It's mid-winter, and let's face it: Things can get a little boring around the house. You might be busy planning your summer trip, but what would you say if I told you that next weekend, you could take an exciting getaway to the city that just keeps getting better - for up to 40% off?

We've got hotel deals valid for the nights of Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, and this is the ONLY place you'll find them! All four of the hotels are located downtown or right at the nexus of Downtown, the Short North Arts District and the Arena District. And I can say with authority that these are the best prices you'll see all year.

  • The Hyatt Regency Columbus: 40% off - starting at $89
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown: 30% off - enter group code "LETSGO" - starting at $111
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown: 25% off - enter group code "BJF" - starting at $99
  • Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center: 20% off  or call 1-800-378-7946 and reference "JACKET" - starting at $79
  • Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown: 15% off - starting at $93

*Check back soon - we may be adding more deals!



The brand-new Hilton Columbus Downtown - 30% off Jan. 25 and 26!

You may have heard: NHL hockey is back! Some tickets for the Columbus Blue Jackets game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, Jan. 26 are still available, so put on your team colors and cheer on the return to the ice.


If you've been hearing a lot about the Columbus Food Scene and want to check it out, this is definitely your weekend to do it! Restaurant Week Columbus brings you prix fixe menus at 70 of the city's best restaurants from $15-$35 per diner. And you can get great dining values by buying discount gift certificates (25-30% off) from Dine Originals Columbus before you leave! Columbus Food Adventures is running food tours of the Short North during the weekend, too - so if you want to taste 5 great spots in one afternoon and learn more about what makes the food scene so unique here, that's a great way to do it!

Maybe you want to add a little art and music to your Columbus weekend? The Newport is hosting the amazingly fun Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band on Friday, Jan. 25, and Keane on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Wexner Center for the Arts opens its winter exhibitions on Sunday, Jan. 27 - and they look great! Or check out Shadowbox Cabaret's performances of Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 27! The glasshouses at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are always a great place to warm up, and right now, it's housing some huge, beautiful sculptures made completely of plastic litter.

If you've got kids and can't wait until spring break, head to Columbus for a quick getaway - bundle up and check out the polar bears at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (which is half-price in January and February!) having a great time swimming, or spend a day indoors at the COSI or the Columbus Museum of Art to bring fun and learning together.

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