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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. ohiostatehouse.org

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

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; columbusfoodadventures.com

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; columbuszoo.org

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; germanvillage.com

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; clippersbaseball.com

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

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

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