Posts from Anthony Cordo, Visitor Services Manager

Anthony Cordo, Visitor Services Manager

As the visitor services manager for Experience Columbus, Tony works with the finest visitor center staff in the nation. The staff helps tens of thousands of visitors find places to stay, dine, play and shop all over central Ohio.

Some places in Columbus you’re likely to find him: walking to work from his residence in the Short North, enjoying the night life on Park Street, and checking out the Experience Columbus Visitor Center in the Easton Town Center. Tony’s favorite activity in Columbus is spending a day at Zoombezi Bay riding all of the slides and floating around the Crocktail Creek with a margarita.


A Guide to Columbus Bars and Restaurants with Character

This is not a guide for those who only eat on white table cloths. I cannot guarantee that you’ll find a five star restaurant from this post. If you’re looking for a romantic hotspot you’re reading the wrong article. This is for those of us that like true hole-in-the-wall establishments.   A Guide to Columbus’ [...]

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Experiencing Columbus during the Arnold Sports Festival

Last week, we gave you a guide to The Arnold Sports Festival that included helpful tips for the upcoming weekend. This week, we’re here to help you find a few extra ways to experience Columbus. If the evenings bring you some downtime, check out these popular attractions. Thursday Just a five minute ride from the [...]


Happy hours on and around Park Street

Photo: Park Street Complex This post is part three of a seven part series featuring Columbus happy hours . Whether you like to head downtown or to the suburbs, we have you covered. Check back each week as Experience Columbus staff spotlight their favorite areas of Columbus to meet friends, share a drink and have [...]


Enjoy a bit of history during Experience Columbus Days

Blacksmith at Historic Roscoe Village This post is part 6 of a 6 part series featuring Experience Columbus Days , which takes place Oct. 8-11. During that time, Columbus attractions offer 50% off (or in some cases, BOGO or free admission). Plus, the restaurants of Dine Originals Columbus offer 25% off your food bill for [...]


A guide to football Saturdays at The Ohio State University

September has arrived. School is starting, the days are getting cooler, and in Columbus, there is a sense of excitement in the air that means Ohio State football season is upon us. Dust off your buckeyes, gear up your Scarlet & Grey pride and read these helpful tips for how to enjoy your football Saturday [...]


Boy Scouts bring 10,000 square feet of fun during Adventure Base 100

With the forecast calling for good weather this weekend, it’s time to take advantage of the great outdoors! The Boy Scouts of America are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year by bringing Adventure Base 100 to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium on May 22-23. Adventure Base 100 is a huge mobile, hands-on exhibit that will [...]


How to spend Halloween in Columbus

I haven’t yet settled on what to do for Halloween this year; there are plenty of options for families and night-lifers alike in the days leading up to October 31st. Read on for a few suggestions on how to celebrate the year’s spookiest holiday in Columbus. HighBall Halloween Photo: Short North Arts District HighBall Halloween [...]

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Mother’s Day idea: Mother May I in German Village

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on May 10. Wondering what to do? Here’s a unique event I’ll be experiencing with my mom: Mother May I in German Village on Saturday, May 9. Mother May I is a series of events at participating German Village shops and restaurants. Take your mom on a stroll through the [...]