Things to do in Columbus
Wherever you're staying in Columbus, you're going to have a great trip. The world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a delight any time of year. During the summer months, hand feed a giraffe at the Zoo and head next door to neighboring water park, Zoombezi Bay. 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 Town Center 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.