Plan a Road Trip to Kings Island

By Eli Duke from Portland, OR, USA - Cincinnati: Kings Island, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Nothing says summer fun quite like a trip to an amusement park. One of the best parks in the country is located just three hours from South Charleston—Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. If you want to plan a road trip to Kings Island, here are a few things you need to do.

  • Tickets. Make sure you buy your tickets before you go. There are numerous online deals available so you can save a ton. Much better than paying gate prices.
  • Overnight stay. While you could make the trip there and back all in one day, you’ll likely be exhausted after a full day at the park. There are numerous hotels located just next to the park. You could even stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, which has its own indoor waterpark.
  • Clothes. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and waiting all day long. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Sun protection. Spending hours walking in the sun can not only leave you feeling worn out, but could leave you burned. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to keep you cool and protected.

Have you ever been to Kings Island before? What is your favorite ride or attraction?