While it's fun to walk the tree-lined streets of this just-east-of-Downtown suburb and gawk at the mansions, the coolest part of living in Bexley is the stretch of Main Street filled with restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and ice cream shops (three!).

While it's fun to walk the tree-lined streets of this just-east-of-Downtown suburb and gawk at the mansions, the coolest part of living in Bexley is the stretch of Main Street filled with restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and ice cream shops (three!).

Catch a movie:

Drexel Theatre

2254 E. Main St., Bexley

614-231-9512

drexel.net

This old-school movie theater boasts an amazing neon sign and screens a full slate of arthouse fare mixed with more mainstream movies. Grab a snack and a coffee before your movie at the adjacent Drexel Radio Cafe.

Eat up:

Giuseppe's Ritrovo

2268 E. Main St., Bexley

614-235-4300

giuseppesritrovo.com

You can tell this locally owned Italian eatery is great because it's always hopping. Expect fantastic pasta dishes like the spicy Gamberi Diavola and personal-sized pizzas topped with all sorts of goodies (try the Quattro Stagioni, with artichokes, olives, mushrooms and prosciutto).

Go shop:

Bexley Natural Market

508 N. Cassady Ave., Bexley

614-252-3951

bexleynaturalmarket.org

This quaint co-op-style grocery store is filled with organic produce from local farmers and gardeners, bulk grains and nuts, and a large selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Stop in to pick up some locally made baked goods and chat with the super-friendly staff.