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75+ Things To Do In Columbus

A year ago I undertook an adventure that helped me discover all of the super cool things Columbus has to offer.  I had lived here for 4 years and really hadn't experienced much of the city.  So I decided to challenge myself to do 30 new things in Columbus in 30 days.  What I learned is that Columbus has a wonderfully diverse mix of food, arts, entertainment, and sporting events for visitors (and locals) of all ages to experience.  And it has enough going on to jam pack my 30 days and more.

So perhaps this list of things to do in Columbus will get you to learn more about the city you live in.  Or maybe you're just looking for something to do this weekend that might be fun and intersting.  Either way, I hope it inspires you to get out and "travel" Columbus.


My 30 days doing 30 new things in Columbus is over.  And as I looked back on my list of possible things to do, I’m amazed at just how long it was.  So for those embarking on their own ‘do something new’ in Columbus challenge, here are 45+ more ideas to keep you going.  I am!

  • Ladies 80‘s at Skully’s Music Diner
  • Ohio Historical Society
  • Ohio State Fair
  • Pickerington Violet Festival
  • Bike Night at Quaker Steak and Lube
  • Hocking Hills
  • Eat Local For A Day
  • The Wilds
  • Thurman’s Burger
  • Mead Tasting at Brothers Drake
  • Out R Inn
  • Winward Passage
  • Salsa at La Fogata
  • Cocktails on the Barcelona Patio
  • Statehouse Tour
  • The Santa Maria
  • Class at Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Downtown Kickball League
  • Heritage Concert Series at King Arts
  • Alana’s Food & Wine
  • Trivia Night at Grandview Cafe
  • Ride COTA for a Day
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show at Studio 35
  • Mouton 
  • Anthony Thomas Chocolates or Graters Factory Tour
  • Bike the Olentangy Trail
  • Buckeye Reading Room at Ohio State
  • The Top Steakhouse
  • Bono Pizza

Plus here are a few of my favorite things to do in Columbus (in case you haven’t):

  • Brunch at Tasi
  • V Power Yoga
  • Columbus Public Library
  • North Market
  • Columbus Zoo
  • Basi Italia
  • Worthington Farmer’s Market
  • Columbus Clippers
  • ComFest (June)
  • La Casita
  • Pistacia Vera
  • Short North Gallery Hop
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • Topiary Park
  • CAPA Summer Film Series
  • Whetstone Rose Garden (June)
  • Third and Hollywood



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