Guess Who’s Celebrating Their 30th in Columbus?!

September 18, 2015 separator be inspired


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Okay, so that was a totally click-baity title, I know. Except that Andrei is turning 30, and we’re celebrating with a little “just us” weekend out of town that I need your advice and opinions about!

And besides, I only have a few months left in my twenties anyway…

Columbus Culinary Scene

I’m not gonna lie to you guys… We’re mostly going to eat until we can barely move, since it turns out Columbus has an incredible culinary scene. Also, it turns out it way, way cheaper to get drinks there, too, which is particularly fitting for a birthday!

So, with all that in mind, I’ve been trying to narrow down a list of must-try restaurants, bars, food trucks, and pop-ups. The struggle is real, you guys.

Little Eater

I’ve been hearing amazing things about North Market and the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (pictured at the top of the post) booth at the market. Little Eater (pictured below), also at the market, looks absolutely divine, too, and it seems like North Market is the perfect place to wander around and graze instead of sitting down for one big meal. Which is optimal, since I’m crazy indecisive.

Midwest Spirits

Columbus Brewlinary Scene

First of all, woohoo – the Columbus Oktoberfest just happens to be happening while we’re in town! You think Andrei’ll buy it if I tell him I had them plan that for his big day…?

Andrei’s a big craft beer guy, and we both love to get behind-the-scenes and see how everything comes together. I definitely want to make sure we have a couple microbreweries and distilleries on our tour list. Middle West Spirits, pictured above, has caught my eye because the distillery tours look like they’re really well done.

Mad Cider

I’m also sold big-time on Mad Moon Cider just because I feel like I’ve been to so many beer breweries (even though I don’t drink beer) but have never seen the cider-making process! We may very well end up doing one of the foodie or brewery guided tours so that we can manage to avoid actually making a single decision the whole trip! ;P

Blank Spaces

One of the things I’m really excited about for this trip is the way it seems like everyone in Columbus has really nurtured the arts scene. If we’re not too stuffed (and maybe tipsy?!), I’m dying to waddle around the Short North Arts District and check out the Blank Spaces mural series.

We’re staying at the Dowtown Hyatt, so it seems like we’ll be walking distance or a short ride from pretty much anything I think we might want to get into.

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What are your recommendations?

All that to say that I’m super excited for a low-key weekend away celebrating my wonderful, brilliant hubby while somebody else makes the bed and does the dishes! I have lots of general ideas, but I’d love to hear from YOU.

Have you been to Columbus? What are your favorite restaurants, bars, and other activities? Let me know in the comments!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LifeInCbus via RhythmOne. The opinions and text are all mine.