Close Menu

Columbus Neighborhoods

Columbus’ vibrant neighborhoods offer endless entertainment options. Collectively, these districts are referred to as the “Five on High” as they sit on a five mile stretch of High Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, and they are packed with restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, galleries and more. In Columbus, convention attendees are at the center of these urban entertainment districts.

updated 5 on high

Walk, jump on a scooter or grab a short ride in an Uber to check out the highlights of these hip hoods:

University District

Boasts iconic sporting locations such as The Shoe, home of Buckeye football, the Jack Nicklaus Museum, honoring the Columbus-born golf legend and Field, home of the Columbus Crew. It's also home to an under-the-radar art scene featuring the Wexner Center for the Arts...

Short North

Known as the “art and soul” of Columbus, the Short North Arts District shines for its unique galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques. It's home to some of Columbus’ best-known local dining, including Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and many concepts by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

Arena District

This is the destination for spirited sports fans hoping to see NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets play at Nationwide Arena or Triple-A baseball’s Columbus Clippers, farm team of the Cleveland Indians, play at Huntington Park, which has been named “Ballpark of the Year” It's a regular...


Downtown offers a mix of exciting, new attractions and historic sites like the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio and Palace Theatres and more. It also features more than 179 acres of greenspace between the Columbus Commons and Scioto Mile offer urban oases for outdoor...

German Village & Brewery District

This Quaint and charming area is one of the most atmospheric in all of the Midwest and known for its brick streets, charming homes, cozy restaurants and delightful shops. The entire neighborhood is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Its former hub of the city’s beer...

With so much going on, it’s impossible to pack a well-rounded Columbus experience into just one trip! Coming early or staying late? Check out more recommendations for exploring the city’s culture, attractions, food, recreation and more.