This is a lovely park right near the Short North area, and close to the Convention Center as well. There are lots of trees and benches, and the park is clean and quiet. Get some ice cream from Jeni's on High Street and come sit on a bench here to eat it!...more
Between the OSU campus and downtown Columbus, the Short North has great independent retail and great restaurants and bars (and a Jeni's ice cream place!). Walking down North will give you a nice sense of Columbus.
At first, I was not particularly enthused by some of the gardens here, but the Pacific island water garden made me a fan. It's a large, lush and tropical greenhouse, which is filled not just with plants and some monstrously large koi, but with exotic butterflies, many of them very large and...more
Well-appointed, newly furnished and conveniently located. It's right across the street from the convention center and an easy walk from the Short North and from downtown. It can be a bit loud due to the number of bars nearby (the walls were also REALLY thin & we heard a bit too much of the...more
A nice small art museum and art center with interesting exhibitions and events. Also, the friendliest gallery guards ever -- I've never been in a museum where the guards ask what I think, but it was really charming and made my experience even better....more