Columbus At a Glance
Columbus, the 14th largest city in the country, as well as the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, is a smart and open community whose dynamic sports package fits the needs of every participant and fan.
Upon arrival, visitors love exploring the place that is fast becoming known as one of the nation’s most creative, forward-thinking and exciting cities. Celebrated for its incredible arts, entertainment, fashion and culinary offerings; exciting collegiate and professional sports teams and events; and spectacular riverfront with a sprawling ribbon of parkland on the Scioto Mile through downtown, this city on the move has something for everyone.
Need some ideas on what to see and do in Columbus? Check out some sample itineraries when planning your Columbus Experience. Columbus has five unique districts you don’t want to miss: Arena District, Brewery District, Discovery District, German Village and Short North Arts District. And top notch shopping destinations: Easton Town Center, The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, Polaris Fashion Place, Tanger Outlets and University District Gateway.
Made in CBUS Trail!
Want to really get to know Columbus? Be sure to check out the brand new Made in CBUS trail. The trail features 20 businesses, including top-rated distilleries, freshly cold-pressed juice shops, locally designed clothing and accessories and artfully created home goods. Pick up a passport at any participating stop or at one of three Experience Columbus Visitors Centers located in the Arena District, Easton and the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). After purchasing an item at any four of the twenty stops, trail goers can redeem the passport for a free Made in CBUS t-shirt at the Experience Columbus Visitors Centers in the Arena District or the GCCC. For an interactive Made in Cbus trail map and information about each of the participating shops, visit madeincbustrail.com.
Look for the Star
Look for Certified Tourism Ambassadors™ (CTA). The CTA program is a national certification. Through the program, frontline employees, ambassadors and volunteers have improved their knowledge of the region and are best able to answer frequently asked visitor questions.
Call 866-397-2657 and speak live with a Columbus Travel Counselor. They can provide ideas, suggestions and directions to customize your visit. You also can ask Experience Columbus staff questions on Twitter using #expcols.