How to Spend a Weekend in Butler County, Ohio

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Less than 2 hours from Indianapolis, Butler County, Ohio has a ton to offer for all ages. Our family had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Butler County, Ohio thanks to the Butler County Visitors Bureau. Here’s what we recommend for your trip.

Where to Stay in Butler County, OH

The kid’s bedroom at Staybridge Suites in Butler County, Ohio

Staybridge Suites in West Chester, OH

Why Staybridge Suites:

  • Our suite had 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms (one with 2 beds), a kitchen, and a dining and living room. This was perfect for our family since we each had our own space to relax
  • Everything was in pristine condition and very clean
  • The pool is pretty good, reaching about 5 feet deep, and has easy access (you’ll need a keycard if you take the outside route)
  • There are complimentary breakfasts and social dinners, both having a wide selection of food and drink. Also, they have a bag of microwave popcorn ready to be popped each day in your kitchen (we are huge popcorn lovers!)

Where to Eat Your First Night

FlipSide in Liberty Township, Ohio

Why FlipSide:

  • FlipSide has great burgers, shakes, and the best sweet potato fries we’ve ever had. If you don’t like the horseradish sauce it comes with, I recommend asking for a garlic aioli that goes with it really well. Be sure to try the Apple Pie Shake, too
  • The restaurant has plenty of overhead fans, and has an open patio with windows that come down if there’s inclement weather. We happened to be there during a torrential downpour
  • After FlipSide, we went to Kelsey Montague’s #whatliftsyou murals just a couple of blocks away

After FlipSide and the murals, do some shopping nearby so you can work up an appetite for more dessert at The Cone:

  • The Cone’s exterior design is very creative and makes it stand out. The kids will go gaga for it
  • It has been labeled “Cincinnati’s Best Soft Serve” and has a drive through around the back
  • They use natural flavoring ingredients and their whipped cream is made the day of

Get Your Sweet Fix on the Donut Trail

The best stops on the Butler County Donut Trail:

  • Holtman’s Donuts
  • Stan the Donut Man
  • Central Pastry Shop

Beat the Heat at Land of Illusion Aqua Adventure Park

It’s fun for everyone:

  • The Land of Illusion Aqua Adventure Park has a large course on the water that’s a lot more challenging than I expected
  • There’s a large cafe area for you to order food
  • You can even do stand up paddle boarding
  • During Halloween, there are multiple haunted houses and special effects to make the park even more entertaining

Enjoy Lunch at Dai Tang Bistro

Bubble Tea at Dai Tang Bistro
  • Dai Trang Bistro is an Asian restaurant with a beautiful interior
  • Bubble tea and smoothies are available and are very unique-tasting

We recommend the following:

  • Lechon kawali 
  • Siopao 
  • Menudo
  • Taro bubble tea
  • Honeydew milk tea
  • Cookies and cream smoothie/slush
  • Lumpia Shanghai 
  • Pho Bo
  • Pancit bihon with shrimp

Feel Like a Kid Again at The WEB Extreme Entertainment

  • The WEB had many activities, including laser tag, go kart, and mini bowling. Mini bowling is way more fun than I anticipated
  • One of the best activities would definitely be the escape room
    • We were told it was very challenging for groups twice our size and that less than 10% actually escape with that many people, but we ended up escaping with ten minutes to spare
  • If you choose to do the arcade, then there is a prize selection afterwards to use your points/tickets on
  • The pizza is very good and I recommend it if you have a larger group to feed
  • Overall The WEB would be a great place for parties and bigger groups

Get a Picnic Lunch at Alexander’s Market and Deli for Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

  • If you try to follow the google maps or Siri’s directions to get to this deli, you will find yourself in a tiny town nowhere near where you need to be. I recommend asking Siri to take you to High St in Hamilton, Ohio and then following the blocks until you get to the 100 block of High St. The deli is working on getting it changed, so follow this tip to get there because it’s 100% worth it
  • The deli hasn’t been open very long, but it is sure to be around for decades to come. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had, and I love that we could get everything to go for our picnic! They also have really good bars and pastries
  • Once you grab your lunch to-go, head to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and check into the visitor’s center. Here, you can rent a golf cart (highly recommended — it makes things a lot more enjoyable)
  • The sculpture park is self-guided
  • There is a picnic area in the middle of the park that overlooks a pond and multiple sculptures.

Test Your Skills at the Fairfield Fun Center

  • On weekends, you can expect the lines for golf to be long, but it is worth the wait.
  • The scenery is beautiful and the holes go up and down a large hill (stairs, no ramps).
  • Every hole is unique and a few feature water – one of the balls fell in. We didn’t get it back (although Kennedy sure had fun trying!)
  • When you’re finished, buying an ice cream is a welcome treat

Take a Culinary Adventure at Aladdin’s Eatery in West Chester

  • Aladdin’s has a very large selection of food and drinks — I wasn’t sure what to choose! Tariq, our server was kind enough to give us a few recommendations. This Taza Chicken Salad was the best salad I’ve had in my entire life, and I’ve eaten some pretty amazing ones all over the world
  • The place isn’t too crowded and has a lighthearted and calm mood
  • The smoothies here are delicious
  • There’s a pizza that does not smell good at all, but is spectacular. It’s called Aladdin’s Chicken Pitza
  • You should order a bunch of dishes to share so that you can try a little of everything

Spend Half a Day at EnterTRAINment Junction

  • This place is very family-friendly and interactive for all ages
  • There is a play area and a funhouse that has mazes and fun visuals
  • Try out the tilted room

Grab Groceries for the Ride Home at Jungle Jim’s International Market

  • Jungle Jim’s has 70,000 items in total from more than 70 different countries — an absolute foodie paradise
  • There was a large toy area as well as beer and wine and “Candy Land”
  • Don’t miss the mochi ice cream near the registers — we had mango and it was delicious

Butler County, Ohio is full of fun, entertainment, and food. Check out some of the other fun stuff to do in Butler County.

Want to see other places we recommend? Check out the rest of our travels!

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