Columbus Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Columbus Trip Guide

Hip, engaging neighborhoods infuse Ohio's capital city with vivacious spirit.


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What to do

Capitol tours Free hour-long guided tours are available daily; check times online.

Center of Science and Industry COSI fuses playground and museum, with more than 300 interactive exhibits.  (888) 819-2674;

Columbus Food Adventures Themed tours introduce foodies to interesting cuisines around the city. We love sampling authentic Mexican dishes on the taco truck tour. See reviews and ratings. (614) 440-3177;

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium More than 600 species reside at this top-ranked zoo. At Polar Frontier, a clear-ceiling viewing area lets visitors see the polar bears playing in a pool overhead. See reviews and ratings. (800) 666-5397;

German Village A few blocks south of downtown, wander a picturesque enclave of European-style, 19-century brick buildings. Bakeries, bookshops, delis and gift stores line the narrow brick streets. (614) 221-8888;

Huntington Park The $64 million minor-league park offers foods from local restaurants and many kinds of seating. Check out the memorabilia and photos in The Hall of Fame Bar. See reviews and ratings. (614) 462-5250;

North Market Visitors shop 32 stalls filled with fresh produce and prepared foods at this indoor market. (614) 463-9664;

Short North North of downtown, this area bursts with shopping, dining and night life. (614) 299-8050;


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