If you’ve got a day to fill in Circleville, you’re in luck!
Not only is it a beautiful city, but there are plenty of fun, family-friendly things to do in Circleville, Ohio.
So if you’re on the hunt for a perfect cup of coffee or the nearest park to chill in your hammock, we’ve got you covered! We’ll start with some of our favorite places to eat, then point you to fun ways you can spend a day in this beautiful town!
Circleville’s Best Restaurants & Coffee Shops
Circleville, Ohio has some delicious places to stop for a drink or grab some delicious grub. You’d be remiss not to stop at any of our favorite small-town spots. Here are some of the best you can find in Circleville.
1. Scioto Valley Coffee
Scioto Valley Coffee is a small town cafe with big town vibes. They are the Starbucks of Circleville, but even better. Their small team has been serving delicious breakfast, lunch, pastries, and 50+ drink options for over a decade and never fails to deliver. Their convenient drive-thru is perfect for people on the go, and their second-level loft has just enough space to have an intimate coffee date with someone special. So pick up your morning coffee on the way to work, or sit down and stay awhile.
2. Wittich’s Candy Shop
Established in 1840, Wittich’s Candy Shop remains the nation’s oldest family-owned candy shop—wow! They have chocolates, hard candies, make-your-own candy supplies, and of course, their delicious soda fountains. In addition to having an overwhelming amount of tasty treats to choose from, they also make custom gifts for any occasion.
3. Richie’s New York Corner Deli
Who needs Jimmy John’s when you have Richie’s New York Corner Deli? With over 30 signature New-York style sandwiches on the menu (and even more build-your-own options), there is no shortage of delicious subs to choose from. We’re not really sure what makes a sandwich New York-style per se, but we’re pretty sure it’s meats and cheese stacked high on a french baguette, which we are not upset about.
4. Watt Street Tavern
For the classic bar & restaurant experience, Watt Street Tavern is the place to be. They have craft beers on tap, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and amazing specials every week. Follow them on their Facebook page for weekly menu updates and specials! And don’t miss Wing Wednesdays: 75 cent wings all night long!
Places to Visit & Things To Do In Circleville
There are a dozen beautiful parks to spend some time with your friends or family having a picnic this spring or summer, but there are also some other great attractions in the area that are must-sees.
1. Manchester Hill Winery
As the weather gets nicer, nothing sounds better than spending a sunny Saturday at the local winery. Manchester Hill Winery has delicious wine, cider, and food to give you an amazing experience tasting wine and taking in the beautiful scenery. You can even rent their Winery Cabin for a local, relaxing getaway.
2. Ted Lewis Museum
Ted Lewis is one of the biggest celebrities to come of Circleville, Ohio. Ted Lewis was an American musician, singer, bandleader, and entertainer for most of his life. He fronted his own jazz band and signed with Columbia Records in 1919, which led to a decades-long career playing in bands, movies and earning the nickname “Mr. Entertainment.” The memorabilia and archives held in the Ted Lewis Museum were largely sought after by the Smithsonian, Yale, and Harvard. Still, Ted’s widow insisted it stay in his hometown of Circleville, Ohio. For a fun, educational experience and learn a bit more about Circleville’s history, check out the Ted Lewis Museum.
3. A.W. Marian State Park
AW Marian State Park is 310 acres of gorgeous native landscapes, including Hargus Lake and several trails to enjoy. You can boat, camp, hike, and enjoy the outdoors in Marian State Park. Soon enough, the weather will be perfect for the boat out on the lake, and take a little swim around the boat to cool off. There are 4 trails for people to walk or mountain bike through the woodlands and see the sights. Be sure to check out some of their unique getaways in their specialty cabins and yurts available for rent.
Some other fun events include our Circleville Pumpkin Show every October, the Drive-In Theatre, visiting our Downtown Maint St, outdoor live music, and more. Check out the Pickaway County Visitor’s Bureau to keep up with all things happening in Circleville throughout the year. Check out the events calendar here! And if you ever see the Gouge Roofing Team out and about, be sure to say hello!