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Things to do in Columbus

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lake
“ Easton Town Center is one of the largest and nicest outdoor shopping malls in Columbus, with all the big name stores you’d expect, and a ton of excellent restaurants. With over 240 stores and services, you can expect to find all of the typical anchor stores you would expect, but there are also plenty of high-end brands on site. This mall is definitely worth checking out! Open Monday thru Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM, and Sunday 12 - 6 PM”
  • 104 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Easton Town Center, located at 160 Easton Town Center, is one of the largest and nicest outdoor shopping malls in Columbus, with all the big name stores you’d expect, and a ton of excellent restaurants. With over 240 stores and services, you can expect to find all of the typical anchor stores you would expect, but there are also plenty of high-end brands on site. This mall is definitely worth checking out! Open Monday thru Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM, and Sunday 12 - 6 PM”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Whole Foods is a great place to find several healthy meal choices, and they also have a full bar inside!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Open Sunday thru Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4 PM - 6 PM For folks who are searching for a more familiar menu, The Cheesecake Factory, located at Easton Town Center, offers delicious meals at mid-range prices. They serve a little bit of everything, so if you’re looking for steaks, salads, burgers, pasta, etc, they have you covered. Be sure to have some cheesecake or bring a slice home with you for a late-night snack!”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Cool local hangout and sports bar. Generous portions of great food. Perfect to catch up with friends or catch a game!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Comedy club that hosts local & major talent, with the option of casual American dining.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“GO here! Great for any meal. Brunch is amazing on the weekends but get there early and plan on a line. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Historic Mansion and grounds that are open to the public. Take a walk through the woods, search for deer, or skip stones in the creek. The fun playground and open field are perfect for the kids. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic Italian restaurant with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are looking for an indulgent breakfast, check out SuperChefs. We usually split a “The Heat” Omelette with housemade chorizo and then have breakfast dessert with an order of their SuperPancake platter that has a Red Velvet, a Reese’s Peanut Butter, a Baked Alaskan Banana Pudding, and a Blueberry with Lemon Butter Whipped Cream. Seriously amazing. Danger of food coma. 1344 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Monday thru Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 9 PM Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 PM - 6 PM Melt takes grilled cheese to the next level with options like chorizo & potato, Cleveland cheese steak, backyard pork barbecue, and chicken and waffles. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and an excellent kid’s menu! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Open Sunday thru Thursday noon - 10 PM, Friday & Saturday noon - 11 PM Jeni’s is a Columbus staple, and one of the most recognizable brands to come from the city. Jeni’s pushes the envelope with their flavors, serving up things like churro, cream puff, and goat cheese with red cherries. Their sorbet includes dairy-free options as well, meaning no one has to miss out!”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good wines if you like choosing from one producer. Food isn't great, but it is a good place to relax and try their flights. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you're looking to splurge on a fancy dinner out, Ocean's Club is our favorite restaurant in Columbus! You have to try their lobster mashed potatoes and gourmet Gouda tater tots!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Really good wings, this is must eat whenever I come into town. I recommend the garlic hot wings (extra wet).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Indoor Play Area
“Ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 2 rides, 10 build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Comedy club that hosts local & major talent, with the option of casual American dining.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“GO here! Great for any meal. Brunch is amazing on the weekends but get there early and plan on a line. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Sunday thru Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4 PM - 6 PM For folks who are searching for a more familiar menu, The Cheesecake Factory, located at Easton Town Center, offers delicious meals at mid-range prices. They serve a little bit of everything, so if you’re looking for steaks, salads, burgers, pasta, etc, they have you covered. Be sure to have some cheesecake or bring a slice home with you for a late-night snack!”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Cool local hangout and sports bar. Generous portions of great food. Perfect to catch up with friends or catch a game!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Italian restaurant with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are looking for an indulgent breakfast, check out SuperChefs. We usually split a “The Heat” Omelette with housemade chorizo and then have breakfast dessert with an order of their SuperPancake platter that has a Red Velvet, a Reese’s Peanut Butter, a Baked Alaskan Banana Pudding, and a Blueberry with Lemon Butter Whipped Cream. Seriously amazing. Danger of food coma. 1344 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Monday thru Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 9 PM Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 PM - 6 PM Melt takes grilled cheese to the next level with options like chorizo & potato, Cleveland cheese steak, backyard pork barbecue, and chicken and waffles. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and an excellent kid’s menu! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're looking to splurge on a fancy dinner out, Ocean's Club is our favorite restaurant in Columbus! You have to try their lobster mashed potatoes and gourmet Gouda tater tots!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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