This post is part 3 of a 6 part series featuring Experience Columbus Days , which takes place Oct. 8-11. During that time, Columbus attractions offer 50% off (or in some cases, BOGO or free admission). Plus, the restaurants of Dine Originals Columbus offer 25% off your food bill for two people.

In this post, Kelly features some Experience Columbus days ideas that would be great for dates . Stay tuned for future posts in the series - we’ll be featuring Experience Columbus Days activities that are perfect for art fans, fun for kids and recommended for history buffs. You can also check out previous posts featuring outings that are great for groups and delicious dining options .


Looking for a new date idea? There are some great options within the Experience Columbus Days discount offers. Several activities that are great for dates are highlighted below, so get planning. After all, nothing strengthens a relationship like sharing a new experience together.

I think we can agree that most dates involve food. But, how many times have you had the opportunity to visit three or more restaurants during the same date? Now you can do just that with Columbus Food Adventures food tours, which span taco trucks, the Short North and ethnic food destinations. Note : We have word that some of  Experience Columbus Days have sold out, and others are almost full. If you're interested in these, check now for availability and booking.

Another option: let you inner child out at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium . Feed the animals, visit Polar Frontier and catch a live show. I recommend seeing Animals on Safari to add a bit of humor to the date. Who can resist kangaroos inflating tires and dogs jumping rope?

Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory

Want a more romantic setting? Visit Franklin Park Conservatory and stroll through the botanical gardens, admire the glass art of Dale Chihuly and watch as the Palm House illuminates each evening.

Looking for a more non-traditional date idea? Head over to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum where you can learn the history of American motorcycling and check out some pretty cool bikes.

If you’re hoping to get outdoors, sign up for a two-hour guided tour of downtown Columbus via Segway with SegAway Tours of Columbus . See the city you love from a whole new perspective.

Add some friendly competition to any date with a trip to Sequoia Lanes . This is your opportunity to show off your bowling skills, or maybe just your sense of humor if your bowling skills need some work.

For an adventure you won’t soon forget, board a Safari Transport and explore 10,000 acres of land at the Wilds . Watch as rhinos, giraffes and other endangered animals roam about freely, making you feel like you’re in another place and time entirely.

Also check out Sayaka’s post on the Dine Originals Columbus restaurants , offering great tips on finding a delicious meal to complete any date. And don't forget your discount flyer .