Our mission is to celebrate all that is great about Columbus and Central Ohio, promote local commerce
and inspire people to explore the incredible region we call home.

Columbus City Scape


Step Out Columbus is a hyper-local media company that highlights the best of Columbus and Central Ohio. We’re the leading destination for finding the best things to do, places to eat and drink, shops, and more in the area. We help connect residents and visitors to local businesses, organizations, and awesome ways to experience our region.

The Step Out Columbus brand is all about embracing everything our hometown has to offer, and we make it a point to always be pro-Columbus in all that we do. Think of us as your favorite fun friend that you text when you need a top-notch recommendation because they know where all the best spots in town are.

Whether you’re on our website looking at the best things to do this weekend, getting the inside scoop on our Instagram, TikTok and Facebook or staying up-to-date on what’s new via our daily email newsletter – Step Out Columbus is always there to help you love where you live.

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Explore interesting places, events, and businesses in categories like Food, & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Things to Do, Culture & Arts, and Shop Local. From unique events to our burgeoning dining and shopping scenes, there’s a lot to see here.


Reading about cool stuff is fun, but you know what’s even more fun? Stepping out and actually doing it! Experience! Make use of the research we’ve done for you. We know you’re busy, so we do our best to prep you with everything you need to know including dates, times, prices, locations, the whole shebang.


Attend unique events that go above and beyond what you’re used to. We love planning festivals, dinners, and bar crawls to engage the community, support local businesses and most of all have good times all around. And our readers are always the first to know.


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