16 reasons to visit Springfield Ohio

Updated: Jan 30

Photo by Rod Hatfield: hatchnewmedia.com

Have you ever thought about taking a road trip and exploring some of the most exciting places America has to offer? If you have then you should consider making Springfield Ohio your next road trip destination. Springfield is home to some fantastic small businesses, great bike paths, hiking trails, and rich history. Springfield, located between Dayton and Columbus Ohio is packed full of fun for everyone. As a native to the Springfield area, I have seen the tremendous progress this city has made in recent years to become a better place to live, work, and play. With that said, here are my top 16 things to do in Springfield Ohio.

Paint at Sip N Dipity

Sip N Dipity, located at 117 S. Fountain Ave and owned by Tracey Tackett, defines itself as “A Social Art-working studio for in person and online crafty paint parties!” according to their Facebook page. On their website, they state that the concept is simple: “Drink wine. Make art. Have fun." Scrolling through all the photos on Facebook and the website you can tell that the people who come here know how to have a good time.

Mother Stewarts

Photo by Rod Hatfield: hatchnewmedia.com

Mother Stewarts, located at 102 W. Columbia St, is a family-owned local brewery that serves a variety of different drinks ranging from IPA's to wines and spirits. They host some amazing events that engage the community along with providing a place for local bands to share their music.

The Painted Pepper

The Painted Pepper is one of my favorite places to grab lunch and meet with friends, family, and clients. Located inside of the CoHatch at 101 S. Fountain in downtown Springfield. The Painted Pepper has the best tacos around. My personal go-to taco meal is the pork taco with hot sauce and a Coke in a glass bottle.

The Warder Literacy Center

The Warder Literacy Center is more than just a place for people seeking to improve their English skills, they also have a top-tier used bookstore with prices ranging from $1 - $3 per book! The building is also a work of art and by far the best exterior in all of Springfield (IMO)

Coffee Expressions

Located at 1111 N. Plum on the outskirts of downtown Springfield lies a small coffee shop that has a great atmosphere and great drinks! I have at least one meeting per week here as I can't turn down the opportunity to soak in the delicious smells and get my signature coffee.

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