There are so many ways to Experience Columbus. Find your match with our pre-made itineraries or create 10.0 plan all on your own.


Explore the city’s experience trails or head to family-favorite attractions like the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium or Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Don’t miss the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, the only museum of its kind, COSI, voted best science museum in the nation three times by USA Today’s 10Best awards, and the Columbus Museum of Art.


The Short North Arts District is just a few blocks north of Nationwide Arena and filled with more than 100 shops and restaurants. Columbus is a veritable fashion hub, with more designers per capita than anywhere in the U.S. outside of LA and New York.


Want to stay active on the road? Here are some family-friendly options that beat the hotel gym. 


The Arena District is home to Columbus' three professional teams, the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL), the Columbus Crew (MLS) and the Columbus Clippers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians (MLB).

Catch the Buckeye spirit the University District where The Ohio State Buckeyes’ 36 Division I sports attract impassioned crowds from around the state and the country.

Stay close to the action with dozens of restaurants and shops within a short walk of the arena. Check out our Arena District guide to find fun before or after you visit the arena.