Downtown Columbus is the vibrant heart of Ohio’s capital city. This area is home to major attractions like the Ohio Statehouse and Nationwide Arena, where you can catch a Blue Jackets NHL game. Downtown also has a booming food scene with trendy restaurants, breweries, and the North Market. When your group visits downtown, make sure to check out the following spots:
Scioto Mile – This riverfront park has walking/biking paths, green spaces, and fountains along the Scioto River. Stop at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) museum or take a ride on the Scioto Turtle shuttle boat.
Short North Arts District – Browse art galleries, boutiques, and eateries in this lively neighborhood. Don’t miss the iconic “Beloved” sculpture and the Gallery Hop art walk on the first Saturday of each month.
German Village – One of the largest preserved historic districts in the country. Stroll brick streets lined with restaurants, shops, and beautiful Victorian architecture.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum – This striking memorial honors veterans with interactive exhibits and displays.
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The Arena District is Columbus’ premier entertainment destination near downtown. Home to Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park, it hosts major sporting events and concerts year-round. The district also has a top-notch dining scene with gastropubs, steakhouses, and more. Top spots in the Arena District include:
Nationwide Arena – Catch a Columbus Blue Jackets NHL game or a concert by a major touring act at this multi-purpose indoor arena.
Huntington Park – Cheer on the Columbus Clippers, the Cleveland Guardians’ Triple-A minor league baseball team, at this beautiful ballpark.
North Market – Ohio’s oldest continuously operating public market features an array of eclectic food merchants and restaurants.
Pins Mechanical Co. – This massive entertainment venue has duckpin bowling, bocce ball, shuffleboard, and more. Gallerie Bar & Bistro – Upscale restaurant known for its fresh seafood and signature martinis.
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Short North Arts District
The Short North Arts District is a vibrant neighborhood just north of downtown Columbus. It’s known for its art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife. The Short North embodies the youthful, creative spirit of Columbus. Must-see spots in the Short North include:
North Market – This beloved public market features an array of eclectic food stalls and eateries.
Goodale Park – Relax on the lawn, play tennis, or visit the farmers’ market at this popular green space.
Pizzuti Collection of Art – See contemporary art exhibits at this impressive museum.
Short North Stage – Catch a play or musical at this intimate theater company.
The Eagle – One of the first gay bars in Columbus, now a Short North staple.
Tensuke Market – Shop for authentic Japanese grocery items and grab ramen or sushi to-go.
Step back in time with a visit to German Village, one of the largest preserved historic districts in the U.S. This charming neighborhood features brick streets lined with restaurants, shops, and beautiful Victorian architecture. Top attractions in German Village include:
Schiller Park – Relax on the lawn or grab a bench under the lush trees in this city park.
Book Loft – Browse 32 rooms packed with books at this beloved independent bookstore.
German Village Garten Club – See historic homes and vibrant gardens on this self-guided walking tour.
Katzinger’s Delicatessen – A local favorite for piled-high sandwiches, soups, and desserts.
Lindey’s Restaurant – Upscale restaurant in a landmark 1835 home, known for its contemporary American cuisine.
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus – Authentic German deli serving sausages, schnitzel, spaetzle, and more since 1886.
Easton Town Center
Easton Town Center is a popular shopping, dining, and entertainment district northeast of downtown Columbus. With over 300 stores and restaurants, Easton offers something for everyone. Top spots at Easton Town Center include:
Easton Gateway – This large outdoor fountain and gathering space often hosts events and live music.
AMC Easton 30 – Huge movie theater with 30 screens and a 70-foot IMAX screen.
The Yard House – Restaurant known for its extensive beer selection and American fare.
Pelotonia Hub – Visit the headquarters of Ohio’s beloved cycling fundraiser for cancer research.
Franklin Park Conservatory – Nearby botanical gardens with exotic plant exhibits housed under glass domes.
Ohio History Center – Learn about Ohio’s past at this Smithsonian-affiliated history museum located right at Easton.
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