7 Reasons Columbus Is America’s Next Hot City (Really!) by Perri O. Blumberg

Posted on: June 15th, 2017 by , No Comments

7 Reasons Columbus Is America’s Next Hot City (Really!)

After you’ve tossed off your hiking boots or life jacket, sleep soundly (the sheets are otherworldly) at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, for rustic lodging with a B&B feel. Couples getaway? Try the romantic Glenlaurel Inn (they’re renowned for their elopements for a reason). Robert Burns would be rolling over in his grave if he knew about the nightly poetry readings at dinner (Saturday night features bagpipes too).

curio cocktails

5. The craft liquor and beer scene is taking off. Take a tour at Watershed Distillery, where your palate will be tickled by smooth gins, vodkas, bourbons and more. There’s even an Old Fashioned drink that comes ready for pouring from the bottle and is only available in Ohio. Re-opening this spring in a massive warehouse space that’s been converted into a distillery-restaurant, we also love Middle West Spirits, where the OYO honey vanilla bean vodka will have you screaming “O-H…I-O” all the way home in happy, sloshed glee. Meanwhile, brewski enthusiasts will love Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, which also happens to have one of the best restaurants in town.


6. You can disconnect over a cup of coffee. Fox in the Snow (Yes, named after the Belle and Sebastian song) is the perfect WiFi-free coffee shop to house a creative morning brainstorm or sit back and catch up on magazines. While you’re at it, order the famed egg sandwich that’s the perfect balance of fluffy and crispy.

yoga on high

7. A unique blend of yoga and essential oils will restore you. Yoga on High has a celebrated reputation for good reason. Spacious, welcoming studios at one of two locations in Columbus offer a variety of different yoga styles from hot to their signature Sekoia (a unique blend of approaches with music, essential oils and restorative poses). Be sure to sneak into a class with Lara, who will have you flowing and laughing so hard you almost can’t breathe. Bring a bit of their happy spirit in your carry-on and pick up some tea or aromatherapy oils from their signature Sekoia line.

(Photos via Weirick CommunicationsKatalina’s, author, Columbus Museum of Art, Brad Feinknopf, CurioFox in the SnowYoga on High)

Perri O. Blumberg

Perri is a graduate of Columbia University and former food editor at Reader’s Digest. After graduating a health-supportive culinary school, she’s gone on to work with Mark Bittman and pursue writing full-time. She’s probably seen Dave Matthews Band in your hometown and will never turn down a Bloody Mary.