Updated: May 15
My best friend just moved here and welcomed Luke & I to visit. Columbus gives off such a hippy, down to earth vibe! The city's classic Victorian style homes, modern breweries and its broad selection of cuisine make the perfect combination of old meets new.
What to do in Columbus
Calling all foodies! Visit the 144- year old North Market. There you can find Ohio’s best independently owned food stands. You’ll have 30 vendors to choose from! Everything inside is authentic, local, and made fresh daily! Guy Fieri (from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives TV show) is a native to Columbus and has visited the Momo Ghar, a Himalyan and Nepalese Restaurant inside the North Market for a taste of their specialty dumplings! Make sure to come hungry!
Rent a city bike from a CoGo Bike station. Download the App on your phone to access the pickup/drop-off locations. It’s cheap and convenient! Take a ride down the Scioto Mile Promenade for scenic city views overlooking the Scioto River! Drop off your bikes at the CoGo station near the Brewdog in Franklinton. Enjoy a flight of beer and grab some lunch at this modern Scottish Brewery.
Shop till you drop at Flower Child Vintage for the ultimate thrifting experience! They have a massive collection of antique furniture, glassware, vinyl records, stylish vintage outfits, and so much more. Check out the Short North Arts District for more shopping, gallery hopping, hip coffee bars, and eateries!
Visit the Columbus Museum of Art. On Sunday the admission is FREE! The exhibits are sometimes interactive, you can choose to participate in the artists’ message. Whether that be drawing a small picture or writing a word on a wall that comes to mind after viewing a creative piece.
Go to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium! It was rated the number 1 zoo in America by USA Travel Guide in 2009. Today it is in America’s Top 10 best zoos! I am sensitive to animals in captivity, but the Columbus Zoo does so much for conservation and protecting endangered species. Each year the zoo donates 4 million dollars to support efforts in 30 countries. Not only that, but the zoo is non-profit meaning your ticket purchase directly helps the animals you’ll be seeing throughout your visit!
Drop in at Marcella’s located on North High Street, The Short North’s main strip, for a delicious Italian meal.