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Summer Fun: Things to Do in Newport

Are you looking forward to summer? You’ll find plenty of fun summer things to do in Newport, Kentucky, the host city for HOMEARAMA® Urban Edition 2023. Make a day (or night) of it in this vibrant part of the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Of course, the big news of the summer will be the 60th annual HOMEARAMA® coming to Newport. Visit the home show at Martin’s Gate and tour eight fully decorated and landscaped homes from June 10 - 25, 2023. You can buy your tickets now. While you look forward to the show, here are more ways to get to know Newport this summer.

See Some Sea Life

The Newport Aquarium is a part of Newport on the Levee, a commercial complex that features shopping, restaurants, bowling, a movie theater and more. There’s something for everyone in the family, no matter your age or interest. The complex has gotten a brand new facelift recently, so if you haven’t been lately, put it on your list of things to do in Newport.

Go for a Stroll

Go for a walk on the Purple People Bridge, the purple pedestrian-only bridge that connects Cincinnati and Newport. It is the longest connector of its kind in the country and was established in 1872. There are often events, races and community walks that take place on the bridge, especially during warmer months.

Cruise Along the Ohio River

A popular pastime in the riverside town of Newport is taking a paddlewheel boat trip along the Ohio River. BB Riverboats hosts a variety of themed cruises along the river, perfect for a romantic outing or an activity with the whole family. From the water, you’ll get a whole new view of the city, just like you do from the HOMEARAMA® site.

Savor the Local Eats

There are tons of locally owned restaurants and bars in Newport that are worth stopping by. Trying chili in the Cincinnati area is a must-do. Dixie Chili in Newport is a local favorite. Not a chili fan? There’s a place to suit just about any taste, including La Mexicana, Pompillos and Bourbon House Pizza. Craving some classic Kentucky fried chicken? And we’re not talking about Colonel Sanders. Purple Poulet is a great option and it’s a stop on the Northern Kentucky Bourbon trail.

HOMEARAMA® Show and More Things to Do in Newport

With so many things to do in Newport and Cincinnati, you can count on plenty of summer fun. Be sure to mark your calendars for the area’s largest home show, June 10 - 25, 2023.

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