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Don’t get down. Get out!

As deluges of rain turn into snow showers, and temperatures drop below freezing, some may grow grumpy only waiting for spring to bloom. There is no reason to get down, however. Ohio is a place hopping with activities to enjoy during the winter season.

What are the options? Check out this list for some ideas.

1. Take a trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, ranked #1 in the nation. Although Wildlights ended on New Year’s Day, animals and exhibits remain available for viewing throughout the winter months.

2. Ski or snow tube at Mad River Mountain, Snow Trails, or Alpine Valley. While not as long and challenging as out North or West, these  resorts provide an opportunity to get on the slopes without traveling more than a couple of hours. 

3. Grab lunch at The Morgan House, and shop around its store for anything from watches to dresses. Conveniently located close to the Columbus Zoo in Dublin, the shop and restaurant houses different items not to be found at centers such as Easton or Polaris.

4. On the weekend, watch a movie before noon at AMC theaters in Easton for only $5. New Year’s Eve, Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, are just a few of the options.

5. See The Blue Man Group on February 7-12 at the Palace Theater.

6. Play frisbee golf for no price at Hoover Reservoir. Even though the sport is meant for the warmer months, winter brings in few crowds at the disc course and a beautiful, snowy view of the river at sunset.

7. Ice Skate or learn to at The Chiller in Easton. Suit up in warm gear before heading to the ice, as this activity is one that certainly is not limited by the cold.

8. Check out the scene at concert venues such as the Basement or the LC Pavilion, where O.A.R is coming on February 8.

9. Learn how to rock climb or test your skills at Vertical Adventures. Whether it’s Top Roped Climbing, Bouldering, or Leading, this spot has something for everyone.

10. Walk the Short North, and pick up some sushi, crepes, or croissant at the North Market. On all Saturdays in January, the Market hosts live music from 11am-1pm!

Written by Margaret Sutton’14


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