Top 10 Columbus Experiences

From a popular landmark or attraction to a must-visit restaurant or bar, uncover Columbus ultimate top 10 experiences.

Updated: March 19, 2004

The Top 10

Ohio Stadium

411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210

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.

Clarmont Steak & Seafood

684 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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.

Topiary Park Gatehouse

480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

Wear polka dots, pack a picnic lunch and make yourself a new character in this living Georges Seurat painting.

Mozart's European Bakery & Piano Cafe

2885 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Stake out Arnold Schwarzenegger's favorite local Austrian bakery when the action hero/governor makes his annual pilgrimage to town for the fitness classic.

Blue Danube

2439 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

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.

Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus

240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206

Polka until you're sore at September's Oktoberfest in German Village, then make your way here for bratwurst, cream puffs and stout beer.

North Market Poultry & Game

59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215

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.

Oldfield's On High

2590 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Shake off all your weekend indulgences with the HooDoo Soul Band's funk and soul-loving Sunday night crowd.

Book Loft Of German Village

631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206

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.

50 Lincoln-Short North Bed and Breakfast

50 E Lincoln St, Columbus, OH 43215

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.