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5 Tips for an Awesome Asian Festival

The Asian Festival comes to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens every Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25) and brings the best food, entertainment and culture from the numerous nations that Columbus-area Asians trace ancestry to. Every year, the festival gets bigger and better. Here are our tips for having the very best experience! 1. FOOD! [...]

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Tips for The Best German Village Haus und Garten Tour

The last Sunday in June means it’s time for the German Village Haus und Garten Tour! Home owners in the historically refurbished village open their homes and garden spaces to visitors to get a peek at new trends in design, creative uses of historic spaces and breathtakingly peaceful, tiny gardens in the shadows of downtown [...]

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Hudson 29 Brings American Classics to Upper Arlington

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership services coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink is the newest addition to the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant family. Although Hudson 29 is an all-American restaurant, you won’t be ordering your usual burgers and fries. With their expansion and [...]

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Columbus Chef Profile: Barcelona’s Jacob Hough

This post is written by Shelley Mann. Shelley is the founder of Umami Consulting, a company that provides marketing and public relations support for local, independent restaurants in Columbus. Chef Jacob Hough took over as head chef at Barcelona, the perennially hip German Village tapas spot famous for its lush patio, a year and a [...]


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 [...]