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How to plan the best reunion in Columbus

How to plan the best reunion in Columbus

When planning a family reunion some great choices have always been The Columbus Zoo, Cosi or taking a 2-3 hours drive to Cedar Point and Kings Island, while all of those options are great choices, there is so much to do in our cities backyard, we can create a truly unique a memorable day right in the heart of the city.

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Eat and drink like a local 

If there is one thing Columbus has a lot of it’s the delicious restaurants and booming bar scene. 16 bit can be a fun place to go with your 20-30 somethings in the family to relive the living room video game days, or how about taking the whole family to North Market for a variety of options? Stop for desert at Jeni’s Ice Cream or Whit’s frozen custard, a treat that is sure to please the kiddies in the family.

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Attend a Festival

In the summer there are so many festivals in Columbus it is hard to get to them all, there is bound to be something going on the weekend of your reunion date. Coming up this month is the Jazz and Ribs Fest from July 22-24. The Jazz and Ribs Fest includes delicious barbecue from pit masters around the country, as well as international jazz performances which take place among 3 different stages. A great way to celebrate family with food and great music!

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Enjoy the metro parks

Scioto Audubon offers free picnicking areas that are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Audubon also welcomes family pets and has accessible activities such as volleyball and even a climbing wall. There is also an area for boating and fishing. With Central Ohio’s 22 metro parks there are many beautiful spots for a picnic.

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Take them out to a ball game

Take your family out to a ballgame! Columbus is home of the Columbus Clippers, and winner of a “Best of Ballparks.” Huntington Park offers fun for the family with games and some on site activities, mascot, sing-along songs and of course hot dogs! Huntington Park provides an affordable, fun-filled day with a variety of viewing options and pricing. For larger families, the perfect spot may be on the grass seating where you may even catch a fly ball!


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