Fun Things to Do in Dublin, Ohio

[Updated: September 19, 2018 | Published: August 16, 2018]

Old Dublin, the historic core of Dublin, Ohio, is just a short walk or ride from Friendship Village of Dublin. While it retains many of its original buildings, it has also seen significant growth over previous decades — making it a unique retail and dining destination.

Whether you are exploring it’s historic architecture or sharing a drink at a modern Irish pub, living close to this community is one of the many perks of living at Friendship Village. Here are a few fun things to put on your to-do list when you visit!

Explore the Scioto River

The 231 mile-long Scioto River runs through Dublin, creating a beautiful backdrop for a scenic walk. There are also several areas to canoe, kayak, swim, boat and fish. If you’re looking for unique river entry points, check out this list of five beautiful routes to the river.

Visit Indian Run Falls

Indian Run Falls is one of Dublin’s best-kept secrets. This gorgeous public park features flowing rivers, beautiful tree-ridden cliffs and a large waterfall right in the heart of the city. It’s the perfect place for a picnic with your grandkids or an evening walk with your partner.

Grab a Drink

Thirsty for a Guinness or hungry for fish and chips? Dublin lives up to its name, providing visitors with many Irish inspired restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for recommendations, check out local favorites like Brazenhead or Dublin Village Tavern.

The Columbus Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! If you’re looking for something your grandkids will enjoy, take them to the Columbus Zoo. Featuring more than 10,000 animals from across the globe, this world-renowned destination will let them see kangaroos, polar bears, lions and more. During the winter months you can visit the Wildlights and in the summer you can take a trip to the waterpark, Zoombezi Bay.

Enjoy Sweet Treats

Historic Dublin boasts several shops that specialize in sweets. Stop by La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro to fulfill your pastry cravings or visit Our CupCakery for gourmet baked goods and cake decorating classes. Most importantly, don’t forget to get ice cream at a local favorite: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

Take a Walking Tour

Historic Dublin is a National Historic District with structures originally built by settlers in the early 19th century. Its many historic buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and you can pick up a guide for a self-guided walking tour in the Dublin Visitor an Information Center.

Friendship Village of Dublin is located along Riverside Drive, just a short distance from Dublin and other surrounding communities. As the largest continuing care retirement community in central Ohio, we’re committed to providing Columbus residents with top-notch amenities and one-of-a-kind retirement living options.

If you’d like to learn more about Friendship Village of Dublin and the surrounding area, we’d love to chat! Give us a call at (614) 764-1600 or submit a form on our contact page.

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