Two-Day Getaway to Columbus
More than 600 species-including polar bears-reside at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Downtown in The Topiary Park, sculpted evergreens re-create the scene from George Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte.
Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus creates tasty Americanized German foods; try a little bit of everything on the Autobahn buffet.
Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, in the heart of Short North, features 135 rooms and suites with sleek wooden accents crafted in Ohio.
Bakeries, bookshops and delis line the narrow brick streets of the European-style, 19th-century German Village. There, The Book Loft's discounted books fill a 32-room maze that takes up an entire city block.
Comfort food gets a sophisticated makeover at Skillet; we loved our béchamel and cheddar mac and cheese topped with smoked Ohio-raised pork.
More information: (866) 397-2657; experiencecolumbus.com