Highlights include the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) on the west bank of the Scioto River; three historic downtown theaters (the Ohio Theatre, the Palace, and the Great Southern); the Columbus Zoo; and a wide range of festivals and cultural events.
Sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of professional and collegiate sports, including the Ohio State Buckeyes; the Columbus Crew (major league soccer); Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL hockey); and the Columbus Clippers (AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). But sports fans aren’t the only ones who will enjoy the fun and flavor of the Arena District. This area also offers some of the city’s most delectable eateries and nightspots, as well as fine shops and convenient hotel accommodations.
Three urban districts provide unique opportunities to shop, dine, and explore. Just south of downtown is German Village, the nation’s largest privately restored historic neighborhood. The adjacent Brewery District is a spirited entertainment area. And at downtown’s northern edge is the Short North arts district, often referred to as Columbus’s version of SoHo. The Columbus suburbs of Worthington, Westerville, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Dublin, and New Albany also welcome visitors with a variety of attractions and events.
- The New York Times: Columbus Travel Guide
- Wikipedia: Columbus, Ohio
- Newspaper: The Columbus Dispatch
Text: Ohio State University
Image: Experience Columbus