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Food scene
Delicious smoothies and other healthy vegetarian, vegan, and omnivorous fare on the go.
Alchemy
625 Parsons Avenue
Delicious smoothies and other healthy vegetarian, vegan, and omnivorous fare on the go.
This is within walking distance and offers a variety of local beers as well as a full bar.
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locals recommend
Parsons North Brewing Company
685 Parsons Ave
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locals recommend
This is within walking distance and offers a variety of local beers as well as a full bar.
The cutest little vegan bistro with a full bar AND it's also an independent book store. What more could you ask for?!
Two Dollar Radio Headquarters
1124 Parsons Ave
The cutest little vegan bistro with a full bar AND it's also an independent book store. What more could you ask for?!
One of the best happy hours in Columbus, the small plates are amazing and the well vodka is Tito's! For a splurge, try the fine dining for dinner off of the regular menu.
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G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar
595 South 3rd Street
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One of the best happy hours in Columbus, the small plates are amazing and the well vodka is Tito's! For a splurge, try the fine dining for dinner off of the regular menu.
Who DOESN'T like a good hot dog?! With veggie and beef options, you'll love these dogs and the toppings range from spicy to savory to sweet!
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Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace
248 S 4th St
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Who DOESN'T like a good hot dog?! With veggie and beef options, you'll love these dogs and the toppings range from spicy to savory to sweet!
Ever tried duckpin bowling? It's like regular bowling but the balls don't have holes, the lanes are shorter, you get THREE throws per frame, and the pins are attached to strings! Check the web for the food truck schedule!
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Pins Mechanical Co.
141 N 4th St
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Ever tried duckpin bowling? It's like regular bowling but the balls don't have holes, the lanes are shorter, you get THREE throws per frame, and the pins are attached to strings! Check the web for the food truck schedule!
Wolf's Ridge brews their own beers which can be enjoyed in their taproom with the taproom snack-style menu or in the regular dining room. The brunch here is amazing as well!
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Wolf's Ridge Brewing
215 North 4th Street
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locals recommend
Wolf's Ridge brews their own beers which can be enjoyed in their taproom with the taproom snack-style menu or in the regular dining room. The brunch here is amazing as well!
This location is only open in the warmer months -- the Short North location is open year-round. Jeni's is a Columbus staple and a must-try if you're an ice cream lover! Situated right next to Brown Bag Deli (also recommended) it's a great dessert to take with you on a walk through Schiller Park (also recommended).
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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
900 Mohawk Street
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locals recommend
This location is only open in the warmer months -- the Short North location is open year-round. Jeni's is a Columbus staple and a must-try if you're an ice cream lover! Situated right next to Brown Bag Deli (also recommended) it's a great dessert to take with you on a walk through Schiller Park (also recommended).
Sightseeing
This legendary book store has over 30 rooms! In nice weather, it's a particularly easy walk from the Air BnB, just walk west down Sycamore and you'll see it once you hit 3rd street!
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The Book Loft of German Village
631 South 3rd Street
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This legendary book store has over 30 rooms! In nice weather, it's a particularly easy walk from the Air BnB, just walk west down Sycamore and you'll see it once you hit 3rd street!
COSI has rotating exhibits for kids and adults alike! Check their website to see what's happening while you're in town! www.cosicolumbus.com
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COSI
333 West Broad Street
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COSI has rotating exhibits for kids and adults alike! Check their website to see what's happening while you're in town! www.cosicolumbus.com
Free video games?! Yes, please! This full-service bar has free standing video games from the 1980s!
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locals recommend
16-Bit Bar + Arcade
254 South 4th Street
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locals recommend
Free video games?! Yes, please! This full-service bar has free standing video games from the 1980s!
Over the past decade, Columbus has added a lot of green space downtown near the river. This is a very walkable area and the bike trail runs through here as well. Festivals and other fair weather events are often located here.
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Scioto Mile Promenade
233 S Civic Center Dr
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Over the past decade, Columbus has added a lot of green space downtown near the river. This is a very walkable area and the bike trail runs through here as well. Festivals and other fair weather events are often located here.
Parks
Audubon Park is the closest entrance to get on Columbus's amazing bike trails that go through the city, woods, parks, and beyond. They have a fenced dog park area, a HUGE rock climbing wall, and lots of green space for a picnic or grill out.
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Audubon Park
2770 Audubon Rd
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Audubon Park is the closest entrance to get on Columbus's amazing bike trails that go through the city, woods, parks, and beyond. They have a fenced dog park area, a HUGE rock climbing wall, and lots of green space for a picnic or grill out.
Schiller Park is a little green oasis in German Village. It's an unofficial dog park for those dogs who are great off-leash (no fencing and laws require that your dog be on a leash or within your control at all times -- please refer to the law if in doubt). In summer, Schiller Park hosts a weekly 'Shakespeare in the Park' play. There's also a playground, tennis courts, a duck pond, a circling path that's great for walking, and picnic tables for grilled or carried out food -- I recommend Jeni's Ice Cream or Brown Bag Deli for the perfect lunch!
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Schiller Park
1069 Jaeger Street
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Schiller Park is a little green oasis in German Village. It's an unofficial dog park for those dogs who are great off-leash (no fencing and laws require that your dog be on a leash or within your control at all times -- please refer to the law if in doubt). In summer, Schiller Park hosts a weekly 'Shakespeare in the Park' play. There's also a playground, tennis courts, a duck pond, a circling path that's great for walking, and picnic tables for grilled or carried out food -- I recommend Jeni's Ice Cream or Brown Bag Deli for the perfect lunch!
Necessities
This is the closest grocery store to the Air BnB and also has a pharmacy and a decent beer selection. Easily walkable in the warmer months.
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Giant Eagle Supermarket
280 East Whittier Street
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locals recommend
This is the closest grocery store to the Air BnB and also has a pharmacy and a decent beer selection. Easily walkable in the warmer months.
Car problems? Need an oil change? Grismer is located downtown and has a great reputation for good service at reasonable prices.
Grismer Tire & Auto Service Center
300 S 4th St
Car problems? Need an oil change? Grismer is located downtown and has a great reputation for good service at reasonable prices.

City advice

Getting around
Lyft and Uber
These car services usually take less than 3 minutes to pick you up. Rides to the Short North are usually $7 - $8 each way.
Getting around
Rush Hour can be a drag
Because Columbus is growing as a city, we often have a lot of construction going on year-round and rush hours (M - F mornings and evenings) can require navigating through a lot of stop and go traffic.
What to pack
Walking Shoes
One of the best things about the location is that you can easily walk many places in Columbus. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes if you plan to do so.
What to pack
Layering Up
If you're familiar with the Midwest, you already know that the weather can change quickly. Layering is highly recommended for the variable weather. Also, areas downtown by the Olentangy River can get windy and the weather can seem very different at the same time in different areas of the city.