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The Columbus community has been able to safety reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 10 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, in effect until Dec. 18, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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Experience Columbus Blog

Local Dining in the Short North

Here are some great recommendations for local dining near the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Short North Arts District. 1. Barley’s Brewpub - with classic soups, sandwiches and bar snacks 2. Double Comfort - Fried chicken to die for, with…

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Insider Tips for the Columbus Zoo

There are a whole lot of reasons the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium keeps earning the title of America's Best Zoo. It's enormous, offering a huge variety of experiences with animals, it is dedicated to conservation, and it's just downright fun! We put…

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10 Things Not to Miss at the Ohio State Fair

The 161st annual Ohio State Fair takes place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus July 23-Aug. 3. We've picked 10 State Fair experiences that range from the classic to the novel - if you follow these tips, you'll truly make the most of your visit! 1…

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8 Best Columbus Food Truck Meals

Columbus is a food city, and in addition to the best taco truck scene in the Midwest, we've got more than our fair share of other mobile eateries. Here are our recommendations for great food truck dining in Columbus. Sweet Carrot - Fried Arts - Sweet…

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3 Spots in Columbus for Gearheads

Do you love anything with a motor? You're going to find a whole lot to love about Central Ohio! Check out these three spots to explore - and even participate in - motorsports. Goodguys PPG Hot Rod & Custom Car Nationals - Don't miss this huge indoor…

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Your Guide to Visiting the Ohio Statehouse

This post is written by Sandi Matgouranis, marketing coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols. Architecture aficionados, history buffs and political junkies should make a point of visiting the Ohio…

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Columbus Chef Profiles: Sassafras Bakerys AJ Perry

This post is written by Shelley Mann, founder of Umami Consulting, a company that provides marketing and public relations support for local, independent restaurants in Columbus and also executive director of Dine Originals Columbus. It’s become a…

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4 Free Spots to Visit with Toddlers

As the dad of a 1 1/2-year-old, I know that kids can change moods at the drop of a hat. Or at the suggestion of the drop of a hat. Or at the notion that hats exist at all. But that doesn't mean new experiences aren't worth trying. So when my family…

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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…

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