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Arena District

Address: Columbus, OH
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Ranked #24 of 212 things to do in Columbus
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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13 reviews 13 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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Fountain Hills
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a very hard time finding the arena. I had to make two phone calls to relatives to find it and I was even using my phone for directions. Maybe if it had been daytime--it would have not been so difficult.

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went to a hockey game but dined first in one of the many dining offerings. Good stadium and most fans were respectable of us visitors. Walked to the drinking establishments after. This is not Nashville but not bad.

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