National Dog Day - Columbus, Ohio
According to research, more than half (54%) of American travelers plan on taking their pets with them when they travel. If you’re having a “ruff” time finding a vacation spot that’s fun for you and your furry friends look no further than Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is one of the country’s best destinations for all visitors, whether you’re traveling on two legs or four legs.
BARK, the world-renowned brand responsible for the toy and treat boxes that make our dogs jump for joy each month, has a dog-friendly office in Columbus, and the city is full of dog-friendly restaurants, lodging, shopping and attractions to help you and your pets get the R&R you deserve.
In time for National Dog Day (August 26), here are some fun ways you can spoil your pooch Columbus-style:
BrewDog USA offers the world’s first craft beer hotel, Doghouse Columbus. In addition to being attached to one of the city's most popular breweries and a 6,000-square-foot interactive craft beer museum, each of the hotel’s 32 beer-themed rooms features beer on tap and even a shower beer fridge. As the name implies, the hotel is entirely dog-friendly, with an on-site dog park and dog beds and treats in every room. They even offer the world’s first craft beer for dogs, the Subwoofer IPA.
In addition to Doghouse Columbus, the city is home to several other dog-friendly hotels. The Graduate Columbus even has an in-house greeter Scarlett, a bulldog who loves the Buckeyes.
Every dog has its day, and in Columbus, that day is August 27, when thousands of pet owners and their dogs gather for the annual WAG! festival. The free event takes place in the city’s Metro Parks and features product samples from established vendors and live entertainment in the form of agility and disc demonstrations from Southern Ohio Flying K9s and Sky Dogs. Plus, WAG! is the biggest event in Ohio for helping dogs in need and brings dog-serving rescue groups and organizations together with thousands of donors and potential adopters.
Columbus is a craft beer destination, and pups are welcome on many of our brewery’s patios and in our beer gardens. In addition to BrewDog USA’s DogTap Columbus and BrewDog Franklinton locations, other popular spots include Seventh Son Brewing and Land-Grant Brewing Company.
When you’re ready to fetch a drink or a bite, or go shopping with your furry companion, just make sure to look for the "Dogs Welcome Here" window decal while you're out exploring Columbus.
About National Dog Day
Founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.
National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - protecting our families and homes, for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and helping to locate and rescue victims of accidents and tragedy.
5 Unique Things to Do in Chicago
Chicago known as “The Windy City” is a city that known for its jaw-dropping architecture, vibrant music scene, amazing food, — including deep-dish pizza — and iconic neighborhoods! Travel beyond the typical tourist sites to these 5 unique Chicago experiences. Note: If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission from our partners - thank you! 1. Louvre Fantastique: The Exhibition Courtesy of Fever Now thru Sept. 18 Thursday - Sunday at 2120 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook - lower level of the old Sears buildingDuration: 90 minutesCost: $20 - $38 All ages are welcomeIn this exhibition, you will have a chance to see over 70 masterpieces from the Louvre's™ priceless collection! Watch as these masterpieces come to life with three-dimensional recreations, projection mapping, augmented reality, and hands-on interactive features. Exhibit goers can experience the magic of the Louvre™ and its timeless art in an entirely new and dynamic way. Walk through the annals of art history, reimagined! Get Tickets for this Louvre Fantastique Experience 2. Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour Courtesy of Fever Various dates starting at 521 S Dearborn St, Millennium ParkDuration: 3 hoursCost: $87 - 18 and olderJoin this 3-hour tour of Chicago's food scene, and see what sets this friendly mid-western metropolis apart. On this tour of the 'Chicago Loop', a local guide will share with you some hidden gems and great stories about the city. Taste where the world-famous dipped Italian beef sandwich was invented, try some of the best deep dish Chicago pizza. Really appreciate how important the immigrants that built this town are to the food scene. Get Tickets for this Chicago Food Experience 3. Sinatra Under the Stars Courtesy of Fever Sundays, September 11 & 25th 6:30pm & 8:30pm at Aire Rooftop at the Hyatt Centric The Loop Hotel or Guild RowDuration: 65 minutesCost: $55 - 21+ with valid IDSinatra Under the Stars will transport you back to a time when Sinatra reigned the scene. Enjoy a classic cocktail under the stars and melt away “those little town blues.” Don’t miss this evening of classic jazz with a touch of some hot takes on contemporary songs performed by some of Chicago’s brightest talents. Sit back and relax to the sounds of Sinatra at two of the best venues that Chicago has to offer! Get Tickets for this Sinatra Experience 4. Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele Courtesy of Fever September 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. at Stan MansionDuration: 65 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted) - 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adultCost: $28-$55 Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Chicago. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Adele by the Metropolis String Quartet at Stan Mansion under the gentle glow of candlelight. Get Tickets for this Adele Candlelight Experience 5. Harry Potter™: Magic at Play Harry Potter™: Magic at Play - Courtesy of Fever Starting November 11, 2022 – May 14, 2023 at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan AveDuration: 60 minutesCost: $34 - $68 All ages are welcome, children ages 2 and under enter freeHarry Potter™: Magic at Play is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings the Wizarding World to life through hands-on magical moments and active play for witches and wizards of all ages. Explore three floors of fun inspired by Harry’s adventures in discovering the Wizarding World. Journey from Privet Drive to Platform 9 ¾™, discover and represent your Hogwarts™ house, make your own magic in Hogwarts™ classes, find your position on the Quidditch™ team, and so much more! Get Tickets for this Harry Potter Experience
Five free things to do this summer/fall in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Known as “The Magic City of the Plains,” Cheyenne boasts tremendous history and modern appeal with western swagger, extensive outdoor recreation, family friendly attractions, an array of restaurants, craft breweries and distilleries, special events and more. Great for road-trippers, Cheyenne is within a day’s drive of some of the nation’s favorite natural monuments and parks, including Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, Devils Tower, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Visiting Cheyenne, Wyoming’s Capital City, provides budget-friendly fun in the iconic American west. Just 90 minutes north of Denver, you can enjoy these five free activities in this historic town with modern appeal.1. Self-guided Walking TourTivoli Building on the WalkingTour - Courtesy of Visit Cheyenne Enjoy a self-guided walking tour through the historic downtown core, taking in the unique city that captures the imagination of the American West. Choose from three tours, all varying in length, to learn about historical sites and buildings such as the Tivoli Building, the Governor’s Mansion, and the National Historic Landmarks, the old Union Pacific Depot and the Wyoming State Capitol. 2. Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium Cowgirls of the West Museum and Emporium - Courtesy of cowgirlsofthewestmuseum.com Learn about the iconic women and their contributions that helped shape the American West at the Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium . Explore exhibits highlighting legendary cowgirls throughout history like Annie Oakley, Mary Carter, Ruth Roach and Dell Burke, and then stop by the emporium to shop souvenirs and gifts to take home.3. Vedauwoo Recreation Area Vedauwoo - Courtesy of Visit Cheyenne Vedauwoo Recreation Area is located within the Medicine Bow National Forest, the scenic beauty of this expansive outdoor playground featuring ancient rock formations offers activities such as rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and camping.4. Cheyenne Depot Museum The Depot Museum - Courtesy of Visit Cheyenne Depot Museum a National Historic Landmark, take a tour of the museum and learn about the history of Cheyenne, the Transcontinental Railroad, the original “Hell on Wheels” frontier town and more.5. Terry Bison Ranch Terry Bison Ranch - Courtesy of Visit Cheyenne Terry Bison Ranch is a favorite family-friendly attraction in Cheyenne. Take a self-guided walking tour of the property to see alpacas, horses, ostriches and other farm animals. For more trip inspiration including information on free attractions and activities, as well as savings passes, click visitcheyenne.org.
5 Unique Things to Do in Nashville
Of course you know Nashville as the "Music City" and that most people come here for the music and all the bars/restaurants on Broadway. But if you are looking for some truly unique experiences check out these events below. From candlelight concerts, Halloween themed cocktail experiences to ghost walking tours - Nashville has it all coming in the next few months. Note: If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission from our partners - thank you! 1. Candlelight Concert: A Tribute to Beyoncé Candlelight Concert September 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at ClementineDuration: 65 minutes (doors open 60 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted) - 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adultCost: $45 -$50 Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to the Clementine. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Beyoncé played by the Listeso String Quartet under the gentle glow of candlelight. Get Tickets for this Candlelight Concert 2. The Boozy Cauldron Tavern: A Magical Cocktail Experience Boozy Cauldron - Courtesy Fever August 26–27, 2022 at Studio 615Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes - 21+ with valid IDCost: $55 - includes entry to the experience & 4 signature cocktails The Boozy Cauldron Tavern is popping up in Nashville for a 4-part cocktail experience led by Professor Dolohov Draven and his top students. You will be taken on a magical journey where you can imbibe on the four delicious signature cocktails (including the Tavern’s Famous Butternilla Brew) and hear and feel the stories surrounding the famous tavern and the ghosts that still haunt the establishment. Be quick to head over, for the Boozy Cauldron travels the nation and only appears for a limited time in select cities; after its last day, the portal closes and the Tavern disappears! Get Tickets for The Booze Cualdron Tavern 3. House of Spirits: Casa Vega - A Haunted Cocktail Soirée House of Spirits - Courtesy of Fever October 7–31 Thur - Sun & Monday 31st at a secret mansion in NashvilleDuration: 2 hours. - 21+ with valid IDCost: $79 - $99 based on ticket level Freely roam an open-world cocktail party at Casa Vega, the haunted home of Francisco and Molly Vega. After the mysterious death of their child Little Magpie, Francisco and Molly find themselves tormented by a strange entity that haunts the shadows of their home. You will have 2 hours at Casa Vega to savor a flight of miniature craft cocktails, sample darkly decadent chocolate truffles, and get immersed in the chilling lore. House of Spirits: Casa Vega is loosely based on real-life inspirations, including Spanish painter Francisco Goya, his famous Black Paintings, and several other Spanish folktales throughout the centuries. You encouraged to dress up for the evening, be it in costume, cocktail attire, or your favorite time-period clothing! Be sure to check out the magic, tarot readings, strange roaming specters, live music, secret games and ask the Giant Ouija Board questions! You can also go to the pre-show lounge for additional cocktails, wine, water, soda and food available for purchase, open all night. Get Tickets for House of Spirits 4. Candlelight Concert: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics Candlelight Concert October 28 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at The ParthenonDuration: 65 minutes (doors open 60 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted) - 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adultCost: $45 -$50 Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Nashville. Get your tickets now to discover Halloween inspired music at The Parthenon under the gentle glow of candlelight. Get Tickets for this Candlelight Concert 5. The Ghosts of Nashville Walking Tour Ghost Walking Tour - Courtesy of Fever Various dates available - Depart at Alvin York StatueDuration: 1 hour - all ages welcomeCost: $55 - includes entry to the experience & 4 signature cocktails The Ghosts of Nashville Tour is perfect for the entire family. This tour is very historical, focusing on the hauntings of the Civil War and how Nashville later became the “Music City''. This tour begins at the Tennessee State Capitol and will visit 7-8 haunted historical locations. You'll hear about ghosts, demons, and a few murders - some dating back over 200 years! Get Tickets for this tour
Top Attractions in All 50 States
From north to south and from coast to coast, America is packed with diverse landscapes that are worth exploring for every type of traveler. Each state has its own culture and landmarks that make them unique. Courtesy of musement Outdoor enthusiasts have a plethora of places to choose from. National parks and outdoor attractions make up almost one third of the most popular attractions in the United States. From the greats like The Grand Canyon (Arizona) and the urban oasis Central Park (New York) to lesser-known gems like Blackwater Falls State Park (West Virginia) or the Gulf Islands National Seashore (Mississippi) and its beaches, you can get a taste of cultural activities while enjoying Mother Nature. Hersheypark: Hershey, Pennsylvania - Istock/ gsheldon Thrill seekers and families with young ones will be glad to see that ten states across the country have amusement/theme parks as their number one attraction. Snap pictures with Mickey and your favorite Disney characters at Walt Disney World (Florida) or Disneyland Park (California). Otherwise, you can escape to the east to Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Virginia). Got a craving for chocolate? Head to Hersheypark (Pennsylvania) and see what the hype is all about. The Alamo - San Antonio, Texas History buffs will be able to turn the clocks back at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (Michigan) where they can witness some of America’s most historical items, discover what life was like in the 1830s at The Alamo (Texas), or jump on board the World War II battleship turned museum at the USS Alabama (Alabama). Jellyfish at the Georgia Aquarium: Atlanta,Georgia - Istock/Gau Souza Animal lovers across the states have the opportunity to visit some of the world’s best zoos and aquariums. From Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (Nebraska) and its one-of-a-kind exhibits to the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium (Georgia), one of the largest in the world, to the west coast’s Oregon Zoo, the United States offers plenty to admire. Research done by Musement, the digital discovery and booking platform for travel activities and experiences around the world. To see the full list of all 50 attractions click here.