10 Can’t-Miss Family Attractions in Columbus

Columbus has a variety of top-ranked attractions you won’t want your family to miss. Here are our suggestions for where to start. You can always find more ideas at ExperienceColumbus.com. 1. Visit America’s #1 zoo. See why the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its famous director emeritus “Jungle Jack” Hanna have a worldwide reputation. 2. [...]

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Date Ideas in Olde Towne East

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. Neighborhoods in Columbus are unique and full of character. One such neighborhood is Old Towne East, located in the city’s near east Side. There, you can take a stroll and explore homes representing more [...]

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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 [...]