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ColumbusUnited States of America

The capital of Ohio is known for its street food, cultural festivals and art scene. It’s also home to one of the largest state universities in the U.S.

Columbus is a large, culturally diverse city in the U.S. Midwest. Visit Ohio’s capital to experience Irish festivals, Mexican food, unique neighborhoods and many museums and attractions, from small art galleries to big zoos. Columbus is also home to Ohio State University, providing a lively college town atmosphere. Enjoy a fun nightlife, one-of-a-kind shops and cultural events held throughout the year.

Spend an afternoon walking through the Short North Arts District, where dozens of boutique galleries and shops line the sidewalks. Walk along High Street to discover Columbus’ cutting-edge Wexner Center for the Arts. Escape typically hot and humid summer days indoors at the COSI (Center of Science and Industry) with its interactive exhibits that appeal to children and parents. Families also enjoy the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium north of the city center.

Columbus is known for food trucks selling anything from hot dogs and Mexican food to roast turkey. Trucks relocate almost every day, but you’re always likely to find something in the city center. Move east across the river where North Market hosts more than 30 merchants selling a range of fresh produce and arts and crafts.

There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and breweries in Columbus. After watching an Ohio State Buckeyes football game, visit the Arena District for happy-hour prices or Brothers Drake Meadery & Bar for a tour, music, food and drink.

Plan to visit the Jazz and Rib Fest, an annual summer tradition featuring musicians and award-winning food. The Dublin Irish Festival happens the first weekend in August and attracts 100,000 visitors for three days of Celtic song and dance.

Columbus has a rich performing arts history which lives on in the Ohio Theatre and the Palace Theatre, stunning 1920s movie palaces converted into state-of-the-art performing arts spaces.

Columbus is a sprawling, largely flat city. Rent a car to get around easily. Port Columbus International Airport is less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown. Two interstate highways connect Columbus with nearby cities.

Top hotels in Columbus

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington
3.5 out of 5
175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH
The price is NZ$112 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Crosswoods, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Polaris Fashion Place and Magic Mountain Fun Center. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (854 reviews)

"A comfortable stay with BEAUTIFUL single bedroom rooms. I have absolutely zero complaints about this location and would stay there again when I'm near Columbus!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington
The Varsity Inn
The Varsity Inn
2 out of 5
1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
The price is NZ$80 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ohio State Medical Center, Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium. Schottenstein Center ...

3.5/5Good! (1,540 reviews)

"Rooms clean nice housekeepers and customer service is amazing"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

The Varsity Inn
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Hyatt Regency Columbus
3.5 out of 5
350 N High St, Columbus, OH
The price is NZ$145 per night from 11 Dec. to 12 Dec.

Located in Scioto Mile, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. Palace Theatre and Ohio Theatre are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"It was great very clean very nice sits right in the middle of downtown Columbus"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Hyatt Regency Columbus
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Columbus

Staybridge Suites Columbus - Worthington
Staybridge Suites Columbus - Worthington
3 out of 5
115 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH
The price is NZ$122 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Crosswoods, this aparthotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Polaris Fashion Place and Magic Mountain ...

4/5Very Good! (414 reviews)

"My experience was good, I would return and stay again"…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2020

Staybridge Suites Columbus - Worthington
Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris
Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris
3 out of 5
9090 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH
The price is NZ$163 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Polaris, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic Mountain Fun Center and Polaris Fashion Place. OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus and Highbanks ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (283 reviews)

"Excellent Customer Service. Modern and Clean. Pool was nice too."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris
Staybridge Suites Columbus Univ Area - OSU
Staybridge Suites Columbus Univ Area - OSU
3 out of 5
3125 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
The price is NZ$156 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in the heart of Columbus, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Schottenstein Center, Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium. Newport Music Hall ...

4.2/5Excellent! (437 reviews)

"Great customer service and great stay!!! They let me do a late check out at 1pm at no charge. And i love how they address you by your name when you call the front desk."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Staybridge Suites Columbus Univ Area - OSU
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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