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30 Day City Challenge

I have a personal mission: Do 30 things I’ve never done in the city that’s been my home for 4 years.  Why?  I feel like I hardly know my home.  I feel like I only do things when visitors are in town.  And I know it has so much more offer.  If you feel the same, I challenge you create your own personal mission and be a tourist in your city (and I’ll give you tips along my way).


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



Reader Comments (1)

Wow, this is a great idea! I've been wanting to explore more things in my home city and I love the idea of a personal challenge like this! I think I'm going to do this this coming fall! Also, your list is a great resource for people visiting Columbus! I'll have to check some of these places out

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