In Oxford for just a couple of days and not sure how to make the most of your time? That's where we step in! This itinerary will help you figure out what to do, what to eat, and what to see.
Oxford, Ohio may be a small town but we pack a big punch when it comes to delicious food. For breakfast, take a visit to the Bagel and Deli Shop (119 E. High St.) for an array bagel sandwich creations to fit your every preference. For lunch, grab a salad or speciality sandwich from Bodega (11 W. High St.), then for dinner head to Dim Sum (313 S. College Ave.) for authentic dishes of savory dumplings and other bite-sized deliciousness.
Oxford has over 17 miles of hiking trails. You don’t have to be a professional hiker, just wear comfortable shoes and get to walking! Trails like the one up through the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary (929-951 Silvoor Ln.) will take you to the bluffs for a gorgeous view, while the trailhead at the DeWitt Log Cabin (4824 Oxford Trenton Rd.) will lead you on a creek-hopping adventure.
Give your feet a rest and spend some time in You’re Fired (6 N. Beech St.), Oxford’s premier paint-your-own-pottery studio. There’s a range of pottery pieces to choose from, including practical items like soap dispensers and tealight holders. Pick your piece, pick your paint, then get to decorating!
What’s a college town without an awesome selection of nightlife? Wind down after a long day with a drink at O Pub (10 W. Park Place), a hidden Oxford gem with an unmarked door. Choose from a wide range of wines at the Cru Gastro Lounge (105 W. Spring St.) or play darts at the townie favorite, Circle Bar (15 E. High St.).
Looking to have a super sweet morning? Both the Oxford Doughnut Shoppe (120 S. Locust St.) and Dough-Versity (5 S. Beech St.) have you covered with freshly made batches of donuts every day, from flavors like the classic Double Glaze to the adventurous Maple Bacon. Get some donuts, get some milk, and get your day started right.
The Hueston Woods State Park (6301 Park Office Rd, College Corner) is just over ten minutes outside of Oxford. In addition to 12 miles of hiking trails, there’s also kayaking and sailing on Acton Lake. Looking for a stunning view? Head over to the lodge where you can watch the lake glisten from above through gigantic floor to ceiling windows. Bonus: if it’s cold out they’ll have the fireplace going so you can take a seat and hang out for a while.
Lace up your skates and hit the rink at the Goggin Ice Center (610 S. Oak St.) or climb the rock wall at the Miami University Rec Center (750 S. Oak St.). If you’re feeling like a friendly competition, challenge your traveling buddy to a game of bowling at the Oxford Lanes (4340 Oxford Reily Rd).
It’s only your second day in Oxford so you definitely haven’t exhausted your dining options yet! Try an authentic Chinese dish at No. 5 (5 W. High St.), Wild Bistro (37 E. High St.), or Phan Shin (104 W. High St.). Or try some good ol’ pub grub at Oxford’s oldest tavern, Mac and Joe’s (21 E. High St.). (Do not leave without getting a basket of Mac and Cheese Bites.)