What to Do around The Westin Columbus
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In the middle of Ohio's sleepy, rural country side, along the banks of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers, lies the contrasting vibrance of downtown Columbus. A destination perfect for American history buffs, sports enthusiasts, and foodies, just waiting to be discovered.
Olde Towne East, Columbus, OH, USA
Columbus Art Walks are self-guided walking tours of 14 districts in Columbus. Each walk has an audio tour and walking map that you can download from the Columbus Public Health website. They even have a mobile app and an audio tour that you can...
480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Columbus Museum of Art is unlike any art museum I’ve ever experienced. The galleries are organized by theme, not period, so the works of art span a multitude of eras, and contain a mixture of mediums. Photography is mixed with oil....
1069 Jaeger St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
The mission of the Actors' Theater of Columbus is "Presenting plays by William Shakespeare and other time-honored playwrights, with relevance, to a contemporary audience." And they do so each summer with a season spanning May through September....
96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Columbus Metropolitan Main Library has served the community for over 100 years with the motto, “A fountain of learning: Our treasures are within and open to all.” Today it’s a great place to visit either to read,...
1722 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201, USA
Originally opened as a movie theater in 1923, Newport Music Hall is the oldest continually running venue in Columbus (some reports say America) and seats about 2,000 people. This venue has a long tradition of being the place where where rising...
395 Scioto River Rd, Lockbourne, OH 43137, USA
The one-mile stretch of the Scioto Mile park along the Scioto river from the Arena District to Whittier Peninsula really is quite beautiful. Bicentennial park, the centerpiece of the Mile, features a huge fountain for families to cool off on a hot...
Short North, Columbus, OH, USA
Columbus' Short North District is more than just a great place to bar hop or get a delicious Sunday brunch—it's also chock full of art galleries. As a part of 200Columbus, the city's bicentennial celebration, the Short North now features many...
39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Ohio Theater opened in 1928 as a 2,779-seat movie house. During its heyday, performers like Milton Berle, Cab Calloway, and Ginger Rogers crossed its stage. Today it is the home of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the CAPA Summer Movie...
59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
For an experience with renowned local chefs, take a cooking class at North Market. Reasonably priced and featuring a variety of cuisines, you'll use local ingredients to create a delicious meal. If you're just shopping around for local produce, or...
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203, USA
The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is ranked among the top horticultural and educational institutions in the country. They are known for showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and a signature collection of work...
39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Performances seen at the Ohio Theater, typically the same shows as Broadway, are bound to be spectacular, but the building is a marvel in itself. The historic structure is a big part of the draw, as it has been around for over 80 years but has...
400 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a reclaimed and restored 120-acre oasis for both migrating birds and local residents in the heart of downtown Columbus. The park sits on the bank of the Scioto River and features hiking trails, bird watching, fishing,...
485 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
This hard-to-find urban winery is the perfect place for tasting and touring. While I'd recommend stopping by anytime, if you time it right, you may be able to be part of the crush to assist in the wine making process. The venue is a popular spot...
1045 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
If you're up for a treasure hunt, the Greater Columbus Antique Mall is a wonderful place to start. Undoubtedly, you'll find a few surprises among the wares in every nook and cranny—some even tossed on a table or floor—filling the upstairs,...
2491 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202, USA
When you’re having a bad day there’s nothing like laughing to help shake it off. Thank goodness for the Wild Goose Creative’s Improv and Stand-up Comedy night. Two improv groups performed sketches like Jeopardy and Challenge - asking for audience...
480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Topiary Park is located in the Discovery District, making it a quick city escape. The main draw of the seven-acre park is the sculptural and topiary interpretation of George Seurat's late–19th-century painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle...
1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Ohio Statehouse is not only the seat of Ohio government and the "People's House", it is also one of the oldest working statehouses in the country. It contains the Chambers, hearing rooms and offices of the Ohio Legislature as well as the...
501 Park St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
In the heart of Columbus' Arena District, Park Street Tavern's simple atmosphere is fresh and welcome among its flashy neighbors. It's the only bar in the neighborhood that features live music almost every night of the week, and on Wednesdays they...
505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Grange Insurance Audubon Center's vision is to "awaken and connect participants to the beauty of the natural world in the heart of Columbus and inspire environmental stewardship in their daily lives." The center aims to do this through...
139 W Main St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Paintings, sculptures, and poetry are only a few of things you will discover, make, or buy at the Cultural Arts Center. This venue is a great place for workshops and checking out some up-and-coming local creations. The facility caters to both the...
503 S Front St #260, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
On display at Shadowbox Live are some of the best performances Columbus has to offer. The non-profit troupe knows no bounds and regularly produces everything from fine art exhibits, to plays, and even rock operas! With shows that are both unique...
25 Marconi Blvd, Columbus, OH 43223, USA
Christopher Columbus was not from Ohio, nor is this vessel the original Santa Maria; however, in the city that bears his name, we have a replica of the ship that sailed to the Americas over 500 years ago! The boat itself is fascinating to explore,...
160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
It's hard to imagine downtown Columbus without this beautiful green park. A shopping center used to sit on this site, but, luckily, after its demolition, it was transformed into a premier community space. Concerts, kickball, and lunchtime food...
124 S Washington Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Replenish is not your average day spa. More holistic than a beauty salon without sparing any of the usual services, you can get pretty and centered at Replenish. Set in a historic house near Topiary Park, the spa is owned by a mother and her two...
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