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Embrace the cold at 9 of the best sledding spots

Kelsey Lawrence



You may be cursing the snow when you’re scrapping off your windshield in the morning, but the upside is you can finally go sledding (or at least take your kids).

We’ve created a list of ten hills that you can enjoy this winter. These slopes are weather permitting so make sure you check the parks’ pages for updates.

Clinton-Como Park
301 W Pacemont Rd, Columbus

This is a good choice for those who like a little adventure but want to play it safe. The hills are long but manageable. There’s limited parking so if you live nearby, walking may be an option.

Gracie dog pulled the giant swan & the boy down the hill. #snowdays

Posted by Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wyman Woods Park
1515 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights

This park has something for everyone with some gentle hills and some that are pretty steep. And there are restrooms! There’s a Stauf’s nearby so you can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate after the fun!

Battelle Darby Creek
1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Not for the faint of heart, Battelle Darby Creek is known for having one of the largest hills in the area. Not only is it super fun, the steep hill provides some exercise on you walk up.

The sledding hill is open! If you're planning on sledding, our designated sledding hill, is located at 8465 Alkire Road,…

Posted by Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Glen Oak Park
7126 Blue Holly Dr, Lewis Center

Not only does this park have a nice hill, there’s also an ice skating pond nearby. You can have hours of fun!

Path in Glen Oak Park

Posted by Pam Kittleson Mormann on Sunday, December 27, 2009

Whetstone Park of Roses
3901 N High St, Columbus

There are two designated hills but plenty of other spots to sled. Whetstone Library and Rec center are usually open so you can warm up during breaks.


Highbanks Metro Park
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

With a small and large hill, this park has options. The larger one is pretty steep but the bales of hay at the end of the slope will protect you from flying out of control.

Olentangy River Parklands
600 W Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

This park offers a variety of slopes, so it’s suitable for all ages. There’s an especially steep forested hill, which isn’t recommended for safety but still used by daredevils looking for an adrenaline rush.

Scioto Audobon Park
400 W Whittier St, Columbus

Did you know about this sledding hill? Apparently, it hasn’t been visited much this season yet!

Did you know there are sledding opportunities at Scioto Audubon? We are guessing not, since Ranger Muon nearly had the hill to himself today!

Posted by Scioto Audubon Metro Park on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Schiller Park
1069 Jaeger St, Columbus

This park offers manageable hills for younger kids. Located in historic German Village, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery as you sled. There’s a good amount of free parking as well as metered parking on the street

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Want to get away? Southwest making it cheap




Southwest Airlines is hoping that enough of you are close to feeling safe to leave the house for more than a trip to the grocery store. In a bid to jumpstart their flagging business, Southwest has announced some pretty steep ticket discounts - as low as $49 each way to a host of cities departing from Columbus.

Flights must be booked at least 14 days in advance and travel must happen between May 26 and August 31. Most expect Ohio's 14-day travel quarantine rule to expire by August but be sure to take that into account if you decide to hop on a plane.

Some of the cities and deals we have imagined for you include:

A long weekend in Atlanta: $118 per person roundtrip from Friday, Aug 14 - Sunday the 16th. Keep in mind, it's about 100 degrees in ATL this time of year so be sure to have access to a body of water if you go.

A patriotic, weekend protest in Washington DC: $98 per person roundtrip, 4th of July weekend. See the sights (if they're open to the public) and stand somewhere with a sign with whatever outrage you have in mind.

A long 4th of July beach weekend in Ft. Lauderdale: $198 per person roundtrip from July 3-6 and you can stay at this cute Airbnb apartment that's just one block from the beach for $88/night.

Vegas baby! You're going to have to forget the weekends if you want the great flight deal. But we found August 5-7 available for $198 a person. Plus you can get into the Bellagio for $139 /night right now as an added bonus. Two nights of debauchery, a little gambling and some of the best restaurants in America. What could go wrong?

Of course, traveling may be risky business for some people and this all assumes the respective cities and attractions re-open and are relatively safe. But if you just need to get away, it's probably never been cheaper.

See other flight options here.

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¡Ándale, check out these 12 Cinco de Mayo fiestas!




It's hard to imagine a Cinco de Mayo without the traditional tequila-induced hangover. Even though you may not be able to sip those margaritas on a sunny patio or at the bar, local restaurants have figured out a way to help you celebrate at home - margaritas included. Here's the not-so-skinny on living out your tequila and enchilada-fueled dreams.

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In order to bring a bit of normalcy back, we've teamed up with @hornitostequila and @daiquiri_daze_popup to open our doors back up for the day and serve a limited offering of some of the faves for Cinco de Mayo. Offerings include but are not limited to our basic-cable famous salsas and Columbus' most missed margs. A party pack for four will include a Spotify playlist and that good Cosecha pebble ice that MIGHT JUST help to make you feel like you're celebrating on our patio. Online pre-orders will start sometime tomorrow at and go to the day of. Walk-in’s are also welcome! Stay safe Columbus. We miss you dearly. Thank you so, so much for your continued support and we'll see you on the other side. Offerings: • Margaritas - Single (Comes with Salt, Lime, and Pebble Ice) - Traditional - Hornitos Reposado, Dry Curacao, Fresh Lime, Agave $8 - Next Episode - Hornitos SIlver, Dry Curacao, Hibiscus, Habanero, Lime $8 • Chips and Salsas $4 Koki's Chips, Roasted Tomato and Mint and Tomatillo-Avocado salsas Single/Extra Salsa $2 • Sage Margarita Jell-O Shot $2 • Cinco De Mayo Pack for 4 $40 (4) Margaritas of your choice, (2) Orders Chips and Salsas, (4) Jello-O Shots, Spotify Playlist, Ice, Limes, Salt, Super Cool Cactus Decanter • Chicken Tinga Taco Kit for 2 $20 (Pre-Order Only) Chicken Braised in Mild Red Chillies, Corn Tortillas, Avocado Salsa, Pickled Red Onion

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Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? This year our Fiesta is at your house with our 5 de Mayo Fiesta Combo 🇲🇽 You can get a combo for 2 or 4 Amigos! Each Amigo gets: • One Queso or Guacamole with fresh chips and Salsa 🧀 🥑 • Three Tacos of your choice (Shredded chicken, ground beef, or Al Pastor)🌮 • Two Lime or Flavored Margaritas We will be also dropping some 5 de Mayo T-Shirts inside some orders as a gift! But you can support our team by purchasing one for $10! *Promo available on 5/5/20 all day. Pick up only • • #eat614 #columbusfoodie #columbusfoodscene #topcolumbusrestaurants #614magazine #614eats #buckeyes #happyhour #mexicanfood #margarita #girlsnightout #tacos #guac #collegegirls #collegelife #restaurant #margarita #asseenincolumbus #college #campus #columbusfoodscene #columbusohio #osugrad #ohiostate #socialdistancing #quarantine #quarantinelife #cincodemayo #togetherasbuckeyes #osugrad

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Flanagan’s has your Saturday night covered with unique drive-in concert

Mike Thomas



With the usual slate of summer festivals and events cancelled due to the pandemic, we're going to have to get creative if we want to have any fun at all in the weeks to come. In that spirit, the team at Flanagan's Pub in Blacklick is hosting a special drive-in concert this Saturday, May 2, that offers a good time from the relative safety of your own vehicle.

Described as "Sonic, meets drive in movie, meets live concert" on the Flanagan's Facebook page, this special event running from 6PM-9PM on Flanagan's north lawn will feature live music from artist Brad Moore, with full service carry-out food from the pub also available.

Upon arrival, drivers will directed to the field north of Flanagan's parking lot. Attendants will be on hand aid with parking, and to ensure that a proper space is left between vehicles to promote social distancing. From there, servers wearing gloves and masks will deliver a single use menus to each vehicle and handle all carryout orders. Then, it's just a matter of kicking back to enjoy the show (but please take note: Flanagan's requests that all guests at this event remain in their vehicle at all times).

To aid in parking when you arrive, Flanagan's has produced this handy map:

Flanagan's is located at 3001 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd in Blacklick. For more information, visit Flanagan's on Facebook, or reach them by phone at (614) 855-7472.

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