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Gay Travel Guide to Columbus

The first thing I noticed at check-in was the city’s tourism magazine. The cover featured a same-sex couple with their adorable little girl. And, no, this wasn’t a LGBTQ-specific guide. This was the Experience Columbus Visitor Guide for all visitors…

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SmartAsset: Best Cities for Runners 2020 (#17)

We looked at data for 95 of the largest U.S. cities across the following six metrics: walk score, pedestrian fatality rate, number of gyms per 10,000 residents, number of races in 2019, percentage of the city that is parkland and housing costs as a…

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2020 State of the Visitor Industry: Mid-Year Report

COLUMBUS – The 2020 state of the visitor industry mid-year report made available today by Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission shows the continued importance of safely reopening the city. As the destination marketing…

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Experience Columbus Preview

The fourth of July is going to look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But there are plenty of fun and entertaining events to attend. Experience Columbus public relations manager Lexi Sweet shared details on what's…

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Money Under 30: Top 10 LGBTQ+-Friendly Cities for Millennials

Columbus has one of the highest LGBTQ+ populations in the U.S. after San Francisco and New York, so if you’re looking for a large LGBTQ+ community with some great resources, Columbus may be the perfect fit for you. With dozens of bars, restaurants…

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“Art after Stonewall” Virtual Tour

More than 50 years after Stonewall, the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio has created the first national museum show exploring the impact of the Stonewall Uprising on the visual arts. Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 looks at two decades of artists…

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Juneteenth in the Midwest: Ways to Celebrate and Learn

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, traces its roots to 1865, when Union Army Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news about the end of the Civil War and slavery. President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation…

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The GBAC STAR Accreditation and What It Means for Planners

If you’ve read any reopening plans recently—whether for hotels, convention centers or entire destinations—it’s likely you’ve come across a line or two that mentions a commitment to earn the GBAC STAR accreditation. Unveiled in May in response to the…

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