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  • Nearby of Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Brilliant Things to do in Columbus

Explore laid-back art galleries and lively foodie hotspots. Stroll through peaceful riverfront gardens and intriguing museums. Discover one of the top zoos in the country and one of the most famous football teams on the planet. The city's charm lies in its unexpected pleasures, from a spectacular public park system to an amazing hockey arena. There's a vibrant gay community, and families will find plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Columbus like hands-on science experiments, playgrounds, and splash fountains. Downtown Columbus is experiencing a cultural renaissance and revitalization - and our centrally located hotel puts you in the middle of it all. Are you ready for an adventure?
Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio

Nationwide Arena

Be thrilled by Columbus Blue Jackets NHL hockey and huge music concerts with the biggest stars on the planet - all just one block away from our downtown hotel.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio

National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Learn the poignant stories of America's military men and women in this newly opened memorial, which features a rooftop sanctuary and thematic museum exhibits.

COSI Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio

COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

Have a blast with 300+ hands-on science experiments at this kid-friendly museum with a planetarium, giant screen movie theater, and Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.

Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Museum of Art

Discover masterpieces by Picasso, Cezanne, and Monet at this exceptional art museum, plus folk art, glass art, photography, and a creative play area for kids.

The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State University

Soak in the youthful energy at OSU's nearby campus, which hosts numerous performing arts events and Big 10 football games with the Buckeyes.

Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio

Short North Arts District

Explore colorful murals and vibrant galleries in this artistic neighborhood that's known for excellent shopping, restaurants, and craft cocktail bars.

Huntington Park of Columbus, Ohio

Huntington Park

Enjoy America's favorite pastime from patio terraces at this open-air baseball stadium, a state-of-the-art ballpark that's the home of the Columbus Clippers.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Wander through six themed areas at one of the best zoos in the nation, home to 10,000 animals including gorillas, manatees, giraffes, and polar bears.

Scioto Mile Promenade in Columbus, Ohio

Scioto Mile Promenade

Stretching along the Scioto River, this peaceful waterfront walkway features shady al fresco cafes, live performance pavilions, and play fountains for the kids.
Columbus Commons in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Commons

Gather with locals in a beautiful green space in the heart of downtown with free outdoor concerts, 12 unique gardens, food trucks, and a colorful carousel.

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