Columbus/Downtown

Downtown is a district of Columbus, Ohio that includes the Arena district and Short North.

Downtown

Get in

By car

Downtown Columbus is intersected by High St. (SR 23), running N/S and Broad St., running E/W. Broad St., can be accessed from I-71 downtown.

By bus

By plane

Get around

By car

Downtown Columbus is intersected by High St. (SR 23), running N/S and Broad St., running E/W. Broad St., can be accessed from I-71 downtown. Roads are well maintained and traffic is usually not too bad except during "rush hours" when people are going to or leaving work. Rush hour can be avoided in your tavern of choice where they offer "happy hour" as an alternative to "road rage".

By bus

The COTA bus service , while not by any standard one of the greatest in the nation, can take you to most important places in the city, which should be about 5 blocks away from any conceivable location you need to go to. This service costs $2 for an express bus and $1.50 for a normal bus. Transfers are free; ask for one from the bus driver when you pay your fare.

By foot

Walking downtown Columbus should be considered safe before mid-night, it is mostly flat, with wide well maintained sidewalks. Bus stops are at regular intervals where you may encounter some homeless in the mix, who may approach you for money or maybe smokes. Usually they present no problem and should be ignored.

See

Discovery Park

Do

Cirque Du Soleil

Buy

Not that there is no place to shop in Downtown Columbus, but places like the City Center are scheduled to close and most consumer items and general merchandise are better sought out at the numerous shopping malls that are off I-270. The downtown today is dedicated to office space, government, banking and a somewhat limited retail and restaurant offerings. Many of the previous retail buildings are being converted to condominium offerings. AKA gentrification.

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Downtown North of Broad

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Bed & Breakfast

Cope

Religion

Connect

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