Walkable Columbus


In Columbus, meeting attendees are only…

  • 83 steps to local restaurants
  • 33 steps to a micro-brewery
  • 131 steps to headquarter hotels
  • 275 steps to shopping at the historic North Market
  • 422 steps to the Short North Arts District
  • 633 steps to NHL Hockey in the Arena District

Columbus is an easy, walkable convention destination with hip galleries, shops, dining, nightlife, sports and hotels just steps from the convention center. Once delegates have arrived, it’s quick and easy for them to get where they need to be. View a printable transportation guide here.

There are five hotels connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The other hotels are a maximum of 10 blocks away, allowing for a short walk or ride on the free CBUS circulator. There are more than 100 restaurants within walking distance of the convention center, including the North Market public market, so delegates will never go hungry or thirsty. See more on playing, dining and shopping.


Taxis, Lyft and Uber drivers are easily accessible and, for those looking to get a little exercise, the CoGo bike share program offers 300 bikes in downtown Columbus with 30 stations, including a station on High Street, right in front of the convention center. The CBUS, a free downtown circulator, makes it easy to get around from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District. Now, it's easier than ever to get from the airport to downtown with AirConnect, a new circulator route, which runs to/from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and downtown Columbus. Stops are made at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and many of the downtown hotels. 

Find out more about all of the transportation options at getaroundcbus.com.