One of the best things about visiting Columbus is the chance to explore its fascinating and fun-filled neighborhoods. Few cities around have such a mix of diverse neighborhoods, all within a short walk of downtown, which makes a great epicenter for your Columbus visit. Head south to check out the historic charm and hot dining scene of German Village. To the west, you’ll find the emerging arts epicenter of Franklinton with its industrial vibe. To the north, the Short North Arts District delights with boutique shopping, outstanding nightlife and distinctive dining.