Top 5 Things to Do and See in Worthington, Ohio
Worthington is just one of those charming neighborhoods that families can’t get enough of. Visit the American small town to see what makes goodbyes hard.
If you love a quaint town with tons of historic charm and character, Worthington is the place to visit this summer. Here we give you our favorite things things Worthington has to offer that you need to do and see during your trip or drive through the area.
1. Old Worthington
Most of the buildings in Old Worthington are original and historic with locals that love and care deeply the community. In fact, the small town is anchored by the 185 year old Worthington Inn, pictured below. Take a stroll down the brick-lined sidewalks decorated with floral baskets that add to the small town, charming ambiance. Old Worthington is filled with unique restaurants shops ranging from home decor, florists, wine shops, clothing and jewelry.
2. Old Worthington Library
The Old Worthington Library is a “happy place” to many locals as they love setting up in a nice quiet spot to get some work done while enjoying the gorgeous architecture. The primary room exhibits a beautiful open area with cozy chairs, sofas, tables, loveseats, etc. Not to mention a dreamy fireplace that every reader wishes were in their home. That’s not all, the library also includes a children’s area with a fun tree-themed space for little ones to explore or to enjoy story time.
3. Farmers Market
Farmers Market’s are easily one of my favorite things to do. When traveling out of town, I always make it a point to find one near me and this is one you don’t want to miss. Locals deemed the Farmers Market their go-to spot on Saturday mornings. The market offers supplies of fresh produce, plants, meats and other homemade foods, desserts and crafts. Located in downtown Worthington, the market operates every Saturday from May-October from 8:00 am - noon. When winter comes around, the market is moved indoors at The Shops at Worthington Place Saturdays from 9:00 am - noon.
4. Candle Lab
Looking for a fun and unique date night? I can promise you she’ll love you if you take her to the Candle Lab (and if there is no “she,” you can take me!). Walk in that day or make a reservation if you have 4+ people. Here, you can create your own custom candle by blending scents together. The entire process of pouring and letting your candle set afterwards is about two hours so you’ll have plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and enjoy some drinks in between! Blogger Nick (aka Dr. Breakfast) highlights all the best pizza spots, ice cream shops, and local dining in Worthington that you have to try! Check him out if you’re looking for some amazing recommendations.
5. A La Carte Food Tours
Ever wondered how the food scene in Columbus and Worthington came to be so “happening”? Go on an A La Carte Food Tour for behind the scenes experience in kitchens, farms, gardens, and more. You’ll learn about certain foods, ingredients, preparation, hands on activities and of course, tasting! The tour blends taste and tourism for the perfect day filled with food.