You ever wondered why there was a city named after one of the most famous explorers, Christopher Columbus? Well, neither do we, but here we are with Columbus, Ohio! Otherwise known as the Discovery City. It must be because Christopher got around a lot. Anyway, when we’re talking about visiting the state of Ohio, we’re often always first pointed out to Cleveland. I mean, it is a lot more famous than Columbus, but the Arch City is nothing to sneeze at all!
In fact, Columbus is the capital of Ohio, so although Cleveland has a lot more popularity, Columbus is right there with it! But what is there to do in good ol’ Columbus? Well, we aren’t going to tell you what to do exactly, but we are going to tell you why you should visit in the first place.
The ever so glorious food.
When it comes to food, there is no city that does it quite like Columbus. Why? Well, the restaurants here are probably, no absolutely, some of the best you will ever have! Craving Italian food maybe? Well, Columbus has Basi Italia, serving some of the most authentic Italian food you will ever get to taste! Or maybe you would want some amazing breakfast to help fuel your day? Then head on over to Katalina’s cafe! A drive through cafe that serves these delicious pancake balls! Or maybe you want to end the night with some pretty chill drinks and a good vibe to go with it? Then the Fox in the snow is the place for you. Either way, Columbus is a real foodie city just for you!
Get a chance to visit Germany.
Okay, so maybe not actual Germany, but you will be able to experience a town similar to it! Probably the only place in America that actually has a German Village, Columbus can give you a taste of European culture right near your doorstep! Built by German immigrants way back during the 19th Century, you’ll be able to experience what a genuine German village is like. With infrastructure and shops dedicated to the Germans, you’ll soon find yourself wanting to learn the language or even be immersed in the culture itself! So while you’re on a tour of this particular village, be sure to visit the book loft, where it covers an entire city block filled with book shops! Truly, every book worms dream!
The Ohio State Fair.
With Columbus being the states capital, it would only be normal for it to be the host of the Ohio State Fair. A fair wherein it feels like the whole city will be brought to life. A carnival will be there for all those kids that want to play carnival games or go on one of the rides. This fair only happens once every year during the summer. So when you’re visiting Columbus it would probably be best to do so during vacation.
Columbus is a massive and fun city, only second in popularity to its sister Cleveland. And though that is the case, it is still one of the best cities to visit in the United States. Why exactly? Well, even without all these fair and German Villages, the people themselves will make you feel as if you were one of their own, the very first time you step into the city. And that is all the more reason to actually visit the Arch City.