10 girls' night out ideas

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

1. Get your hands dirty. Take a group gardening class.

Smith and Hawken, Easton Town Center, (614) 418-5927

Ohio Herb Education Center, 109 W. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, (614) 428-9255

2. Go wine tasting.

Vino 100, 522 Polaris Pkwy., Westerville, (614) 895-8466 and 789 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 294-8466

3. Take a cooking class.

Woodhaven Farm, 11401 Woodhaven Rd., Johnstown, www.woodhavenfarm.com, (614) 470-2665

Sur la table, Easton Town Center, (614) 473-1211, www.surlatable.com

Williams-Sonoma, Easton Town Center, (614) 476-2957, www.williams-sonoma.com

Williams-Sonoma, Polaris Fashion Place, (614) 430-0118, www.williams-sonoma.com

4. Make a candle at one of Columbus' three Candle Lab shops.

646 N. High St., Worthington, (614) 433-9900

1251 Grandview Ave., Grandview, (614) 488-2009

520 Creekside Plaza, Gahanna, (614) 557-0130

5. Pamper yourself on budget.

Aveda Institute, 1581 N. High St., Columbus. The beauty school offers hair and nail services at discounted prices. Reservations recommended for groups.

6. Tea off. Learn about different types of tea.

Ohio Herb Education Center, 109 W. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, (614) 428-9255

ZenCha Tea Salon, 982 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 421-2140

7. Make your own wine.

Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 441-8860, www.camelotcellars.com

8. Get artsy. Check out an art exhibit.

Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, (614) 221-6801, www.columbusmuseum.org

Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 292-3535

9. Get crafty. Learn to knit, scrapbook or decorate cakes.

Jo-Ann Stores, various locations, www.joann.com/joann

Michaels, various locations, www.michaels.com

10. Cocktails. Spend a little grown-up time sipping fine wine or a fun drink. If you'd rather not imbibe the real stuff, try the liquor-inspired treats at Jeni's Ice Cream.

Hyde Park, 569 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 224-2204

Martini's, Easton Town Center, (614) 471-4300

Jeni's Ice Cream, various locations, www.jenisicecream.com

Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 294-4900

Betty's Fine Food & Spirits, 680 N. High St., Columbus, (614) 228-6191

Source: Experience Columbus