Mark my words!!! You’re destined to have an extraordinary trip if you are planning to visit Ohio’s capital city Columbus. If you have travel plans to stay in Columbus for a happy vacation with your friends or family and are trying to chart out particular activities ranging from night life to day life, from romantic to themed or fun with kids explore our list of famous things to do in Ohio.
Things To Do In Ohio
Whatever might be your place of temporary stay in Columbus, it’s a promise you’ll enjoy every minute of it. The super famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a visitor’s pleasure at all times round the year. It is one of the top most rated attractions for visitors in Columbus. You can explore all the six various regions throughout the day and have unlimited fun. The seasonal events at the zoo and variety of public exhibitions will make your trip extra thrilling. Furthermore, the Wildlights trait at this exciting spot is a visual treat during the vacation times. The whole zoo is decorated with trillions of LED lights…you’ll just love the sight of it!
If you are one of those who loves to walk and be connected to the nature the WALK ALONG THE SCIOTO MILE is the ideal place for you. Heaps of multi-use trails spread across the city. You can even take a bike ride in downtown on the Scioto Mile which promises to give you the most enchanting sight of the skyline and a revitalizing chance to be in the open in the course of your stay. You can ease at the bench and view the beautiful sunset. Bikes, Kayak and paddle are available on rent at the CoGo Bike stations. Enjoy your walk!!!
Another highly recommended visiting spot is the Short North gallery Hop where once in a month on every first Saturday, for the past 30 years, locals put up art galleries, boutique shops, musicians playing at their best and celebrating life along with best food and drinks. It would be an exhilarating experience with friends or the love birds. There will be a lot to buy as well as window shop. The streets are buzzing with fun, music, food and special events. It cannot be missed at all !!
How can we forget the music lovers! Evenings in summers are a source of a great entertainment under the twinkling stars accompanied with an open-air concert in downtown Columbus at Picnic with the Pops. Constant once in a while twilight concerts are held by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Each of the musical performance is on a particular theme and the orchestration mostly is clubbed with a pop star or a musician from a different genre. These kinds of rare mixing and matching of music is an eternal experience of its own kind. You can choose to sit in a lawn or on a table relaxing with your favourite food and enjoy the mesmerising music.
The excitement of getting to grips with a zip line course during sunshine is thrilling, but what if you could have it after sunset? For you with an adventurous spirit The Zip Zone Adventures is the best way to spend your time. The Camp Mary Orton, which is located north to the metro area, has been changed to a completely outdoor adventure park.
The adventure enthusiasts wishing to explore a new thrill must take a guided moonlight zipline tour across the treetops at the time of full moon every month. You have the option of day time tours too. The courses are all environment and conservation friendly.
You can bet to get nostalgic at the double feature at a drive-in theatre. There are hardly any drive-in theatres available in the United States of America. One of them which is accessible is situated in south Columbus. The remote theatres are exactly the same way as were during their olden times of 1950’s. the metal speakers which can be fixed to your car windows is an added minute provision for you. You will have to arrange your own snacks to enjoy this movie time.
If you have very less time and days to visit each spot the there is an option for you to have a comprehensive tour of this beautiful city of Columbus. You can still get an experience of special flavours of the city. You can encounter so many things at one time only. All the major attractions including the historical perspective, adjoining districts, hidden secrets or its ethnic food is on the cards for you to explore.
Nestled in the centre of the populous community in Columbus is the Park of Roses in Whetstone Park, an invaluable store house of roses ,which is mesmerrising to each and everyone. You will never be able to count the plethora of varities and color of these beautiful roses. It is the largest rose garden in the world located in Columbus. There are varieties of roses which are grown without the use of fertilizers. You can be lucky to witness a spring wedding or a music concert in this amazing garden. The blooming roses can melt anyone’s hert especially during mid-June to mid-September.
No vacation is complete without shopping! The two most famous shopping malls in Columbus are Polaris Fashion Place(north) and Easton Town centre (east). You can get the privilege ofretail shopping, entertainment, dining and restaurants at both these malls as it is a multi-level indoor mall as well as vast complex of innumerable shops located around these malls. Enjoy shopping!!
Now if you wish to tap into the artist in you then The Columbus Museum of Arts is the best place for you to visit. All kinds Performing as well as Visual arts and artists are highly aided by Columbus. The museum is at the nucleus of the city’s culture, works from 19th/20th American to European features of variety of art forms. You won’t be able to withhold yourself from appreciating the fantastic sculptures, paintings , pictures, textiles as well as massive collections of famous arists. Along with this you can also witness The Wexner Centre for the arts and Pizzuti Collection to make your trip worthwhile.
‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’.