18 Places to Explore in Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights During the Winter

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1. Upper Arlington Public Library Events

From holiday events to book readings for the grandkids, the local Upper Arlington library has tons of events going on through the winter months for you to enjoy alone or with the family.

2. Tremont Center

Shop local and bring the family to the Tremont Center for some unique gifts to give this holiday season, or just browse and take in the local atmosphere while getting some walking in!

3. Stauf’s Coffee Roasters

The perfect place to warm up this winter. Grab a cup of joe or whatever else you have a craving for from their coffee, tea, and food menus! You might just find a new favorite!

4. Escape It Grandview

If you are the active and adventurous type, and are up for some fun, grab some family and friends and head to Escape It Grandview! Escape rooms are all the rage and are great evenings out. You and your teammates will have to put your thinking caps on to beat the clock to “escape” in these fun, interactive games.

5. Concourse Gallery

With the help of the Cultural Arts Commission, this local gallery is a great place to go to escape the winter cold. While browsing their impressive collection, you might just find the perfect gift for a loved one!

6. Columbus Trivia Challenge

Are you a fact fanatic? Do you like games like Trivial Pursuit? Then you’ll love the various places around Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights that offer trivia. Check out the Columbus Trivia Challenge website for all their locations and times!

7. Learning Express Toys

If you’re looking for a place your grandkids will love, what better one than a toy store? Bring them for a nice day trip, or come here alone to shop for them!

8. Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Great food, drink, and music all come together at this famed spot. Plan a night out with friends and/or with the family, and get your groove on while enjoying some warm pretzels and beer!

9. The Shops on Lane Avenue

Browse for yourself or shop for some loved ones at the Shops on Lane Avenue. They have a selection of stores and dining options to choose from, so be sure to check out their site for exclusive events and sales going on for the holidays!

10. Upper Arlington City Events

The city of Upper Arlington is always updating their events calendar with fun things to do around the community during the holiday seasons. From tree lightings to festivals and more, you’ll find plenty to enjoy.

11. Harrison Home – Bed & Breakfast

Looking to get out of the house for a weekend? This historic home is close to Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights and can be the perfect getaway! When you stay here, you get a home-cooked breakfast each morning, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

12. Chocolate Café Columbus

With coffee, desserts, and most importantly, chocolate, who wouldn’t love this place? In this casual local joint, you can grab a quick bite to eat, or even a cocktail. And as they say themselves, “Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is.” We agree!

13. Cross My Heart, Ltd.

Looking to take up a new hobby this winter? Ever been interested in cross stitching? Well, this is the place to go! Shop for premade goods or get some inspiration for things to make on your own.

14. Fresh Crafts Gallery

A cute and unique place to explore this holiday is the Fresh Crafts Gallery. Find a wide range of items to buy for your loved ones, or just to pick up some gifts for yourself! They have options that anyone could love, from OSU gifts to handcrafted decorative items, and much more.

15. Breakout Columbus

As another escape room game in Columbus, this place is perfect for family fun. Test your problem-solving and riddle skills while having a blast on a unique adventure!

16. Knotty Pine Brewing

Another great spot to bring family and friends to share drinks, meals, and memories! This local brewery crafts their own beers and also has an impressive menu filled with delights, all featuring fresh ingredients!

17. Lucky Bros’ Coffee

Do you enjoy donuts? What about coffee and tea? If you answered yes to any those, then you’ll love Lucky Bros! Come read a book or just stop by during a morning walk. They also have free Wi-Fi!

18. Grandview Public Library

Offering an impressive literary collection, beloved films, and kids’ activities, the Grandview Public Library is a good place to go to escape the cold winter months and find new things to do, and maybe meet new friends along the way.

Want More Ideas on Fun to Have in Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights?

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Have Winter Fun at First Community Village!

Did you know that as a resident, you can enjoy a variety of fun things such as events and resident programs?

When you choose First Community Village as your next place to call home, you can enjoy activities such as swimming in our indoor pool, fitness classes, art activities, book clubs, educational seminars, and much more!

Interested in Senior Living in Columbus? First Community Village is the Perfect Place

At our Upper Arlington senior living community, our number one priority is the wants and needs of our residents. We offer a wide range of services to make sure that our residents are happy and in their best health.

From independent living to assisted living to memory care, we can accommodate seniors who have a wide range of medical needs. We were founded as a faith-based community to serve others, and as a not-for-profit, we continue to practice our religious values of service and care daily.

So, if you think you or a loved one would be a great fit at our community, contact us today!