Walking Tours in the NKY and Cincy Region
There’s no better way to immerse yourself and really get a local “sense of place” when traveling to Northern Kentucky than with a walking tour. You can enjoy history, get spooked on a haunted tour, taste a variety of local cuisine, and get up close with some jaw-droppingly gorgeous works of public art.
Cincinnati and NKY offer walking tours to match almost every possible interest. Browse the list below to find a walking tour that matches your travel preferences, from food and brewery tours to art tours and everything in between.
Geocaching Adventure Lab
Are you looking for educational self-guided tours or unique and fun scavenger hunts? Download the Geocaching Adventure Lab app now! The Adventure Lab app guides individuals through walking tours while solving puzzles and finding clues and is a great way to get out and see the historic and eclectic communities in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. While there are dozens available, here are 5 that we have curated and recommend:
Explore Newport's Historic East Row neighborhood and their large population of fairy residents. Don't be surprised if you don't see them, but enjoy the hunt of finding their doors.
Covington Black History Tour
This tour highlights the history and accomplishments of Covington, Kentucky's African American population through art and architecture.
Learn about the iconic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and its architect, John A. Roebling, through an adventure that takes you to his old office, his statue and shares interesting facts about the bridge and its creation.
Mainstrasse Village Art Adventure
Explore Covington's charming and historic Mainstrasse Village neighborhood. Enjoy the stroll as you take in statues, a robust collection of art and access to some amazing local cuisine.
Exploring Bellevue's Historic Fairfield Avenue
Welcome to Bellevue's Historic Fairfield Avenue. Casually stroll through this charming commerce district where you can find great art, as well as local shops, restaurants and bars.
Covington's Bourbon Walk
On this adventure you will stop at 10 bars and restaurants that embrace Kentucky's native spirit and history. From amazing cocktails and food to historic buildings and famous architects, this walk is tasty and fun.
Sipping and Shopping on Elm
Ludlow, Kentucky welcomes you to explore their vibrant Elm Street. On Elm you can learn about Ludlow's railway history, shop vintage, try Kentucky bourbon and see a circus performance!
Walking food tours in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
On the Northern Kentucky side of the Ohio River, enjoy our favorite local foods with Riverside Food Tours. They can also take you to some of our favorite foodie spots in Cincinnati.
Guided and self-guided art tours
Northern Kentucky also offers many self-guided walking tours like the Riverside Statue Tour, the Covington Black History Tour, and Secret Cincinnati Tour, and several more. There are also Guided Art Tours. Find both at NKY Art Tours.
Walking history and ghost tours in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Interested in seeing history up close? American Legacy Tours is a great option! As they say on their website, “When you’re looking for thing to do in Cincinnati, American Legacy Tours has you covered with the best walking & bus tours in Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington. Our walking tours range from Food and Drink to Underground Tours to Historic, and Haunted Tours”
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky brewery tours
Our more than 50 craft beer breweries in the Cincy/NKY region draw many travelers and we have amazing beer history too. There were once hundreds of breweries here and we were one of the leading producers of beer in the U.S. pre-Prohibition.
Brewing Heritage Trail can take you on a walking beer tour through Cincinnati to see the evolution of beer history, both above and below ground.
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