Let’s face it – Columbus is a great place to live, and we’re all pretty spoiled. From the food, to the sports, to the nature, to the arts, to the…you get the point. We might not even realize how good we have it! Here are 13 ways living in Columbus ruins you for life.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. There are so many good shows.
Whether you're looking for a great music show or a hilarious comedian, one is sure to come to Columbus in no time. Between Newport, The Palace, The Schottenstein, and all our other great theatres, there is always something to see.
2. We have the most awesome hot sunny summers.
Unless all of your friends live in Florida, you're bound to have friends who complain about terrible summers. Here in Columbus, though, we're pretty lucky with our summers - months of hot sunny days that spill well into the fall.
3. There are so many local brands, shops, and products to support.
Columbus is a hub of new and small businesses, so there is always something new to try. Plus. you know you're putting money back in the community when you support local.
4. Shopping is always fun and easy.
Shopping? Sure! Columbus has many great malls and stores all around the city. No matter what your style is, you will find that perfect outfit with no trouble.
5. There is an unbelievable water park right here.
Zoombezi Bay is really an awesome place to spend your summers. With favorite rides like The Cyclone and The Dolphin Dash, kids and adults alike love this place. And don't forget - Zoombezi Bay tickets get you free admission to the Columbus Zoo.
6. We have easy access to fresh produce at farms and farmers markets.
Every Saturday from April to October several Farmers Markets are set up across the city. Here you can get the freshest produce, handcrafted breads and cheeses, and all sorts of other delicious eats. You can also pick your own fruits and veggies at one of the many farms located just a short drive from the city.
7. You can share your love of football with so many fans.
You always feel at home in Columbus because Buckeyes are like one big family. You can always share your love of the sport and your excitement about upcoming games with pretty much anyone around you.
8. There is always something delicious to eat.
There is an insanely awesome amount of restaurants, bakeries, bars, and coffee shops in the city. Anytime, anywhere, anything you're in the mood for - it will be there.
9. It's so easy to enjoy nature.
There are endless wonderfully maintained city, metro, and state parks in and around Columbus. If you're up for a hike or bike ride, you'll have no trouble finding a beautiful green trail.
10. You don’t need to go far to go to a great college.
If you grew up in Columbus, chances are you never had to leave your family and go far away to go to a great university. Ohio State is a great school, and it is right here in central Columbus.
11. There is always a great happy hour going on somewhere.
Looking for a fun place to grab some discounted drink after a long day at work? No problem, Columbus has tons of bars with fantastic Happy Hour specials.
12. It's easy to get around.
Sure, there's always the morning and afternoon work rush, but other than that, getting around Columbus is actually very easy for such a big, bustling city. Pop on a highway and you're there.
13. There are so many beautiful housing and architecture styles.
When looking for an apartment, house, or neighborhood, there is something to suit everyone's style. Whether you like old or modern, craftsman or contemporary, Columbus has an awesome neighborhood for you.