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You're Invited to Columbus in 2024

Columbus is a city built on bold ideas and fueled by relentless optimism. Here you’ll find a welcoming and forward-thinking city in the heart of the Midwest. In fact, we’re the 14th largest city in the U.S., Ohio’s capital and one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. From world-class museums like COSI, named the best science museum in the country for four consecutive years by USA Today 10Best, to unique neighborhoods like the Short North Arts District, historic German Village and the Arena District — where three professional sports teams live on one street — Columbus has so much to offer. See why Forbes named Columbus a “hidden gem in plain sight,” Thrillist called the city a “queer oasis” and why Essence named Columbus one of the Best Destinations for Culinary Travel in 2024.

Why Columbus? 

Jeni Britton, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Avishar Barua, Top Chef season 18 contestant, and Coyote Peterson, host of YouTube’s Brave Wilderness, all choose to call Columbus home. Find out why.

Live for Inclusion

CBUS Soul®

Discover the city’s rich, historic, innovative, and forward-moving Black culture.

Live Proud

Pride is more than a parade here. Although we have that too — and the biggest in the Midwest. Find out why we’re a top LGBTQIA+ destination.

Diversity Apprenticeship Program

Providing a paid, hands-on, on-the-job experience for people who identify as BIPOC to work across multiple departments in the travel industry.

Four-Season City

Leaf peeping and college football in the fall. Light snowfall in the new year creating a cozy winter wonderland. Stunning blossoms along the Scioto River in the spring. Long summer days and cool nights spent on rooftop patios. We’ve got it all.

Media Contacts

Want to plan your visit? Need help with a story? We're here to help:

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Leah Berger, APR, ECI (she/her) Director, Public Relations

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Cam Tirado, ECI (she/her) Public Relations Specialist

Ashley Vukovic

Ashley Darr, ECI (she/her) Sr. Director, Integrated Marketing & Communications

Columbus Captures

When visiting, show us how you #LiveForwardCbus