A Day's Itinerary for Columbus, Ohio
A Day's Itinerary for Columbus, Ohio
Are you looking for things to do near Mt. Gilead, Ohio? Located 40 miles north of Columbus, Mt. Gilead is near many of Ohio's best attractions. From upscale shopping centers and art museums to miles of walking trails and hundreds of eateries, Columbus could keep you busy for weeks on end. However, we have put together the ultimate Columbus, Ohio, itinerary — so you can spend less time planning the perfect vacation and more time enjoying your Mt. Gilead getaway.
Eat Breakfast at HangOverEasy
Start your day in Columbus off strong with a breakfast designed for champions. HangOverEasy in Olde Towne East serves up fresh, American-style breakfasts and lunches to locals every day of the week. Whether you prefer a sweet or savory meal to kick off your day, HangOverEasy will deliver. Diners cannot get enough of these breakfast meals:
- Sausage skillet made with local Ohio sausage
- Breakfast tacos
- Oatmeal pie pancakes
Top off your breakfast with a steaming cup of freshly brewed, locally-sourced coffee, cold brew or hot tea.
Go Flea Marketing in Columbus, Ohio
While your breakfast settles, stop by North Market on 59 Spruce Street in Downtown Columbus. Established in 1876, North Market is Columbus' oldest — and most famous — public market. Home to over 35 independent vendors, shoppers flock from far and wide to support Columbus' local merchants, farmers and artists selling fresh, authentic foods and craft items.
Whether you want to taste authentic Thai cuisine at Nida's Sushi & Thai, snag some cooking spices from North Market Spices or enjoy a mid-day cup of Joe at Stauf's Coffee Roasters, you can eat, drink and shop to your heart's content while supporting Columbus' local economy at North Market.
Stroll Through Topiary Park
Are you a fan of post-impressionist art or landscape architecture? Be sure to take a leisurely stroll through Columbus' Topiary Park. This 7-acre park in Columbus' Discovery District features life-size topiary sculptures that recreate Georges Seurat's famous 1884 painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”
Whether you want to picnic under the shade of the sculpted yew trees or nap among the park's 67 sculptures — which include 54 people, eight boats, three dogs, a monkey and a cat — Topiary Park is an excellent place to rest your feet after a morning of bargain hunting at North Market.
Dine at Marcella's — a Southern Italian Restaurant
After a fun day exploring the city, you will have worked up an appetite. If you enjoy Italian food, consider dining at Marcella's for a mouthwatering dining experience. This charming southern Italian eatery is famous for its delicious, authentic Italian dishes and hospitable service. Some of our favorite dishes include the chicken giardiniera, gnocchi con bolognese and ravioli mezzaluna.
With two locations in the city — including one located at 1319 Polaris Parkway and one at 615 N. High Street — it is usually easy to pull up a seat at this bustling restaurant. However, if you plan to dine at Marcella's on the weekend, play it safe and make a reservation. Valet parking is available at the N. High Street location for $15 per vehicle.
Catch a Show at the Ohio Theatre
Once your belly is full of Marcella's Italian cuisine, you might enjoy a show in a cool, quiet, beautifully-designed theatre — especially if you visit Columbus during the summer. In that case, visit the Ohio Theatre at 39 E. State Street. This Spanish-Baroque-inspired performing arts theatre is in the heart of Columbus' downtown district.
Originally opened in 1928 as a Loew's movie house, visitors can now enjoy concerts, shows and musical performances in the theatre's lush, opulently-decorated atmosphere and beneath a stunning 21-foot-high, two-and-half-ton chandelier. The Ohio Theatre is also home to the Columbus Symphony, BalletMet and Broadway in Columbus.
Stay the Night at Mt. Gilead KOA Holiday
If you are ready to explore the wonders of Columbus, book a campsite at Mt. Gilead KOA Holiday today! Our campground is close enough to Columbus to enjoy city life during the day and escape the hubbub at night. You can enjoy a dip in our zero-entry swimming pool, fish in one of our eight on-site fishing ponds or enjoy live entertainment and a drink at the Bonfire Bar & Kitchen after your adventure-packed day in Columbus.