Attractions and adventures to try

Ready to venture beyond your own backyard this summer?

We know that everyone has been longing for the change of season and a return to more normal circumstances, Well, here we are! 

To help guide you on your journeys throughout the Buckeye State, we, with the help of media partners from around Ohio, put together a guide to statewide fun.

The guide starts in the Columbus area, but you can seek out things to do far beyond in the rest of our summer guide covering the rest of the state.

Things to do in Ohio: Plenty of adventures, festivals and music await in Southwest Ohio

Take a trip: Delightful things to do and see this summer in Northeast Ohio

Home to wonderous summertime offerings such as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Columbus Clippers baseball team and the Columbus Crew SC soccer team in its new stadium, there is a bounty of exciting things to do and places to visit right here in central Ohio.  

We hope you enjoy this sampling of ideas, and please be safe out there. 

Theme parks 

Why not enjoy a little fun in the sun at Zoombezi Bay?

Zoombezi Bay

4850 Powell Road, Powell area (Delaware County)

Devote a day cruising through the rushing tides at Zoombezi Bay. The water park, located just north of Columbus, boasts exciting slides, funnels and other rides. Attractions such as the Cyclone, SoundSurfer, Python Plunge and other attractions await this season. 

Admission: $30.99, or $24.99 for children 3 to 9 and guests 60 and older

Information:, 614-645-3400

Ohio summer attractions:It’s time to have some fun! Here are things to do in Ohio this summer