Thank you to DiscountGlasses.com for sponsoring this post of family-friendly ideas of things to do in two of Columbus’ most fun and trendy neighborhoods!
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I recently ordered my pair of Westend Grandview Heights frames, and in honor of their namesake, I’m going to share some of my favorite, family-friendly spots to hang out in Grandview Heights and neighboring, Victorian Village!
EAT: Sweet Carrot
1417 W 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Sweet Carrot is a great, family-friendly option for dining out in Grandview! You can have your BBQ three ways: on a corn cake, a buttered roll or on top of macaroni and cheese! Kids meal options include a choice of side and drink! And to make it even better, you can get one free kid’s meal with each purchase of an adult meal on Tuesdays! (Valid for kids 10 and under.) The Grandview Heights location has a nice patio and while you’re there, don’t miss their yummy desserts!
PLAY: Wyman Woods Park
1515 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
This is a great park for a wide range of ages. There are a lot of climbing options, baby swings, a tall slide, a multi-person swing and a volleyball court. There are restrooms on site and free wi-fi!
SWEET: Jeni’s Ice Cream
1281 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
You can’t skip this classic Grandview spot: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams! This location has indoor and outdoor seating and there is a large parking lot in the back. After you grab your ice cream cone, stroll up and down Grandview Avenue hitting up some fun spots like The Candle Lab and Cub Shrub!
951 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
One of the easiest spots for the whole family to eat at in the Short North is Northstar! There is a great patio here as well and the Kids Menu in the Short North includes (but is not limited to) New Yorker Pizza, a White Cheddar Quesadilla, Little Buddha Bowl and breakfast options until 11:00 AM on the weekdays and 3:00 PM on the weekends.
PLAY: Goodale Park
120 W. Goodale St., Columbus, OH 43215
The heart of Victorian Village is in Goodale Park! With a pond, gazebo, tennis courts, a shelter house and two play areas, the park is always full of activity! The playground area has recently been renovated and there are large trees for shade and a pavilion for picnics. Make sure to take a walk around the pond to check out the The Goodale Park Fountain which features two elephants sitting on top, spraying out water from their trunks!
SWEET: Hey Puddin’
685 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
One of the newest spots for sweets in Victorian Village and the Short North is Hey Puddin’ Dessert Bar and it features bread puddings, ice cream sandwiches, aguas frescas and cobblers! The dessert bar is tucked into the back of Westies Tavern and is open Monday through Friday from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Thanks to DiscountGlasses.com for my new, trendy glasses!