Local Tourist: Post-Quarantine Bucket List

Posted May 29, 2020 by shooting in Cincinnati / 18 Comments

It’s the final weekday in May and I’m here with Dara from Not In Jersey to share our monthly Local Tourist link-up. Obviously things are still crazy around the world, and I think most of us are sheltering in place and not really getting out to do anything. That makes being a local tourist a bit difficult…but those times will come, so I’m here today to share some local places I’d like to visit and things I’d like to do (when it’s safer).

My Local Post-Quarantine Bucket List

I live in the Cincinnati, OHIO area so that’s where I’ll be focusing my interests today. Feel free to share what local tourist adventures you want to do where you live in the comments below – or make your own post and link up with us!

  1. King’s Island – this is an amusement and water park in Ohio. I don’t know that they’ll actually open this year or not, but I do love going – especially for their Halloween and Winter events.
  2. Food Truck Festivals– I’m kind of obsessed with food trucks. Taste of Cincinnati has been pushed back to later in the summer – if it happens at all – but there are a lot of other events in the Cincy area that cater to just food trucks. Eating from a food truck just screams Summer to me, and I miss them.
  3. Plays and Musicals: I had tickets to see the musicals Mamma Mia! and Anastasia, but obviously those didn’t take place. Mamma Mia! was pushed back until next year, and I’m not sure what’s happening with Anastasia yet, but I am dying to see that musical, so I hope it somehow works out. I also had tickets to see the play Murder on the Orient Express, and I believe that was just cancelled…if not, I’d like to see it in the future, because I think it would be a good one!
  4. Live Concerts: I didn’t have any tickets, but there were a couple shows I really wanted to see this summer. One was Niall Horan, who I’d seen live before and he’s just amazing. I was also interested in going to the Chris Young concert. I know Niall cancelled his tour, but I don’t know about Chris.
  5. Library Book Club and Craft Events: Book club has been moved to Zoom and craft events are going to be Take & Make, but I miss being with my people in the actual library!! I was at my local libraries almost every single week, so it’s been a weird adjustment. I am trying to be crafty at home though with my new feature CoronaCrafting.
  6. Outdoor Movies: While the drive-in has opened (I haven’t been yet), I miss all the summer movies in the park. It’s fun to go hang out and see an old favorite, or even something you’ve never seen before. Past movies I’ve seen in the park include Mean Girls, Little Shop of Horrors, Elf, and more.
Tell me: what are some post-quarantine outings you’d love to go on? Things you miss this year but hope to do next year? Share in the comments!!!

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18 responses to “Local Tourist: Post-Quarantine Bucket List

  1. I’d love to do all of these things and actually had tickets to do many of them already, but either got a refund or they were rescheduled. I’d make a list, but it would just make me sad because I honestly don’t know when I’m going to feel “safe” doing any of these things, even if they do open up soon πŸ™

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  2. I can’t wait to go to the movies again! Even a drive-in would be fun (although probably not great for a 6 month old, lol). I haven’t been to King’s Island in ages but I’m supposed to go to Cedar Point in September… We’ll see, I guess.
    Murder on the Orient Express would be SO fun to see live! I hope you get to soon!

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  3. This is such a great idea. My state never officially enforced a quarantine, so it’ll be interesting to see how things go when people stop their self-imposed social distancing. I totally need to make a bucket list of things I want to do when I get back out in the world!

  4. Oh boy do I want to go to a play. I don’t care which one (though I think Murder on the Orient Express would be an awesome one to see). And maybe a movie, though normally I’d see 1 or 2 a year in a theater, so it’s not really a huge loss. And the beach. I really want to go to the beach and stay in an Air BnB and eat in beach restaurants. It’s too bad all of the activities that have had to be canceled so far. All of the work that the organizers have had to put into them, all of the reservation downpayments, and then having to refund. I just can’t imagine what a headache and financial burden this must be. My husband and I have been going in to work the whole time, so it’s not really been that isolated for us (except I really did like working with only a couple of other people in the office and shop). The main thing I missed was dining in. Takeout just doesn’t hold up well because the food is always at least 20 minutes old before you get to eat it πŸ™ We’re opening back up now, though, and are at 50% capacity for dine-in and the little shops and “non-essential” businesses are able to be open with precautions. This has not only taken a horrible toll on lives but it’s been terrible for the economy and I think people are ready to get out and play and spend. What did surprise me was the number of businesses that were closed on Memorial Day. I mean, you’ve been closed for 2 months and now you’re going to close on Memorial Day??? LOL! Great list of things to do when!


  5. Ohhh I forgot that the drivein would be open! It’s hard to remember what you can and can’t do at the moment. Depending on where you live in Australia, we all have different restrictions. Going to the shops just for basics is like a nightmare. I love that the library are still providing their meets online, it’s great to keep everyone connected during isolation. I hope the restrictions are lifted soon so you call all meet up again soon.

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  6. I am so curious about how so many of these things may change due to our experience with the virus. Will we still pack people into venues for shows? You sit close to people in the theatre too. I am curious if they will be redesigning spaces to allow for social distancing, and how many businesses would be able to afford to run with a lower capacity? I know some are charging a convid tax on services, but how long can they maintain that? –sigh–

  7. I love food trucks! For me a perfect evening would be some yummy food truck food and an outdoor concert haha. Hopefully we can all enioy those kinds of things again soon!

  8. I hope we are able to go to the mountains more this year. We really do live in a lovely area for hiking and camping. Plus I would love to visit all the haunted places, for whatever reason I’ve never been to them all (didn’t even realize we had so many places to see!).

  9. We had tickets to a play and a concert that just got refunded because it’s pretty clear it’s not happening any time soon.

    I’m really sad about our free park movies and concerts aren’t happening either. it was one of my favorite things about last summer.

    The Oregon Gardens aren’t too far form me and I heard they are starting a weekly drive-in. You need to buy tickets online so only so many people but that could be fun.

    We’re in stage two but I’m still fairly cautious about the whole thing. I only go to businesses or places that are taking things seriously and have true social distancing and wear masks.

    Karen @ For What’ It’s Worth

    • shooting

      I hope the drive-in idea works out. I definitely miss all the little summer things like outdoor movies, etc. I’m not really going anywhere at the moment. I’m still stick, and being around a lot of people makes me nervous. hah

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