Things To Do In Covington

64% Off Dance Lessons

Park Hills

$50 $18

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50% Off Services

Park Hills

$450 $225

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Kids' Activity Center

Covington

$31.80 $14

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Kids' activity village hosts educational entertainment with puppet shows, train rooms, and face painting as adults chaperone free of charge

Up to 74% Off Indoor Rowing Classes

Covington

$75 $29

Indoor rowing classes build endurance, sculpt abs, and provide a complete core workout

$10 to See a Standup-Comedy Show

Marriott at RiverCenter

$20 $10

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Seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

50% Off Newport Gangster Tour

Gangster's Dueling Piano Bar

$40 $20

Two costumed guides detail gambling and bootlegging history on a walking tour past former speakeasies and casinos

Up to 52% Off Personal Training

Newport

$180 $89

Certified personal trainer devises workouts and diet to help clients achieve their fitness goals

Up to 76% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Seasoned instructors lead groups through high-energy, 55-minute cardio dance classes set to popular songs with easy-to-follow choreography

Up to 87% Off Boxing Classes at The Punch House

Multiple Locations

$150 $25

Nationally certified and ranked coaches who have trained NFL players and UFC pros lead muscle-toning martial-arts workouts

Up to 54% Off at Fun Factory Roller Skating 

Norwood

$54 $25

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Skaters of all ages careen across the hardwood floors of the indoor rink amid arcade games, a bounce house, and a concession stand.

Up to 79% Off at Cincinnati Bikram Yoga

Madisonville

$140 $39

105-degree Bikram yoga studio hosts daily 90-minute sweat sessions suitable for students of all experience levels

"Sesame Street Live" – Up to $14.50 Off

U.S. Bank Arena

$36.50 $22

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When a new music teacher's instruments go missing, Elmo and friends save the day with rubber duckies and other unlikely music makers

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

67% Off Classes at Modo Yoga

Clifton

$180 $60

The studio's signature hot-yoga series helps students focus on achieving a calm mind, fit body and inspired life

42% Off Segways at Sunset Tour

Central Business District

$60 $35

Guided tours showcase Cincinnati sights while segway riders enjoy sunset views

Up to 50% Off Tennis Lessons or Kids Camp

Linwood

$58 $29

Adults learn proper tennis technique during a four-lesson session starting April 7; weekly kids camp starts June 3

50% Off Tennis Club Memberships

Hyde Park

$350 $175

Club membership grants you access to six Har-Tru clay courts without you having to reserve court time

Up to 85% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Silverton

$284 $44

Authentic forms of tae kwon do taught in four different age-appropriate programs, including for kids as young as 4

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Cincinnati

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 59% Off Horseback Riding

Cincinnati

$180 $89

Experienced equestrian leads lessons and trail rides for horseback riders of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced

50% Off Guitar Lessons at The Music Salon

The Music Salon

$80 $40

Students of all ages and experience levels can learn the guitar in one-on-one lessons

Up to 52% Off at ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati

Union

$113 $55

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

Up to 57% Off at Tri County Golf Ranch

Springdale

$62 $29

Undulating course challenges golfers with slick bentgrass greens, distinctive hole layouts, and varied terrain

76% Off MMA and Fusion Fitness Classes

Cincinnati

$100 $29

Fitness classes built around practical martial-arts techniques and real-world self-defense movements

$10 for Fishing Gear at On The Way Bait & Tackle

West Price Hill

$20 $10

Tackle and live bait such as night crawlers, red wigglers, leeches, minnows, meal worms, and crickets; frozen Skip Jack and Shad

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf in Murfreesboro

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Up to 63% Off Fitness Packages

Cincinnati

$30 $15

Build endurance and burn calories during Zumba, kickboxing, and boot-camp classes or tailored personal-training sessions

56% Off Fitness Classes at Fahrenheit Fitness

Cincinnati

$50 $22

Fitness studio schedules Zumba, Pilates, and Mixed Fuel classes, which combine boot camp, yoga, and kickboxing exercises

$699 Toward One-Year Gym Membership with Unlimited Classes

Cincinnati

$699 $384

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Up to 82% Off Ballroom-Dance Lesson Package

Blue Ash

$330 $49

Seasoned instructors lead students through various styles of ballroom dance in private and group lessons

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cincinnati

$125 $49

Small groups of adults with similar goals and skill levels build strength and endurance in boot-camp classes

75% Off Boot Camp

Cincinnati

$120 $30

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Up to 54% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Reading

$85 $45

Two-and-a-half-hour class teaches the basics of icing and decorating cakes; students take home their frosted confections

Drake Planetarium & Science Center – Up to 55% Off

Norwood

$20 $9

Memberships quench curiosity with scientific films and laser light shows

50% Off

Roselawn

$40 $20

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44% Off

North College Hill

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Boot Camp at 1 More Rep Cincinnati

Kenwood

$70 $35

High-intensity workouts that incorporate interval training, functional exercises, free weights, medicine balls, or rope undulation

Up to 55% Off at Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

$20 $10

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World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

Up to 59% Off Range Package or Membership

Multiple Locations

$68.68 $29

Visit a 20-lane indoor range for an hour of shooting, learn the basics of handguns during a four-hour course, or receive membership perks

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at Northland Ice Center

Evendale

$16 $8

During public-skate hours, skaters of all ages slice across the same NHL-size rink where ECHL hockey team Cincinnati Cyclones practice

Up to 66% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Withamsville

$144 $59

Youngsters learn self discipline, respect, and focus during interactive Karate and Brazilian"Jiu-jitsu classes

Up to 52% Off Music Lessons

Fairfield Music Academy

$25 $12

Instructors with nearly 10 years of experience offer private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to pro

Up to 59% Off a Gym Membership

Oakley

$95 $39

Certified instructors lead eight varieties of spin in 20-cycle studio that also offers yoga, mat Pilates, and kettlebell and TRX classes

Up to 75% Off Semiprivate Training Sessions

Cincinnati

$200 $59

A certified personal trainer guides clients through semiprivate workouts, tailoring his advice to suit their weight-loss and fitness goals

50% Off Dance Classes at Bi-Okoto Cultural Centre

Pleasant Ridge

$50 $25

Various dance classes get hearts pumping while celebrating cultures from Africa and beyond

87% Off Four-Week Women's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$299 $39

Coach lauded by "Wall Street Journal" designs camps that include workouts up to five times a week and dietitian-approved meal plan

52% Off Boot Camp

Cardinal Pacelli

$155 $75

Clients transform their bodies into strong, healthy physiques with two-week boot camp and fat-burning regimen

Up to 56% Off Personal Training Sessions

Madisonville

$90 $45

Trainers motivate their clients through results-oriented workouts tailored to individual fitness goals

Up to 69% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Dent

$150 $49

Ballroom dancing lessons train individuals to glide and twirl with a partner; private lessons perfect couples’ steps

60% Off Classes at Cincinnati Functional Fitness

Oakley

$100 $39.99

Certified trainers lead classes designed to build useful strength and burn up to 1,000 calories an hour

71% Off Dance-Lesson Package

Sycamore

$100 $29

Instructors teach ballroom, Latin, and country during private and group lessons before students show off skills at social dance party

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Concrete & Iron

Glendale

$50 $19.99

60-minute classes focus on high-intensity interval training and combine strength, cardio, and flexibility training for all fitness levels

60% Off at Cincinnati Yoga School

Pleasant Ridge

$60 $25

Classes for all levels include beginner yoga, intermediate power yoga, and gentle flow for beginners and advanced students

Up to 58% Off at RJ Fitness

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Fun dance moves and resistance training set to the beat of fast and slow Latin rhythms for a fat-burning cardio workout

Brendon Walsh – Up to 53% Off Standup

The Redmoor

$33.75 $16

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Popular headliner seen on Conan and Comedy Central's @Midnight delivers an unusual brand of comedy

Cher Lloyd – Up to 32% Off

Bogart's

$47.30 $32

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Youthful British singer seen on "The X-Factor" showcases blend of pop, R&B, and rap

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

Turfway Park

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Turfway Racing Park

Up to 90% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Florence

$360 $35

Private dance lessons teach the basics of ballroom dance, before group practice helps students hone their skills

$109.01 Off Fitness Classes at Inhale Exhale Studio

Florence

$150 $40.99

Fresh new studio features a wide variety of fitness classes ranging from hot yoga to upbeat Zumba sessions

Up to 56% Off CrossFit at Triumph Strength and Conditioning

Florence

$65 $29

Trainers lead high-intensity routines of varied functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 51% Off at Elks Run Golf Club

Batavia

$132 $65

18-hole, par 71 course produced by Greg Norman Golf Course Design

50% Off Services

Newtown

$100 $50

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Up to 52% Off a Winery Food Tasting

Augusta

$30 $15

Food tasting at 150-year-old antebellum winery with souvenir logo wine glasses, cheese, chocolates, and rum cake

Up to 51% Off Tree-Climbing Lesson

AJ Jolly Park

$320 $159

Master the skills of climbing, swinging, and rappelling as you navigate three different routes up a mighty old tree

Up to 53% Off Go-Kart Racing at Whiteland Raceway Park

Whiteland

$27.95 $13

Birel N 35-X karts whip riders around the track; the driving school offers basic training and track time

Up to 54% Off BYOB Open Paint Night

Harrison

$35 $18

Individuals, duos, or quartets enjoy beverages from home while painting masterpieces during open studio

Up to 46% Off a Zipline Tour at Dagaz Acres

Rising Sun

$45 $25

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Zipline courses are more than 23 acres long and run across multiple ravines and bridges at speeds up to 30 miles per hour

Half Off Racing Experiences

Kentucky Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Jane’s Saddlebag – Up to 50% Off Visit

Walton

$16 $8

Restored saddlebag home offers insight into settler life with tours of a historic smokehouse, flatboat, and petting zoo of farm animals

The Hillforest – Up to 67% Off Mansion Membership

Aurora

$75 $25

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

Up to 62% Off CrossFit Classes

Crossfit Blue Ash

$179 $69

Expert trainers lead students of all fitness levels through intense cross-training workouts

55% Off Fitness Classes

Blue Ash

$220 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

80% Off CrossFit Classes

Milford

$149 $30

Coaches guide students through a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep them for all of life's physical activities

Up to 75% Off Yoga at Blyss Studio

Milford

$60 $29

Yoga studio aims to bring positive energy and motion to the community, with Vinyasa, Hatha, and Foundational yoga classes

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

Sharonville

$300 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Simpsonville

$40 $20

A 25-year equestrian veteran teaches jumping and dressage to all levels of riders inside a lighted, controlled indoor environment

Up to 52% Off at Beckett Ridge Golf Club

Beckett Ridge

$98 $49

Golfers hit into forgiving fairways, long hole layouts, and frequent elevation changes that demand strategic shot-making skills

Up to 56% Off AMP Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Intense AMP classes combine interval training, functional movements, and cardio and core exercises to burn fat and trim inches

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The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively café, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.

100 E Rivercenter Blvd
Covington,
KY
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The Carnegie is a multidisciplinary arts venue for all ages which provides theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community.

The largest arts venue in Northern Kentucky and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

1028 Scott Boulevard
Covington,
KY
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Paul Miller has been laughed at for most of his life. Not in the sad, pity-inducing way, but as a touring member of the Ringling Bros. Circus where he steered the clown car and strode upon stilts, charming audience members with his comedic exploits. Eventually, however, he wanted to extend the circus's reach—not only to those who yearned for a chance to fly on the trapeze, but to people who, by virtue of their age, background, or disability, doubted their capacity to do so. He created Circus Mojo as a noncompetitive venue for absolutely anyone interested in the big-top arts to discover and showcase their own “mojo,” conducting lessons with a joint emphasis on physical feats and creativity.

Circus Mojo's staff boasts the equipment and expertise to lead classes on plate spinning, clowning, and acrobatics, among several other performance styles. In addition to holding workshops and summer camps at their studio space, they parade their comedic and aerial talents at special events, such as birthday parties and protest rallies against gravity. In keeping with Paul's vision of circus outreach—a goal that has earned the circus considerable press coverage—they travel to hospitals and incorporate residents into the act through the Mojo Medicine program. Paul also works with struggling youth from high schools and detention centers, striving to impart the sense of accomplishment and inspiration that stems from owning the spotlight.

326 Elm St
Ludlow,
KY
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Members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls celebrate the independent spirit of women by hunting as a pack. During high-energy bouts, the team circles around a short track, pushing and shoving as the jammer attempts to score points by skating past the throng. Founded in 2006, the Rollergirls spent one and a half years recruiting and training before completing their first full season, today siccing two competitive teams on other leagues throughout the Midwest’s flat hardwood plains. Though the Rollergirls offer no mercy in the rink, they dedicate their time outside it to helping others within the community. The squad regularly volunteers for activities and events throughout northern Kentucky and help raise funds for local charities. To raise awareness for the sport, the team was also the focus of a 2009 documentary titled Black-n-Bluegrass, which chronicled the players’ regular lives and addressed misconceptions surrounding their beloved pastime.

5040 Old Taylor Mill Road
Taylor Mill,
KY
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Step-N-Out Dance Studio brings together a talented and diverse group of independent instructors—each expert in their own mix of dance styles. The team of enthusiastic dance professionals, lead private lessons, group classes, and workshops on three separate, mirror-lined dance floors. Together, they can teach everything from the classic ballroom and Latin dances to the fitness-focused belly dancing, Zumba, and trophy-lifting classes. Classes are foundational with a focus on movement, direction, and basic concepts of partner dancing. From getting one's start in Latin dance with salsa and bachata to basic ballroom, classes have a specific focus on teaching novice dancers steps, timing, and connection to build confidence on the dance floor and, in some cases, prepare students for more advanced training.

721 Madison Ave
Covington,
KY
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BB Riverboats began with a deceptive motto and a fleet of zero. In 1977, Ben Bernstein opened a restaurant in a converted steamboat, whose motto was “The Romance of Riverboat Dining.” Intended as tongue-in-cheek, the motto instead confused customers, who arrived hoping for a scenic cruise down the Ohio River. To placate his clientele, Ben Bernstein went into business with riverboat industry veteran Betty Blake, and BB Riverboats—named for their shared initials—was born.

Now run by Bernstein’s son, BB Riverboats has increased its fleet to three vessels, including the Belle of Cincinnati, a riverboat outfitted with Victorian details and two climate-controlled decks. On daily cruises down the Ohio, historical narration complements the scenery, while passengers play swashbuckling games and learn to read treasure maps on family-friendly pirate cruises. On the company’s dining cruises, visitors drink in the scenery while noshing on a Hawaiian buffet spread or sampling award-winning wines from StoneBrook Winery. Additionally, holiday cruises honor occasions from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving.

101 Riverboat Row
Newport,
KY
US

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