25 Things to Do Before Labor Day

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

6. Eat local

The North Market

During the growing season, selections from local farmers supplement the North Market's normal stock of tasty treats. The open-air addition starts at 8 a.m. every Saturday through late October. Expect the freshest fruits, veggies and organic snacks.

7. Hike under a full moon

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Naturalists will lead hikers into the woods at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, during one of many night hikes hosted this summer by the Metro Parks. Moonlight will guide you during a leisurely two-mile trek. Meet at the nature center.

8. Play nine holes for less than $10

Walnut Hill Golf Course

Walnut Hill is easy on the eyes - and the wallet. During an early-bird special before noon Monday-Thursday, nine holes cost only $9. The other six municipal courses in town offer plenty of deals, like a buy-one-get-one greens fee on your birthday.

9. Cool off in style

Zoombezi Bay

Water-park technology has come a long way since your childhood, and it's all on display at this awesome aquatic adventure zone. Attractions include 15 water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river and private cabanas. Admission costs $30.

10. Stop and smell the roses

Park of Roses

In 2006, this favorite city park was named one of the best rose gardens in the world by USA Today. About 11,000 roses of all colors, scents and species line walkways, mounds and trellises. The bloom peaks in mid-June, though things stay colorful for about a month afterward.