Atlanta to Cincinnati Road Trip Guide


Known for its history and southern charm, there is no shortage of things to do in Atlanta. From grassy lawns and water fountains to architectural marvels, this capital city of Georgia has more than a few surprises to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Combining ever-growing and evolving architectural structures and designs with concentrated forests makes it a unique destination for tourists and residents alike. As a result, there are many outdoor activities to be enjoyed in Atlanta.

While you’re here, you can pay visits to museums, enjoy nightlife and entertainment, prestigious events and festivals, as well as enjoy delicacies and cuisines across various dining establishments throughout the city.

For a completely different experience and an unforgettable one at that, a road trip may be just what you need. Journeying from Atlanta to Cincinnati will take you from a highly busy city to a not-so-busy one with a lot of adventure and experience along the way. This trip affords you the opportunity to enjoy both indoor and outdoor recreation, get your adrenaline flowing and create several memories while you explore the country. The destination – Cincinnati – is yet another spectacle in and of itself! So, get your things and set out in your rig.

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Point of Interest

Kentucky Horse Park

This park, the only one in the world exclusively devoted to man’s relationship with horses, is comprised of a museum containing artifacts and sculptures about all things horses. Here, you’ll enjoy horse shows and demonstrations that showcase the best of horse breeds and various kinds of horse sports. You should be prepared for the various kinds of horse breeds available at this park as the number will very much surprise you. Equestrian? You’ll love it here!

Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the park, visit the barns where the different horses are managed and prepared, and feel free to get close to a horse. Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just fond of the outdoors, this horse park is one to be seen. There are several activities involving the old and young. From here, it’s only about an hour and a half from this park until you get to Cincinnati.

Daniel Boone National Forest

More nature and greenery await you here. What says nature better than three large lakes and several thousand acres of rocks, sandstones, and forests? Get your adrenaline pumping by climbing the rocks or hiking the trails among the woods. Other activities that you can involve yourself in include hunting for wildlife, fishing in one of the many lakes or rivers, horseback riding, nature viewing, and bird watching.

If you would love to explore the landscape and vistas, take a scenic drive and enjoy multiple colors and views of the ever-changing forest, no matter what season of the year you visit.

If you choose to spend the night or extra days, the forest offers plenty of accommodation and camping options depending on your style and comfort. There are major camping areas for your RV and vehicles but you could choose primitive parking for a more traditional experience.

Ijams Nature Center

Make it a date with nature here, with a wealth of greenery and beautiful landscapes. Don’t be fooled by how close this place is to the city, there are many activities to be done here. Take a trail into the woods and have a true sense of being in the midst of nature. If you adore rivers and streams, then you’re at the right place. You can take a dip in the many lakes available in this park as well as involve in water sports like canoeing and watersports.

The fun nature and activities here will create memories and images that will linger in your mind. Visit the historic sites at this preserve and have a look at what the former industrial area looks like. The stunning stone structure and landforms allow for an amazing view of this nature center. Take the river boardwalk to get a nice view of the shoreline and watch out for birds. Do not forget to come with your camera.

Ruby Falls

Make your way to Chattanooga and enjoy one of the most exciting attractions on your trip. Embedded in a cave inside of the Lookout Mountains is the waterfall. It is the deepest waterfall in the country, and needless to say, you can’t be too prepared for this spectacle! The waterfall is mesmerizing with beautiful scenery and intriguing rock formations and geology.

Outside of the waterfall, you can explore other caves in the Lookout Mountains as well as take a zipline tour of the mountain while taking in the breathtaking landscape of both the mountain and its surrounding valleys. Guests of all ages are welcome here to create memories that last a lifetime. Don’t miss checking out the Blue Heron Overlook or the view of the mountains from the Lookout Tower.

Moreover, you could take the fun out of the mountains and move into the city. Take a walk across the Tennessee River using the Walnut Bridge and enjoy the vibe and scenery of both the river and the town.

Abernathy Greenway Park

As you drive out of Atlanta, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and bring your imagination to life by indulging your artistic side when you visit this park in Sandy Springs. Relax as you take a walk in the park, hike a trail and enjoy the fresh scent of the trees and grasses. Watch birds sing and the butterflies fly in the skies and perch on trees. The art sculptures that are featured in the park also double as slides and play structures for kids. So, rest assured there’s room for them to have fun too.

The park is an ideal spot for a picnic with family or friends and subsequently a nice way to enjoy your day. You could also bring your pets with you so long as they are leashed. This is definitely the place to be if you love the outdoors.


Once you’ve set foot in Cincinnati, you’ll know for sure why the city is ‘The Queen City’. Sited between hills and a river, this city is amazingly attractive with a wide selection of restaurants and professional sports teams.

There is no shortage of what to do in Cincinnati. Due to its German heritage, your visit to Cincinnati will not be complete if you don’t have a taste of the legendary Cincinnati Caviar. Arts and entertainment are not left behind as the city is home to some of the best parks, museums and outdoor centers in the state of Ohio. Enjoy music and entertainment from one of the many concerts or festivals held in the city.

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