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Girls Weekend: Columbus

While Columbus is close enough to Cleveland for a day trip, it’s a great locale for a weekend away for a girls’ trip. Columbus is such a vibrant, clean and young city. I love popping down to feel the vibe during the warm weather months. High Street in Short North is a favorite. There’s a great mix of shopping, bars and restaurants that span the gamut. Whether you’re looking upscale dining, dive bar hangs, or art galleries and boutiques of any price point – this stretch of High Street has you covered.

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My girlfriend’s and I headed down to attend the Drake concert at Nationwide (that post, coming soon!) but beforehand knew we wanted to indulge a bit before popping off to the show. The other great thing about Cbus – traffic isn’t terrible and everything is a quick Uber ride away! So, even though we dropped down for one of the rainiest weekends of the summer, it didn’t stop our fun!

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That brings us to one of my favorite dinner spots – The Pearl. A high-end seafood/oyster bar that has some great quirky touches, it’s nice enough to feel like a treat, but not so fancy that you need to stay super buttoned up all through dinner. I also love that every time I go, it’s a collection of families, date nights and other groups celebrating one thing or another. The vibe is really unique and the service is spectacular.

Of course, oysters are a must, and nothing says ‘treat yourself’ at a girls’ dinner during the summer quite like a bottle of Rosé. A few other favorites, Thai style seafood soup special, the Tuna Crudo, and just to mix it up – the chicken wings! I can’t ever get enough chicken wings 😉

Another major plus from my last visit to Columbus? The new Le Méridien Joseph Hotel just opened across the street. Not only is this hotel so sexy, but it’s the perfect location, you can pop right out of your hotel and into the hustle and bustle of whatever fun you’re looking ot have.

Where is your favorite place to dine on High Street? Leave me a comment and share this post with your fave choice and the hashtag #ExpCols to win a $100 Dine Originals Columbus gift card!

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