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A Day In Columbus

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Fortunately, no matter what your dream vacation might be, you can probably find a place to realize it somewhere in the corner of this enchanting city, Columbus. Many people who come here are drawn by the city's rich art and history and its features of interest, include Ohio Statehouse, Center of Science and Industry, Ohio University, Kelton House Museum and Garden, Topiary Park. Also do not miss to venture into an exciting shopping spree in one of its very charming shopping malls.

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Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so we will lead you to some enticing breakfast joints. Drop by Fox in the Snow Cafe (1031 N 4th Street, Columbus) and try its much hype about awesome egg sandwich and team it up with a cup of fresh coffee. In 410 E Whittier Street, nestled the awesome outlet, Skillet. Choose from its many delicious range of breakfast spread and fuel yourself up.

Living Art - Topiary Park at 9:00 AM

A visit to Topiary Park will let soak in the history of Columbus. This magnificent 7 acre historic gem is beautifully decked up with topiaries and are tourists delight. The park's roots trace back to explore the history of the Ohio School for the Deaf and of course, the focal point - A sunday afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte - a famous painting by Georges Seurat. Meander around the immaculately landscaped park or participate in virtual tour, tree walk, relax in the Visitors’ Center, or just sit yourself down on the park benches and cherish the beauty.

Address: 480 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Website: www.topiarygarden.org

The Capitol Square - Ohio Statehouse at 11:00 AM

If you're in Columbus, you cannot miss a visit to Ohio Statehouse - A majestic a Greek Revival style building. You can venture into a self guided or guide tours to discover the senate building, Capitol Square and atrium. The ground floor has a cafe for you to relax or you can shop a little in the gift shop.

Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215-4210
Website: www.ohiostatehouse.org

Duration from Topiary Park: 0.9 mile or 3 minutes drive

Lunch at 1:00 PM

As you step out of the statehouse after an enlightening tour, you can sit yourself down in one of the many restaurants in its vicinity. Spaghetti Warehouse (397 W Broad St, Columbus) - this is where you can relish on comfort food at a very reasonable price. Drop by here and try its scores of delish Italian fare. If you want to try really authentic local cuisine or a take on organic cuisine, stop at Northstar Cafe (951 North High Street). Here, you can have a casual dining experience accompanied by wonderful food and good services.

Dynamic Science Spot - Center of Science and Industry at 2:00 PM

An inspiring Center of Science and Industry, COSI, is a 320,000-square-foot work of dexterity by Arata Isozaki. This is one of the nation's largest modern made science centers. There are multitudes of exhibits and live shows you can revel - The Planetarium, Extreme Screen Theater, Adventure in the Valley of the Unknown, Space Capsule Ride, little kidspace and so on. A must visit spot when you're in the city!

Address: 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
Website: www.cosi.org

Check out the Shopping Centers - Shopping at 3:00 PM

Spruce up to have a unique shopping experience in this ever charming store - Better Earth. The place will amuse you with its Wonderful assortment of Natural Products. Featured items include - local arts, crafts, personal care, postcards, OSU gifts, jewelry, and much more.

Address: North Market
Columbus, OH 43215
Website: www.betterearthproducts.net

Easton Town Center- You also have a choice of visiting the premier spot to shop, dine and get entertained. The shopping district is laid out in a beautiful village setting and encompasses plazas, large public spaces, 30-screen movie theater and many stores

Address: 160 Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH 43219
Website: www.eastonway.com

Tourists delight - German Village at 5:00 PM

This is one of the most famous locations in Columbus. Tourist from all over the world flock here to explore the all-brick German village. The entire village is huge and is built in a revived 19th-century neighborhood. As you wander around the cobbled streets, you will find beer halls, art themed parks and numerous interesting stores.

Website: www.germanvillage.com

Community Gathering Spot - Columbus Commons at 7:00 PM

If you want to mingle with the locals - stop at Columbus Commons - the community gathering place .This is a six-acre park that offers over 240 programs and events every year. Here you can get your foot tapping amidst the thrilling concerts and local bands, get some fitness lessons in one of its fun classes, and lots more engaging activities.

150 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Website: www.columbuscommons.org

Dinner at 9:00 PM

The downtown is flooded with many fine dining restaurants. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (215 N 4th St)- a spot to grap great drinks and food. The food menu is a long list ranging from juicy burgers to Duck confit melt, to Frittata, to Naked enchilada . Wash it down with some outstanding cocktails it serve. For a Latin American delight, step in El Arepazo Latin Grill (47 N Pearl St). The atmosphere and the quality of food is what makes this place stand out from the rest.

Fantastic Nightscence - Arena District at 10:PM

Hob in a cab and a 5 minutes drive will take you to Arena District. The District is tagged as the entertainment hub of the city. The A&R Music Bar in the district will be thriving with live music performances with great rounds of drinks at this hour. Or perhaps, you can stop at the Lifestyles Community Pavilion that host concerts with nationally renowned bands.

Address: 375 N. Front St., Ste. 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Website: www.arenadistrict.com

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