Spring Awakening: 25 things to do

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Like hibernating animals, Midwesterners emerge from winter every year with a stretch and a deep sigh of gratitude for warmth and sunshine. Never mind that it's usually still chilly and overcast in April (read: the last three weeks).Still, we are grateful to be loosed from the layers, the numb extremities, the reluctant cough of a car engine.

Columbus offers a bounty of ways to celebrate spring, that elusive, brief moment of the year when temperatures are mild and everything seems new again. We've selected 25 things you've just gotta do right now, a list of essential things to see, buy, eat and experience this spring. Get out there!