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the best of {OHIO} Do you go gaga for garlic? If so, the Cleveland Garlic festival may just be your heaven on earth. from August 26 th to the 27 th , you can enjoy things like garlic fries, garlic ice cream, and even a Miss Garlic 2017 beauty Pageant. tickets run $10 per person, per day, and a full day is easy to spend here, as there are about 10 different live bands, a celebrity chef com- petition, and parades. Columbus is a beautiful and historic foodie town that not only has great restaurants and local breweries, but also offers up awesome sightseeing destinations, such as the German Village and the short North Arts District. the German Village is full of fun and hearty Ger- man history, and is one of the historic districts. they call short North the “art and soul” of Columbus. hosting a variety of events, like the 120 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest “nationally acclaimed” Gallery hop – every first saturday of each month – the district is dog-friendly and heart-warming, as well as ec- centric and vibrant. Visit the franklin Park Conservatory and botanical Gardens, a Columbus landmark that boasts over 80 acres of plants, flowers, and seasonal art. the exotic plant life and extrav- agant set-ups you’ll see while on your one- mile walk through the gardens will have you snapping pictures at every turn. Downtown Columbus is so much fun, especially in the summer time when the Columbus Commons are open for relaxing during summer concerts, farmers market events, and more. the alley- ways are filled with wares and each boutique and café you pass by will be more unique than the last. Ohio