Hello, again! Looking for more ways to enjoy our small but mighty town? Instead of spending time endlessly scrolling and searching for the best places to explore, just check out our Two (More) Days in Oxford itinerary. The less time you spend looking for what to do the more time you can spend actually doing it!
Roll out of bed and head straight to Patterson’s Cafe (103 W. Spring St.) for classic breakfast dishes ranging from steak and eggs to fluffy Belgian waffles. For lunch, Fridge and Pantry (35 E. Church St.) offers a selection of fresh deli items, including huge wraps like the BBQ Beef Brisket. Head downstairs to Steinkeller (15 E. High St.) for dinner and enjoy authentic German dishes and tall beer.
Taking a slow, quiet walk through one (or all) of our museums is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon. The Karl E. Limper Geology Museum (126 Shideler Hall), Hefner Zoology Museum (100 Upham Hall), and Miami University Art Museum (801 S. Patterson Ave.) all have incredible collections and displays that you can explore for FREE.
Our beautiful historic uptown district has shops lining both sides of High Street. Get some funky gifts for your friends back home (including incense that smell like root beer, brownies, and more) at Wildberry (15 W. High St.). Wander through Birdhouse Antiques (114 W. High St.) for an eclectic selection of oldies but goodies, then check the displays and shelves at The Apple Tree (28 E. High St.) for clothing, jewelry, and fun knick-knacks.
Get an ice cream cone from Graeter’s (29 W. High St.) and sit on a park bench uptown so that you can people watch while you enjoy dessert. Or head over to Spring Street Treats (321 W. Spring St.) for some soft serve, complete with a huge menu of toppings. There’s a little playground over there if you’ve got little ones who need to run off that sugar afterwards.
Start your day right with a pastry and hot cuppa jo (brewed locally) from the Oxford Coffee Company (21 Lynn St.). Or try Kofenya (38 W. High St.) where you can get a slice of gourmet toast on the side of your coffee to really fuel you up for the day. Both spaces are cozy, like any good coffee house should be, so grab a seat and stay a while.
The Oxford Lane Library (441 S. Locust St.) is a gorgeous space with floor to ceiling windows to let in all the light. Stop by and first say hello to a friendly librarian! Then pick up a book, magazine, or newspaper and settle into one of the many comfortable spaces on either the first or second floor. There’s no card required to simply hang out and leisurely read all day.
Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to learn about Oxford’s rich history through one of our self-guided walking tours. Choose between the Uptown Walking Tour, the University District Walking Tour, or the Western College for Women Walking Tour. Better yet, don’t choose! Just do all three. Once you know more about Oxford’s past, you can better enjoy our present.
If the weather’s nice there’s no need to go inside! Have dinner on the back patio of Left Field Tavern (12 W. Park Place), a comfortable space adorned with string lights. Or sit at a table right outside of Fiesta Charra (25 W. High St.) for some authentic Mexican cuisine and huge margaritas. If you want to head indoors, Paesano’s Pasta House (308 S. Campus Ave.) is a romantic, dimly lit space with amazing pasta and homemade sauces. Or head to Gaslight Brewhouse (325 S. College Ave.) for a huge menu and mouth-watering burgers.
For a full list of things to do in Oxford, check out our Things to Do page.
For a full list of dining options in Oxford, check out our Dining page.