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Address: Columbus, OH
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Great Area!

So much much to do. So many cool little restaurants and bars. If you are staying at a hotel in the Arena District, everything is in walking distance. If not staying in the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Cleveland
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Cleveland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

So much much to do. So many cool little restaurants and bars. If you are staying at a hotel in the Arena District, everything is in walking distance. If not staying in the area the garages are fairly inexpensive and there are parking meters everywhere. I recommend catching a Columbus Blue Jackets game if in season.

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Columbus, Ohio
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234 reviews 234 reviews
76 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Between the new ballpark, Nationwide Arena, there are also about a dozen plus restaurants and bars that cater to a wide range of demographics. Nationwide, and the City, have done an amazing job renovating this part of Columbus.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Columbus is working hard to refine downtown entertaining and atmosphere : Arena District is a great part of that. The Arena District offers ample parking, dining options, bars, sports, and atmosphere. The nearby North Market (wish it stayed open later on game days) and restaurants in The Short North enhance the experience- within a few blocks you can find something... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wow... is there anything not in this district! Great bars, fantastic eateries, cobble stone walkways... bridges... ambience galore! And this was February! Love to come visit in summer!!! Thanks Nationwide, you are definitely on Columbus' side!!!

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Bryan, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Got to go to the Market Downtown, many variety foods and Jennis ice cream of corse! Its a short walk to downtown were there is tons of antique shops and fine restaurants

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Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Loved how everything is within walking distance. We parked at the hotel and didn't need our car until it was time to leave. If you are staying in this area, don't waste money on a rental car. Take the shuttle from the hotel and walk everywhere!

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Aurora, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed in the Arena District during NHL All Star Weekend and it was great! Very clean, nice part of town with lots of restaurants/bars. Very walkable and easy to get around.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There are several restaurants in the ara but it's typically at least an hour wait. If there's an event going on, which there almost always is, it may be 2-3 hours for your wait time. The bars are always crowded and typically have a $5-$10 cover charge. But, if you don't mind the crowd, the wait, or the cover, it... More 

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Adamsburg, Pa.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In town for a hockey game. Stayed at Hyatt 3 blocks from the arena. Can walk to everything. parked car the whole weekend. Everybody seemed glad Penguins were in town, means alot of extra bisiness. Only problem were the husband and wife jerks at the game. Section 208 seats 3 & 4, two of the ugliest people God ever made.... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Arena District located in downtown Columbus is home to the Blue Jackets Hockey Team at Nationwide Arena. The Arena also is host to several other events throughout the year. The Arnold Classic is probably the biggest and the longest. There are plenty of Restaurants, hotels, and shops within walking distance. Huntington Park, home of the Clippers Baseball Team is... More 

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