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About Columbus

Columbus at a Glance

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone.



​*Columbus, OH received the highest numerical score among 8 cities in the Midwest in the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study, based on 26,124 total responses, measuring the experiences and perceptions of travelers who visited a top 50 U.S. destination, surveyed February-July 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit

Here’s how we rank

Graphic displaying seven Columbus accolades: 1. One of MSN’s 18 Road Trip Destinations Within 1 Day’s Drive for 50% or More of Americans in 2022 2. One of U.S. News and World Report's Best Weekend Getaways in the U.S. in 2021 3. One of Real Simple’s 10 Surprisingly Affordable Destinations for Fall Travel in 2021 4. One of the Travel Channel’s Top 10 Domestic Destinations for 2020 5. One of SmartAsset’s Best Cities for Conferences in 2020 6. One of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Visit in 2019 7. One of Airport Service Quality’s best airports for passenger experience in 2020

Here’s how we vibe

Our city boasts a vibrant and dynamic culture and we’ve got all the options for filling your downtime. Whether you’re hunting for local restaurants and craft cocktail pairings, the best shopping in town or active adventures, Columbus has you covered.

Taste the city’s flavor and enjoy a culinary scene that’s been praised by The New York Times and Food & Wine. Choose from more than 100 unique restaurants within walking distance of the convention center and explore our experiential coffee, distillery, and pizza trails.

Discover local designers as you browse boutiques and unique stores along High Street. Or, shop brands you love like DSW and Express (did you know both brands are headquartered right here in Columbus?).

Everyone is welcome here. In fact, Columbus is home to the largest Pride celebration in the Midwest, and our city scored a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index in 2023.

Come and find your vibe in Columbus!