Situated in the heart of Ohio, Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and located within a one-day drive or one-hour flight from more than half of the U.S. population.

A haven for food and arts lovers, the city showcases its extensive farm to fork culture, perfectly prepared in a multitude of world class restaurants. With over 50 craft breweries, the city is also home to the United States headquarters and brewery of the Scottish based Brew Dog brewing empire. On this site there is also the Brew Dog hotel also known as the Doghouse, here visitors can experience a truly unique hotel experience themed around the Brew Dog concept.

The Short North district is home to galleries, arts, and craft outlets. The Ohio State University contemporary art centre was named in the Washington Post as having one of the most dynamic contemporary programs in the country. Columbus also boasts its very own Chihuly glass exhibition at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden.

While the permanent options are bewildering the city also hosts a multitude of weekly monthly and annual festivals. Every weekend in the summer months will see events,  light displays throughout the city in the winter, there is always something happening in Columbus! Some of the most noteworthy, with national acclaim, include the Columbus Arts Festival, featuring over 200 visual artists, three stages of performances, and dozens of food vendors, as well as the Jazz & Rib Fest, offering the finest in music and barbecue for jazz and rib enthusiasts. Additionally, the world’s largest three-day Irish festival held in Dublin, Ohio,  annually celebrates Irish dance, music, art, and culture, attracting both Irish and Irish-at-heart attendees.

Outdoor and water adventures in any one of the 20 metro parks, 28,400 acres of land in the seven Central Ohio counties or the 175 acres of parkland stretching along the Scioto Mile in the heart of the city is easily accessible.

With its very own music trail, 40 + music venues covering every genre and one of the largest Pride events in the US annually this relaxed but vibrant city is welcoming, friendly and a great base to explore the wonders of Ohio and beyond.

Quick facts:

Columbus is the capital city of Ohio

It is the largest city in the state of Ohio by population

Columbus is a four-season city

Approx. driving distances:

Chicago – 5.5 hours

Detroit – 3 hours

Cleveland – 2 hours

Cincinnati – 1 hour 40 mins


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