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Welcome, College Basketball Fans!

Did your team advance into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament? Congratulations! You’re going to love your time in Columbus. And there are still limited tickets available here! Here’s everything you need to know about your tournament weekend in Columbus. All games will be played at Nationwide Arena, which makes staying downtown desirable. The region’s largest [...]

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3 New Date Nights Ideas for Columbus

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership services coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. February is almost here, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t settle for just a typical dinner. Heat up your relationship with one of these hot Columbus date night ideas that will [...]

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The Joseph Hotel Opens in Columbus’ Short North

We are delighted to tell you there’s a brand new choice in overnight accommodations in Columbus – The Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, opened for business today, and we can tell right away that it will be a huge success. Thoughtful design, luxurious amenities, distinctive local touches and most importantly a commitment to art make [...]

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How to Do Halloween in Columbus

In its 7th year, Highball (Oct. 24-25) has become known as the nation’s most fashionable costume party! Taking over High Street with musical performances, runway shows and stylish revelry, this is an event you need to experience. The Wizard World Ohio Comic Con comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center Oct. 31 -Nov. 2. Thousands of [...]

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Football Weekend Plans for Visiting Fans

Yes, Columbus is crazy about our Buckeyes. Whether you’re coming to cheer them on or to root for your visiting team, you’re going to have a great time. If this is your first visit, we’ve got some tips to make sure you have the very best Columbus weekend! Friday: We recommend you arrive in Columbus [...]

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FMMF and 3 More Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Columbus

Some people call it summer’s last hurrah, but in Columbus, we call Labor Day one of the most entertainment-packed weekends you’ll ever experience. The brand new Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF)  kicks off Aug. 29 in the Arena District with concerts and fashion events covering the whole neighborhood through Sunday, Aug. 31. Headliners like Destiny’s [...]

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The Oldest ____ in Columbus

Columbus celebrated its 200th birthday in 2012 – there is a lot of history here right under your nose! Here are a few of our oldest attractions to scope out next time you visit. Neighborhood: Franklinton When you think about historic neighborhoods in Columbus, we wouldn’t fault you if German Village and its mid-1800s brick [...]

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10 Fall Festivals You Have to Catch in Columbus

Fall is a magical time in Columbus. The air is crisp, the leaves are beautiful, and there are tons of great festivals to check out, almost every weekend! Here ten Columbus festivals you have to get to this fall. Greek Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Short North Greek food, music and culture are [...]

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Your Red, White & Boom Gameplan

Red, White and Boom is the Midwest’s largest display of Independence Day fireworks – and it definitely draws huge crowds to downtown Columbus. Full of exciting performances, great food and a fun parade, the event officially starts at 11 a.m. on July 3. Find the Best View The fireworks shoot off from Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, [...]