Although winters in Columbus can be long and cold, there’s plenty of fun to be had! But first, it’s important to make sure you are prepared for the winter weather, so here are a few tips.
Make sure to invest in a good winter coat (waterproof is best). Make sure you also have winter boots with good traction, a warm hat, and gloves.
Layering is the key to keeping warm! Try putting turtleneck shirts under sweaters, leggings underpants, or even invest in a good pair of long underwear.
Prepare your vehicle. Keep a small shovel, an ice scraper, blankets, phone charger, and kitty litter (to put in front of or behind tires to help you get out of a slippery spot) in your vehicle just in case.
Now that you’re prepared for any kind of weather, take a look at all the fun you can have in Columbus during the winter!
Try a tour and tasting at Middle West Spirits distillery. This is a state-of-the-art distillery located in the Short North Arts District. They offer guided tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, which last about one hour and include optional samples of spirits.
The Columbus Museum of Art has a world-class collection of art, offers a variety of events and programs, and is free on Sundays. You can also enjoy their cafe and the museum store.
Bowling, pinball, cocktails, and more will keep you entertained on those cold evenings. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus and open late, Pins Mechanical is a great place to meet up with friends or make new ones.
If you love a live show, check out Shadowbox Live! It’s the largest resident ensemble theater company in America, and it features original metamedia productions, rockumentaries, dance theater, and sketch comedy/rock ‘n’ roll revues.
Cold weather brings with it opportunities to enjoy winter sports, such as ice skating. The Ice Haus arena offers plenty of public skating times as well as ice hockey, classes, and party space.
Do you love to cook? Try taking a cooking class at The Seasoned Farmhouse to up your game! Or enjoy one of their special events—or host your own event.
Maybe you prefer cozying up with good books during the winter. If so, The Book Loft of German Village has 32 rooms filled with books! Head on over and pick up your next good read.
Finally, consider brightening your home with a plant from Stump Plants. Research shows that nature can improve your mood, so try greening up your space to help boost your well-being this winter.
A home at The Charles at Bexley is the perfect winter spot—so close to all the great entertainment and activities Columbus has to offer, and full of the amenities you need to stay warm and comfortable.