Columbus at a Glance
As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone.
ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS, COLUMBUS IS...
Columbus ranked “Highest in Visitor Satisfaction in the Midwest” by J.D. Power* in the 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study.
Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge and was named a 2018 winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.
Marriott named Columbus the Top Destination for Solo Female Travelers in 2018 and Expedia called Columbus one of America’s most tourist-friendly cities.
Expedia named Columbus one of the most exciting LGBTQ-friendly travel destinations in the world, and Columbus has continually scored 100s on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index.
You’ll recognize the excitement in Columbus immediately according to Travel & Leisure, who named the capital city one of America’s 30 favorite cities. One of the New York Times’ 52 Places to Visit in 2019, Columbus is a top travel spot.
The population of Columbus is growing and thriving, with the city named one of the 10 Best Big Cities to Live in Right Now and a top place to live for millennials by TIME and a Best American City to Work in Tech from Smart Asset.
*Columbus, OH received the highest numerical score among 8 cities in the Midwest in the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study, based on 26,124 total responses, measuring the experiences and perceptions of travelers who visited a top 50 U.S. destination, surveyed February-July 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.