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Best of Columbus Guide

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Columbus
Ohio’s capital city is full of beautiful neighborhoods, a critically acclaimed food scene and top-ranked attractions. This creative-minded destination offers something for everyone. Families will enjoy COSI, the nationally known science center, as well as the Columbus zoo and its neighboring water park. Art lovers will savor the collections at the Columbus Museum of Art and revel in Gallery Hop, a monthly celebration in the Short North Art District. Columbus is a city that invites exploration.

All things to do » Things to do

Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center
Jubilee Museum and Catholic Cultural Center
Owner description: A preservation of Catholic Church art and traditions salvaged from individuals and churches and schools that have closed. as well as a large collection of Bibles from 1558 and on... more Owner description: A preservation of Catholic Church art and traditions salvaged from individuals and churches and schools that have closed. as well as a large collection of Bibles from 1558 and on, oil paintings, four working pipe organs, statuary, historic vestments from the Holy Land and many other treasures of the Catholic mind and memory. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Ohio Theater
Ohio Theater
Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.
Attraction type: Theaters
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art... more Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages. Current and Upcoming exhibitions include:Bruce Munro: Light: A special evening engagement featuring the light-based works of artist Bruce Munro. On view Wednesday–Friday evenings, September 25, 2013–February 8, 2014. Merry & Bright: The Conservatory's annual holiday celebration featuring festive poinsettia and evergreen displays, a gingerbread competition and special entertainment. November 23, 2013–January 5, 2014. Orchids: An artful and imaginative display of hundreds of orchids in the warm Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. January 11–April 14, 2014. Blooms & Butterflies: The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden. March 8–September 28, 2014. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Easton Town Center
Easton Town Center
Owner description: In stark contrast to the old-country aura of German Village, Easton is the most modern neighborhood in the city, its architecturally contemporary town center drawing shoppers and... more Owner description: In stark contrast to the old-country aura of German Village, Easton is the most modern neighborhood in the city, its architecturally contemporary town center drawing shoppers and tourists to an array of nationally and regionally known stores, plentiful restaurants and varied entertainment. less
Attraction type: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Huntington Park
Huntington Park
Attraction type: Sports Complexes
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pistacia Vera
Pistacia Vera
Ranked #1 of 1,978 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Little lebanon bistro and bakery
Little lebanon bistro and bakery
Ranked #2 of 1,978 Restaurants in Columbus
Cuisines: Lebanese
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Ranked #3 of 1,978 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Mitchell's Ocean Club
Mitchell's Ocean Club
Ranked #4 of 1,978 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Martini Modern Italian
Martini Modern Italian
Ranked #5 of 1,978 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
1.5 of 5
Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
$54 - $59
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Worthington Red Roof Inn
Worthington Red Roof Inn
$50 - $74
Ranked #72 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
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Columbus Days Inn North Macon Road
$52 - $57
Ranked #83 of 140 Hotels in Columbus

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Blackwell
4.0 of 5
The Blackwell
$127 - $233
Ranked #1 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
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Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
$110 - $189
Ranked #4 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
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Comfort Suites East Broad at 270
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites East Broad at 270
$112 - $141
Ranked #8 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hilton Columbus Downtown
4.0 of 5
Hilton Columbus Downtown
$185 - $303
Ranked #3 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
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The Westin Columbus
4.0 of 5
The Westin Columbus
$142 - $244
Ranked #50 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
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