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2 Days in Columbus

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The "Arch City", Columbus, has its own set of peculiarity. In your 48 hours trip here, you can rejoice in the warm weather and feast amid the fun outdoor festivals, food, music and visit the notable landmarks. The city's fabulously preserved historic sites, the enchanting museums and the well landscaped parks will simply leave you bewildered.

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Day 1 Columbus Itinerary

Breakfast at 8:00 AM

The Warehouse Cafe (Downtown, 243 N 5th St), welcomes you with its absolutely inviting smell of bacon, Greek omelet, and of course coffee. You must try its  Albanian Panini and the rice pudding. Or you can drop by Cafe Brioso (Downtown, 14 E Gay St) to try its amazing coffee & tea varieties and grab a bite of its delish sandwiches.

Victorian Style Museum and Garden - Kelton House Museum and Garden at 10:00 AM

After fueling up with a nutritious breakfast, a 3 minutes drive around the Cleveland Avenue, will take you to Kelton House Museum and Garden. The museum is a two story Victorian townhouse, that will let you get an insight of the 18th century life. The museum exhibits collections from the family of Fernando Cortez Kelton and Sophia. The beautiful garden is also maintained in Victorian style.

Address: 586 East Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215-4802, United States
Website: www.keltonhouse.com

Ohio Statehouse at 12:00 PM

Awing around this Greek Revival style building and explore the Capitol Square, atrium and the Senate building. You can also relax for a quick bite and coffee in the cafe at the ground floor. Also do not miss to pick up some souvenirs from the charming gift shop beside the cafe.

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

Duration from Kelton House Museum and Garden: 1 mile or 4 minutes drive.

Lunch at 1:30 PM

The juicy burgers, French Onion, tender steaks and lots more to indulge in Oliver’s Burgers Steaks & Bourbon (Downtown, 26 N High St). For a refreshing Japanese, Asian fusion, you ought to visit Rishi Sushi Kitchen & Bar (Downtown, 114 N 3rd St). Awesome Japanese fare with wonderful service are what you can expect here.

Explore Ohio Stadium at 3:00 PM

A visit in the Ohio stadium will let you explore the history of Buckeye Football. You can take a guided tour of one and half hours long that will enlighten you with the history of the stadium. For ongoing games information and other details, Click Here

Address:
Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Duration from Downtown: 6.3 miles and 11 minutes drive

Candy and Chocolates - Anthony-Thomas Candy Company at 5:00 PM

What's better than Chocolates and Candy factory tour! A tour around the candy company will give you the feel of being in Charlie's chocolate factory. Kids or grownups, its definitely the sweetest tour treat you can imagine. A fun loaded tour, where you can discover chocolates made from copper kettle to final products, sample the sweets, and pick up the gift-boxed chocolates. Don't you think its worth a visit!

Address: 1777 Arlingate Ln., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-272-9221
Website: www.anthony-thomas.com

Duration from Ohio Stadium: 10.2 miles or 14 minutes drive

Sip the Best Wine - Camelot Cellars at 7:00 PM

Wine lovers or not, you ought to drop by this awesome place to get a feel of the award-winning urban boutique winery. The European-style winery winery can accommodate 125 guests and boasts of their wines that are prepared from premier juices that come from vineyards around the world. Open your taste buds to taste wine of over 60 selections by the glass or bottle

Address: 958 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-441-8860
Website: www.camelotcellars.com

Duration from Anthony-Thomas Candy Company: 10 miles or 15 minutes drive

Dinner at 9:00 PM

Savour on great food in one of the many restaurants at Arena District in just 5 minutes drive. For a Brazilian steakhouse experience, step in Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steakhouse (Arena District, 125 W Nationwide Blvd). You can enjoy a big spread of salad with its amazingly delish steak. Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Arena District, 191 W Nationwide Blvd), offers you a laid back night - eat your favorite pizza while enjoying a great game night.

Duration from Camelot Cellars: 1.1 miles or 5 minutes drive

Concerts and Drinks! Arena District at 11:00 PM

A cool location that will give you a full loaded entertainment - a unique experience. The entertainment hub, Arena District encompasses many bars and hosts many concerts (at the Lifestyles Community Pavilion). Also, make sure to swing by the Columbus Visitor Center for a superb nightlife scene.

Address: 375 N. Front St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-857-2336
Website: www.arenadistrict.com

A Map Guide on Day 1 Columbus Tour


Day 2 Columbus Itinerary!

The most important meal of the day - Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Start your day with a great plate of waffle, and coffee or perhaps other breakfast items at Waffle House (University District, 1712 N High St ). For some really good bagels and coffee, drop by Brenen’s Cafe (University District, 460 W 12th Ave). Or, you can visit Jack & Benny’s (University District, 2563 N High St) for a big yummy breakfast portion.

Explore the Renowned Ohio State University at 10:00 AM

Commonly called Ohio State or OSU or Buckeyes, the university is the epicenter of Columbus that was founded in 1870. You can embark into an enlightening university tour and explore the massive 1,764 acres of main campus and learn about the student life. The OSU buildings reflect a blend of modern, traditional, and post-modern styles.

Address: Columbus, OH 43210, United States
Phone: 1 614-292-6446
Website: www.osu.edu

Center of Science and Industry at 12:00 PM

Center of Science and Industry (COSI) encompasses 116,000 square feet of exhibit space. The state of the art building also has an area maintained for the Ohio State University Labs.Get a first hand experience of science like never before. This is a must visit spot when you're in Columbus.

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

Duration from Ohio University: 3 miles or 8 minutes drive

Lunch at 2:00 PM

El Arepazo Latin Grill (Downtown, 47 N Pearl St) serves awesome Latin American cuisine and yummy, fresh salad. They offer varieties of platter to choose from. For a  Peruvian fare, stop at Si Senor (Downtown, 72 E Lynn St). You will be delighted to try its homemade dessert.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden at 3:00 PM

As you admire the stunning horticultural display of the garden, you can also check out the events based on whatever is currently blooming. The entire indoor and outdoor garden is an 88 acres plot that exhibits incredible selection of plants. The spot has a beautiful greenhouse, relaxing garden cafe and interesting gift shops.

Address: 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203-2040, United States
Website: www.fpconservatory.org

Shopping at 4:00 PM

You cannot miss a shopping spree in this city, ranked among one of the best shopping cities in America. From high end boutiques to modest stores, you'll find it here. Visit the Easton Town Center - the ultimate spot to shop, dine and  loaded with entertainment. The shopping complex has a charming village setting with largde plazas, restaurants, specialty stores and multitudes of entertainment venues.

Address: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-337-2200
Website: www.eastonway.com

Duration from Botanical Garden: 7.6 miles or 12 minutes drive

German Village at 6:00 PM

As you get around German Village, you will see cobblestone streets and beautiful brick cottages with well maintained gardens. This is the city's most gorgeous and historic district, with premier dining establishments. Here, you can venture into a fantastic food revolution that will let you explore some seriously good food. While you're around, drop by the Visitor Center to watch a video about the village.

Address: 588 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-8888
Website: www.germanvillage.com
 
Duration from Easton Town Center: 11.3 miles or 16 minutes

Experience Theater - CATCO  at 8:00 PM

CATCO offers delightful theatrical shows that reflects the city's changing cultural scene. You can select from the many fabulous shows, ranging from poignant drama to hilarious shows, to adventure of Peter and the Starcatcher. Some notable shows of 2015-2016 calendar are: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Elephant Man, Mothers and Sons,
Hansel and Gretel etc. For captivating children shows, do not miss CATCO is Kids.

Address: 77 S. High St., Second Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-461-1382 ext. 110
Website: http://www.catco.org/

Duration from German Village: 1.3 miles or 6 minutes drive

Late Dinner at 10:00 PM

If you're in and around German Village, you ought to try German cuisine. Step in Schmidt’s Sausage Haus (German Village, 240 E Kossuth St) - relish on authentic German fare. Another favorite spots of the locals is The Sycamore (German Village, 262 E Sycamore St). The Gastropub offers wonderful service and delicious food, such as  Ahi Tuna Poke,  beef cheeks, bison burger and so on.

Few Rounds of Drinks at 11:00 PM

Barley'S Brewing Company is a continuously operated oldest brewpub in Columbus.  Visit this spot to experience a casual ambiance, and savor on its seasonally changing cool menu with signature items, such as grilled wings and Mildred's sauerkraut balls. Grasp the rare opportunity to gulp an award-winning real ale, that is in house brewed.

Address: 467 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2537
Website: www.barleysbrewing.com

Duration from German Village: 2.1 miles or 9 minutes drive

A Map Guide on Day 2 Columbus Tour

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