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The Columbus community has been able to safely 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 Saturday, Jan. 23 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, also in effect until Jan. 23, 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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About Columbus

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...

 

Exceptional

Columbus ranked “Highest in Visitor Satisfaction in the Midwest” by J.D. Power* in the 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study.

Smart

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.

Safe

Marriott named Columbus the Top Destination for Solo Female Travelers in 2018 and Expedia called Columbus one of America’s most tourist-friendly cities.

Inclusive

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.

Dynamic

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.

Booming

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.