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An Update from Columbus

While we're sad we can't make it to each of you in person, we were glad to see many of your faces on camera to tell you about all the new and exciting things happening in Columbus. You heard updates from Columbus' major group-friendly attractions, destinations and hotels and learned about what we are doing at Experience Columbus and how our city is putting the health and safety of you and your groups at the forefront. Reference this Know Before You Go document to be prepared for your next trip to Columbus.

Columbus is a city built on bold ideas and fueled by relentless optimism. Right now, it's more important than ever to look forward. By spreading hope and happiness, we can outlast the spread of COVID-19. As friends, neighbors and family, let's live to love. Live to give back. And show the world all that's possible when you Live Forward.


Columbus neighborhoods

One of the best things about visiting Columbus is the chance to explore its fascinating and fun-filled neighborhoods. Few cities around have such a mix of diverse neighborhoods located throughout the city, making it the perfect place for your group to visit next.

Cambridge/Guernsey County

Discover small town charm and unique attractions from Living Word Outdoor drama to Dickens Victorian...

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Wander the cozy pubs and charming boutiques and cross over to Bridge Park, the areas newest...

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Ohio's herb capital offers culinary inspiration at signature restaurants and classes at Ohio Herb...

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Grandview Heights

Just minutes from downtown, explore sidewalk cafes, independent craft breweries and one-of-a-kind...

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Columbus Attractions

It’s not hard to find things to do in Columbus. In fact, with so many top-ranked attractions, one of the hardest parts about any trip is deciding which activity will have to wait until the next visit. Get a first look at Adventure Cove at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This brand-new, state-of-the-art sea lion habitat is home to seven sea lions and features an amphitheater with daily shows and a glass-encased underwater viewing tunnel. See the newest exhibit here and then book your group to see it firsthand.


Experience interactive exhibits and the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery.

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Coastal Excursion

See the brand new sea lion habitat, Adventure Cove, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Franklin Park Conservatory

Release a tropical butterfly and see the world's largest collection of Chihuly glass in a botanical...

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Wasafiri Adventure

Hand feed a giraffe at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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Get a first look at Adventure Cove

This brand-new, state-of-the-art sea lion habitat at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to seven sea lions and features an amphitheater with daily shows and a glass-encased underwater viewing tunnel.


Columbus Lodging

Whether you prefer one of the city’s 4,000 downtown hotel rooms, in the heart of the action, or a suburban property located throughout the city and close to many of our top-rated attractions, we’ve got you covered.

Hilton CleanStay Guest Experience

Providing guests with assurance and peace-of-mind when they stay at any Hilton property.

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Hotels OSU/University District

Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton Inn in Columbus' university district.

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Hotels Columbus Airport

Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton Inn near John Glenn Columbus International Airport

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