3 Things to Do in Columbus This Weekend

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If you are visiting Columbus for the weekend, you may be looking for the perfect way to spend your time there. Maybe you are visiting family and want a laid back weekend out with them, or maybe you are visiting with your partner and want to plan a nice date.


Whatever you have in mind, Columbus has something to offer you. Think of your preferences and your companions, and with that in mind, consider these three things to do in Columbus this weekend:

Head Outside

If you are visiting Ohio during pleasant weather, don’t waste the weekend indoors! Head outside to really get the best of the city and the amazing outdoor attractions that it has to offer. Plan to spend some time at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or head to Topiary Park to see the amazing topiary gardens.


While at one of these outdoor attractions, or at one of Columbus’ many public parks or playgrounds, you can pack a picnic lunch and make a whole afternoon or day of being outdoors and reveling in the good weather in Columbus. Being outside is a great way to take in any city, and if you are an outdoorsy person will really make your weekend in Columbus a fun one.

Check out a Museum

If you are visiting Columbus during the winter, or the weather is otherwise not great, you can head inside to check out one of the many museums in the city. If you enjoy art, be sure to check out the Columbus Museum of Art. If science fascinates you, check out the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). If you are a history buff, you will love the Ohio History Center in Columbus.


Check out one, or several of these museums to pass a weekend with bad weather. Or maybe you are just a lover of learning, and the ideal weekend for you would be to spend time learning new things in a variety of disciplines. Either way, Columbus has so much to offer when it comes to museums, that you could fill an entire weekend with just visiting museums.

Catch a Show

If you happen to be in Columbus for a particular weekend that features a concert or other large show, be sure to check it out, since Columbus is home to several great venues. Or you can check on the venues websites to see who is playing the weekend you will be in town. You might also like to just relax and chill and check out a movie at the local theater.


Some of the great venues in Columbus include Nationwide Arena, Ohio Theater, AMC Dine-in Easton Town Center 30, and the Palace Theatre. With all of these great options, there is sure to be a show, concert, play, or movie featured during your weekend in town.


If you enjoy your weekend in Columbus so much that you begin browsing Columbus houses for rent, you may have just found your new favorite city.


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