The vernal equinox on March 20th marks the first official day of spring. Columbus beckons during this season of renewal with a host of activities. Watch for the first signs and get ready to connect with the local community through a variety of activities.
Walk the Mile
Go for a stroll along the Scioto Mile. This riverfront walking stretch in Downtown Columbus runs from the Arena District through the Whittier Peninsular and integrates a system of parks with its urban environs.
Take it to Go
The North Market is a foodie haven. Purveyors of fresh produce, local products and gourmet options share space and provide a ready selection of distinct offerings for your next picnic. Two arenas and a concert venue are in close proximity and add some exciting entertainment options.
Explore the Short North Arts District. Enjoy lively wallscape murals and art galleries in the area. Get the conversation started while visiting the Pizzuti Collection. The Pizzuti Collection hosts temporary exhibits of contemporary art, lectures and artist talks.
During the first weekend of every month, the shops stay open late here to accommodate the residents wanting to spruce up wardrobes and enjoy a cocktail while taking advantage of the milder weather.
Visit Columbus’s Newest District
4th Street is on the south end of downtown. It has the most diverse offerings with vintage video games, gourmet options and hidden gems to pop into. Some worth noting are 16 Bit Bar for a fun night of classic gaming. Little Palace Restaurant and Bar offers plenty of easy options like burgers and subs but goes further with house-cured bacon and hand-cut fries. What doesn’t get better with bacon?
Indulge in America’s favorite pastime at Huntington Park, one of the premier minor league stadiums nationwide, in the Downtown Arena Area. Root for the Columbus Clippers, recent winners of the Governor’s Cup, and get your game on.
The Columbus Zoo in Central Ohio is home to 700 species and gets at least 2.3 million visitors every year. Besties Readers Choice ranked it number one best zoo in 2012.