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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 [...]


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 [...]


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A First-Timer’s Guide to the Arnold Sports Festival

This post is written by Kristian Campana. Kristian has visited and documented more than 300 festivals on his blog 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. Starting in [...]

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36 Hours in the Short North

This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow Sandi on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols. Want to take a quick trip for the weekend? The Short North Arts District makes an excellent getaway. Here’s what I suggest you do with 36 hours in the neighborhood that’s known as the “art and [...]

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5 Tips for the Best Gallery Hop

Gallery Hop has been going strong in the Short North Arts District for 26 years for good reason – it’s a great opportunity to see the neighborhood at its most vibrant, with art peppering both galleries and non-traditional spaces like boutiques, restaurants and salons. In warmer months, street vendors and performers entertain all up and [...]


New Year’s Eve Columbus Style

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development assistant for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. If you are at all like me you feel quite a bit of pressure to plan a perfect New Year’s Eve. Thankfully, the New Year’s Eve calendar in Columbus is jam packed with plenty [...]


Halloween Happenings in Columbus

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, public relations intern for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. As the end of October nears, there are several activities still to do to get you in the Halloween spirit! So grab your friends and family, put on your crazy costumes and try out these [...]

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Planning a Wedding? We can help – for Free!

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development assistant for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. Are you starting to plan a wedding and are completely daunted by all the planning, not to mention wondering where on earth to have your reception and/or hotel room block for your guests? Well, [...]

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Five Tips for an Awesome HighBall Halloween!

Over the past few years, HighBall Halloween has grown into a spectacle of costumes, couture and creativity! A mix of Carnivale, Mardi Gras and Halloween, HighBall takes over High Street in the Short North Oct. 25 and 26. Here are five ways to make your HighBall experience a great one! 1. When picking your costume, [...]


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A Multi-Generational Girls’ Getaway in the Hocking Hills

This post is written by Robbie Banks, Senior Visitor Experience Manager for Experience Columbus and program manager for the Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program. My mother, three sisters and five nieces recently spent a weekend in Hocking Hills, our family’s first girls’ getaway. The ages ranged from five to 73 with various activity levels. Prior [...]

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