Ohio’s capital city (and its most populous) gives visitors a unique look at Middle America. In many ways, Columbus holidays are more laid-back excursions than tourist hot spots like New York City, Las Vegas or Los Angeles. As home to Ohio State University—one of the largest universities in the country—Columbus can also offer visitors many nightlife spots as well as wallet-friendly pubs, restaurants and Columbus hotels.
Things to Do in Columbus
Columbus offers you many different areas to explore. Let your inner artist out at the Short North Arts District in the heart of downtown. This bohemian stretch of art galleries, shops and restaurants begs you to park your car and hoof it.
Seen enough art? Make your way to Easton Town Center, a mixed shopping and entertainment district. Pick out some souvenirs at the local shops…or, you know, some fun stuff for yourself.
Finally, Ohio residents live and die for their sports teams. Get into the spirit and cheer on the town’s professional hockey team, the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena (face painting is optional).
Don’t retire to your Columbus accommodation yet! The night is young, especially around the university district. Tonnes of students means the bars and clubs open all night long—and unlike some of the inhabitants, you don’t have finals in the morning!
Getting to & Around Columbus
The best way to get directly to Columbus is through Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). You can use the town’s public bus system to get around, but this is a car-centric city, so one of Wotif’s car hire options will make your travel a lot more convenient.
You may be able to find cheap eats and drinks in this oversized college town, but if you want great deals on hotels in Columbus, you’ll need Wotif. Put in your travel dates and find great savings today!