Things To Do
Updated May 2021
As COVID restrictions begin to lift in Ohio, find the latest updates on open attractions, what festivals are happening in the city, free things to do and so much more below. Find the latest on the travel restrictions here.
What Attractions Are Open in Columbus?
Columbus’ top attractions are making regular evaluations regarding the safety of their patrons and staff amidst the COVID-19 virus that could lead to temporary closures. This post will be regularly updated with the latest information as to...6 min read
What Festivals Are Happening in Columbus This Year?
Columbus is a city known for its festivals. From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend every year, there’s at least one festival taking place each weekend, and often many more. While last year's plans were significantly altered,...6 min read
Free Summer Fun in Columbus
The countdown is on! School is almost out and summer is just right around the corner. Getting out of the house to spend time with friends and family in warmer months doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out our recommendations for free summer...1 min read
Wherever you're staying in Columbus, you're going to have a great trip. The world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a delight at any time of year. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings horticulture and art together with a spectacular glasshouse, a stunning community garden campus and sculpture sprinkled throughout. The brand new Scott's Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden focuses on introducing and connecting children to the natural world. The Columbus Museum of Art offers sunny galleries with rotating exhibits and an outdoor sculpture garden. COSI mixes science and fun for kids and adults. Don't miss the new American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery. Parks like the Scioto Mile connect the city to nature, and dozens of miles of multi-use trails span Columbus.
If you're more of a sporty type, you'll find professional and collegiate games and matches all year long. From Columbus Crew SC to the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets to the MLB AAA Columbus Clippers, you're going to find something to cheer for. Find great brand-name shopping at Easton and Polaris Fashion Place or peruse the boutiques of the Short North Arts District, Grandview, and German Village.
With a cultural scene to rival any in the nation, you have your pick of live music, art exhibitions, concerts, and theater. And be sure to grab a cup of coffee, because you're going to want to stay out late.
Have time to spare and not sure what to do? Check out our guide for things to do in Columbus!