Go on an adventure, discover a new place, support local!
We’re all looking for things to do during the best season of the year, so we put together another 20 suggestions for food, drinks, hikes, museums, and events this autumn!
BONUS: tag your adventures with #breakfastwithnick to be entered to win one of four $25 gift cards to local breakfast spots! Each tag will count as one entry; we’ll pick four random winners after December 31st.
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Order mini donuts from Dodo Donuts
Dodo Donuts serves tiny, freshly fried donuts from its trailer. It appears all over the city, making regular stops at Beechwold Farm Market, SoHud Food Park, and other markets and events.
Try Venezuelan breakfasts at The Pancake House
Go for the terrific pancakes (try the cinnamon roll!), but stay for the arepas, chorizo, and breakfast tamales.
Taste the pomme de terre at Aroma Restaurant
This hidden gem downtown serves a mix of flavorful Mediterranean and European dishes, including a giant meat-and-potato croquette.
Pizza and a movie at Fibonacci’s Pizzeria
Studio 35’s in-house pizzeria churns out some terrific pies – perfect as carryout or paired with a movie and a beer!
Shop and dine at Estilio Brazil Cafe
This revamped Brazilian restaurant and market lets you load up your plate cafeteria-style with beans, rice, veggies, tender meats, and other staples.
Bike a section of the Alum Creek Trail
Watch the scenery whiz by as you bike the trail, extending from Westerville south all the way to Three Creeks Metro Park.
Hike Spring Valley Nature Preserve in Granville
Located just off the highway, the hilly preserve features a variety of hiking trails through the woods and over the creeks.
Spooky and historic fun at All Hallows’ Eve in Ohio Village
Make sure you register ahead of time for loads of 1890s-style Halloween family fun at Ohio Village, running every Saturday evening in October.
Climb Mount Pleasant in Lancaster’s Rising Park
A short but strenuous hike through Rising Park gives you spectacular views from the limestone cliffs.
Explore Glen Echo Park
You’ll forget you’re in the city as you descend into this lush ravine with walking paths, a creek, bird murals, loads of wildlife.
Raise a glass at Coast Wine House
Explore the artfully curated selection at this wine bar and shop, located in a renovated home in Historic Dublin.
Sip fall brews at Henmick Farm & Brewery
This beautiful and spacious new brewery sits on a 100-year-old family farm in Delaware. Perfect for the whole family.
Enjoy espresso Upper Cup Coffee
Order hand-pulled espresso and fresh roasted coffee from Upper Cup’s two shops: on Parsons Avenue and in Gahanna.
Taste dry ciders at Seek No Further Cidery
This new cidery serves a growing collection of hard ciders from a renovated barn in the heart of Granville.
Find canned coffees at Jennings Java
A hidden gem south of the Brewery District, Jennings Java features brewed coffee, canned lattes, and fresh roasts out of their warehouse space.
Attend the Hilltop Art Hop (first Saturday of every month!)
Check out 3060 Gallery for exhibitions, live music, and local food trucks.
See the art of Goodwill Art Studio artists
On view in the Arts Council’s Loann Crane Gallery through Dec. 17, Necessary Habits features colorful and creative work from artists with disabilities.
Dive into all things pumpkin at Franklin Park Conservatory
Shop the Glass Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31, featuring selections from the glass studio. And enjoy the illuminating Pumpkins Aglow Oct. 13-31.
Experience Divinely Aligned at All People Arts
The latest exhibition at this newer South Side arts center features seven local artists. It’s on view through Oct. 30.
Take in Jacqueline Humphries’ new exhibition at the Wex
The stunning exhibition is the first full-scale show of this abstract artist’s work, on view at the Wexner Center through Jan. 2, 2022.
P.S. There’s still plenty to do from the 2021 Summer Fun Guide!