Enjoy a Family Date in Cincinnati with the Reds
Baseball season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about joining thousands of fans in the stands to support the Reds. There is beer to drink, pretzels to eat, and cotton candy for the kids to beg for. Are you getting excited yet? If so, we’d like to help you plan the ultimate family date at Great American Ball Park, starting with ways to beat the traffic and ending with desserts as sweet as victory.
Getting to the Game
Let’s face it; carting your family to the ball game isn’t always exciting. Yes, they’re pumped for the game. Yes, you’re ready to cheer your team to victory. Yes, everyone’s in a great mood. Until you hit traffic. Suddenly, all good moods go downhill, and you’re stuck behind the wheel with no way to bring the happiness back. To make things worse, you find that parking spaces come at a premium on game days, which isn’t fun when you think about the many places you may go before and after the game.
You may want to consider reserving a chauffeured SUV or even a van for the big day, especially if you’re planning to include several people in the festivities. Your Chauffeur will know the best times to approach the stadium, how to avoid traffic, and how to keep everyone pumped for the game. You can also make special requests for snacks and music to make all passengers happy. Never again will you be trapped behind the wheel where you can’t be a part of the fun. As a bonus, you won’t be paying any parking fees—no matter how many times you stop. Have lunch before the game, have dessert after the game, or even spend some time strolling the city streets. Your Chauffeur will pick you up wherever you are and save you the dreaded parking fees.
At the Stadium
The Reds stadium is one of the finest in the country, and that’s why a tour is certainly in order. Gather the family early and follow the guide through Crossley Terrace, the press box, the seating bowl, the Crossly Room, the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club, the dugout, the warning track behind home plate, the Diamond Club, and the Riverfront Club. Your admission to the tour also includes the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which is a can’t-miss for any true fan.
You should also take the time to have your picture taken by fanfoto, which lets you put your memories of your big day on mugs, key chains, and mouse pads. Your kids will keep this memory with them forever.
Celebrating the Win
No one is more fun to celebrate a victory with than your family. When the Reds pull through and win the day, you’ll want to go somewhere really special so you can keep that fun feeling of sweet victory alive. The World Famous Montgomery Inn on Riverside Drive is family-friendly, and the staff members love Reds fans. The fare includes chicken and steaks just the way you like them, and the children’s menu has plenty of choices for the little ones.
If you’re looking for a real crowd-pleaser, nothing gets kids excited like pizza. Riverfront Pizza is a great place to stop after the game. Grown-ups can enjoy the beers on tap while kids get to choose from dozens of toppings. Everyone leaves happy!
Finally, finish the night at one of Graeter’s many Cincinnati locations, where everyone in the family can find a sweet to eat. The ice cream is, of course, the best thing on the menu. Don’t overlook the baked goods and homemade candy, though. Your kids will never forget their Cincinnati Reds family date, no matter what, but why not make the night’s an even more special memory by topping it all off with a scoop of ice cream just to seal the deal?
When it’s all over, everyone will have memories to last a lifetime, and that’s worth every penny you’ll pay. Why not do it right with car service and foods the whole family loves? You’ll have so much fun that your Cincinnati Reds family date will be a tradition for years to come.
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