Friends and family will love visiting this gorgeous Medina home — and with five bedrooms, there is plenty of room for them to spend the night if they wish! Gather around the fireplace in the large family room, cook meals together in the eat-in kitchen, or retreat to the den downstairs. The space was designed with entertaining in mind, and features a kitchenette, separate dining area and plenty of space for a large tv or pool table.
If you don't already believe in love at first sight, you will when you step into this stunning home! Featuring a grand entryway, upscale kitchen, and elegant detailing throughout, just living here would be a treat. But if you want to take pampering to the next level, take a peek inside the master bath, which features a large soaking tub, a giant stone shower with dual shower heads, and a dreamy walk-in closet. Of course, maybe spending time outside is your definition of treating yourself. In that case, you will be wowed by the spacious patio and firepit. There's really no downside here.
It's important to take occasional breaks from the hustle and bustle of life with a quiet meal around the table. This gives you the chance to catch up with loved ones, discuss plans and actually enjoy the food you've worked so hard to prepare! This home gives you options for family dinners, featuring a lovely formal dining room off the entryway as well as a more casual eat-in kitchen space.
Since we spend around one third of our life sleeping (or at least we should), it's important to invest in a home with a great bedroom! This property features a spacious master suite with natural light, hardwood floors and a connecting bathroom, but our favorite feature is the in-room fireplace that will keep you warm and cozy on cold winter nights. The fireplace also connects to the master bath, so you can enjoy a luxurious bubble bath next to the crackling fire! We can't imagine a better way to relax.
We know, we know — laundry is one of the most notoriously boring and time-consuming chores there is. But this home boasts a laundry room you might actually want to spend time in. The white built-ins provide plenty of storage and amp up the aesthetic, and the taller ceiling allows you to stack the machines to occupy as little room as possible. Once you're done folding, reward yourself with a refreshing beverage on the gorgeous outdoor patio!
Photo courtesy of the Inn and Spa at Cedar FallsNestled in the heart of Hocking Hills, the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls is a couple's paradise. Imagine being immersed in serene natural surroundings, hiking to scenic caves and waterfalls by day, treating yourself at the full service spa, and cozying up in a charming private abode. The cottages are situated on two acres, and come equipped with a whirlpool hot tub, a gas log stove, plush robes, and freshly baked cookies upon your arrival. Call 1-800-653-2557 to make a reservation.
Photo courtesy of Landoll's Mohican CastleIf you've always dreamed of staying in a castle, now is your chance! Nestled deep in the heart of Mohican country, this luxury hotel offers easy access to Ohio's Amish country as well as several prime wineries and vineyards. Of course, there's really no reason to leave! The hotel boasts a full-service spa, a sauna, a hot tub, in-room comforts and an onsite restaurant — all of the ingredients you need for a memorable winter vacation. Additionally, this venue hosts concerts, comedy shows and mystery dinners frequently during the weekends. Check the event schedule to see if there's something fun coming up! Call 419-994-3427 or visit this page to make a reservation.
Photo courtesy of Murphin Ridge InnSituated on 142 acres of rolling woodland and farmland, Murphin Ridge Inn offers breathtaking views of the Appalachian foothills, and is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway year-round. During the winter months, guests can drive through the neighboring small towns to take in the sights, shop for antiques, and snack on freshly-baked goods. When you return, enjoy dinner in the onsite restaurant, gather around the outdoor fire pit, or cozy up with a book in your private cabin. Of course, we would come for breakfast alone — which includes sweet and savory options like warm coffee cakes, biscuits and gravy, hearty pancakes, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Call 938-544-2263 to make a reservation.
Photo courtesy of Ravenwood CastleNestled in the woods of the scenic Hocking Hills, Ravenwood Castle is a place all Ohio residents should visit at least once. The rooms are decorated with charming Victorian-era elements and four-poster beds, and the amenities are nothing short of luxe. Highlight rooms include the King Arthur Suite, which encompasses one of the castle's towers, overlooks the formal gardens, and includes a whirlpool tub for two, and the Queen Victoria Suite, a romantic abode bathed in whimsical decor. We also love the Brewer's Cottage, a new addition to the castle which offers a bit more privacy, picturesque wooded views, and a kitchenette. Regardless of where you choose to stay, we guarantee that this will be a vacation to remember! Call 740-596-2606 or visit this page to make a reservation.
Photo courtesy of Anthony Tahlier Photography via SenateYou might have had a hot dog before, but you've never had one like this. Senate, a staple restaurant on Vine Street in Over the Rhine, serves up fresh hot dogs in a variety of interesting (and mouthwatering) flavors. Try the croque madame, a beef hot dog topped with bechamel, ham, and a poached egg served on a brioche bun.
Photo courtesy of Holtman's Donut ShopYou might have heart of this cute little donut shop before. Holtman's has been serving the Cincinnati area since 1960, and since 1960, has been a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The donuts are created from scratch every morning using the highest quality ingredients available, and are based on tried-and-true family recipes that never fail to delight.
Photos courtesy of Empress ChiliWe wouldn't be true Cincinnatians if we didn't include an authentic chili place on this list. Our pick is Empress — the shop that truly started it all. Empress was started by immigrant restaurateurs, Tom and John Kirajieff. The brothers served the first "coney" dog in 1922 outside of a burlesque theatre named the Empress, which of course became the namesake of their new restaurant. The shop has since expanded to three locations across the region, but still stays true to its original chili recipe. Mmm mm good. Still craving chili? Here are the 13 best places to find chili in Cincinnati.
Photos courtesy of Fireside PizzaThere's no place to satisfy your burning craving for pizza than at Fireside! The local hot-spot is situated in an old Cincinnati firehouse, and pays homage to the area's brave firefighters with its quirky decor and delicious, wood-fire cooked pizzas. Once you've chosen a pizza (you can't go wrong), pick a beer on tap to quench your thirst.
Photo courtesy of Quan HapaFor comfort food cravings, nothing hits the spot quite like a rich, soul-warming bowl of ramen. That's exactly what you'll find at Quan Hapa. Choose from one of the specialty ramen bowls, or take the opportunity to make your own. Either way — make sure to accompany your selection with an order of sesame waffle fries or flavorful chicken wings for the table.
Photo courtesy of MazunteThere's no doubt in our mind that Mazunte is one of the best places to get a margarita in Cincinnati, but this local haunt is also widely recognized for its delicious and authentic Mexican street food. Stop by on Taco Tuesday (or any day for that matter) to see what all the fuss is about! We highly recommend the steak tacos, which are topped with pickled red onion, pico de gallo, salsa roja and goat cheese.
Photo courtesy of Queen City RadioQueen City Radio is one of Cincinnati's newer restaurants, but has already established itself as a popular local hang out. Hungry hopefuls flock here for the chic modern digs, the innovative cocktails (bourbon slushie, anyone?) and of course the food! The burgers are served up by Queen City Whip, which is permanently parked outside, and feature a ground chuck, brisket and sirloin blend, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, ketchup, mustard, mayo and melted cheddar on a toasted bun. They may look simple — but they pack a flavorful punch.
Photo courtesy of Otto'sThree words: fried green tomatoes. Three more words: lemon buttermilk pancakes. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu at Otto's, which serves up classic Southern fare with a modern twist. The charming atmosphere here invites you in to stay awhile, and the food will bring you back time and time again.
Photo courtesy of the Eagle OTRIf you've been on the hunt for the perfect fried chicken in Cincinnati, you can stop. Seriously, The Eagle is the top of the pecking order. Nestled in the heart of Over the Rhine, this local haunt serves up a perfectly crispy and flavorful bird accompanied by hearty sides, craft beer, and a healthy dose of southern comfort.
Photo courtesy of Dojo GelatoNext time you're screaming for ice cream, get yourself over to Dojo Gelato. Located in the Findlay Market, this colorful shop serves fresh gelato in a variety of innovative flavors. Think: Vietnamese coffee, Cap'n Crunch, black raspberry chip, and even peanut butter Sriracha. There's always something new on the menu, so stop in for yourself to get the full scoop!
Photo courtesy of Alpine ValleyLocated just east of Cleveland in the heart of Ohio's snow belt, Alpine Valley receives an average of 120 inches of snowfall per year. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy 230 vertical feet and 72 acres of terrain, including a terrain park, beginner trails and even a couple of advanced options for daredevils. One of our favorite features here is the Polar Blast tubing attraction, which features sleek, fast and well-maintained lanes for tubing, and conveyor belts that help you get back up the hill quickly. When you're ready to warm up, head to the nearby lodge for a cup of hot cocoa.
Photo courtesy of Boston Mills BrandywineBoston Mills and Brandywine are sister resorts and are located within a five-minute drive of each other. The resorts' locations make it possible to venture to both in the same day if you wish! Combined, the resorts' boast 88 skiable acres, 18 trails, 4 terrain parks, and several advanced trails. Like most Ohio resorts, Boston Mills and Brandywine offer night skiing, but unlike other resorts, the trails are open until 1 am in January and February. Get ready for some late-night winter adventures! Also, don't miss tubing at the Polar Blast, which offers thrills for the whole family. Each rider will be given a special tube designed for speed (and safety, of course), and conveyor belts located on the slopes make it easy to get back up to the top. If you plan on visiting the Polar Blast more than once during the season, we recommend grabbing a season pass for $69. The pass allows you to tube at your leisure whenever the ski area is open.
Photo courtesy of Alex Perfect via Perfect North SlopesOkay — so this ski resort is not technically located in Ohio, but it's the closest option for skiers and boarders in Greater Cincinnati. The ski area is so great, in fact, that it's an essential bucket-list activity for locals! Come enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tubing on 100 acres of beautiful terrain. With 22 trails and two terrain parks, there's something for winter adventurers of all levels. At the base, you can indulge in a delicious meal (and some hot chocolate) while you swap stories with loved ones! Bonus: Is this your first time skiing? The first lesson is on the house with purchase of a ski ticket!
Take an opportunity to get into one of Sheffield Village's most desirable neighborhoods! This stunner of a home is set on a tranquil piece of land, and even features its own lake and lush landscaping. After canoeing, fishing or exploring the nearby woods, warm up by the gorgeous stone fireplace in the living room.
Photo courtesy of Pier WThe sweeping views, modern setting, elegant natural finishes and live piano make Pier W irresistibly romantic. The landmark Cleveland restaurant has been serving fresh, critically acclaimed seafood since 1965 — and has been a must-try date night location for just as long. Come witness the luxury design and sophisticated ambience for yourself!
Photo courtesy of Blue PointAs Zagat's most popular restaurant in Cleveland, the 2017 OpenTable Diner's Choice, and the winner of Cleveland Magazine's Silver Spoon for Best Seafood Restaurant year after year, Blue Point Grille might not need an introduction. And if you're not already aware of its hip atmosphere top-notch cuisine, you should be! The restaurant serves the freshest and highest-quality seafood available, and shucks more than 75,000 oysters every year.
Photo courtesy of DanteCleveland's Dante features the ultimate elegant dining experience, boasting a five, seven and even 21-course tasting menu. Choose one of these culinary adventures to share with your sweetheart, or simply order from the menu a la carte. Either way, your taste buds (and your date) will be impressed.
Photo courtesy of Crop Bistro & BarYou'll find nothing but the cream of the crop at this locavore eatery! The bistro sources all of its ingredients from the best local farmers, and turns those ingredients into delicious, inventive and elegant dishes worth savoring. All of this is served in an upscale, elegant atmosphere with high arching windows.
Photo courtesy of FahrenheitThis gem in the Tremont neighborhood has been a local favorite since it opened in 2002. Run by renowned chef Rocco Whalen, the restaurant offers elegant, New American cuisine like seared scallops, Kobe short ribs and black truffle meatballs in chic, romantic digs. It is truly a one-of-a-kind destination for date night!
Photo courtesy of Jodi Miller via BrassicaBrassica is actually the name of the plant group that includes cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, Brussels sprouts and mustard seed, and true to its name, this spot serves up plenty of veggies. You'll find these veggies (alongside local breads and house-cured meats) in the flavorful pitas, bowls and hummus plates that adorn the menu. Website | Facebook | Instagram 1105 Pennsylvania Avenue, Columbus Katalina's specializes in Latin-leaning comfort food packed with healthy, local ingredients — all served up with a dose of Southern charm! The cafe is housed in a 100-year-old gas station, but has been renovated to showcase Katalina's bright personality. The buzz-worthy locale often draws a line of hopefuls out the door, but the wait is well worth it for the mouthwatering breakfast and lunch options. Website | Facebook | Instagram 1417 W 5th Avenue, Columbus
Photo courtesy of Lori Baskin via Sweet CarrotThis family-oriented restaurant specializes in fresh, casual comfort food. The menu includes Southern-slanted comfort food (including corn cakes and pulled pork), all created with local ingredients. First, pick a base (either corn cake, a sandwich, a salad or mac 'n' cheese), and finish it off with your choice of protein (brisket, pulled pork, fried artichokes, smoked turkey and chicken meatballs). Once you've settled on the perfect combination, enjoy your meal with a craft beer, iced tea or cocktail. Website | Facebook | Instagram 621 Parsons Avenue, Columbus 2855 Indianola Avenue, Columbus At once modern and friendly, the Crest Gastropub boasts local brews, craft cocktails and elevated American fare created with carefully sourced ingredients. The menu features something for everyone, including tacos, charcuterie, hearty salads, vegan entrées, and an assortment of burgers. Don't miss the falafel sandwich, made with sweet potato hummus, roasted brussels, pickled peppers and naan. Website | Facebook | Instagram 495 S. 4th Street, Columbus 2885 N High Street, Columbus
Photo courtesy of Harvest PizzeriaWe bet you weren't expecting to find a pizza place on this list — but Harvest Pizzeria slings surprisingly satisfying pies that are packed with nutrients, as well as an impressive lineup of salads. The restaurant creates all of its recipes using seasonal ingredients from local farms, and there are plenty of gluten-free or vegan options. All of the food is made fresh to order, and served piping hot out of the oven! Website | Facebook 65 E State Street, Columbus At Market 65, The owners are committed to bringing you the best ingredients Ohio farmers have to offer — all whipped up into fresh, immensely delicious dishes worth savoring. Choose a signature salad or wrap from the menu, or create your own! And don't forget to check out the soup or panini of the day. Website | Facebook | Instagram 4241 N High Street, Columbus (And four more locations listed here)
Photo courtesy of Addison Jones Photography via Northstar CaféThe staff at Northstar Café understands the impact our decisions can have on the local community and environment, and thus makes conscious choices about their menu, the ingredients used, and even the way their restaurants are built. While the strong dedication to sustainability might be reason enough to eat here, the food is nothing to turn your nose up at. Expect hearty bowls, thin crust pizzas, and flavorful salads, all of which can be accompanied by a glass of wine or craft cocktail from the beverages menu. And don't even get us started on breakfast! Website | Facebook | Instagram 1635 N High Street, Columbus
Photo courtesy of TRISMPerhaps the most colorful restaurant in Columbus, TRISM serves up fresh, Instagram-worthy meals that are filled with flavor. Take for instance the poke bowls, the smoothies, or the scratch-made superfood cocktails! But the food isn't the only thing worth noting at TRISM — by night, the cafe transforms into a hot spot featuring curated events, craft cocktails and live entertainment. Website | Facebook | Instagram 625 Parsons Avenue, Columbus Smoothie bowls, sandwiches, and fresh-pressed juices are just a few of the healthy items on the menu at Alchemy Juice Bar & Café — and you really can't go wrong with anything you order. Alchemy's passion for delicious (and nutritious) food shines through in the variety of flavors. Additionally, there is always a registered dietician on site to provide nutritional counseling services and help you embrace a healthier, happier you! Website | Facebook | Instagram 4428 Indianola Avenue, Columbus
Photo courtesy of Portia's CafePortia's Cafe serves up raw, organic, vegan and gluten-free fare in a modern setting. The menu is packed with options, each more flavorful and inventive than the last! A few standouts include the raw falafel wrap, vegetable curry soup, spinach artichoke dip, and pad thai, and don't pass up the citrus parfait for dessert. Website | Facebook | Instagram 2700 N. High Street, Columbus 1717 Northwest Boulevard, Columbus The mission at Acre is simple: to make high-quality, locally grown and wholesome foods more accessible to all. The menu, which features hearty and flavorful options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, accomplishes this and so much more! Look for the mole bowl, with roasted mushrooms, peppers, and onions in a savory Mexican pepper sauce topped with avocado sour cream and pepitas over brown rice. Website | Facebook | Instagram 214 Thurman Avenue, Columbus 771 - A North High Street, Columbus 2408 East Main Street, Bexley
Photo courtesy of Candace Smith via Native Cold PressedFreshly pressed juices are the name of the game at Native Cold Pressed. Each bottle backs an impressive nutritional kick, and tastes delicious to boot! But don't overlook the food options, either. We promise the superfood smoothies, bowls and bites taste just as good as they look (and that's saying something)! Enjoy! Make sure to follow us on Instagram for more local restaurant recommendations and lifestyle tips!
Photo courtesy of Darrin Hunter via Findlay MarketFindlay Market is Ohio's oldest market, dating all the way back to 1852. The colorful window displays, 19th century architecture, open air dining options and local merchants draw more than a million visitors each year! Meander down the street to find fresh produce, meat, cheese, flowers, pastries and so much more. On weekends from April through November, Findlay Market also hosts a wildly popular farmers market featuring outdoor vendors, street performers and special events! Lounge in Washington Park Washington Park isn't just a beautiful place for picnics and frisbee — it's also a community gathering place that is constantly evolving to reflect the needs of local residents! Here, you'll see children frolicking in the interactive water park, dogs running free in the dog park, yogis participating in a class on the lawn, or people dancing along to bluegrass concerts during the summer months! It is a must-see if you're in the neighborhood. Go to a Show at the Cincinnati Music Hall
Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Music HallThis historic, Cincinnati landmark has housed thousands of classical music acts since its opening in 1878, and is currently home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, The Cincinnati Ballet, The Cincinnati Opera and the May Festival. If you are not blown away by the music itself (you will be), then take a look at the spectacular architecture that surrounds you. The building is one of our town's most beloved works of art!
Photo courtesy of Rookwood Pottery Company StoreIf you're looking for a true taste of Cincinnati history, the Rookwood Pottery Company Store is a must-see. The store has served the city for more than a century, and many of the gorgeous handmade pieces inside reflect part of Cincinnati's story. Marvel at shelf after shelf of beer steins, triptychs of local landmarks, custom tiles, coasters and intricate works of art. If you happen to stop in on a Wednesday at 10:30, you'll be able to embark on a free tour of the factory and studio. Elm and Iron For statement-making home furnishings, accessories and decor, you can't do better than Elm and Iron. The gorgeous store features an eclectic collection of pieces — each offering a new perspective, and reflecting a passion for design. It truly is unlike any other furnishing store in town. MiCa
Photo courtesy of MiCaThis independent, design-driven gallery and gift boutique is a beloved gem in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood! The shop has been around since 2007, when husband and wife team, Mike and Carolyn Deininger chased their dream straight into the raw storefront space on Vine Street. Since then, business has blossomed, and the shop is known far and wide as one of the best places to pick up a unique gift for a loved one (or for yourself). Pet Wants Don't forget about your furry friend! Pet Wants, now with nearly 60 franchises across the country, got its start right here in Over-the-Rhine. The shop offers high quality pet food made fresh every month, in addition to healthy dog treats and specialty products. Bring your four-legged friend in to say hello, and treat them to something special!
Photo courtesy of The Coffee EmporiumSince its inception in 1973, the Coffee Emporium has expanded to four locations across Cincinnati, but one of our favorite locations is in Over-the-Rhine. Step into the cozy shop which boasts artisanal coffee roasted in house, freshly baked pastries and gifts. It's a must-visit locale for locals and out-of-towners alike! 1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab Wine and coffee have finally come together in this brilliant concept — and that would honestly be enough for us — but the shop also offers hearty breakfast, charcuterie boards, small plates, baked goods and wine tasting classes. No wonder this spot is so popular. Both of these shops made it onto our list of the 9 best coffee shops in Cincinnati. See the full list here.
Photo courtesy of Taste of BelgiumIf you're a fan of waffles, you'll be delighted to hear that the best waffle in town is served at Taste of Belgium, conveniently located on Vine Street. In fact, the Great American Ballpark has chosen Taste of Belgium as the official waffle of the Cincinnati Reds! You can eat yours with fried chicken and hot sauce, topped with fresh fruit, or accompanied by a breakfast cocktail — and it will always be delicious. For Donuts: Holtman's Donuts Charles Holtman opened the first location of Holtman's Donuts in Over-the-Rhine in 1960, and after nearly 60 years, the shop is still going strong! We attribute its success to the famously delicious donuts, which are made fresh daily from scratch using the best ingredients available. For Tacos, Tequila and Whiskey: Bakersfield OTR
Photo courtesy of the Thunderdome Restaurant Group via Bakersfield OTRIf you happen to be in the neighborhood for Taco Tuesday, there's no other place to be than Bakersfield OTR. This hot spot serves up innovative tacos and big-as-your-face margaritas in chic, upbeat digs. It even made our list of the best margaritas in Cincinnati! For Trendy Street Food: Senate Senate serves up an eclectic menu of signature hot dogs, fresh oysters, poutine, craft cocktails and more. Opt for the Korean, topped with kimchi, short ribs and pickled cucumbers, or the Croque Madame, with bechamel, Sky Haven ham, and a poached egg on a brioche bun. For a Snack: Brezel If you've ever been to a street fair or carnival, you've probably had a soft pretzel. But you've never had one like this! Brezel serves up warm and flavorful Bavarian-style pretzels baked fresh every day — including jalepeño cheddar, cinnamon sugar and more. For Japanese Fusion: Kaze
Photo courtesy of KazeThis Japanese Gastro Pub and sushi bar combines a hip lounge, beer garden and contemporary dining room into one spectacular venue. Locals flock here for the innovative small bites, flavorful ramen, fresh sushi and killer happy hour deals. In fact, Kaze boasts one of the best happy hours in Cincinnati! For Wine and Mediterranean Fare: Abigail Street With moderate prices, delightful Mediterranean fare and a celebrated wine list, Abigail Street is a neighborhood favorite. Stop in to try the grilled octopus, the paella or the bouillabaisse. The warm and friendly atmosphere will invite you in to stay awhile. For Dessert: Graeter's Ice Cream After more than 145 years (and thousands of scoops) in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Graeter's Ice Cream offers dessert with a side of Cincinnati history. The ice cream is some of the best in the state (if not the country), and comes in a number of interesting, seasonal flavors.
Photo courtesy of RhinegeistNestled in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, Rhinegeist boasts unique and flavorful craft brews on tap, all served in a chic, industrial space. The brewery was actually built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant, so its name (which translates to "ghost of the Rhine") couldn't be more appropriate. The Lackman This luxe lounge is housed in a historic turn-of-the-century building, and offers boozy craft cocktails alongside a wide selection of wines and local beers. The Lackman has carefully preserved its historic charm, opting to maintain the original tile floors and exposed brick — but contemporary accents like plush bar seating and custom chandeliers make it a desirable place to spend the entire evening. Sundry and Vice
Photo courtesy of Sundry and ViceThis striking cocktail spot is conveniently located near Washington Park. The bar opened in 2015, and though it is one of Over-the-Rhine's newer establishments, has already established itself as a neighborhood favorite. The cocktails are inventive, unique, and delicious, and the vintage atmosphere will bring you back time after time.
Photo courtesy of Sarah La Asmar via The Butcher ShopThe Butcher Shop Fitness 780 S. High Street, Columbus The Butcher Shop is the brainchild of Yoo Mee Pak, a trainer who decided to bring the LA-based "Lagree Fitness" method to Columbus. As a fitness junkie who has experienced rowing, running, hiking, swimming, climbing and skiing, he names this method the most effective and satisfying workout. Similar to pilates, the workout takes place on a large machine called the "Megaformer," which allows to to achieve a full-body workout with minimal impact on your joints! Body Pure Pilates 200 W. Johnsontown Road Body Pure Pilates is proud to offer three different, holistic pilates methods to help you transform both mind and body. Students have the option to enjoy a focused, one-on-one experience with a certified instructor, or take part in a fun and upbeat small class! The method is proven to help you achieve your inner strength and improve your stamina — all in a tight-knit and friendly community. Turning Point Fitness 5890 Chandler Court, Suite A, Westerville Built on the principles of living a healthier live with exercise, becoming more health conscious, and having fun while you're at it, Turning Point Fitness offers a variety of core-driven classes. Pilates is the signature, of course, but you'll also have the chance to crosstrain with barre, spinning and TRX programs — all with personalized instruction!
Photo courtesy of Parkour HorizonsParkour Horizons 7020 Huntley Road, Columbus In parkour, the world is your playground. Navigate obstacles in your environment by vaulting, swinging, climbing and flipping — without the aid of equipment. It is as fun as it is effective, helping participants to become stronger, more flexible, and more confident. Parkour Horizons is a renowned facility boasting one of the most experienced groups of parkour coaches in the United States, and people of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join in the fun!
Photo courtesy of Scott Ciulei via Infinity AerialInfinity Aerial 9032 Cotter Street, Lewis Center Take your fitness to new heights at Infinity Aerial, where the focus lies on improving fitness and inner strength with aerial silks, hoops, hammocks and poles. The classes are small, fun, and challenging, and are designed to cater to beginners and experts alike! Get fit, learn something new, and immerse yourself in a tightly-knit, empowering community. Phlex Fitness 10516 Sawmill Road, Powell OR 935 King Avenue, Columbus OR 2756 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg Phlex Fitness proves that working out isn't only a way to get fit, but also a way to express yourself! Try the HipHop Fitness class, which burns 1,200 calories on average per session, or step it up a notch with an ab-centric class or a personal training session. Regardless of how you choose to train, you are guaranteed to work up a sweat (and have a blast while you're at it). Fit Life 640 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard, Suite A, Worthington Sweat, squat and dance your way to a healthier you at Fit Life. Here, it's all about the rhythm. You'll engage in classes ranging from zumba and barre to high intensity interval training — all set to motivating music and led by highly qualified instructors. Enrich your experience with nutritional counseling!
Photo courtesy of First Night ColumbusThis spectacular New Year's Eve celebration in the heart of downtown Columbus is one of the most anticipated events of the year! First Night showcases visual and performing arts celebrations that are safe, affordable, fun and alcohol free. The city will transform into a stage for your entertainment, and will draw people of all ages to join in the fun! AMF New Year's Eve Bowling Party December 31, all day at AMF Sawmill Lanes Join AMF for a New Year's Eve bash on the lanes! Whether you choose to celebrate during the day or just as the clock counts down to midnight, you will enjoy unlimited bowling, special holiday menus and more! NYE Roller Skating Celebration December 31 from 8 pm-12:30 am at Skate Zone 71 Roll into 2018 at one of the city's most popular skating venues! Skate Zone will stay open late on New Year's Eve for a family-friendly skate night. A $13 admission fee will earn you skate rentals, unlimited cheese pizza and beverages, noisemakers and a countdown to the New Year. New Year's Eve Train and Fireworks December 31 at 10:30 pm, Departing from Nelsonville on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Travel into 2018 by train! The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, located just a short drive from Columbus, will host a festive party on the tracks as the train travels to East Logal for a midnight fireworks display. Choose between two seating sections, wine and cheese for adults, or pizza and soda for the family.
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At Shadowbox Live, the phrase "dinner and a show" is taken to a whole new level! Enjoy a delicious and inventive menu followed by a two-hour dance party, live rock and roll from the house band, BillWho?, party favors and the traditional champagne toast at midnight!Grandview Café NYE Party December 31 from 9 pm-2 am at the Grandview Café The Grandview Café will throw a grand New Year's Eve bash! The party will feature two levels, multiple bars, and live music by Three Ton Toad. Grab some late-night eats from the kitchen (open until 11 pm), and toast to 2018 with a glass of champagne. The cover charge is just $15 per person. New Year's Swingin' Eve with the Rick Brunetto Big Band December 31 from 8 pm-1 am at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant Columbus This elegant dinner and dance party will feature the Rick Brunetto Big Band, a 17-piece orchestra that knows how to keep guests on the dance floor! After enjoying a delicious dinner buffet, swing along to your favorite show tunes and classics, and ring in 2018 with a champagne toast at midnight. 2018 With the Eddie Pollina Band December 31 from 7 pm to 12:30 am at Valley Dale Ballroom The Valley Dale Ballroom will celebrate its 100-year anniversary (and the new year, of course) with a grand party featuring the Eddie Pollina Band. Enjoy hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and now, delicious food from Made From Scratch Catering, a champagne toast at midnight and dancing! Tickets are $85 per person. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning December 31 at 6 pm at the Nationwide Arena Don your red and blue, and get yourself down to the Nationwide Arena to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets as they face off against Tampa Bay Lightning! Your ticket to the game will also earn you free entry to several nearby New Year's Eve events (including parties at the Three Legged Mare and Big Bang Dueling Pianos), so make sure to hold on to it.
Photo courtesy of Big Bang Dueling PianosWelcome 2018 with a bang at Big Bang Dueling Pianos! Dance along to requested hits by the dueling pianos, and be prepared to sing along. VIP tables are also available for purchase, and will guarantee you reserved seating, New Year's Eve party favors, two premium drink tickets per person, one signature shot per person and a bottle of champagne for the table — aka, all of the ingredients you need to dance the night away! Flannagan's New Year's Eve Celebration December 31 from 8 pm-2 am at Flannagan's Dublin Ring in the New Year at Flannagan's in Dublin! Tickets are just $10 and include access to an all-you-can-eat buffet, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, two djs and a night full of dancing. Bill NYE 2018 December 31 from 7 pm-3 am at the 16-Bit Bar + Arcade For a more science-driven take on the traditional New Year's Eve party, join 16-Bit for the annual Bill NYE Bash! You will enjoy Bill Nye-inspired cocktails, a Science Guys marathon, and giveaways every minute from 11 pm to midnight. There is no cover charge, but space is limited! Reserve your spot today. Prohibition: NYE Masquerade Ball December 31 from 9 pm-12:30 am at Camelot Cellars
Image courtesy of Camelot CellarsWe might be entering a new year, but this event will transport you back in time — back to the era of glamour and speakeasies. Join Camelot Cellars for the 7th annual Prohibition New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball, where you'll be able to dance along to a live DJ, nibble on elegant hors d'oeuvre and desserts, and sip on cocktails and champagne. Dress to impress for this event, and don't forget your mask! Party Passport NYE 2018 December 31 from 9 pm to 2 am at Avalon, XO Nightclub and Havana Bar Three venues, two luxury party buses, and one cover price all add up to an unforgettable New Year's Eve Celebration! Experience the party at three of Columbus's top venues, Avalon, XO Nightclub and Havana Bar, for just $20. You'll travel to the next locale by party bus, so there won't be any gaps in the fun! NYE Party Columbus December 31 from 8 pm-2:30 am at The Renaissance Hotel The Renaissance will transform into a gigantic dance club on New Year's Eve, and you won't want to miss out on the fun. Enjoy two separate dance floors, a live performance from SWAGG, top local djs, hors d'oeuvre and late-night pizza. Save yourself a trip home by purchasing a hotel room for the night at a discount! New Year's Eve Gala December 31 from 8 am-1 pm at the Galion Community Theatre Shine those shoes, pull your best dress out of the closet, and get ready to ring in the New Year at this glamorous, Old Hollywood-inspired event! A $20 admission fee will grant you access to hors d'oeuvre, a complimentary drink, and a full night of music and dancing. NYE Bash December 31 from 7 pm-2:30 am at Park Street Cantina Come celebrate 2018 Vegas Style at the Park Street Cantina! There will be VIP tables options with bottle service as well as two DJs and dance floors to dance the night away. As one of the largest events in the area, it's bound to make for a memorable night. 1,001 Hollywood Nights December 31 at the Hollywood Casino, times for performances and meals vary There is plenty to entertain you this New Year's Eve at the Hollywood Casino. Enjoy elegant (and delicious) buffets, endless dancing, giveaways, a balloon drop and party favors, plus awe-inspiring performances throughout the casino! Happy New Year's!