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Things To Do In Columbus

Updated Nov. 2021

As we head into colder weather and COVID-19 restrictions continue to change, we're dedicated to being your source of things to do in Columbus. Find the latest updates on new exhibits, Christmas light displays, free things to do and so much more below. Find the latest on the travel restrictions here

“Through Vincent’s Eyes”: van Gogh’s Art Comes to Columbus

Beginning in November, Columbus residents and visitors will have the rare, prize opportunity to view 17 paintings, prints, and a drawing by renowned painter Vincent van Gogh, alongside over 100 works from artists who are known to have inspired him Read More

What to Expect When Attending a Columbus Blue Jackets Game at Nationwide Arena

The National Hockey League's (NHL) Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ) are back in action for their 21st season at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, Oct. 14. A team in the Metropolitan Division, CBJ have a tough course ahead of them as they continue their quest Read More

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 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 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. And have a day of adventure at Columbus' new attractions, Play CBus 

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!