After-the-conference Activities Abound in Columbus

With a walkable convention package and abundance of activities, Ohio’s capital city is the ideal place to join a spouse for a meeting, bring the family along on a business trip or extend a conference stay. Check out the buzz on all there is to see, do and experience in Columbus from travel experts across the country:

“Ohio's capital encourages visitors to take in a rich, diverse quality of life. A visitor could spend a long weekend exploring the outsized footprint of the largest city in Ohio and the Midwest’s fastest-growing metropolis. Neighborhoods are among the most beautiful and walkable in the Midwest. The arts are well supported and thriving. Retail, restaurants and nightlife are thriving.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

 “Columbus is not just the place to catch Ohio State’s Buckeyes football team in action. The capital city has a lot to offer for an exciting getaway, including delicious food with international flare, historic districts, a thriving arts scene, and breathtaking gardens. While the city was voted one of the smartest in the world by The Intelligent Communities Forum, you’ll also find some of the kindest people, who’ll no doubt make your experience that much more memorable.” – ShermansTravel

“Columbus has become a hipster hangout, young and vibrant with a sizable population of millennials, tons of fun bars, restaurants, craft breweries and coffee roasters, a burgeoning arts scene, a huge fashion and design industry, and expanding acres of green space for biking, running or just soaking up the sun.” – Dallas Morning News

In Columbus, we take great pride in the wealth of locally owned business, restaurants, shops and attractions available throughout the city. These products and establishments shine for their commitment to quality and collaboration and it’s easy to discover their unique stories with the Made in Cbus Trail.

Explore what else Columbus has to offer on the following pages or request a visitor guide to begin planning your next trip today.