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From a popular landmark or attraction to a must-visit restaurant or bar, uncover Columbus ultimate top 10 experiences.
Updated: March 19, 2004
It isn't fall in Columbus until 100,000 people dress in their finest scarlet and gray, start the day with a tailgate party, watch the Buckeyes play football, sing the fight song and yell the Ohio cheer until they're hoarse.
Pretend you're a fatcat as you chow down on a filet, light up a good cigar and eavesdrop on local lawyers and politicians at this old-school steakhouse.
Wear polka dots, pack a picnic lunch and make yourself a new character in this living Georges Seurat painting.
Stake out Arnold Schwarzenegger's favorite local Austrian bakery when the action hero/governor makes his annual pilgrimage to town for the fitness classic.
After you've had your fill at the campus bars, fish those last few dollars out of your pocket and cram into a smoky booth with friends for a cheap post-midnight meal.
Polka until you're sore at September's Oktoberfest in German Village, then make your way here for bratwurst, cream puffs and stout beer.
Spend a late weekend morning taking in all the culinary smells of this gourmet market, eat lobster pasta and lavender ice cream, then take a fistful of blue delphinium stems home with you.
Shake off all your weekend indulgences with the HooDoo Soul Band's funk and soul-loving Sunday night crowd.
Wander the great labyrinth of the city's greatest bookstore until you are hopelessly lost, with only Walt Whitman poems and Winky the cat to keep you company.
Window-gaze at all the Short North galleries with someone special, settle into the Monet Room for some nighttime romance and wake up to a gourmet breakfast.