Columbus, Ohio, packs a punch from the moment you arrive. You can’t miss the Scioto Mile Fountain in the heart of Downtown, which rises, falls, and changes color in spectacular style. Nearby, you’ll find COSI, the city’s much-lauded science center. You’ll be treated to planetarium shows, interactive exhibits, and even a peek into labs where ground-breaking research happens.

If fashion is more your thing, you’ll be enchanted by Short North, the city’s arts district. Under illuminated arches, the streets throng with artists at work outside galleries, fashion boutiques, and hipster eateries. You’re sure to find that one-off gown or an antique treasure.

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Where & what to eat in Columbus

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Columbus

    Columbus has no shortage of great restaurants thanks to a buzzing culinary scene that explores far beyond the trends. Whatever you’re looking for is on the menu, from no-frills homestead staples to boundary-pushing fine dining. Columbus has a vibrant foodie scene that is sure to inspire your next great meal. You’ll find plenty of excellent traditional dining from steakhouses to Italian...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Columbus

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Columbus

    The best places to go shopping in Columbus, Ohio, showcase the city with the third-highest concentration of fashion designers in the United States. Only New York City and Los Angeles rank higher. Additionally, Columbus is home to a wealth of well-known and long-established fashion brands. L Brands, Express, DSW and Abercrombie & Fitch all have headquarters in Columbus. You won’t only...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Columbus

  • 11 Best Nightlife in Columbus

    The nightlife scene in Columbus includes trendy bars, live music venues and even late-night shopping. Following your busy day out and about in Ohio’s state capital, you can settle down with a refreshing local beer and a late-night bite – from traditional college bars near Ohio State University to local microbreweries in the Brewery District, you'll find lots of options....

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