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It’s Date Night in Worthington

Looking for a way to freshen up date night this winter? Thanks to the fantastic restaurants, sought-after concert venues and all around small town charm, Worthington is brimming with great ideas for the perfect date. So whether you prefer dinner and a show, a quiet morning without the kids, or a little adventure, you'll be sure to find it in Worthington.  

Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

·      Classes at Igloo Letterpress – Try something new and sign up to take a class with your sweetheart at Worthington’s favorite little letterpress shop. Most of their classes require no previous experience, and they take place in a relaxed, group setting, which makes them an excellent activity for that first or second date.  

·      Dinner and a Movie – Truth is, you can’t go wrong with a meal at any of Worthington’s wonderful dining establishments. So when you want to wow your one and only this season, book a reservation at The Whitney House, then casually slide tickets across the table to one of the many outstanding shows at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center. Or, if you’re more of a pizza-and-craft-brew kind of couple, an evening at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music will fit the bill.

·      A Wine or Beer Pairing Dinner – Pairing dinners are all the rage these days, and you'll find them at several Worthington restaurants, including The Worthington Inn.  The restaurant’s next pairing dinner, hosted in conjunction with Rockmill Brewery, will take place on February 2. Ladies, if you’re looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your man, the Inn’s Winter Rockmill Beer Dinner will not disappoint.

·      A Breakfast Date – We get it. Between homework, kids basketball games and general midweek exhaustion, getting a date night on the calendar is challenging. Why not mix things up and meet for breakfast at La Chatelaine? Block off your calendar, drop the kids off at school and catch up by the fireplace over lattes and homemade French toast.

·      Exercise – There’s nothing like a little exercise and fresh air to shake off the winter blues. Whether you’re training together for your next marathon or you simply want to enjoy a quiet walk through the woods, Worthington’s easy access to the Olentangy Trail is just what you need. And if thrill seeking is more your speed, a date at Vertical Adventures will surely take your relationship to new heights. 

The Olentangy Greenway Trail – A Pathway to Worthington
Trail pic

From charming neighborhoods to outstanding food, music and art, there is so much to love about Worthington. Another, perhaps lesser-known, benefit to calling Worthington home is the city’s close proximity to the Olentangy Greenway Trail.

Olentangy Trail

Stretching 13.6 miles from Worthington to Downtown Columbus, the Olentangy Trail provides an expansive scenic escape for cyclists and pedestrians alike. The trail meanders along the Olentangy River, allowing access to neighborhoods, parks, athletic facilities, playgrounds, natural areas and The Ohio State University campus.

Thanks to the Wilson Bridge Multi-Use Trail, which opened in 2014, Worthington residents can quickly and easily access the north section of the Greenway Trail. The city's growing community of biking enthusiasts quickly embraced the connector, and it continues to introduce visitors to all that Worthington has to offer.

If you’re new to cycling, need a tune up or simply want to connect with other riders in the area, stop by Ride Home, Worthington’s favorite local bike and coffee shop. The friendly staff knows a thing or two about Columbus’ many bike trails, and they're happy to answer any questions you might have.

If you’ve never had an opportunity to explore the Greenway Trail, we encourage you to dust off the old bike and check it out. Here are a few reasons Worthington folks love having the trail in their backyard. 

  • Exercise – Whether you’re training for this year’s Pelotonia or just looking for a nice, smooth ride with the family, the Olentangy Greenway Trail is the perfect place to get some exercise. In addition to cycling, the path is also great for running, walking and rollerblading.
  • Nature – Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? The Olentangy Trail offers a serene natural environment surrounded by wildlife, water, majestic woods and flowers of all varieties. In addition to the many family-friendly parks that line the path, boaters, kayakers and fisherman also enjoy direct access to the Olentangy River.
  • Commuting – Tired of fighting traffic on your way to work? Why not put the “green” in Greenway and commute by bike? Thanks to the Olentangy Trail, Worthington residents who work in places like Clintonville, downtown Columbus or at Ohio State can now enjoy a calm, quiet and energizing trip back and forth to the office. Sounds good, doesn’t it?