20 Greater Cincinnati Destinations For When It's Hot AF Outside

From lakeside beaches to local kayaking spots, water parks to public pools, there are plenty of Greater Cincinnati destinations where you can stay cool this summer.
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White Rock Park
7080 S. 750 E., St. Paul, Indiana
There are three lakes in this slice of heaven nestled in no-man’s-land Indiana. The main lake is dedicated to swimming, cliff diving and scuba diving and the other two lakes are used for fishing. Make a weekend out of it with their campsite. For the thrill-seekers, there are four platforms to jump off of at staggered heights, with the tallest being 10 meters. Whatever you do, don’t bellyflop. Capacity limits enforced.
Photo via Facebook.com/StPaulsCliffs

White Rock Park

7080 S. 750 E., St. Paul, Indiana
There are three lakes in this slice of heaven nestled in no-man’s-land Indiana. The main lake is dedicated to swimming, cliff diving and scuba diving and the other two lakes are used for fishing. Make a weekend out of it with their campsite. For the thrill-seekers, there are four platforms to jump off of at staggered heights, with the tallest being 10 meters. Whatever you do, don’t bellyflop. Capacity limits enforced.
Photo via Facebook.com/StPaulsCliffs
Scenic River Canoe Excursions
4595 Round Bottom Road, Milford
This Milford livery is located on “the only national wild and scenic river in the tri-state area.” Home to the 8.5-mile excursion, Remington’s Run, and the 6-mile Fletcher’s Mid Trip, you can stop at just about any beach along the way. If you get hungry in the middle of your paddling adventure, pull up to one of the banks for a quick bite to eat at Little Miami Brewing Company. Reservations must be made online through their website. 
Photo via Facebook.com/ScenicRiverCanoeExcursions

Scenic River Canoe Excursions

4595 Round Bottom Road, Milford
This Milford livery is located on “the only national wild and scenic river in the tri-state area.” Home to the 8.5-mile excursion, Remington’s Run, and the 6-mile Fletcher’s Mid Trip, you can stop at just about any beach along the way. If you get hungry in the middle of your paddling adventure, pull up to one of the banks for a quick bite to eat at Little Miami Brewing Company. Reservations must be made online through their website.
Photo via Facebook.com/ScenicRiverCanoeExcursions
Ziegler Pool
216 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Reservations for Ziegler Pool are now open! This pool is found in the heart of Ziegler Park in OTR and is the perfect place to cool off in the summer. While season passes for the pool are currently at capacity, reservations can be made online starting for just $4 per person, per session. Financial assistance is available through community organizations. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Ziegler Pool

216 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
Reservations for Ziegler Pool are now open! This pool is found in the heart of Ziegler Park in OTR and is the perfect place to cool off in the summer. While season passes for the pool are currently at capacity, reservations can be made online starting for just $4 per person, per session. Financial assistance is available through community organizations.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Cincinnati Cycleboat
4601 Kellogg Ave., East End
You’ve heard of a pedal wagon, but how about a pedal boat? Cincinnati Cycleboat is a bar, bike, and a boat all in one. Holding up to 14 people per boat, explore the Ohio River and the city of Cincinnati with your closest friends and family. Not only is it a bar on a boat, but your party gets to bring their own drinks. Cycleboats run 7 days a week in 2-hour increments. Ages 12 and up are welcome on the boat. 
Photo via Facebook.com/CincyCycleboat

Cincinnati Cycleboat

4601 Kellogg Ave., East End
You’ve heard of a pedal wagon, but how about a pedal boat? Cincinnati Cycleboat is a bar, bike, and a boat all in one. Holding up to 14 people per boat, explore the Ohio River and the city of Cincinnati with your closest friends and family. Not only is it a bar on a boat, but your party gets to bring their own drinks. Cycleboats run 7 days a week in 2-hour increments. Ages 12 and up are welcome on the boat.
Photo via Facebook.com/CincyCycleboat
Hueston Woods
College Corner, Ohio
In need of a beach getaway? Visit Hueston Woods Beach, a public beach that’s open from dawn to dusk. Enjoy the sand between your toes, boating or kayaking adventures, and the warm feeling of the sun on your skin. Rent out a cabin or camp within the state park after your long day at the beach, and explore the rest of what this historic park has to offer. 
Photo via Facebook.com/HuestonWoodsStatePark

Hueston Woods

College Corner, Ohio
In need of a beach getaway? Visit Hueston Woods Beach, a public beach that’s open from dawn to dusk. Enjoy the sand between your toes, boating or kayaking adventures, and the warm feeling of the sun on your skin. Rent out a cabin or camp within the state park after your long day at the beach, and explore the rest of what this historic park has to offer.
Photo via Facebook.com/HuestonWoodsStatePark
Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., California
A Cincinnati summer staple, Coney Island is open for the 2021 season. This water playland is perfect for the summer heat. Slide down one of four slides at The Twister, a 45-foot tall, quarter mile long slide with four chutes. Splash around at Typhoon Tower, a 33-foot tall tower that spills 1,300 gallons of water and has over 73 interactive play stations. Race your way through the floating obstacle course the Challenge Zone, one of Coney Island’s newest attractions. Tickets can be purchased online and include free parking.
Photo: Patty Salas

Coney Island

6201 Kellogg Ave., California
A Cincinnati summer staple, Coney Island is open for the 2021 season. This water playland is perfect for the summer heat. Slide down one of four slides at The Twister, a 45-foot tall, quarter mile long slide with four chutes. Splash around at Typhoon Tower, a 33-foot tall tower that spills 1,300 gallons of water and has over 73 interactive play stations. Race your way through the floating obstacle course the Challenge Zone, one of Coney Island’s newest attractions. Tickets can be purchased online and include free parking.
Photo: Patty Salas
Green Acres Canoe & Kayak Rental
10465 Suspension Bridge Road, Harrison
Summertime is here, and for many, that means floating down the river and sippin' on some ice cold beverages while the sun shines down. Green Acres livery is located in Harrison, Ohio and operates on the Whitewater River. They offer three different single kayak excursions — 8 miles, 5 miles, and 3 miles where tickets can only be purchased in-person. While children 12 years and older are welcome to enjoy paddling down the river, pets are not permitted at this time. 
Photo via Facebook.com/GreenAcresCanoe

Green Acres Canoe & Kayak Rental

10465 Suspension Bridge Road, Harrison
Summertime is here, and for many, that means floating down the river and sippin' on some ice cold beverages while the sun shines down. Green Acres livery is located in Harrison, Ohio and operates on the Whitewater River. They offer three different single kayak excursions — 8 miles, 5 miles, and 3 miles where tickets can only be purchased in-person. While children 12 years and older are welcome to enjoy paddling down the river, pets are not permitted at this time.
Photo via Facebook.com/GreenAcresCanoe
Land of Illusion Aqua Adventures
8762 Thomas Road, Middletown
Middletown’s Land of Illusion transforms into an action-packed water attraction when the summer rolls around. The park includes a paddle boarding area, 43-foot inflatable water slide into the lake and a massive water obstacle course. Open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., by your tickets today starting at $24 for admission. 
Photo via Facebook.com/Land of Illusion

Land of Illusion Aqua Adventures

8762 Thomas Road, Middletown
Middletown’s Land of Illusion transforms into an action-packed water attraction when the summer rolls around. The park includes a paddle boarding area, 43-foot inflatable water slide into the lake and a massive water obstacle course. Open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., by your tickets today starting at $24 for admission.
Photo via Facebook.com/Land of Illusion
Wake Nation Cincinnati
201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield
You surf bro? At Wake Nation Cincinnati, you don’t have to. They offer a cable park, where wakeboarders are pulled by an overhead cable system (no boat required), and an Aqua Park aka a floating playground complete with trampolines. 
Photo via Facebook.com/WakeNationCincinnati

Wake Nation Cincinnati

201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield
You surf bro? At Wake Nation Cincinnati, you don’t have to. They offer a cable park, where wakeboarders are pulled by an overhead cable system (no boat required), and an Aqua Park aka a floating playground complete with trampolines.
Photo via Facebook.com/WakeNationCincinnati
Dunham “Otto Armleder Memorial Regional Aquatic Center” Pool
4356 Dunham Lane, Westwood
Open weekdays 1-7:30 p.m. and weekends noon-6:30 p.m., this Westwood pool boasts a zero-depth entry, toddler area, sprayground, climbing features, two large water slides and lap lanes. Because of COVID, the pool has reduced-capacity 2-hour swim blocks. Entry fees are $6 for children (0-17 years old) and seniors (55+ years old), and $10 for adults. Call 513-251-5862 for reservations. 
Photo: Provided by CRC

Dunham “Otto Armleder Memorial Regional Aquatic Center” Pool

4356 Dunham Lane, Westwood
Open weekdays 1-7:30 p.m. and weekends noon-6:30 p.m., this Westwood pool boasts a zero-depth entry, toddler area, sprayground, climbing features, two large water slides and lap lanes. Because of COVID, the pool has reduced-capacity 2-hour swim blocks. Entry fees are $6 for children (0-17 years old) and seniors (55+ years old), and $10 for adults. Call 513-251-5862 for reservations.
Photo: Provided by CRC