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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.

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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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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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Ohio Stadium
Ohio Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & stadiums
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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

Little lebanon bistro and bakery
Little lebanon bistro and bakery
Ranked #1 of 2,017 Restaurants in Columbus
Cuisines: Lebanese
Pistacia Vera
Pistacia Vera
Ranked #2 of 2,017 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro
Ranked #3 of 2,017 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $25 - $60
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Mitchell's Ocean Club
Mitchell's Ocean Club
Ranked #4 of 2,017 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Z Cucina di Spirito
Z Cucina di Spirito
Ranked #5 of 2,017 Restaurants in Columbus
Price: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
1.5 of 5
Wayfaring Buckeye Hostel
$29 - $72
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Worthington Red Roof Inn
Worthington Red Roof Inn
$49 - $67
Ranked #77 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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Henderson House Bed and Breakfast
$15
Ranked #10 of 20 Columbus B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus/University Area
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus/University Area
$127 - $216
Ranked #3 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/Polaris
3.5 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/Polaris
$127 - $176
Ranked #6 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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Hilton Columbus/Polaris
3.5 of 5
Hilton Columbus/Polaris
$119 - $220
Ranked #9 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Blackwell
4.0 of 5
The Blackwell
$153 - $202
Ranked #1 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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Hilton Columbus Downtown
4.0 of 5
Hilton Columbus Downtown
$183 - $291
Ranked #4 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph
4.0 of 5 Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph
$244 - $339
Ranked #26 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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