Welcome to Columbus! 


Whether you're a first-time visitor or have already been here a few times, we want to help you make this visit one to remember. Here, you will be able to find things to do, where to eat and how to get around Columbus. Check out our events below to see what will be happening while you're visiting when you have free time.


Where to eat

Columbus’ amazing food scene features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, one-of-a-kind restaurants and creative artisan desserts, beers, wines and spirits.


There are more than 100 restaurants within walking distance of Nationwide Arena, including the North Market public market, so you will never go hungry or thirsty. View our Downtown Restaurant Map.


What to do

Staying in the heart of downtown Columbus gives you easy access to all of our hip galleries, shops, nightlife, sports and family attractions just steps from Nationwide Arena. Take the free downtown circulator from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District, or hop in an Uber or Taxi for a short ride to attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Visit our Made in Cbus page for a unique and local experience. Also make sure to check out the Columbus Coffee Trail and the Columbus Ale Trail while you're here!


Getting Around

Columbus is an easy, walkable destination with a lot to see and do in the Arena District or the Short North Arts District, just steps from Nationwide Arena. Other downtown districts – German Village, the Brewery District and the Theatre District – are within 10 blocks or a short CBUS ride. View our printable transportation guide.


For everything to see and do in Columbus, download our Visitors Guide. Or, you can stop into one of our Visitor Centers and pick up one for yourself.