So…you may have a date approaching or you’re just looking for a fun night out with friends. Sure, you could go for a classic dinner and a movie, but you’ve probably done that a million times now. You’re in luck though, because you’re living in Columbus, and Columbus has so many cool things to see and experience! We have put together a list of some fun places around town to try out with your significant other or even some of your best friends!
1. Play: CBUS
Play: CBUS is the perfect place to explore your adventurous side. It is a 53,000 square foot indoor active entertainment facility for all groups and ages, located in Worthington, Ohio! It is home to the world’s largest indoor ropes course with over 100 elements and two stories! It also features a kids’ area, a Via Ferrata, ninja courses, climbing walls, and a full bar + restaurant – there is truly something for everyone!
Address: 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085
Otherworld is a 32,000 square foot immersive art installation in Columbus. You can explore over 40 scenes filled with large-scale art and mixed reality playgrounds. It’s an all-new kind of art experience where visitors are encouraged to freely explore and interact with a surreal world of science fiction and fantasy. This date is sure to be out of this world!
Address: 5819 Chantry Dr, Columbus, OH 43232
ZipZone is a one-of-a-kind, outdoor experience located right in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. Offering zip line tours, a treetop obstacle course, and a ground-level kids park, ZipZone offers unique adventures for everyone. Using only top-of-the-line equipment, their highly trained staff will work hard to make sure you have a great time no matter which adventure you choose!
Address: 7925 N High St, Columbus, OH 43235
Goodale Station is Columbus' newest rooftop Bar and Restaurant located on the 12th Floor of Canopy Columbus. It has both indoor and outdoor seating with a stunning view of downtown Columbus. The restaurant is open daily for dinner and drinks at 4 p.m. Highlights of the menu are said to be the oysters, the pork belly, the Ohio Wagyu New York Strip, and of course, the cocktails! This idea is sure to take your relationship to new heights!
Address: 77 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
On the second Friday of every month, the neighborhood of Franklinton comes together to put on a celebration of art, performance, and community. Mingle from location to location and come to know all that Franklinton has to offer. You will find everything from art shows and theater, to classes and science exhibits. You will even come across some tasty food along the way! This large-scale community event invites all Franklinton neighbors to open their doors and welcomes you for unique and engaging experiences!
Address: 400 W. Rich St., Columbus, OH 43215 + All Around Franklinton
Old-school arcade games? Nintendo 64? Libations crafted to impress? Check ALL of those boxes. Boasting over 40 timeless games on its floor, 16-Bit Bar welcomes you to come have a few drinks and play for free. Yes, for FREE! If your inner 7-year-old is missing the days of Donkey Kong and Joust, you'll probably love it here. Put the "joystick" back in your life!
Address: 254 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Visit Penn & Beech Candle Co. to pour your own custom candles with all-natural soy-based wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils. To get started, simply start smelling! They have more than 100 fragrances to choose from. Once you’ve made a list of your favorite scents, you will choose a candle vessel and blend together the scents you have picked out. From there, you will pour your custom-scented candle into your vessel, which will then set for the next couple of hours. This is then a great time to walk around the neighborhood and grab a bite to eat or a drink. What a night!
Address: 751 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
For a list of even more fun ideas, check out our previous article here!
*All information collected from company websites