Here’s What You Should Do This Memorial Day Weekend

From massive water slides to teeny cheetahs, there’s plenty to do and see this holiday weekend.
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Tropical Plunge

Photograph Courtesy of Kings Island

1. Debut of King’s Island New Slide “Tropical Plunge” → Saturday, May 28, 2016
This seven-story, 65-foot-tall ride includes six different kinds of water slides and will debut Memorial Day weekend. Be advised: To ride this slide, visitors must place themselves into something called the “Aqua-Launch Chamber,” where they “will wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume.” If that sounds like a whole lotta nope to you, then may we recommend Planet Snoopy?

2. Memorial Day Parade → Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Memorial Day weekend calls for a solid dose of Americana. The City of North College Hill will be celebrating the holiday—and its 100th birthday—with a parade this Saturday. The festivities will be followed by a Centennial Barbeque at the North College Hill City Center.

3. Bike Trails at Loveland →  Open Monday, May 30, 2016
The Loveland Bike Trail covers more than 70 miles of the Miami River and offers numerous places to stop, eat, and explore. Start (or finish) with a neighborhood institution, the Trailside Ice Shack.

Trailside Ice Shack at Loveland Bike Trail
Trailside Ice Shack at Loveland Bike Trail

4. Zoo Babies and Zoo Blooms at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden → May 1–31 2016
Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens this May, from cheetah cubs to baby lowland gorillas. Also check out the “Tulip Mania” at the Botanical Garden, one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest.

5. Taste of Cincinnati at 5th Street Downtown → Saturday, May 28, 2016–Monday May 30, 2016
Celebrate the 30th annual Taste of Cincinnati food festival from Saturday through Monday this Memorial Day weekend. This year, more than 50 restaurants and 500,000 attendees will be in attendance.

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