If you’re planning a trip to Laser Spine Institute’s surgery center in Cincinnati, we recommend that you and your care partner take the opportunity to explore the city and take in all that it has to offer. Our location in the heart of the northeastern corner of the city is near many of the local attractions, with everything from art museums to amusement parks within a 20-minute drive.

If you’re seeking some fun and education experiences that are ideal for the entire family, check out some of the city’s zoo or many museums that are just a short jaunt from our surgery center. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45203

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

On the other hand, you might be more inclined to catch a ball game. If you surgery is scheduled for baseball season, consider attending a Cincinnati Reds game. Although you might not be a Reds fan, experiencing one of the most architecturally unique ball parks in the country is worth the price of admission to many sports fans. Between the panoramas of the city visible from virtually every seat in the park to the “smokestacks” that bellow fire when the home team strikes out a batter, the Great American Ball Park is an excellent place to be introduced to the city.

Great American Ball Park
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Of course, you can always opt for some good, old-fashioned amusement park fun. Whether you’re looking for an activity to entertain the kids in the days before your surgery, or you’d just like to see one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, you can take a trip to Coney Island, situated right on the Ohio River about 10 miles outside of the city.

Coney Island Amusement Park
6201 Kellogg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230

On top of all the fun and excitement of the local attractions, Cincinnati also offers a host of dining options. Whether you’re looking for American or international fare, and whether you prefer casual or upscale surroundings, the city has something to offer everyone. Here are a few suggestions:

The Precinct
311 Delta Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Nada
600 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sotto
118 E. Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Mazunte
5207 Madison Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45227