Barbara David

Barbara David, mother of five and an award-winning columnist for Cincinnati Family Magazine, enjoys travel, writing, and restoring her century-old, west-side home.

Go Back in Time Visiting Metamora


What do a 30-minute train ride, gourmet grilled cheeses and a peculiar “spirit aura” have in common? A small, historic town in Indiana — Metamora.

Scene75 Cincinnati


Lazer games, 4-D motion simulator, bounce houses, dining and more await the enjoyment of visitors of all ages at Scene75 in Cincinnati.

Art & More at Dayton Art Institute


Sculptures outside, sculptures inside! Hands-on activities, works of art and more await your exploration at the Dayton Art Institute.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum


Baseball fans of all ages can spend hours at a time gazing at all the memorabilia and more at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

Shark Bridge at Newport Aquarium


Conquer your fear of sharks by walking the new Shark Bridge, first and only in North America, at the Newport Aquarium.

Gone Country at Jane’s Saddlebag


Introduce the country life to your city kids. Chase a goat, pet a cow, romp in a corn pit and have more good, old-fashioned fun at Jane’s Saddlebag.

PLAY ON!


ONE. Whole families join the imaginative excitement at Pogo Play (pictured above), boasting more than 160 different games and experiences. A toddler room entertains the youngest visitors, a dramatic play zone exercises creativity, and a basketball court, the mind and body. Meanwhile the custom designed LEGO room keeps builders busy with more than 20,000 LEGO… Read more »

ZIP Around Zip City!


The one-of-a-kind Zip City — located in Evendale’s Sports Plus — includes ice rinks, volleyball, basketball, ziplining and an indoor trampoline park!

Date Night


Take advantage of theatre season and plan a sophisticated date night for mom and dad. The Cincinnati area’s filled with opportunities to see a good play.

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