Getting on/off motorcoach; driving about 5 miles roundtrip; approximately 1/2 hour total. Walking up to 3 miles total throughout the day; flat, paved terrain.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as an egg dish, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereals, fruit, and breads, plus milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
Hopping aboard a motorcoach, we’ll ride to the Cincinnati Zoo where we will begin with a walking exploration led by the Green Team leader of the Grounds maintenance department. We’ll learn how the Cincinnati Zoo has continued to lead the way in sustainability and green initiatives by greening its daily operations and reducing its impact on the environment. Through green building, solid waste management, renewable energy, water conservation, storm water management, energy efficiency and community outreach, the zoo has strengthened its sustainability program to have a positive impact on the planet.
At the Safari Camp Picnic area, we will have lunch while getting up close and personal with a special animal visitor as we eat.
Next, everyone will take part in a scavenger hunt that will be provided to help curate a fun and enjoyable way to explore the zoo independently and get the lay of the land! Afterwards, we will transfer by motorcoach to Findlay Market for an expert-led exploration, during which we will learn about the history of the market, what is happening today, and the future of the market. Findlay Market is the only surviving municipal market house of the nine public markets that have been operating in Cincinnati throughout the 19th and early 20th century. It was designed under the direction of the city civil engineer, Alfred West Gilbert, using a durable but unconventional cast and wrought iron frame—a construction technology that had been little used in the United States at the time.
At a local restaurant.