It has happened – August has snuck up on us and suddenly our children are heading back to school and Buckeye football is around the corner. In just a few short weeks Autumn will arrive and we’ll all be “back in the swing of things.” But, remember that these last days of summer are the perfect time to go on an impromptu adventure. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for a local, spontaneous #AugustAdventure.
Try A New Cuisine
Columbus is practically overflowing with unique and tasty dining experiences. From the authentic, flavor-packed tacos al pastor at Los Guachos Taqueria, to the tender, smoky spare ribs at Ray Ray’s Hog Pit (recently dubbed the “Best Damn Ribs In the Country” by Esquire Magazine!), to the contemporary Mediterranean fare offered at Brassica, there is always something new to try. So, get out of your culinary comfort zone and stumble upon something that might just become a new favorite.
Find A New Place To Experience Nature
It’s no secret to longtime residents, but those that are new to central Ohio might be surprised at the wealth of green-space in and around Columbus. From the beautiful scenery at the Highbanks Metro Park just north of Worthington, to the shocking variety of wildlife at Slate Run, near Circleville. And if you’re looking for somewhere to experience nature nearby Downtown Columbus be sure to visit the newly renovated Scioto Mile, with a 15,000 square-foot fountain, a free outdoor climbing wall, and 33 acres of parkland.
Spend The Day At A Festival
While July might be a popular month for festivals, Columbus has no shortage of August festivities. These include celebrations honoring historic neighborhoods, like Clintonville’s CrestFest, art festivals like Franklinton’s Urban Scrawl, and cultural experiences, such as the India Festival at the Ohio Expo Center.
For a full list of festivals in Columbus, take a look at ColumbusUnderground’s 2016 Festival Schedule.
Plan A Weekend Trip
With many Central Ohio districts not heading back to school until August 24, there’s still time for a weekend trip with your family. And even if your children are already back in school, we’ll give you credit for planning an adventure over Labor Day’s long weekend ;).
One thing is for sure, between the natural beauty of Hocking Hills, the charm of the Ohio Amish Country, the roller coaster capital of the world at Cedar Point, and the island breeze of Put-In Bay, there are many adventure options available for everyone in Ohio.