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Most summers Karl and I take a couples vacation to a music festival. These are long weekends where we get to enjoy our shared passion of music and have an extended Date Night. After many years going to Bonnaroo, we switched to the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. A smaller fest, it’s also one where we stay in a hotel instead of tent and have the ability to explore a cool city and enjoy its great restaurants and bars between performances. Last summer we stayed home recovering from my arm injury and Karl’s stress fracture in his foot. This year we decided we wanted a truly relaxing vacation and decided to forgo a music festival for a few in-town concerts and a long weekend as a couple to a new-to-us city.
My coworker went to college in Columbus, Ohio and for the past few years we’ve worked together I’ve heard how awesome of a city it is and I MUST visit it. Did you know Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States? Just a few hours away, it’s a perfect weekend getaway locale. She and I were chatting about Columbus a couple months ago and I went back to my desk to see an email asking if I’d like to visit Columbus this summer and check out the city’s culinary scene. I was so excited, I called Karl right away and we immediately started planning out our getaway!
We’ll be going in August and I’ll be writing a post that month recapping the entire weekend. Also be sure to follow me on Instagram where I’ll be capturing photos of what we see, what we do, and especially where we dine. If you’re from or have visited Columbus I’d love to hear your recommendations! What should we see, where should we stay, and where should we dine? Thanks in advance!
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Sheri Russell Benson says
I live in Columbus! I definitely agree about the Pearl! Great food, awesome area to walk around in after dinner I also recommend Haiku for sushi and Forno for great food, nice patio and people watching.,Both of those places are in the Short North as well. The Gallery Hop is the first Saturday of every month in the Short North. Lots of fun! German Village is a neat area to walk around in as well. Check out The Book Loft, Pistacia Vera, Katzinger’s or Barcelona. Barcelona has a beautiful patio! Grandview is another neighborhood with restaurants, bars and a few boutiques. If you are looking for shopping, check out Easton Town Center. Lots of the typical retailers, but also has good restaurants and it is really nice to walk around there. You can also check out a Columbus Clippers baseball game, COSI, Ohio State and the North Market is a great place to grab lunch. If it is nice, head to Goodale Park for lots of people watching and a relaxing place to hang out. A visit to Columbus would not be complete without Jeni’s Ice Cream! They have all sorts of interesting flavors. Delicious! Enjoy your trip!