9 Local Alternatives to Big Box Shopping

This post is written by Jenny Rogers. You can follow Jenny on Twitter and Instagram @heyjennyrogers. It happens year after year: Promises of 75-percent-off discounts, giveaways and “This day only!” marketing lure us out of our Thanksgiving slumbers and into chain stores that will, of course, continue to offer sales all season long. If you [...]

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Plan Your Next Reunion in Columbus!

Want to make your family reunion the best ever? Don’t miss Experience Columbus’ free Reunion Planning Seminar at LA Catering on Oct. 3. You’ll get tips from genealogist/family historian Gayle Dowdell Wilson on how to make your reunion run smoothly and how to create memories your family will treasure for years to come. Get answers [...]


The Guy’s Guide to Fashion in the Short North

Columbus is the Midwest’s new fashion mecca – the next time you or the guy in your life is looking for some new, stylish clothes, check out these five Columbus treasuries of style. Tigertree – Walking into the Short North’s Tigertree is like walking onto the set of a Wes Anderson movie. Vintage school maps [...]

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Your Shopping Guide to Columbus

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. Fall fashion season is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping as well. And with Columbus named as the #4 best city of shopping in America by Forbes, [...]

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What to do with 1, 2 or 3 Hours in Columbus

This post is written by Hannah Henthorne, convention services assistant for Experience Columbus. Have a couple hours to spare in Downtown Columbus? Worried that your own two feet can’t compete with that malevolent minute hand as it spins around your watch? Take home an experience in Columbus to brag about. The following is a suggested [...]

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The Best of Summer with Kids in Columbus

In no particular order: Feeding Romaine lettuce to an eager giraffe (and its 18-inch-long purple tongue) at the Columbus Zoo Strolling up to the window at the tiny Jeni’s Ice Creams shop in German Village, ordering extra sprinkles and holding a sticky hand while exploring Schiller Park Floating in the lazy river at Zoombezi Bay, [...]

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Our Favorite Hidden Gem Streets in 5 Columbus Neighborhoods

Chances are, if you’re at all familiar with Columbus, you know that High Street is the main artery that connects the city, north to south. You really can spend a whole weekend exploring just this one street. It’s super easy, and the totally free CBUS Downtown Circulator makes it even more convenient to explore this [...]


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4 New Spirits to Try from Columbus Distilleries

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. Did you know that central Ohio has an award-winning distilling scene? Our distilleries are small but mighty, producing high-end spirits that are enjoyed around the country [...]