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Experience Columbus Days 2008 flyer now online

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Just earlier today, the 2008 flyer for the city’s annual self-promotion weekend (October 10th – 13th – “Columbus Day weekend” in a literal calendar sense, as well) was released. As is true in years past you can print out a copy and get 50% off of several area attractions, including the Zoo, the Historical Society and a host of others. As well, save 25% off your bill! at 42 area restaurants. The food discount does exclude beverages, and is good for parties of two, however is still wonderful.

A great ‘secret’ is that these discounts extend to Monday, the 13th. If the weekend might be too crowded for some of these places, one could consider heading out on that day sometime ; to reduce crowds a bit.

Here is a link to it : http://www.experiencecolumbusdays.com/pdf/ec_days_card.pdf

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7 Responses to Experience Columbus Days 2008 flyer now online

  1. Pete
    Pete September 25, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am

    This is the fifth consecutive Experience Columbus Days promotion. The last two years, the Dine Originals Columubus restaurant group has been on board by giving 25% off a food bill for two (beverages not included). This restaurant group includes our favorites such as Betty’s, Surly Girl, Rigsby’s, Refectory, Due Amici, and 35 more.

    Check it all out at http://www.ExperienceColumbusDays.com

    See you all there,

    Pete

  2. Drew September 25, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am

    Cool… that’s a great selection of restaurants!

    PS – every time my eyes unintentionally rest upon the EC logo, I wish for blindness. Repeated viewing may ultimately have that effect. Blindness is probably contrary to the goals of EC. Please to be changing it.

  3. Walker Evans
    Walker September 25, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am

    Awesome. Will definitely be out to eat at least once during that time.

    Is this as close as we’re going to get to a real Restaurant Week? Because I think Experience Columbus and Dine Originals could easily put one or two of them on per year and drum up a lot of interest. :D

  4. rave_til_dawn September 25, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am

    Walker wrote Because I think Experience Columbus and Dine Originals could easily put one or two of them on per year and drum up a lot of interest. :D

    Agreed! I’d be interested in eating out for a week on the cheap at places I’ve not tried before.

  5. Walker Evans
    Walker September 27, 2008 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm

    Press Release wrote Come Play in Our Backyard Oct. 10-13

    Take advantage of discounts to top area attractions and restaurants during Experience Columbus Days

    BalletMet’s audience favorite “Dracula.” The Wexner Center for the Art’s blockbuster exhibit “Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms.” The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Kelton House Museum and Garden and the Columbus Italian Festival.

    These are just some of the attractions and events you’ll be able to see at a discount during Experience Columbus Days, Oct. 10-13. And in between visiting attractions, you can dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and get 25 percent off your food bill.

    Now in its fifth year, the statewide and regional promotion encourages locals to see Columbus the way visitors do and entices out-of-town visitors to experience the city.

    “The theme is ‘Come play in our backyard’ and that’s exactly what we want both locals and visitors to do every Columbus Day weekend. Our goal is to make Greater Columbus THE place to be,” said Paul D. Astleford, president and CEO. “This promotion gives residents opportunities to enjoy their city at a bargain, and also will bring more visitors into Greater Columbus and through the doors of Central Ohio attractions, restaurants and hotels. “Tourism matters,” says Astleford. ”The tourism industry accounts for one in every twelve jobs in central Ohio and the taxes generated by the tourism industry support the local arts, public services and social services in Central Ohio.”

    As in previous years, many attractions and events will offer 50 percent discounts off admission. For a second year, a 25 percent discount will be offered by the more than 40 members of Dine Originals Columbus, a group of independently owned and operated restaurants and one of several chapters of Dine Originals America.

    Experience Columbus Days will be promoted statewide and regionally through a targeted online advertising campaign, as well as locally through print ads and radio spots. Playing off the “Come play in our backyard” theme, “fences” will be located in front of many participating attractions and restaurants.

    For complete details, visit http://www.ExperienceColumbusDays.com where you’ll find a flyer needed to secure discounts at participating establishments.

  6. heresthecasey October 9, 2008 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm

    Drew wrote PS – every time my eyes unintentionally rest upon the EC logo, I wish for blindness. Repeated viewing may ultimately have that effect. Blindness is probably contrary to the goals of EC. Please to be changing it.

    +1, IMO whoever owns the “cinerama” trademarks nowadays is owed big time

    http://www.in70mm.com/news/2008/rama/images/cinerama.jpg

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