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Fall Fun at Orchards and Farms Around Columbus

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. Show of hands: how many of you are excited for fall? It’s one of the best times of the year: pumpkins, hayrides, cider, donuts, colorful leaves. [...]

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Football Weekend Plans for Visiting Fans

Yes, Columbus is crazy about our Buckeyes. Whether you’re coming to cheer them on or to root for your visiting team, you’re going to have a great time. If this is your first visit, we’ve got some tips to make sure you have the very best Columbus weekend! Friday: We recommend you arrive in Columbus [...]


4 Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors near Columbus This Fall

This post is written by Katie Huston, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow Katie on Twitter @HustonKat. The weather is starting to cool off, which makes fall perfect for spending time outdoors. There are plenty of ways to enjoy nature in Greater Columbus, and we’ve chosen a few of our top picks. 1. [...]



7 Awesome Restaurants for Vegetarians in Columbus

If you’re a vegetarian, you’ve got a whole world of awesome options for food in Columbus. You won’t be relegated to just one pasta dish on the menu – these are just a few of the great places to eat in Columbus for vegetarians – and most have something great for omnivores as well. Northstar [...]



Columbus Beers You Need to Drink

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. With the slow transition from summer to fall, beer drinkers will start swapping crisp wheat beers and farmhouse ales for maltier Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales. But [...]


A Mojito Tour of Columbus

This post is written by Kathy and Sophia, bloggers at Kasual Life. You can follow them on Twitter @Kasuallife. Simply put, mojitos are amazing. Rum, mint, lime, club soda, and simple syrup… what’s not to love? A true mojito may sound simple, but that only means it’s trickier to perfect, and Sidebar nails it. It [...]



FMMF and 3 More Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Columbus

Some people call it summer’s last hurrah, but in Columbus, we call Labor Day one of the most entertainment-packed weekends you’ll ever experience. The brand new Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF)  kicks off Aug. 29 in the Arena District with concerts and fashion events covering the whole neighborhood through Sunday, Aug. 31. Headliners like Destiny’s [...]


The Oldest ____ in Columbus

Columbus celebrated its 200th birthday in 2012 – there is a lot of history here right under your nose! Here are a few of our oldest attractions to scope out next time you visit. Neighborhood: Franklinton When you think about historic neighborhoods in Columbus, we wouldn’t fault you if German Village and its mid-1800s brick [...]

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Where to Find Food Trucks in Columbus

You know by now that Columbus is full of food trucks, offering restaurant-quality meals at informal settings. Here’s our guide for how to find the best ones. Festivals If you love food trucks, you’re in luck – the Columbus Food Truck Festival this Friday and Saturday (noon-10 p.m. both days)! Come down to Columbus Commons [...]

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10 Things Not to Miss at the Ohio State Fair

The 161st annual Ohio State Fair takes place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus July 23-Aug. 3. We’ve picked 10 State Fair experiences that range from the classic to the novel – if you follow these tips, you’ll truly make the most of your visit! 1. John Stamos and the Beach Boys – Actor [...]