Named one of the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2019
Columbus is a city unlike any other. Vibrant and alive, Ohio’s capital is known for its open attitude, smart style and entrepreneurial spirit. Columbus’ blend of unique neighborhoods, dynamic nightlife, noteworthy music scene, arts, events, culinary experiences, attractions and accommodations are all made unforgettable by the diversity of its outgoing locals who warmly welcome visitors.
Located within a one-day drive or one-hour flight from more than half the U.S. population, it’s easy to build Columbus into a stateside itinerary. From the high-energy sports scene in the University District to the historic charm of German Village and the one-of-a-kind galleries and boutiques in the Short North Arts District, everyone can find something within a five mile stretch of High Street, whose neighborhoods are collectively known as the “Five on High”.
Not to be overlooked is Columbus’ beer scene. The city boasts nearly 50 breweries throughout, many of which have opened within the past five years. Scotland-based BrewDog’s U.S. headquarters is in Canal Winchester, just south of the city. The brewery features a full production facility, dog park, museum and the world’s first craft beer hotel. There are also locations in downtown’s Short North and Franklinton neighborhoods. A fun way to explore all of Columbus’ breweries is on the Columbus Ale Trail. Pick up a passport at any participating brewery, get stamps and redeem for prizes along the way. Greater Columbus breweries range from highly regarded production facilities to neighborhood nano breweries and everything in between.
Visit Columbus to experience the local eateries, trendy shops and weekend festivals and see why it was also named on TripAdvisor’s list of Top 20 Places to Visit in the U.S. in 2019. We promise you’ll leave with memories to last a lifetime.