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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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11 Holiday Lights Shows Illuminating Columbus

An earlier sunset means more time to enjoy the colorful holiday lights around the city! This holiday season, enjoy these 11 festivals, events and illuminated displays in Columbus. 1. Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Nov. 15, 2019 - Jan…

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Your Guide to German Dining in Columbus

Columbus has long been influenced by German culture, most notably through 18th century German immigrants who established a neighborhood south of downtown in what has become known as German Village. Today, Columbus Oktoberfest and other German-themed…

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New Dining and Drink Options in German Village

While German Village boasts historic charm, there’s always something new to be discovered in the neighborhood! Many of the old favorites continue to draw the crowds: Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, German Village Coffee Shop, Katzinger’s, The Old Mohawk, and…

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How German Village Got Its Name

In the Beginning Since its founding in 1812, Columbus has always been a haven for immigrants. One of the earliest groups to come to the city in large numbers were Germans, and they settled in the area south of Downtown, which soon became know as "die…

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4 Fine Dining Spots in German Village

This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick. German Village is home to many great dining spots, from pubs, taverns and burger…

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Your Shopping Guide to Columbus

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. Fall fashion season is right around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping as…

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What to do with 1, 2 or 3 Hours in Columbus

This post is written by Hannah Henthorne, convention services assistant for Experience Columbus. Have a couple hours to spare in Downtown Columbus? Worried that your own two feet can’t compete with that malevolent minute hand as it spins around your…

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4 Ways to Explore Columbus' Neighborhoods

Wherever you stay near downtown, you're only a short walk or ride from a vibrant neighborhood to explore. The proximity of these places makes getting up and wandering a perfectly good option for seeing the city, but if you want a little more…

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How to Plan the Perfect Bachelorette Party in Columbus

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership services coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. I can hear the bells. It’s wedding season everyone! And you know what that means, bachelorette parties…

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