An Insider’s Guide to Columbus
These stories are about the people, places and experiences that make Columbus the vibrant, inclusive and unforgettable city we know you’ll love. Let these stories be the beginning of yours. Columbus Live Forward.
It’s time to start making travel plans for 2023, and there's never been a more perfect opportunity to spend time in Columbus. Our city is...
There’s no shortage of things to do this winter in Columbus. To celebrate the season, we’ve pulled together a list of the top activities...
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Live to Explore Cbus Neighborhoods
Live to Explore the University District with Parris Campbell, Jr.
Our series, Live to Explore Cbus, features Columbus’ thriving neighborhoods through the eyes of influential people who live, work and play in the area. Discover personal stories, favorite locales and...
Black-Owned Local Businesses in Columbus
One of the most direct and sustainable ways you can support the Black community is by shopping local, Black-owned businesses. If you know of a business or resource that should be included, send us an email. If you're a Black-owned business...4 min read
How to Honor Black History Month in Columbus
Since its designation in 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month annually in February. President Gerald Ford called upon the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black...5 min read
Latin-American Owned Businesses in Columbus
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the United States from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the influence of Hispanic Americans on the history, culture and achievements of the U.S. We’ve pulled together a list of...1 min read
Asian-Owned Businesses in Columbus
Held annually during the Memorial Day weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Asian Festival is normally the kick-off of Columbus’s festival season and the wrap-up of celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander...2 min read
Women-Owned Local Businesses in Columbus
Women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy, and supporting a woman-owned business is one of the most sustainable ways to honor the contributions of women throughout history. This Women’s History Month, we are...4 min read
Veteran-owned Businesses in Columbus
Military personnel give so much of themselves to defend our country, and often adjusting back to a traditional lifestyle can be difficult. For those who have taken the step to open their own business, one of the smallest ways we can repay and thank1 min read
LGBTQ-owned Local Businesses in Columbus
Recently, we crowd-sourced an enormous list of Black-owned businesses as an expansion of a blog post we had previously put together featuring a collection of Black-owned restaurants. We shared that it was important because it's one of the most...3 min read