Columbus Weekend City Guide

Spending a weekend in Columbus means that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Home to eateries and breweries, shopping centers and cultural hubs, stadiums and more, experience the best of the Midwest while you’re here.


For the Arts

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Immerse yourself in arts and culture during your visit. Head to Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio’s first art museum, for exhibits from renowned artists such as Picasso. For classes and activities plus free admission to galleries, be sure to check out the Cultural Arts Center. Explore a variety of cultural centers throughout the city:

For the Big Game

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From college football to professional soccer, you don’t have to travel far to find team spirit in Columbus. Catch a hockey game at Nationwide Arena, or head to a Triple-A baseball game at Huntington Park. Be sure to bring your sportswear:

For a Brew (or Two)


Columbus is a hot spot for breweries. Spend an afternoon touring and tasting as you make your way through the city. Stop for sips at some of these places:

For some Family Fun

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If you’re looking for a family fun, Columbus is the place to be. Spend the day learning with hands-on, kid-friend exhibits at the Center of Science and Industry, or visit the animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Bring your children on an adventure:

For a Night on the Town

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When the sun goes down, Columbus comes alive with thriving entertainment venues, clubs and bars. Gather with friends at a chic wine bar, or check out a comedy show at a local club. Whatever scene you seek, go out and play:

For a Shopcation

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All over the city, you’ll find premier spots for the ultimate shopping getaway. With hundreds of retailers in various centers throughout Columbus, shop ‘til you drop during your stay:

For a Bite

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The dining options in Columbus are seemingly endless. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, American, seafood or steak, you’ll find incredible eats all over the city. Check out a few of the local favorites:

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