Here in Central Ohio, winter isn’t exactly the best time to get out and go explore. But of course, if you stay cooped up in your house for the next few months, you’re bound to get a little cabin fever! Luckily there are plenty of indoor (and warm) things to do around the area, perfect for beating the winter weather blues.
Here are 5 indoor things to do around Central Ohio this season for when you want to get out and explore without dealing with the freezing temperatures!
Camelot Cellars Winery
An “urban boutique winery” Camelot Cellars, not only sells their own wine—and offers tours of their Columbus location—but you can also create your own wine, with a custom label and all! During the two-hour session, you’ll taste six different wines, choose which flavors you’d like to combine, then get the chance to help out in the fermentation process. After 10-15 weeks, your very own special creation will be ready for pick-up!
If you want to stay entertained for hours, then Lazer Kraze is the place to be. The indoor amusement center has tons of things to choose from, including laser tag, an indoor trampoline park, a huge arcade, food and drinks (including microbrew beer), and more! They also regularly offer deals and special events—like $5 laser tag on Thursdays and discounts for kids 12 and under on Saturdays—so be sure to check out the calendar while you’re planning your visit.
Painting meets drinking at Kym’s Kanvas in Gahanna! If you’ve never been to a paint and sip before…it’s pretty much what it sounds like. You’ll be given a painting to recreate (with guidance from an on-site artist), and you’re free to enjoy a bottle of wine, beer, or cocktails as you get in touch with your creative spirit. You’ll get step-by-step instructions on the painting portion, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not your skills are up to par.
And it’s not just for adults—there are also kid-friendly paint and sips, alcohol-free, of course.
Blue Jackets Hockey
Okay, watching a hockey game may not be the warmest choice, but winter is the prime time to get out and support Columbus’ very own NHL team—and it’s one of the most popular things to do in Central Ohio! The Blue Jackets play at the Nationwide Arena all winter long, and tickets can be surprisingly affordable, ranging from around $20 to over $200. Check out the schedule for upcoming home games, and cheer on our area’s very own pro sports team!
The Candle Lab
Nothing quite encapsulates the cozy feelings of winter like a freshly lit candle. At The Candle Lab in Columbus, you can handcraft your very own candle creation! The store has over 120 scents to choose from, and you can mix and match based on what you like most—with a little help from the professional Scent Stylist. You can then select your own jar, design a label, and mix your scents! It takes about 90 minutes for the candle to set, then you can take home your specially made creation. Depending on the materials you choose, the final product could range from under $20 to just under $50.
Explore Things to Do in Central Ohio
Whether you’re in New Albany, Dublin, or anywhere in between, there are plenty of new things to do and explore in Central Ohio—and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Take a look at some of our in-depth guides to towns around the area to learn more about what life here has to offer. If you think you’re ready to get started on your real estate journey—whether it’s buying your dream home or selling for top dollar—The Raines Group is just a phone call away!