Places to go before kids head back-to-school

(FOX19) - Need a mini-vacation for the family before the kids head back to school? Look no further than your own backyard. There's a lot happening in Cincinnati during the month of August that will complete your summer vacation.

Linda Antus stops by the FOX19 Morning News with a few suggestions.

Cincinnati Reds

See the Reds in action at one of 15 games in the month of August. Imagine your son or daughter having a fly ball for show-and-tell at school!

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Enjoy a summer afternoon visiting five-month-old Western lowland gorilla, Gladys, or experience the spirit of Africa in the Zoo's newest exhibit.

Soak City Water Park at Kings Island

If you're looking for a way to beat the heat, head to Soak City Water Park at Kings Island. There's lots of slides, wave pools, an action river, lagoons, raft ride, funnel ride, FlowRider surfing ride, and water activity areas.

Newport Aquarium

Named the No. 1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers' Choice Travel Awards, the Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water.


The Grand Slam Getaway packages include two-night accommodations along with the Reds tickets, $10 concessions credit and a Hall of Fame ticket. Fans can also add discounted tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, Newport Aquarium and BB Riverboats.

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