Columbus recently landed on Good Housekeeping's list of most affordable places to travel. "Half of the U.S. population lives within a one-day drive of Columbus — making it both accessible and affordable. Columbus is home to Jack Hannah’s zoo, which includes a water park called Zoombezi Bay," writes author Meg St-Esprit. "Visitors should give themselves two days to enjoy everything the zoo has to offer. The local science center, COSI, has been rated the best science center in America for three years in a row by USA Today. Many museums and zoos have reciprocal programs with the Columbus attractions, so check your local memberships for discounts. While in town, guests can spend a free evening walking, biking or enjoying the spray park along the river on the Scioto Mile.”