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Visit Gahanna, the "Herb Capital of Ohio," and discover why it was named one of Ohio’s BEST Hometowns (Ohio Magazine). Gahanna is centrally located just east of Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport, COSI Columbus, Easton Town Center and most central Ohio attractions—yet offers a peaceful escape with its 775 acres of parkland, public gardens, golf courses and miles of paved biking trails. Reconnect with family or friends while paddle boating or fishing along the Big Walnut Creek, bird watching at a nature preserve or enjoying the colors of autumn during an afternoon stroll.
Discover the city’s breathtaking Creekside District with its boutique shopping, live entertainment and waterfront dining at restaurants like Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen. The district is home to many popular events including the award-winning Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (held each June) —showcasing live entertainment on five stages, plus mouth-watering cuisine, regional artisans, amusement rides and a family friendly Musical Discovery Zone.
Any trip to Gahanna is a sensory adventure, especially along the city’s Herbal Trail. Long recognized as the Herb Capital of Ohio, Gahanna celebrates this distinction by showcasing 45 culinary and shopping venues, herb gardens and trails, eco-learning options and health/wellness retreats. Pick up gardening tips, learn to make your own home-spa products or shop for treasures at the Ohio Herb Education Center. Tour the scented culinary, spiritual and medicinal gardens at Gahanna’s famous Geroux Herb Gardens. Attend a “Sunday Supper” at Jorgensen Farms and meet the mastermind behind the 65-acre certified organic farm that supplies herbs and produce for many of Central Ohio’s top chefs. Walk the Meditation Trail at Shepherd’s Corner, a 160-acre ecological center operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Create your own herbal-themed “progressive” dinner at Gahanna restaurant gems like Lola & Guiseppe’s Trattoria, Mykonos Taverna & Bakery, B-Spot Burgers and Cameron Mitchell’s new dining destination—The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek.
Fall brings preparations for the annual Holiday Lights Parade & Celebration, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 23 with a unique illuminated parade. Olde Gahanna will be aglow with thousands of tiny lights and happy faces during the six-weeks of family friendly activities that follow the parade. While enjoying some family fun, venture down to COSI Columbus, named the #1 Science Center in the country by Parents Magazine, to see the Planetarium (opening Nov. 22).
No trip to Gahanna is complete without some shopping. Honey Grove Botanicals hand-crafted, all-natural bath and body products make great gift items. (Pick up a few “Ohio” soaps for the Buckeye fans in your clan!) Don’t miss specialty shops like Jewels & More, Belles & Beaux and Anthony Thomas Candy Shoppe. Just five minutes east of Gahanna is Easton Town Center, dubbed the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest” by USA Today.
When you are ready to recharge, relax in the spacious, all-suite accommodations at the SpringHill Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna. Jump start your day with a dip in the pool or enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast buffet, then head out to explore the city. Complimentary shuttle service is available to Easton Town Center, the Creekside District or anywhere within a five-mile radius.
To request a copy of the 2014-15 Gahanna Visitors Guide or to learn more about planning your getaway trip to Gahanna, explore www.VisitGahanna.com or call 866/424-2662.
Gahanna, Ohio Fall Getaway Package
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