The Best Things to Do in Granville, Ohio and Central Ohio
The Welsh Hills Inn sits in the heart of Ohio just north of the Village of Granville. We are located approximately 30 miles northeast of Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Make the most of your time here by enjoying some of the best things to do in Granville, Ohio, and the Central Ohio area. We invite you to discover the rich history, culture, and nature of the region.
From the outdoors to the indoors, Granville and Central Ohio have so many things discover and do. From gorgeous state parks to challenging hiking and bike trails, kayaking and canoeing, art, history, and science museums, award-winning zoos, conservatories, world-class shopping, theater, restaurants, sporting events, and nightlife. Neighborhoods on all sides of downtown are bursting with new places to eat and shop Artists are shaping new areas of the city into dynamic spaces to explore. It’s time to get to know the Columbus that grew up when you weren’t looking!
Rediscover your inner child at the internationally acclaimed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as you watch the gentle giants, the manatees, float through their Ohio home. Hand feed the giraffes at the edge of their habitat. Picnic in the beautiful Japanese Gardens at Dawes Arboretum. Explore the ancient Indian mounds and learn about their unique, prehistoric history. Be amazed at the beauty of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and watch hundreds of colorful butterflies take flight around you. Go on an African safari in Ohio at The Wilds in a group or on a private tour and take a zip line adventure there, in the Hocking Hills, or just north of Columbus at the ZipZone. Explore the many, special treasures that await you within just 60-minutes or less of The Inn.
Recently included on the New York Times’ list of “52 Places to Visit in 2019” and named on Food & Wine’s 32 Places to Go (and Eat) in 2019, Central Ohio features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and creative artisan desserts, beers, wines, and spirits.
Check out the following links for some of our favorite locations in each different category:
Have time to spare and not sure what to do? Check out our guide for things to do in Columbus!