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Candy in Columbus

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. When I think candy and Columbus, Anthony-Thomas Chocolates is the first company to come to mind. Opened in 1952, Anthony-Thomas is a long standing Columbus institution. They have a number of retail shops throughout [...]

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Two Great Ways to Experience the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament

Every Memorial Day weekend, the golf world’s attention focuses on Columbus. Jack Nicklaus’ renowned Muirfield Village Golf Club in nearby Dublin plays host to the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance May 26-June 1. We’ve got two ways to experience the on-course action – so if you’ve ever even dusted off a driver, you’ll want [...]


Ashville Viking Festival Sets Sail April 26 and 27

This post is written by Kristian Campana, who has visited and documented more than 300 festivals on his blog OhioFestivals.net. When he isn’t writing about festivals, he is working jobs as an accountant and Italian translator, traveling with his wife and son or concocting some dish in the kitchen. Kristian resides in Oberlin. The Ashville [...]

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What to Eat: Columbus Food League Edition

This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols. Downtown Columbus is home to a group of eateries that make up the Columbus Food League, run by local restauranteur Elizabeth Lessner. Known for their quirky individuality, her self-proclaimed “anti-establishments” serve up new takes on comfort [...]


Your Date Night Guide to 8 Columbus Neighborhoods

Need a fresh idea for a night out in Columbus? We’ve got a a date-night plan for each of these 8 great Columbus districts! GERMAN VILLAGE – Start your night in German Village, Columbus’ premiere historic neighborhood, with cocktails at Curio. This speakeasy-style bar offers some of the most creative drinks in the city. Stroll [...]



Healthy Hot Spots in Columbus

This post is written by Simi Botic. Simi is a Columbus-based certified holistic health coach, a healthcare attorney, and co-creator of The Micro Harvest, an online magazine. Her health coaching practice focuses on a lifestyle that rejects deprivation and is all about pleasure, femininity, and sexy-fun. The wellness movement is alive and well in Columbus! [...]

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10 Columbus Dishes You Have to Try

Columbus’ food scene is booming. Every month, new restaurants open, new menus pop up and new local produce comes into season. No matter what time of year you visit Columbus, here are our picks (in no particular order) for iconic Columbus dishes that will knock your socks off. Here th 1. Rye Croissant with House-made [...]


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Best Sports Bars to Watch March Madness

This post is written by Amy Zoellner, events manager for Experience Columbus. It’s finally March…and with it comes MARCH MADNESS! We in Columbus have been trying to recover from the heartbreaking, first-round loss of our beloved Buckeyes in the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament. But we’ve gotten over the initial shock and have enjoyed watching our [...]

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Gardening and Homesteading Classes in Greater Columbus

This post is written by Courtney Denning, blogger at Cbus52. You can follow her on Twitter at @CourtneyDenning. Now that warmer weather has made its way to Columbus, it’s time to start thinking about gardening and preserving the harvest. There are lots of places offering gardening, homesteading and preserving classes throughout the central Ohio area, [...]

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Get Your Game On in Columbus

This post is written by Courtney Denning, blogger at Cbus52. You can follow her on Twitter @CourtneyDenning. This is the last in a series of posts on gluten-free dining in Columbus. Columbus has two fantastic and fun bars where you can practice your game skills: 16-Bit Bar + Arcade, located downtown and Kingmakers Board Game [...]