Look, it's easy to rarely leave the bubble that is Campus. But you shouldn't fall into that trap, not when there's so much amazing happening just outside those walls. Maybe then you'll understand why so many OSU students stick around after graduation.
21. CHANNEL YOUR INNER TRIVIA MASTER AT BODEGA
1044 N. High St., Short North
Pull a few friends together for a night of fine beer and trivia at Bodega. Every Sunday night the bar hosts one of the most popular trivia nights in Columbus. Tables start filling up early, so get there by 8 p.m. and put your thinking cap on.
22. BUST A MOVE AT LADIES EIGHTIES
1151 N. High St., Short North
It's a Thursday night staple for the booty-shaking set. Skully's Music Diner lets the ladies in free, plays the hits and the place parties all night long. Don't miss it.
23. PICK UP AN ORIGINAL DESIGN LAB PIECE AT SUBSTANCE
783 N. High St., Short North
Looking for a classic, locally made wardrobe? Stop by Substance in the Short North. Affordably priced, this boutique carries everything from organic tees to locally crafted accessories and their own Design Lab line.
24. DIP INTO THE SWEET POTATO FRIES AT TIP TOP
73 E. Gay St., Downtown
They're crave-worthy and amazing. Trade up for the sweet potato fries with your sandwich at Downtown's Tip Top - and don't forget to dunk them in the spicy mayo.
25. DIG IN TO OHIO FOODS AT THE CLINTONVILLE FARMERS MARKET
3519 N. High St., Clintonville
From May to October, High Street comes alive on Saturday mornings with the Clintonville Farmers Market. It's a great place to get familiar with the bounty produced by Ohio farmers and growers. Find local honey, have a taste of some local goat cheese or buy a bagful of juicy, late-summer tomatoes.
26. WATCH A BROADWAY MUSICAL IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
Ohio Theatre Box Office
39 E. State St., Downtown
You don't have to go to New York to enjoy the best of the Great White Way. Award-winning plays and musicals hit the Ohio and Palace theaters, with discounted student tickets going on sale two hours before showtime.
27. TAP YOUR TOES TO A COLUMBUS JAZZ ORCHESTRA SHOW AT SOUTHERN THEATRE
21 E. Main St., Downtown
The historic Lincoln Theatre - home to the local jazz scene since 1928, and newly renovated and reopened - is the perfect location to check out the swinging sounds of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
28. MAKE YOUR OWN CANDLES AT THE CANDLE LAB
1251 Grandview Ave., Grandview
With more than 120 fragrances to choose from, you're bound to find one that pleases you (and your roommate!) as you pour your own candle. Selections range from floral to fruity, along with tasty scents like Cookies & Cream and Cake Batter.
29. FLOAT DOWN THE LAZY RIVER AT ZOOMBEZI BAY
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
You can pack in plenty of action at the giant water park adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. By the end of the day, you'll deserve a gentle trip down Croctail Creek - 850 feet of pure, wet relaxation.
30. WATCH THE COLOR FLUTTER BY AT FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY
1777 E. Broad St., Downtown
Beginning in March and continuing through summer, check out butterflies from around the world dancing among the exotic flora. The colorful creatures are part of the Blooms and Butterflies Exhibition, and students with a valid ID pay only $9.100 things to do before you graduate: 31-40 >>