The capital of Ohio is seemingly small but has a lot to offer, from local eats to local arts. If you are a foodie, be sure to take advantage of many hidden gems. From festivals to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, there is an abundance of culture and good food. There are also plenty of experiences for art enthusiasts or the general public including a monthly gallery hop, art centers, and theaters. Here is what a typical day in Columbus looks like:
Start off your day with coffee and a pastry from Fox in the Snow Cafe in Italian Village. It is an aesthetically-pleasing garage converted cafe. A hipster’s haven with a friendly atmosphere.
Next, head to The Book Loft located in German Village. This is known as one of the largest independent bookstores in the nation. There are 32 rooms of books as well as puzzles, games, and t-shirts. It is an experience worth having.
When you start getting hungry, stroll through North Market, featuring a variety of cuisine from different countries. Many places offer locally sourced food and quality ingredients. Pick from options like a belgian waffle, nepalese dumplings, or desserts made from scratch.
After a fulfilling meal, get some fresh air and walk the Scioto Mile. A paved trail that stretches around the Scioto River great for hanging out, exercising, and people watching. There are several amenities such as bench swings and water fountains for hot summer days.
To finish off the day, stop by the Gateway Film Center. It is known for screening a variety of films including indie movies. This charming non-profit theater is one where you are bound to discover something interesting!