The 14th-largest city in the United States and recently penned the second largest in the Midwest after Chicago, Columbus is one the fastest growing economies in the country. Home to one of the largest universities in the US, The Ohio State University, and headquarters to some of the top corporations in America, including Wendy’s, Cardinal Health, and Big Lots, there’s no question that Columbus is the real deal. Columbus has recently been named the best place in the country for tech workers as well as the 2015 Intelligent Community of The Year, further proving that Central Ohio is home to some of the best minds, making it a perfect city to live and play in.
Eat and Drink
Columbus is the perfect place to embrace your inner foodie. Whether it’s brunch at Northstar Cafe, a towering burger at Thurman Cafe, or ice cream at Jeni’s, the list of Columbus must-haves keeps growing. The capital city is also home to a growing number of delicious food trucks. Keep up with the latest and greatest in bites with Columbus Underground.
With over 200 miles of Metro Park trails, Columbus is full of green space and opportunities for outdoor activities such as biking, canoeing, sledding, and more. Not to mention the gorgeous Scioto Mile, with an outdoor climbing wall and pedestrian paths along the Scioto River. There’s always a good reason to get outside.
Catch a Game
Columbus is home to just about every sport, including the Columbus Blue Jackets, The Columbus Clippers, The Columbus Crew, the Muirfield PGA Tournament, and of course, the Buckeyes. Columbus has hosted the NHL All-Star Game and international soccer matches, including a 2016 International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Go on an Adventure
Visit the heart of Africa, right in Columbus’ back yard at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. If that’s not your thing, participate in a Columbus Brew Adventure and explore the city’s best craft breweries. There is never a dull moment here with countless festivals and annual events.
So, how about an O-H!