Winter brings some exciting opportunities for residents of Columbus, Ohio. The change of seasons is the perfect time to get out and experience something a little different than your ordinary activities. In fact, even though the weather might be chilly, you’ll still find plenty of things to do.
Skate on the State — Each winter, the front lawn of the Ohio Statehouse is transformed into an outdoor ice rink. You can bring your own skates or rent skates there. Parents can skate with the kids or sit back and watch from the heated tents while sipping a hot cup of coffee. When the kids are done, they can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.
Buckeye Lake — If you live in Columbus, chances are you’ve spent many wonderful summer days at Buckeye Lake; however, this lake is also a great destination in the winter. You can ice fish with a valid fishing license, or simply take in the pristine beauty of winter.
The Book Loft — Want to catch up on some winter reading? The Book Loft features 32 rooms of books for you to browse and enjoy. They’re open late, so whether you come in the afternoon or extend your visit into the evening, you’ll have plenty of time to sit back and relax. When you’re done, go next door where you’ll find a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate for the perfect way to end your visit.
Highbanks Metro Park — Nothing says winter better than flying down a snow-covered hill on a sled or disc. Highlands Metro Park has several great sledding areas, but the biggest and fastest hill is by the Big Meadows picnic area.
AMC Easton Town Center 30 — If you’re looking for a fun movie escape, AMC Easton Town Center 30 is a great place to unwind. They have great movie options, plenty of snack selections and comfortable seating for the whole family.