Once you do a little exploring, you’ll find out why this capital city is a hidden gem of true Americana with a fab foodie, art, and sports scene.
From the outside, Ohio’s biggest city may look a little ho-hum, but underneath that proud Buckeyes sweater beats the heart of a vibrant and all-around cool city. Once a savvy traveler like you sees behind the curtain, you’re in for a lot of fun.
Columbus is one of those destinations that encourages you to slow down and truly appreciate the experience of the destination. It’s not going to blast you with glitz and glamor, but it will enthrall you with the way sunlight dapples across stunningly rich flowers at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It will drench your senses with the sweet smell of fresh honey at the North Market Farmers Market. It can even get your heart thundering in your chest when you visit Ohio Stadium (just call it “The Shoe”) to root on the Buckeyes. (Anyone who dismisses college ball won’t be singing that tune for long after meeting the Columbus locals.)
There are plenty of things to do in Columbus, especially for travelers who like to really take the measure of a place. For example, you can easily spend an entire day down at the Short North Arts District wandering through quirky galleries, sipping wine at a new fusion place, and following the beat to a dive bar where you can meet student philosophers from nearby Ohio State.
If you aren’t sure what to do in Columbus, you just aren’t looking hard enough. Grab one of our Columbus vacation packages and fly down in July for the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest. What does jazz have to do with ribs? Who cares, they’re both awesome and filling. That’s Columbus for you. A little funky, a little artsy, and a little foodie-ish. Now that we’ve shown you the city’s secrets, you have no excuses for not having a blast!