You must visit the Zoo. It is...
You must visit the Zoo. It is world class & a must see for animal lovers. Also, take a stroll in downtown along the Scioto River, and view the Santa Maria replica ship from Christopher Columbus' voyage to the new world.
Picking one favorite...
Picking one favorite restaurant is just not feasible... For German quisine, obviously head to German Village and do not miss Schmidt's Sausage Haus. The decor is bit overdone for the tourists, but the food is outstanding. While you're in German Village, grab some Irish fare at Clannadaugh and drink a Guiness for me.
For Indian/Pakistani, believe it or not, try the Taj Mahal. Just north of the OSU campus, traffic and parking are a nightmare, but the food is worth the effort. Don't be thrown off by the looks of the place from the outside, and go at lunch for the incredible buffet.
Italian food will take you to the Tuttle area, to Macaroni's Grill. Try somehow to leave room for dessert.
However, for straight American food, Chef Michael is working his magic at Braddock's Grandview, the finest quisine I've found anywhere. Dress/price are both upscale, with valet parking and a nice patio for those rare times when Ohio lets you dine outside.
Fantastic north-side restaurant
Featuring gourmet Chinese fare in a sedate dinner house. Serving lunch and dinner daily. A specialty is the Americanized "triple delight" which is a spicy mix of jumbo shrimp, steak and chicken breast.
This is one of America's foremost German neighborhoods. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Covering 233 acres, it has some nice restaurants and delis, Schiller Park (named for the poet Gunther Schiller), and events year-round. For more on events, visit this link:
Kids "Monkeying" around at the Orangutan enclosure
Physical Characteristics: Orangutans have coarse, long, reddish-brown fur. Male average about 37 inches in length and weigh about 170 lbs. Females are smaller, reaching only 31 inches in height and weighing in at approximately 81 lbs. Males have puffy checks and a hanging throat pouch that contains air sacks that help it produce a groaning, bubbling call that can be heard at least a half mile away. Their legs are short and rather weak, but their hands and arms are strong. See orangutan skeleton for more information.
Diet: Mainly fruit, especially figs. In fact, orangutans literally move from area to area following the fig-ripening pattern. Leaves, bark, buds, and flowers are also eaten and the occasional clump of soil, insects, and small vertebrates. Orangutans drink by reaching into tree holes and lapping water from their hands