Drawing up the Perfect Date

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The Cincinnati Zoo is one of several of area locations that could make for a perfect date according to the Rebellion staff.

Evan Miller, Bayleah Vogel, Zoe Collins, Matthew Brazier, and Morgan Daniels

Dates are a big thing for high school students, especially those who have a significant other. Dinner dates can get boring, so sometimes you want to switch it up. Well, there are many attractions in greater Cincinnati. Here is your guide to five dates that would be perfect for you and your significant other.


Walmart Parking Lot

7625 Doering Dr, Florence, Ky. 41042

Ticket price: FREE

Pros

  • It’s free
  • You can drive around in circles
  • Not only can you drive around, but you can go in and buy baked goods or drinks
  • You can rent a Redbox movie to watch later if you want
  • It’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Cons

  • It can get boring
  • Not the most “romantic” setting
  • It may be crowded
  • You could get in trouble for loitering
  • You have to have gas if you want to drive around.

Newport Aquarium

1 Levee Way, Newport, Ky. 41071

Ticket price: $25.99

Pros

  • Great, beautiful and interesting display of various aquatic life
  • Part of the Newport of the Levy complex with shopping and dining
  • Staffed by welcoming and helpful workers
  • Buying a pass could bring benefits such as flexibility and discounts
  • Riverfront area around the aquarium offers many options

Cons

  • Closes at 6:00 pm, so it would be an early night
  • Adults tickets are expensive ($52 trip for a couple)
  • Some features cost even more, such as the penguin experience ($25), and the workers lecture most of the time
  • There isn’t much to do at the aquarium itself.
  • A lot of walking so your feet could hurt at the end of the day

Cincinnati Zoo

3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Ticket price: $26.00

Pros

  • You get to see a variety of animals from around the globe
  • The zoo has a wide range of food vendors to choose from
  • You can ride the train or carousel
  • There are different animal shows included with the admission
  • There’s a petting zoo and zoo babies in the spring
  • Remember your visit with a stop in the gift shop

Cons

  • $26 for tickets plus parking, meaning it can be expensive
  • Having to pay for food, drinks, rides, etc. can add up fast
  • The majority of the exhibits are outside and the weather is unpredictable
  • If the weather is nice, expect it to be busy and crowded
  • The zoo is big, but that also means a lot of walking and standing

Starlite Drive-In

2255 State Route Ohio-125, Amelia, Ohio 45102

Ticket price: $9.00

Pros

  • Great way to just sit back and relax with your significant other
  • Not very expensive if you come just for the movie
  • If you are not that social, it’s a great way to be with someone and not talk much
  • It gives you a chance to see what sense of humor they have
  • Very simple date that doesn’t take much time to plan

Cons

  • If you are the social type, there will not be much talking involved
  • There really isn’t that much privacy when going to the movies, drive in or not
  • No real chance to get to know each other if it’s one of the first few dates
  • Is closed during the winter and reopens late March or early April
  • If your looking to get something to eat and drink, it could be expensive

Super Bowl

510 Commonwealth Ave, Erlanger, Ky. 41018

Ticket price: $3-5    Shoe Rental: $3.50

Pros

  • Bowling is a great way to meet new people and socialize
  • It’s open late, sometimes until 2 a.m.!
  • Lots of people can be included in one game
  • Bowling is relatively cheap, especially if you have your own bowling shoes
  • Food and drinks are available for purchase

Cons

  • Bowling can be very loud
  • Bowling can be expensive if you play many rounds
  • Bowling food can be expensive
  • Some people aren’t very good at bowling, so hopefully they enjoy being recognized for effort or most gutter balls.
  • Bowling shoes can be gross