Columbus Ohio City Guide // girl about columbus

Welcome to your Columbus, Ohio City Guide!

I always have tons of readers asking for suggestions on the best things to do in the city and this list covers most of my favorites!

Feel free to email me at if you have further questions – I’d love to help!

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BRUNCH in Columbus:

  • Katalina’s – try the pancake balls!
  • Milestone 229 – fabulous views.
  • Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe or TRISM – tons of healthy options, smoothies/juice/bowls.
  • Skillet –  cozy German Village spot that serves season, farm to table fare.
  • Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – great atmosphere, beermosas, and doughnuts.

You can find a full listing of GAC’s recommendations on Where to Brunch in Columbus here.

healthy eating ohio stateLUNCH in Columbus:

    • Brassica – Mediterranean-influenced, casual, perfect lunch spot.
    • North Market – Tons of food options, including Little Eater, Jeni’s, and Pistacia Vera.
    • La Chatelaine – Cozy and delicious French bakery & bistro.
    • Northstar Café – Tons of healthy options – try the Buddha Bowl
    • Lindey’s – Charming Columbus classic. Sit on their patio if it’s warm!

DINNER in Columbus:

    • Marcella’s – Great happy hour. Italian.
    • Harvest Pizzeria – Casual pizza spot in German Village with an awesome patio.
    • Del Mar – new Cameron Mitchell restaurant in the Short North, with a focus on SoCal food & drinks
    • Nada – Fun + contemporary Mexican. Great for large groups.
    • Martini Modern Italian – Best filet in town. Upscale but inviting atmosphere.
    • Figlio – Delicious Italian.nada columbus

DESSERT in Columbus:

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COFFEE SHOPS in Columbus:

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JUICE BARS in Columbus:

    • Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe
    • Native Cold Pressed
    • TRISM
    • Zest Juice Co.

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BEST BARS in Columbus:

    • Lincoln Social – GORGEOUS rooftop bar in the heart of the Short North Arts District! Newly opened!
    • The Keep – this swanky bar is in the Leveque Hotel, located downtown
    • Seventh Son Brewing – A fun, casual spot!
    • Pins Mechanical Co. – Where all the cool kids go 🙂
    • The Pint House – a go-to spot in the Short North
    • Standard Hall – on High Street in the Short North and has a great patio!
    • VASO Rooftop Lounge – Amazing rooftop bar in Dublin!

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Check out all of my recommendations for the kiddos HERE.

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WHERE TO SHOP in Columbus:



    • STUMP Plants
    • Vintage Toast
    • Cub Shrub (for the littles!)
    • Rowe Boutique
    • Homage
    • Vernacular

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SITES TO SEE in Columbus:

BEST HOTELS in Columbus:

    • Hilton Downtown
    • German Village Guest House
    • Hotel LeVeque
    • The Westin
    • AC Hotel by Marriott Columbus Dublin
    • The Joseph
    • Graduate Columbus

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    • Thank Yoga
    • The Fitness Loft
    • LA Fitness
    • System of Strength

BEST DAY TRIPS from Columbus:

  • Granville, Ohio
  • Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Ohio Amish Country

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  • I love your website !!
    I am the Concierge at the Renaissance downtown.
    Your info is so helpful for visitors and guests.
    I lived in German Village for years and agree with all of your picks !!!
    Thanks for all the information,
    Linda Benson

    • Linda,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope this website can continue to be a resource for visitors in Columbus! 🙂



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