If the urban pulse might offend you in some manner, stick with Easton shopping center. If you want to see Columbus as a city, this is the place. Loads of food and entertainment and the best people watching there is. Head up one side of High Street then down the other to pick your restaurant, and stop for a few drinks on the way. Food ranges from White Castle to Hyde Park Steakhouse, so if that doesn't cover the gamut, you're in the wrong place. Outdoor patio at MoJo Lounge on the Cap is the best for viewing the passers-by. BTW, parking is painful, so consider some other mode of transport if possible.