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Explore the local history of Columbus in its art galleries and museums, discover the city’s wild side in zoos and nature reserves, or indulge in decadent retail therapy in vast, glamorous megamalls. Columbus is a vibrant, tightly-packed city where contemporary charm blends seamlessly with antiquated flair. Charismatic, old-fashioned architecture brightens its streets, with ornate frescos and elaborate stonework breaking the monotony of its concrete office blocks. People scurry by all day long, weaving through the lunchtime crowds on their way to the deli, or streaming into trendy discos and heaving clubs as they let their hair down out-of-hours.

Things to see

Modern, stylish, and instantly recognizable, the cuboid metal and concrete-built Greater Columbus Convention Center is permanently busy with festivals, shows, and musical extravaganzas. Its impressive yearly calendar overflows with a steady stream of entertainment, some of which attracts millions of visitors from around the world. Meanwhile, in the northern city suburbs, the colossal hulk of the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall houses an impressive collection of glitzy boutiques, high-brand fashion stores, and trendy accessory shops, among many other things. Its airy galleries are fit to burst with glittering jewelry stalls, while children are kept entertained and safely enclosed in their dedicated indoor play center. It’s a different story at the nearby Columbus Zoo and Aquarium where kids are on the outside looking in. A vast collection of animals live here, on land as well as in water. Elephants and alligators, snapping turtles and snakes fill independent habitats, and you get the chance to experience the world of the stingray in their interactive tank.

Hotels in Columbus

Right in the heart of the city, luxury hotels in Columbus litter the broad avenues. They’re crammed into a few central streets, offering a high standard of accommodation along with the perfect inner-city location. Choose from modern rooms in glass-fronted high-rises, or opt for historic, stately buildings, where the atmosphere is elegant and timeless instead of trendy and chic. Rooms typically benefit from excellent views, luxury en-suite bathrooms, and satellite channels on flat-screen televisions. At the lower end of the budget, popular motel chains and discount hotels are a great choice for wallet-conscious travelers. Rooms might not be as luxurious but they’ll still be well-presented, and as well as free parking and complimentary breakfasts, you’ll have en-suite bathrooms in most hotels.

Where to stay

Downtown Columbus is modern and artsy. Its broad streets are lined with concrete office blocks, a few towering multi-story apartment buildings, and some glitzy, modern shopping malls. Over at the neighborhood of Dublin – Hillard, modern-era housing meets old-fashioned brick buildings on Main Street. Primarily a residential neighborhood, it is home to laid-back diners and discount hotels along with some upmarket galleries featuring work by local artists.

How to get to Columbus

The Port Columbus International Airport sits within the city boundaries, about 15 minutes east of the city center by car or taxi. It’s the easiest entry point for foreign visitors, as well as travelers coming via domestic flights. Getting into the city without hiring a car is simple enough thanks to the Ohio State Transit Service which operates a crisscrossed network of bus routes covering most neighborhoods. You won’t be limited for travel while you’re in the city either. Taxis are prevalent, but if you’re feeling energetic, hopping on a hired bike is a great way to explore.