Sometimes it's just too hot to be outside without being in a pool. If you don't have a friend or family member to visit with a pool, head to one of these public pools in Columbus to cool off. While many closed for the 2020 season, most will reopen in 2021! Check out the full list of public pools … [Read more...] about Outdoor Public Pools in Columbus open for 2021
Did you know that there are Story Trails and Story Walks all over Columbus? These special trails are located in parks, and feature nature-inspired stories for you to enjoy along your walk. Storybook Trails combine the love for reading, nature, and outdoor activity, and are a great way to spend time … [Read more...] about Visit these Story Trails in Columbus for reading + nature fun!
Is it time to update your family photos? Spring, Summer, and Fall are all great seasons to take outdoor photos, and provide a variety of scenery. In the spring you'll have bright greenery, budding trees, and early flowers. Summertime features lush green and an abundance of flowers, including roses, … [Read more...] about Best photography locations in Columbus
America's Best Idea — our national parks — is even better when admission is free! Mark your calendar now for entrance fee-free dates for the coming year. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to 133 National Parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the … [Read more...] about Free days at U.S. national parks
Kids of ALL abilities need to play and enjoy playgrounds, so its important to have plenty of options of accessible playgrounds for kids with disabilities or special needs. Accessible and inclusive playgrounds allow kids living with disabilities to play alongside kids without disabilities, which can … [Read more...] about The Best Accessible Playgrounds in Columbus for all abilities
Mitchell's Berries LLC, located in Plain City, is a destination you'll want to put on your Spring and Summer bucket list. With strawberries and a variety of raspberries (u-pick depending on crop availability each year), plus special farm events, this family farm is a fun place for all … [Read more...] about Mitchell’s Berries U-pick and Special Farm events
If you are looking for a new activity that can be done on the cheap and is a fun outdoor activity, you may want to try disc golf. The rules are very similar to regular golf, but instead of a club and balls, you use a disc (much like a frisbee). Since participants use their own equipment, and have no … [Read more...] about Get started with Disc Golf in Columbus at these great courses
The Metro Parks are one of the great overlooked resources in our city - and nearly every program is free! With 20+ locations, you're never far from several Columbus Metro Parks. You'll find 75 miles of bike trails, 230 miles of trails, natural play areas, and so much more. The Columbus and … [Read more...] about Fun at the Columbus Metro Parks
Located in the rolling hills northeast of Columbus is a stunning property featuring 75 acres manicured lawns, 10 lakes, themed gardens, sculptures, waterfalls, and more, surrounding a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home designed by Ted and Ann Schnormeier. Schnormeier Gardens … [Read more...] about Visit the beauty of Schnormeier Gardens in June – tickets almost sold out!
Get lost in a fairytale or two with Storybook Village on August 14-15, 2021 from 10 am - 5 pm at Ohio Village. Yes - Storybook Village is returning for IN PERSON fun in 2021! Storybook Village is one of my kids favorite events of the Summer, and you don't want to miss it! Meet some of your … [Read more...] about Storybook Village at Ohio Village Returns for 2021!
Goat Yoga is a must-do experience at Harrison Farm! Yes, you can practice yoga...with goats. Adorable, friendly, mischievous goats + yoga. What's not to love?! Harrison Farm also hosts farm stands and other events on select days through the year where you can shop farm goods AND meet some of the … [Read more...] about Farm Stands and Goat Yoga at Harrison Farm
Columbus may be a city, but it's also full of green space, parks, and beautiful gardens. The seasons in Ohio lend to stunning and ever-changing displays at these beautiful public gardens in Columbus. Some of the gardens and arboretums that we've included are also free, so pack a … [Read more...] about The most beautiful public gardens in Columbus
Grove City has re-imagined their movie nights for 2021, and are hosting a Drive-in Outdoor Movie Series this summer on Wednesdays at The Naz. Drive-in movies are all the rage this year, so Fryer Flicks is switching to this safer format again for 2021. The Grove City Outdoor … [Read more...] about Grove City Outdoor Community Drive-in Movie Series
Peach and Apple season are coming up! Peach season is usually in July and August, and apple season typically runs from July to early November, wrapping up with my favorite variety, Goldrush! I've gathered a list of the 12 best places for apple picking in Columbus, and the 5 best orchards for peach … [Read more...] about U-pick: Go peach picking or apple picking in Columbus
Upper Arlington Music in the Parks has converted to a safe and socially distanced concert series for 2021. These drive-in concerts will allow you to enjoy the music from inside your vehicle, or next to your vehicle in lawn chairs. Registration is FREE, but required to attend. Registration … [Read more...] about 2021 Upper Arlington Music in the Parks