Columbus is Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing city, offering a vibrant blend of arts and culture; creative culinary, fashion and music scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and a welcoming spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, a casual and inviting local food and drink scene and world-class attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Columbus Museum of Art and COSI, you’ll find lots of reasons to plan a trip soon.
One of the best things about visiting Columbus is the chance to explore its fascinating and fun-filled districts. These colorful neighborhoods are conveniently located near downtown. Take a walking tour of these neighborhoods and a get a glimpse of how the city grew up. Along the way, you’ll experience some of the city’s best dining, entertainment and shopping.
With an Old World charm that reveals its beginnings, German Village takes pride in its historic roots and vibrant contemporary lifestyle. Populated by German immigrants in the mid-1800s, the area has been transformed into a charming neighborhood of brick streets, lovingly restored historic homes, upscale restaurants, friendly neighborhood pubs and unique retail.
The lively Arena District is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Clippers’ Huntington Park, popular live music venues and a wide selection of popular eateries and welcoming bars.
The Short North Arts District, is a creative neighborhood filled with art galleries, boutiques and hip restaurants and bars. A great time to visit is the first Saturday of every month for Gallery Hop, when galleries and stores stay open late and entertainers line the streets.