Head to central Ohio to visit the state capital, where you'll find The Ohio State University and an assortment of attractions ideal for a weekend getaway. The Scioto Mile Promenade, named for the river that bisects Columbus, provides an excellent way to take in both the downtown area and eight parks. For additional waterfront parks to explore, venture east to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. On the way, you'll pass the Columbus Museum of Art and the Ohio Statehouse. Don't forget to also save time for a walk around The Ohio State University's campus or a Buckeyes football game.