Best Of 2023

Whitewater Canoe Rental in Cedar Grove, Indiana, is the ultimate kayaking, canoeing or rafting spot, with all the elements to make the trip feel vacation-y. Compared to closer options, Whitewater is in the country, so stops along the route are scenic and secluded. When the water is high and fast, it’s a challenging but approachable trek; when it's slow and steady, the river autopilots you through a tree-lined, canyon-like path with nothing but open skies above. A shuttle takes you upstream, and you paddle back to home base where you can rent a riverside campsite. They’re well managed but wild enough to make you feel like you’re back-country camping. Some weekends, the campsite hosts local bands, and on holiday weekends it’s always a party.

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
Here are the 2023 Best Of Cincinnati® Reader and Staff Pick winners for Sports & Recreation.
1. Soccer City
2. Town and Country Sports Health Club
3. Wall2Wall
1. Schmidt Boat Ramp and Ballfields
2. Riverside Park
3. Westside Sports Park
1. 700 WLW-AM
2. FOX Sports Ohio
1. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2. YMCA Camp Ernst
3. Clifton Cultural Arts Center
1. Cincinnati Rollergirls
2. Florence Y’alls
3. Dayton Dragons
1. Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino
2. FanDuel Sportsbook
3. Betfred
1. University of Cincinnati football
2. Xavier University men’s basketball
3. Ohio State University football
1. Cincinnati Bengals
2. FC Cincinnati
3. Cincinnati Cyclones
1. Sawyer Point Park
2. Camargo Racquet Club
3. The Club at Harper’s Point