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Senior Day Trips

Explore Cincinnati and beyond with our exciting day trips. Enjoy lunches, behind-the-scenes tours and exciting journeys.


Dayton Art Institute Tour – Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

September 13, 10am – 4pm
Cost: $25 for admission ticket, guided tour and transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Come join us for a guided tour of the museum’s special exhibition, Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits. This exhibition features 48 black-and-white photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Featured portraits include writer Ernest Hemingway; artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol; actors Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart; athletes Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson; business leaders Elizabeth Arden and Warren Buffett; architects Frank Lloyd Wright and I. M. Pei; first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Eleanor Roosevelt; and entertainment giants Walt Disney and Jim Henson. This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. On the way, we’ll stop for a fun lunch at BJ’s Brewhouse at Austin Landing. RSVP required by September 4.

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Tour Historic Walnut Hills and Chestnut Street Cemeteries

October 3, 9:30am – 2pm
Cost: $7 for tour and transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

David Harris, Executive Director of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati, will be our tour guide through the Walnut Hills and Chestnut Street Cemeteries. The Walnut Hills cemetery opened in 1850; shortly after, United Jewish Cemeteries was founded in 1854 by Rockdale Temple and Wise Temple to oversee and care for the cemetery. UJC grew to oversee and maintain all of Cincinnati’s Reform Jewish cemeteries. The 10.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of many notable people from Cincinnati’s Jewish history. The Chestnut Street Cemetery, located in the Betts Longworth Historic District in the West End, is the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Alleghenies. We will eat lunch downtown at Izzy’s. RSVP required by September 24.

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Travel to Ripley, Ohio for the Underground Railroad Landmarks Tour

October 10, 9am – 5pm
Cost: $20; lunch is on your own
Walking:
Considerable amount

Join us as we travel to the National Historic Landmark and Underground Railroad Station, the Rev. John Rankin House and John P. Parker House. The Rankin House is located
on Liberty Hill, which overlooks the Ohio River and Ripley, Ohio. Two thousand escaped slaves traveled through Ripley, climbing the 100 steps from Ripley to the house on the hill, where they stayed with the Rankins. John P. Parker, a former slave, planned many rescue attempts of captive slaves in the “borderlands” of Kentucky. We’ll learn together on a 2-hour tour of both homes and enjoy lunch at Rockin’ Robin’s Soda Shoppe. RSVP required by October 1.

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Horse Racing at Keeneland Park in Lexington, KY

October 24, 9am – 5:30pm
Cost: $20 includes transportation and grandstand seating; food and races are on your own
Walking: Moderate amount

Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house. Enjoy a day in the Grandstand reserved seating area with seatbacks and armrests under cover. Tasty concessions are available for drinks, snacks, and lunches. We will arrive at 11am and stay until 3:30pm. Please note: No food or drinks can be brought into the horse park. RSVP required by October 15.

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Findlay Market Shopping and Lunch Out

October 31, 10am – 2pm
Cost: $5 includes transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Shop with us at historic Findlay Market in OTR. Explore the vendors and shops, and try lunch nearby at favorites like Pho Lang Thang or Taste of Belgium. RSVP required by October 22.

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Tour Cincinnati’s Standard Textiles World Headquarters

November 7, 9:30am – 2pm
Cost: $5 includes transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Learn about the Heritage of Standard Textiles World Headquarters right here in Cincinnati. In 1940, Charles Heiman passed through Ellis Island to create a better life for his family. With a Singer sewing machine in the family’s third-floor apartment, Charles started what is today a global vertically integrated textile manufacturing and distribution operation. We’ll see examples of innovative colorful textile designs! After our tour, we’ll enjoy lunch at Lucy’s Deli. RSVP required by October 29.

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Antiquing Trip to Downtown Lebanon, Ohio

November 14, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $5 includes transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Do you like to antique? Let’s enjoy a day out in historic downtown Lebanon, Ohio. Downtown Lebanon is home to many wonderful antique shops and boutiques. We will enjoy a lunch at the Historic Golden Lamb Inn. RSVP required by November 5.

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Out to Breakfast at Hathaway’s Diner

November 21, 9am – 11:30am
Cost: $5 includes transportation; breakfast is on your own
Walking: Low amount

Come join us for a relaxed breakfast at one of Cincinnati’s oldest diners located in the Carew Tower downtown. Enjoy a fun start to your day friends new and old. RSVP required by November 12.

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Let’s Shop the Outlet Mall in Monroe, Ohio

November 28, 9am – 3pm
Cost: $5 includes transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Considerable amount

Do you like to shop? Join us to visit some great outlet shopping just north of Cincinnati. Save 25% to 65% every day on designer and name brands including Coach, Gap Outlet, Nike, and Polo Ralph Lauren. We’ll get lunch at Culver’s Butter Burgers. RSVP required by November 19.

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Tour Historic Plum Street Temple

December 6, 9:30am – 2pm
Cost: $5 includes transportation; lunch is on your own
Walking: Moderate amount

Join us for a wonderful hour-long tour of the Plum Street Temple located in downtown Cincinnati. The Isaac M. Wise Temple (formerly the Plum Street Temple) was erected in 1865 for Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of American Reform Judaism, and his congregation in Cincinnati. The building was designed by prominent Cincinnati architect James Keys Wilson. After our tour, we’ll have lunch together at Nada. RSVP required by November 26.

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Experience Glassblowing at Neusole Glassworks

December 12, 11am – 4:30pm
Cost: $15 includes transportation and glass-blowing demonstration – lunch and keepsake glass flower are on your own
Walking: Low amount

Join the fun with a fascinating studio tour and watch glassblowing demonstration at this non-profit organization. You can even make a small glass flower of your own for an extra $15, or shop at the gift shop. We will enjoy lunch out before the studio tour. RSVP and waiver required by December 3.

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Out to Lunch at Ruth’s Parkside Café in Northside

December 19, 11am – 2pm
Cost: $5 includes transportation – lunch is on your own
Walking:
Low amount

Enjoy a wonderful healthy lunch and great conversation at this popular Northside spot. Vegetarian options are available. RSVP required by December 10.

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