If you’re looking to escape your normal routine but not venture too far from the city, we’ve got you covered with our summer staycation guide. Be sure to check back each season for new staycation recommendations for a weekend of fun in the city.
Here to stay 🛌
No need to find a dog sitter for the weekend when you book a room at DogHouse Columbus Hotel — dogs are welcome here. You can grab drinks at the taproom onsite or sit outside by the fireplaces. Room amenities include:
DogHouse Columbus Hotel is the first craft beer hotel in the world | Photo via @doghousecolumbus
Set sail to your staycation 🛶
We recommend starting the fun by spending the day on Alum Creek. The lake has areas to swim, boat, and fish + trails are available for hiking. The marina is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday-Sunday and a variety of rentals are available such as:
Group boat rentals
Water skis, knee-boards, and tubes
Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards
Try the tiger shrimp or seafood paella in the cabanas | Photo via @vasodublin
Let’s eat 🍽️
After a day on the water or the trails, you’re bound to work up an appetite. We suggest renting out a cabana for dinner on the VASO rooftop (and you’ll feel like you’re at a tropical destination rather than right here in CBUS). Here’s what you need to know about the cabanas overlooking downtown Dublin:
There are couches, a mini fridge, and television inside
Thai Flavors | Mon., May 16 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 3990 New Bond St. | $79 | From Pad Thai to stir fry, you’ll learn about the five major flavors of Thai cuisine — sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and spicy.
Justin Bieber | Mon., May 16 | 7:30 p.m. | The Schottenstein Center | $92+ | Grammy award winning artist Justin Bieber is joined by opener Jaden Smith.
An Evening of Indulgence | Tues., May 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, 4230 The Strand | $69 | Enjoy a three-course meal with menu items like braised pork shank and white truffle bisque paired with Cooper’s Hawk wine.
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Fox in the Snow — which currently has locations in German Village, Italian Village, and New Albany — is planning a fourth location at 38 W. Bridge St. in Dublin. The popular coffee shop received approval to take over a 3,000 sqft location, but it’s unclear exactly when it will open. (614now)
Easton Town Center is launching their Movies by Moonlight series on Tues., June 7 with the film “Encanto” in their Town Square. Movies will continue every Tuesday in June and are all rated PG. Movie times begin at sunset + everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, pillows, and blankets. 🎬
The Black & Gold 5K on Sun., June 26 at Lower.com Field is open for registration. Runners will receive one free ticket to a select Crew game, a free beer voucher to Land-Grant Brewing Co., and can enjoy a post-race party on the plaza at the field. 🏃♂️
Eolian, a California-based energy investor, has plans for a new rechargeable energy project in Licking County in conjunction with the Intel project in New Albany. The plans are to build 15-acres of energy storage while buying energy from AEP. (Columbus Business First) 🔋
There’s a new social justice mural downtown that will remain up until 2023. The 100-ft-long mural was built on Wednesday, and honors 160 local social justice leaders + features other terms and slogans related to the cause. You can view the mural at E. Broad Street and Cleveland Avenue. (10TV)
Here’s some peachy news — The Peach Truck, a Nashville-based hand-picked peach company, will be stopping in CBUS on select dates and locations from June through August for deliveries. You must order in advance + can purchase 25 lbs of fresh peaches for $50. 🍑 (The Columbus Dispatch)
Uncorked: Columbus Wine Festival is returning on Sat., June 4 inside of COSI from 7-11 p.m. Guests can sample 150+ wines and have full access to the COSI museum after hours.Tickets are available now + food will be available for purchase at the event. 🍷
BrewDog Columbus Craft Beer Week begins today and runs through Sat., May 21. Enjoy a week of celebrating craft beer with drink specials, live music, events, and games at the BrewDog DogTap location. 🍺
OH-IO. Ohio State Athletics is hiring stadium ushers + athletics redcoats to assist in Ohio Stadium and other athletic events in the 2022-2023 seasons. If interested, you can attend their open interview on Thurs., June 2 from 2-7 p.m at the Ohio Stadium Huntington Club. 🏈
Columbus Crew set the Guiness World Record for the longest chain of sports fan scarves, with the chain almost reaching a mile long. The efforts were in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “On Our Sleeves” campaign, which raises money and awareness for mental health resources for kids. (The Columbus Dispatch)
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Every Saturday, Lifeway Kefir Immersive Yoga puts on a 35 minute yoga class inside the exhibit and then allows 25 minutes after class to browse the artwork. The class is great for all experience levels and anyone 12+ years old can participate.
Editor’s pick: My friends and I just booked another ride with Pedal Wagon Columbus, which we usually do each year when the weather warms up. If you’ve never done one, I highly recommend it. Our favorite is the Northern Cap City Crawl.
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