Pataskala, Ohio


Drive 20 miles east of Columbus and you’ll have no trouble catching glimpses of small-town life in Pataskala.

The festive Pataskala Street Fair, for example, which faithfully draws a crowd each summer for carnival-style food, music, entertainment and fun in support of the local fire department. Or the nostalgic Nutcracker Restaurant, whose ‘50s diner-style decor and homestyle cooking have been winning over picky eaters for decades.


Golfers will be pleased to know Pataskala boasts four places to hit the links, while history buffs should add the stately Sterling Theater and Mead-Needham Museum to their “must-see” lists. No matter your exploration preferences, Pataskala has something for you to discover.