Hmm… what to say about Columbus? It’s flat. The cost of living is reasonable. It’s isn’t as backward as it used to be. It’s the worlds largest cow town and a good place to live but a so/so place to visit. I lived in Columbus for thirty years. What I miss the most about Columbus are my friends and family who still live there.
- Columbus CitySearch
- Chamber of Commerce
- City of Columbus, Ohio
- Columbus Arts
- Paving the Way… traffic construction
- 10 day weather forecast
Things To Do
- COSI: Good science and technology museum
- Columbus Zoo: Even growing with a number of good exhibits. They have a very good breeding program.
- Wexner Center: Small but interesting cutting edge art exhibits.
- Ohio Historical Center & Ohio Village
- Ohio State Fair in August
- Franklin Park Conservatory
- Drive down to the Hocking Hills (Old Man’s Cave) in the fall to see the foliage turn colors.
- Walk around German Village and the Short North for food and small galleries
- Go to church. Seriously. There are two remarkable Biblically based churches in Columbus. Both have extensive home fellowship, superior teaching, great educational programs, opportunities to service in a variety of capacities, and excellent children programs. Xenos Christian Fellowship and Vineyard Church of Columbus
Not a food mecca… but am back every year so I try to pay attention to food options. Over the year restaurants have gotten better. In the 1980s there were only a handful of restaurants I considered good.
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Columbus, OH. The best ice cream I have had. Interesting flavors. They have has some issues with their production.
- Grater’s Ice Cream, Various, Ohio
- The Light of Seven Matchsticks, Worthington, OH.
- Lindey’s: Well executed traditional American cuisine.
- The Refectory: The best French restaurant in Columbus… but it doesn’t compare to great restaurants in Paris, NYC, SF Bay areas, DC, etc. Has a pretty good wine list. Sometimes great service, but sometimes they are way to pretentious.
- Bexley’s Monk: Constantly well executed Eclectic/American cuisine.
- Cameron Mitchell’s empire. Ok food. Honestly, I don’t think their food is better that the high end chains like Cheesecake factory.
- Mozart’s: nice European bakery.
- My Big Fat Greek Cuisine: The best Greek restaurant in columbus which is saying something given that many of the restaurants are owned by greek families.
- Schmidt’s Sausage Haus: German sausage. The spicy Bahamas Mamas are a local speciality.
- Donatos: thin, basic, but tasty pizza
- Tommy’s Pizza: good sub
- Handke’s: Suppose to be excellent. Haven’t had a chance to eat there yet.
- Spagio, Columbus, OH. California spa food. In the mid 90s has some of the best food in Columbus. It’s quality has fallen a bit, there are likely better places these days. Originally was called the Gourmet Market.