Stroll Through the Short North: Is the neighborhood to visit when you’re in Columbus. Be sure to hit a few of the art galleries, a few of the stores, and a few of the restaurants and bars. Special mentions go to Betty’s Fine Food and Spirits.
Lunch at the North Market: A short walk south of the Short North you’ll find the North Market. A great spot to shop for food, gifts, and try a variety of ethnic foods for lunch or to go.
Stroll Through German Village: This historic community on the southern end of downtown Columbus is filled with beautifully restored homes as well as a few well placed shops, stores, restaurants and more.
Tour the Franklin Park Conservatory: Located on Broad street a few miles east of downtown, the Park Conservatory is a great stop on any afternoon. Botanical exhibits feature a mix of plant-life and modern art.
Visit the Columbus Zoo: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is located approximately 20 miles north of downtown. Many of it’s exhibits have received national acclaim, and current expansion plans will increase the size of the zoo to make it one of the largest in North America.