60 Things to do in Columbus when it’s Cold


  1. Tour Middle West Distillery.
  2. Take your kiddos for indoor play at Firefly Play Cafe or Zen Kids Play Cafe.
  3. Play lazer tag at Lazer Kraze.
  4. Explore one of our many libraries.
  5. Learn how they make mead with a tour of Brothers Drake Meadery.
  6. Watch a movie in the most comfortable chairs at Marcus Theater.
  7. Learn how they make buckeyes at the Anthony Thomas Candy Factory Tour
  8. Discover thousands of legos at Brick of Dreams.
  9. Independent films, contemporary art, performing art and more can be enjoyed at Wexner Center.
  10. Visit the Columbus Museum of Art for free on Sundays.
  11. Explore one of the 32 rooms filled with books at Book Loft.
  12. Duckpin bowling and food trucks at Pins Mechanical Co.
  13. Test your luck at Scioto Downs.
  14. Create your own scent and candle at The Candle Lab.
  15. Enjoy an evening of unique performances from rock musicals to sketch comedies at Shadowbox.
  16. Make wine at Camelot Cellars.
  17. Take a trip to COSI.
  18. Play vintage arcade games at 16 bit bar.
  19. Take a tour of the Statehouse.
  20. Brush up on your history at the Ohio History Connection
  21. Enjoy one of Cameron Mitchell’s fantastic happy hours throughout the city.
  22. Play indoor glow in the dark putt putt.
  23. Pay just $2 for bowling shoe rental and games on Monday at Star Lanes.
  24. Bring your clubs to practice your swing indoors at Four Seasons Golf
  25. Learn more about astronomy at Perkins Observatory.
  26. Catch one of your favorite comics at Funny Bone.
  27. Attend one of the many events at the gorgeous Palace Theatre.
  28. Watch live music at Newport Music Hall
  29. Jump, run and play on one of Recreation Outlet‘s indoor playsets or trampolines.
  30. Find your new favorite with at Meza Wine Shop.
  31. Enjoy trampolines, a ninja course, foam pits and more at Get Air.
  32. Free indoor play a few days a week at Central Park Playland.
  33. Indoor swimming at the Westerville Rec Center.
  34. Paint your own pottery at Marcys Playground.
  35. Shop Polaris Fashion Place.
  36. Explore Franklin Park Conservatory.
  37. Grange Audubon Center has a small, indoor play area, tons of books for all ages, views of bird feeders and more.
  38. Practice your gymnastics during open gym at Gym Skills.
  39. Head to Hollywood Casino, the largest, Vegas-style casino in Ohio.
  40. Go shopping, enjoy the indoor play space or a delicious meal at Shops at Worthington Place.
  41. Enjoy an indoor play area and games at Magic Mountain.
  42. Bounce away the day at World of Bounce.
  43. Explore the Central Ohio Fire Museum.
  44. Ice Skating at The Chiller.
  45. Take a cooking class at The Seasoned Farmhouse or Sur La Table.
  46. Play indoors and enjoy ice cream at Graeters on Bethel.
  47. Become a ‘woodworking master’ at Board and Brush.
  48. Support OSU at one of their Hockey Games.
  49. Say home and order from Uber Eats.
  50. Tour a Whistle Factory at The American Whistle Corporation.
  51. Take a Phoenix Bats Plant Tour.
  52. Go-kart racing on 2 indoor tracks at Grand Prix Karting Indoor Entertainment.
  53. Take a behind the scenes tour of North Market, our only public market home to dozens of unique, independent merchants and farmers.
  54. Explore the Kelton House with a self-guided tour.
  55. Take a yoga class at Core Power Yoga. First week is always free.
  56. Bring out your inner artist with a class at Art with Anna.
  57. Warm up with a craft cocktail from Mouton or Denmark on High.
  58. Explore Stump Plants and find a plant [cacti, succulents, air plants & other tropical houseplants] to brighten your home during the winter.
  59. Head to North High Brewing to be a brewmaster for a day by brewing your very own 15 gallon batch of beer.
  60. Catch up on some work and enjoy a delicious, warm drink at Roosevelt Coffeehouse.