Quick Guide to Columbus, Ohio

Hello all!

With all the Fourth of July Festivities and being busy as work these past few weeks, I haven’t had the chance to sit down and write about my trip to Columbus, Ohio in late June.  Although it was a conference work trip and I was in an exposition hall for a good part of each day I was there, I did have some time to explore after work!

While Columbus may not be the most glamorous location I’ve traveled to this year, I was excited to explore a new part of the country and see what this state has to offer! I was really impressed with the small but growing restaurant scene and active brewery community there. And while there weren’t many museums, the open gardens and historic buildings and monuments sprinkled throughout the city were absolutely delightful to stroll through! I already have a list of a few more places I want to go to when I next visit this city!


Where to Eat:

What to Do:

  • Columbus Museum of Art – I was absolutely blown away by the permanent exhibits and special temporary installations. An absolute must-see in Columbus.
  • Topiary Park – this is such a unique and peaceful way to experience the city. It’s also located in back of Columbus’s historical library.
  • Visit the North Market – similar to Union Market in DC, this indoor marketplace has a great variety of local vendors and is the perfect place to grab a quick meal and try out the local cuisine while people watching!

I wish I had enough time to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Columbus Zoo, which are apparently two gems in this city. I’m excited to check them out when I next return!


I hope my brief guide to Columbus Ohio inspires you to add it to your bucket list of places to visit or at least gives you some fun things to look forward to if you were there for a work trip like I was!




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