About Columbus

Why Columbus


Columbus is an easy, walkable convention destination with facilities, hotels, dining and entertainment within a few footsteps.


Columbus is within 550 miles of half of the nation‘s population. Its international airport with direct flights to 31 destinations is just 10 minutes from downtown.


As the 15th largest city in the U.S., Columbus has all of the needed amenities at a better value.


Columbus’s urban neighborhoods are packed with restaurants, shops, galleries, music, sports and live entertainment.


Columbus’s amazing food scene features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, one-of-a-kind restaurants and creative artisan desserts, beers, wines and spirits.


Visit the No. 1 zoo, the No. 1 science center and even America’s best ice cream, all in Columbus.


Columbus’s arts scene is one of the Best Big Cities for Art (American Style). Experience creativity from independent artists, professional troupes and artists-in-residence.


CBUS | Operated by COTA
The CBUS is a free downtown Columbus circulator running every 10-15 minutes from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District. (614) 228-1776

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)  
Provides bus service for a fee throughout Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union Counties. Rates as low as $2. (614) 228-1776

Connects people looking for rides with available transportation providers. Choose between uberX, the low-cost option for the cheapest ride in town, or uberBLACK, the more luxurious option. (iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone apps available.)

Dining, Shopping, Entertainment

When you visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center, everything is just a short walk away. The eclectic North Market, charming Goodale Park, lively Arena District and the trend-setting Short North Arts District surround the Convention Center. Major government, entertainment and cultural events are happening every day of the year—inside and out. For more on attractions in the area, visit The Greater Columbus Convention Center.


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