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CBUStoday’s guide to spending a day in Clintonville

Make the most of fall with this guide in Clintonville, Ohio that features local restaurants, drinkeries, and activities.

CBUStoday Park of Roses

The Columbus Park of Roses is one of the largest public rose gardens in the US. | Photo via Wikicommons

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Each season, we bring you the freshest ways to have fun in Columbus, and we aren’t letting this one fall through our hands.

From weekend markets to local food and drinks, Clintonville is one of our favorite suburbs to explore in autumn. Here are our best tips, whether you have five minutes or five hours.

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What produce are you looking forward to buying? | Photo by @clintonvillefarmersmarket


  • The Clintonville Farmers Market runs on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. until Saturday, Nov. 18 with seasonal produce, deli meats, and fresh coffee selections.
  • Spend an Instagrammable afternoon in the Columbus Park of Roses, surrounded by 12,000+ roses.
  • Stroll the antique shops along N. High Street. We recommend starting near E. Como Avenue.
  • Pick up some new or gently used vinyl at Lost Weekend Records.

Try the pancake balls at the two Katalina’s locations in Clintonville and Harrison West. | Photo via @katalinascafe


  • Need a quick meal? Pop into Corner Stone Deli & Café for a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, sushi, and rice bowls.
  • Keep your wallet happy and stomach full with a to-go salad from Lucky’s Market.
  • Start your day with Nutella pancake balls from Katalina’sthis is non-negotiable.
  • Let’s taco ‘bout tacos — specifically the completely customizable ones at Condado.
  • Make it a Mediterranean night with kebabs, falafel, and hummus from Lavash Café.
  • Try a vegan treat — such as sticky buns — from Pattycake Bakery before they sell out.
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Make the most of patio season before its gone at Combustion. | Photo via @combustionclintonville


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