Saturday, July 28, 2007

Golf at Kings Island

One of the most entertaining family getaways is a visit to Paramount's Kings Island, a theme park near Cincinnati, Ohio. But, the park is only the beginning of the fun.

Recently voted the best theme park in the Midwest for families, Kings Island has something for the whole family. Nickelodeon Universe is for the wee ones and has 18 rides, a Dora the Explorer live show, and a great place to cool off in Sponge Bob's Bikini Bottom Bash. a

There are other live shows, tons of rides and great food, but the roller coasters are unequalled. From the new Firehawk to the old standard that many call the best coaster in the world, The Beast, which is the longest wooden roller coaster in the world.

For the golfers, there's the Golf Center at Kings Island. Featuring two Jack Nicklaus designed courses (the championship Grizzly and the family oriented Bruin), and a state of the art practice facility. The center is open to the public, but has all the feel and amenities of a country club: pro shop, locker room, restaurant, grille, sports bar, as well as meeting and banquet rooms.

A great place to stay near the park and the golf center is the Marriot Cincinnati Northeast. The hotel is well appointed. The rooms have brand new, large flat-screen TV's, and the beds are the most comfortable ever. The hotel's restaurant staff are also very much in tune to guest needs. Two pools and a fitness room add to the allure of the hotel. The Marriot Northeast is less than five miles from the park. It's also near all the shopping anyone could ever want to do.

Even though they're having a bad season, but coming on strong lately, taking in a Cincinnati Reds game is essential. The park is only about 20 miles from Great American Ballpark, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Reds. Great American is something to behold.

Cincinnati has it all. The best part? It's close to Kentucky.


skietzman said...

While visiting Kings Island, be sure to also hop on over to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. We took our kids there a few years ago while in the Cincinnati area and it was a very nice zoo. The zoo was also recently included in a "10 best zoos for kids" article by Child Magazine.

AH said...

That's right! The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the best in the world. Don't miss it.