Columbus is a city full of activities, not only is downtown popular, but the suburbs never let you down. From food to nightlife to activities with kids, Columbus can offer everyone something to do no matter what day it is.

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RECREATION

Restaurants and Breweries

Columbus has quickly established itself as a culinary Mecca of the Midwest. Not only is it home to the well-known Cameron Mitchell brand, but is also looked at as a great test market for new and unique cuisine and concepts. While there is always a different kind of food to access, there is also a brewery that can help you pair your food for a wonderful meal. The award-winning microbreweries within central Ohio have blossomed and made Columbus the premier place to grab a great drink after work and perhaps learn a thing or two about the wonderful world of beer.

Exploration

There is never a dull moment in this wonderful city. We are blessed to have one of the best zoos in the world located right here in Dublin, Ohio. Open almost every day of the year, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and it’s attached waterpark is the perfect way to spend the weekend with the family. For the rainy days, COSI is located in the heart of the city and is packed full of experiments and educational fun to keep the kids entertained while also catering to the parents’ curiosity. If you’re up for a little bit of a drive, Hocking Hills is only about an hour away. This nature-lovers dream is a great way to spend the weekend fully immersed in the great outdoors. Grab a cabin and some marshmallows and relax!

Sports

Obviously, Columbus is home to The Ohio State Buckeyes. Every football Saturday is electric and you can feel the scarlet and grey running through the veins of every fan on or off Ohio State’s campus. In addition to our beloved Buckeyes, Columbus is home to two professional teams. The Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL are located downtown in the Arena District and light up the winter nights. The Columbus Crew of the MLS are in the University district and have some of the loudest and most energetic games over the summer. While these 3 teams are more well known by loyal fans, Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate, The Columbus Clippers, also call this wonderful city home. Come sit in their award-winning ballpark for Dime-A-Dog night, family nights, and many other occasions while you cheer on the home team.

Live Events

Columbus is always active. From the Ohio Theater to sporting events, and anything in between, there is always something to do. Large venues such as Express Live!, Greater Columbus Convention Center, and Nationwide Arena host world renowned performers all throughout the year. With semi-annual beer fests, USA vs. Mexico soccer, monthly “Art Gallery Hop”, Buckeye Country Superfest, and so much more, there is never a dull moment. Come let your inner socialite flourish in the “Biggest Small Town” you will find. 

Shopping

Everyone needs a good mall to go to for Black Friday or just for a day out with friends. Central Ohio has a few malls that can take up your whole saturday if you so choose. Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place are both wonderful paradises for shopping enthusiasts and boast high-fashion designer clothing brands and one of a kind restaurants. Not only does Columbus have wonderful malls, but we have recently added a Tanger Outlets in nearby Sunbury for fashion at a discounted price, and a brand new IKEA for all your home decor needs. Whether it’s a brand new designer handbag or that home stereo system you’ve had your eye on, a short drive to one of the many shopping destinations in Columbus will ensure you have everything you need for your brand new home!