Fun Summer Things To Do In Columbus, OH

Summer is finally here!  The kids are out of school, and backyard barbecues are taking place all over the nation.  After the year we had in 2020, and most people having chosen not to take a vacation, you can almost rest assured that families will be out in full force this year.

With this in mind, we thought we would offer a few great vacation ideas to help you plan, as well as some places that would be great for just a few days away.  We all need time to recharge and some well-deserved play in the sunshine.

Here are some of the best places to check out this summer!

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to animals representing various species from around the globe. It is also a recreational and education destination that includes Zoombezi Bay water park and an 18-hole safari golf club. The company also operates the Wilds, a conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio.

Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

The Ohio Statehouse is the state capital building and seat of government for the U.S. state of Ohio. The Greek Revival building is located on Capitol Square in Downtown Columbus. The capitol houses the Ohio General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. It also contains the ceremonial offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, and state auditor. In addition, the statehouse grounds include two other buildings, the Judiciary Annex or Senate Building and the Atrium; the three are collectively referred to as the Ohio Statehouse into the present day.

North Market Downtown

59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215

The North Market is a food hall and public market with two locations in Columbus, Ohio. The downtown Columbus market was established in 1876 and was the second of four founded in Columbus and the only one remaining. North Market is set to be expanded as part of a 28-story building developed beside the original. On November 5, 2020, the market owners opened a second location known as North Market Bridge Park, located in Dublin, Ohio. The downtown market hosts about 35 vendors. About one-third of these sell ready-to-eat foods, one-third sell specialty goods, and the remaining portion sells produce, flowers, meat and fish, cookware, and gifts.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

1069 West Main Street, Westerville, OH 43081

Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a public park and nature preserve in Columbus, Ohio. The park is managed by the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks and is part of the Scioto Mile network of parks and trails around Downtown Columbus. The park features numerous trails, wetlands, rock climbing, volleyball and bocce courts, and numerous other amenities. The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is considered the first nature center built in close proximity to a downtown area at the western edge. The site was formerly industrial and required extensive remediation.  Set amid a once industrial landscape, Scioto Audubon has been transformed from a blighted brownfield into a green oasis where wildlife and birds thrive and flourish.

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