip or an overnight trip. When planning your staycation, use this site as a resource for finding things to do as well as saving money with discounts and coupons for many of the attractions and activities available in the area.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. EnterTRAINment Junction
  2. Creation Museum
  3. Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
  4. Wake Nation
  5. KidZoo
  6. Pump It Up
  7. Kings Island Soak City
  8. The Beach Waterpark
  9. BB Riverboats
  10. GameWorks Newport

Train Ride with Clifford on the LM&M Railroad

2014 July 23
by cincinnati

If you have little ones that love Clifford the Big Red Dog then don’t miss out on this two weekend event. Head on over to the LM&M Railroad train station in Lebanon for either the weekend of August the 9th and 10th or the weekend of August 16th and 17th. for a Train Ride with Clifford. Kids will be invited to visit with Clifford, play games, and participate in various other fun activities. After that everyone will be invited to hop on aboard the train for a ride to LM&M Junction (takes about 30 minutes). Once there you will have about 45 minutes to explore the junction before you board for a train ride back. Each day features three different departure times. There’s a 10am, 12:45pm, and a 3:30pm departure time.

Now before you purchase your tickets, there are some ways to save a little extra money off the total cost of your train ride ticket. If you are a senior then be sure to mention this when purchasing your ticket and you can automatically save $3 off the cost of your train ride ticket. Children ages 5-16 also get the same $3 discount off the normal adult ticket price. Toddlers get $10 off the cost of their ticket and all infants 1 year and younger get to ride the train for free.

Tickets do sell out for this popular event so it would probably be a good idea to purchase your tickets in advance. You can purchase them online. If you do that the be sure to check for promotional codes. You should notice a promotional code box at the bottom left of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon in that box and then click apply. You should see the discount appear to the right.

If you are visiting the LM&M Railroad at another time then be sure to check out the LM&M Railroad coupons first to make sure that you get the most savings possible on the purchase of your tickets.


"The Nutcracker Jazzed Up": A Boogie-Woogie Ballet Mash-Up

at Aronoff Center for the Arts - Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
+ 2 more dates
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
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FULL PRICE: $37.75
OFFER PRICE: $11.25

"The Nutcracker Jazzed Up" puts a Duke Ellington twist on the Tchaikovsky masterpiece, combining jazz and classical compositions. Artistic Directors Meridith Benson and Mario de la Nuez bring together... [more+]

"The Nutcracker Jazzed Up" puts a Duke Ellington twist on the Tchaikovsky masterpiece, combining jazz and classical compositions. Artistic Directors Meridith Benson and Mario de la Nuez bring together a large cast of dancers to re-invent this yuletide classic. The ballet opens in New York City in the 1940's with dancers swinging and bopping to Ellington's score. In the second act, the stage is transformed into the magical Kingdom of the Sweets in which the full cast of classical dancers will enchant you with more traditional and familiar ballet choreography. [less-]

Make a Donation to Feeding America This Thanksgiving

at Feeding America, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 01
FULL PRICE: $10.00 - $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00 - $30.00

This holiday season, we're joining forces with the Feeding America network to help provide hunger relief. Your donation of $10 helps to provide 100 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local ... [more+]

This holiday season, we're joining forces with the Feeding America network to help provide hunger relief. Your donation of $10 helps to provide 100 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. And if you want to extend your reach even further, donate in increments of $20 (helps provide 200 meals) or $30 (helps provide 300 meals). Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, they provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. We'll be accepting donations through the end of the weekend, and 100% of the money collected will go to Feeding America's life-changing year-round efforts. [less-]

"Sleeping Beauty": Magical, Musical Version of Fairy Tale

at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 04
Sun, December 07
Thu, December 11
+ 2 more dates
Thu, December 04
Sun, December 07
Thu, December 11
Fri, December 12
Sun, December 14
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FULL PRICE: $44.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.00

Leave it to this musical version of "Sleeping Beauty" to awaken your sense of wonder and enchantment, no matter your age. Romance, comedy, action, rock 'n' roll and opera combine in a contemporary tak... [more+]

Leave it to this musical version of "Sleeping Beauty" to awaken your sense of wonder and enchantment, no matter your age. Romance, comedy, action, rock 'n' roll and opera combine in a contemporary take on the classic tale. Briar Rose, her overprotective parents, three wacky fairies (plus a wicked one) and a dragon with an attitude populate this charmer from the creators of "Cinderella" and "Snow White". Escape into a world of magic this holiday season with a rousing adaptation of "Sleeping Beauty" at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. [less-]