Short North 1. Goodale Park - Just a block west of High Street, this urban oasis is calm and beautiful 2. Short North Shopping - Tons of locally owned boutiques and restaurants, perfect for a stroll 3. Pizzuti Collection – This new art museum has quickly become a hotspot
Downtown 4. Ohio Statehouse - The leafy lawns are a great place for a coffee and chat 5. Columbus Commons - Great urban park with a carousel, food truck Thursdays and tons of events 6. Columbus Museum of Art - Focusing on American art 7. Scioto Mile - Great walking path with swings, tables and fountains, check out 33 new acres of parkland and miles of new trails running throughout downtown Columbus 8. Bicentennial Park Fountains - Bring your swimsuits! These free fountains are a draw on hot days 9. World’s Largest Gavel - Kitchy, but also a restful place to relax with friends 10. COSI - Hands-on science isn’t just for kids – catch the Planetarium or National Geographic Giant Screen theater! 11. Pearl Alley Farmers Market - Head down Friday from 10:30-2 for local produce and home goods 12. OSU Urban Art Space - Free gallery showcasing non-traditional works from OSU students 13. North Market - A great place for a breakfast or lunch – big variety of food stalls inside 14. North Bank Park - Along the Scioto River, this park offers fountains and shaded picnic tables 15. Clippers Games at Huntington Park - AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians offers tickets for as little as $6 – There’s a home game each evening you’re in Columbus!
OSU Campus Area 16. Chadwick Arboretum - This beautiful collection of plants and trees is on Ohio State’s campus 17. The Horseshoe - This 102,000-seat stadium is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside 18. Wexner Center for the Arts - This modern art museum features video, performance and more 19. Olentangy Trail - Organize a morning running group and head to this great scenic trail 20. Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum - The largest collection of cartoons in the world - and free!
German Village 21. Frank Fetch Park - This tiny “pocket park” is a perfect spot for a chat 22. Schiller Park - Catch a free play, walk the trails, or relax near the soothing Umbrella Girl statue 23. The Book Loft - Get lost in this 32-room bookstore stretching a whole city block 24. Strolling through German Village - 233-acre historic district full of homes from the mid-1800s
Elsewhere/All Around Columbus 30. Easton Town Center - Columbus’ premier outdoor lifestyle center and the home of Thirty One Gifts Home Office 25. Jeni's Ice Creams - 10 locations in Columbus, you MUST try at least one flavor! 26. CoGo Bike Share – For just $6/day you can rent bikes to explore the city 27. Columbus Zoo - America’s #1 Zoo! Catch the newly opened Heart of Africa with giraffes 28. Scioto Audubon Metro Park - A mile from downtown, but feel miles away in the midst of nature 29. Franklin Park Conservatory - Majestic glasshouse full of plants, beautiful, free community gardens 31. The Shops on Lane Avenue - Another shopping and dining hot spot