The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for the Adults in Columbus

I couldn't post a family summer bucket list without posting one for the adults in the family as well. We like to have fun too! :-)  On here you will find some duplicates (weekend at home in your pajamas is good for all ages) but you will also find some really cool ideas like brewing your own beer or trying a new workout class.  I have given you a ton of ideas for the summer - there are of course so many more things you can do but this is a start.  I hope you enjoy. I would love to see your summer adventures - #614summerbucketlist 

You can download and print the full list here. 

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Adults in Columbus

1.      Visit Antrim Park

2.     See Wicked at The Ohio Theatre

3.     Visit The Wilds

4.     Picnic at the Park of Roses (great for a day date) 

5.     Eat your way through a Farmer's Market. See a great list of different markets over on Basic Columbus

6.     Have a day of pampering - I highly recommend The Blowout Bar, The W Nail Bar, and The Spa at River Ridge

7.      Take a Pure Barre class

8.     Head to the Candle Lab and create custom candles

9.     Gallery Hop in the Short North

10.   Hit the Ale Trail

11.    Food Truck Festival (August 12-13 at The Columbus Commons)

12.   Take a SegAway tour

13.   Have dinner at Red Hook Grill

14.   Red, White & Boom

15.   Visit the Main Library and see how much it's changed since they renovated it (after June 25)

16.   Spend a Saturday night at Moonlight Market

17.   and a Sunday morning at Sunlight Market

18.   Wine tasting at Powell Village Winery

19.   Visit Family

20.   Explore German Village

21.   Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (June 17-19 in Gahanna)

22.   Ohio Statehouse Tour for all of you history buffs

23.   Enjoy dinner at Milestone 229 and watch the sunset over that gorgeous view

24.   Take a cooking class at The Commissary

25.   Cheer on our Columbus Crew

26.   Topiary Park

27.   Learn to make your own Mozzarella Cheese at Franklin Park Conservatory - they also offer many other types of classes

28.   Think Like an Artist Thursdays at Columbus Museum of Art

29.   Go on a food tour with Columbus Food Adventures

30.   Jeni's - need I say more?

31.   Try a fitness class at The Columbus Commons

32.   CoGo Bike Share & bike around downtown

33.   Get lost in the Book Loft

34.   Take a class at Glass Axis

35.   Walking Tour with Columbus Landmarks Foundation

36.   Olentangy Paddle

37.   Drive In Movie

38.   Brunch at Katalina's

39.   Grand Prix Racing

40.   Road trip to a near by city (Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis)

41.   Hollywood Casino

42.   Go midnight bowling

43.   Scioto Audubon Park with the largest rock climbing wall in the country

44.   Zoombezi Bay - you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it.  

45.   Clay Space open wheel Friday or Saturday

46.   Enjoy a nearby amusement park - Kings Island or Cedar Point

47.   Downtown Live at The Columbus Commons (live music, local shops, every Thursday in July)

48.   Easton Art Affair June 24-26

49.   Date night at Basi Italia

50.   Ohio Proud Summer Fest August from 10-6

51.   Run a 5k for a local charity - you don't have to love running to do this plus it's for a good cause.  Check out Columbus Running Company for a full list

52.   Creekside Live 

53.   Head to The Short North and check out Pizzuti Collection 

54.   Brew your own beer at North High Brewing

55.   Head to Grandview Hop and have dinner at Balboa a new restaurant in Grandview

56.   Third Annual Grandview Chocolate Tour 

57.   Summer in the 614 Festival in Worthington

58.   Zipline Safari Tour at The Wilds

59.   Spend a whole weekend (or day whatever you can get) at home in your pajamas watching movies

60.   See the Short North Arts District Mural Series 

61.   Condado Tacos in the Short North for some amazing tacos - I love the sweet lucy tortilla

62.   Head to Powell and shop at the locally owned shops, have dinner at Local Roots, and enjoy some Jeni's for dessert

63.   Tour Watershed Distillery

64.   Enjoy local boutiques in Grandview, THREAD, Vernacular, Objects for the Home, and Re:work furnishings

65.   Grab a bottle of wine and head to Clay Cafe to paint your own pottery

66.   Try Brewga at Zauber (Craft Yoga)

67.   Go day drinking at your favorite local patio

68.   Head to the Gateway for date night - there are so many options to choose from once you're there

69.   Check out an event at Wild Goose Creative

70.   Head to the pool

71.   Volunteer for a local charity

72.   Enjoy a night of local beer at Land Grant

73.   Shop in the Short North - Rowe, Glam 356, and Ladybird

74.   Visit the North Market

75.   Walk around Goodale Park

76.   Have a cream puff from Schmidt's

77.   Brunch at The Union

78.   Hit the zoo - you can definitely enjoy the zoo without kids  

79.   Spend the day in Hocking Hills

80.   Adult Day at Camp Mary Orton sounds like a blast!! July 2

81.   Shakespeare in the park

82.   Shop local at Made Local Marketplace or Drafts and Crafts

83.   Create your own wine at Camelot Cellars

84.   Columbus Coffee Trail

85.   Explore Franklinton and stop in Land Grant and Strongwater

86.   Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory

87.   Take a class at Studio 614

88.   Go to a Clippers game

89.   Bike along the Scioto Mile

90.   Visit Buckeye Donut for breakfast

91.   Have a shopping spree at Rocket Fizz in the Short North

92.   Attend at least 5 festivals in Columbus

93.   Try Sweet Carrot in Grandview

94.   Make S'mores

95.   Go camping even in your own backyard

96.   Tecumseh Outdoor Drama in Chillicothe

97.   Have a croissant at La Chatelaine

98.   Attend a parade

99.   Hop on the C-Bus and enjoy a ride downtown

100. Pedal Wagon tour downtown



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