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Casey Brown
Casey Brown

Casey is the Sales/Development Coordinator for Experience Columbus, so she works with small meetings and also supports the Strategic Development department in advocating for Experience Columbus on a local level. Casey was born and raised in Columbus, but still finds new things to discover every weekend! She loves checking out the Columbus food scene and attending any and all festivals in the summer. You’ll most likely find her visiting newer restaurants in town like The Pearl or Columbus tried and true staples like El Arepazo (all 3 locations!) or Katzinger’s Deli. Then to work off all that delicious food, you’ll find her exploring Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or the Short North Arts District. 

Your Upper Arlington Neighborhood Guide

Upper Arlington, located just 10 minutes west of downtown Columbus, is a family friendly neighborhood with plenty of fun to keep you entertained. There is no shortage of shopping in Upper Arlington. The Shops on Lane Avenue are a great option to…

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36 Hours in the Short North Arts District

Columbus is home to many unique neighborhoods full of character, entertainment and dining. A prime example is the Short North Arts District located just steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Columbus’ downtown core. Home to art…

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Your Bus Transit Guide to Columbus

While downtown Columbus is very walkable and it's relatively easy to drive, this city is lucky to be home to numerous transportation options other than driving your own car. Our bus system, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), will get you wherever…

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Explainer: Columbus' Building Boom

Columbus is on the move with the number of developments happening throughout the city. Public and private projects are all helping shape Columbus as a top-notch destination for visitors and locals alike. With everything that's new or under…

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Short North Happy Hour Roundup: Part 2

There are just so many great happy hour deals in the Short North Arts District that we had to split our roundup into two posts. Read on for some ideas for great happy hours in the northern end of the neighborhood. Read part 1 here. Standard Hall…

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Short North Happy Hour Roundup: Part 1

I have told myself many times that I am going to keep a list of happy hours in town so that I don’t have to sit and rack my brain to come up with ideas. Does it ever happen? No. So, here’s my attempt to help not only myself, but also everyone, by…

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Day Date Ideas

Columbus has no shortage of bars and restaurants that are perfect locations for dates. You probably even have your go to suggestions for all those dating app first dates. However, if you are looking to do something a little different than dinner and…

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Cartooning Around Columbus

When I think of Columbus, some of the things at the top of my mind are our great restaurants, diverse neighborhoods and districts and beloved local breweries, distilleries and coffee shops. What was absent from my list are comics and cartoons, but…

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