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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lake
“Indoor and outdoor shopping mecca not to be missed. Many restaurants. Steve and I love eating on the patio at the Brio. It’s large patio faces a huge water fountain. In nice weather there are stages set up with musical entertainment. Love it there!!!! ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Columbus Museum of Art’s mission is a great experience with great art for everyone.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Garden
“Outstanding horticulture and Botanical Gardens connects the community via educational, and cultural experiences.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“SO much to see and do. If you’re here the first Saturday of the month there’s a great gallery hop that is super fun. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Market
“Amazing local market with all sorts of vendors! Go there to walk around then grab lunch. Make sure to get Jenis ice cream too!”
  • 79 locals recommend
Zoo
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“If you love animals, this is a must. The Columbus Zoo is consistently rated tops in the nation and recognized around the world. Go during the summer and spend a few hours at Zoombezi Bay or go see the millions of lights on display during the holidays; search Columbus Zoo Wildlights. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Science Museum
“We are all LifeLong Learners. Center Of Science & Industry ("C.O.S.I") is great for any age & group size.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great for indoor shopping, food, entertainment. Typically less busy than Easton.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Wonderful vibe. A real community feel. Think: Farmers markets, eclectic restaurants, vintage bookstores, brick paved streets, dog lovers galore. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite park in Columbus. Walk the loop around the park (1 mile). Visit the pond and fountain, play tennis, or take the kids to the playground. Also right next to short north arts district so grab a bite to eat after!”
  • 49 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Are you visiting Columbus to attend a football game? Whether you are routing for the Buckeyes or the opposing team, the Ohio Stadium is an experience to behold. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bookstore
“The Book Loft is possibly the coolest bookstore I've ever experienced...and I've visited to old bookstores in many different places including France, England, etc. It's basically a labyrinth of 32 different rooms inside an old historic building, each room with its own theme of books and genre of music. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
University
“THE Ohio State University! 3rd biggest public university in the US. Very attractive campus. Lots of activities, conferences, food, and entertainment year-round.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“As seen on man vs food stop by this columbus hot spot for amazing burgers and fries!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“GREAT for elegant dining!! Food is continental and always done well. Has the #1 outdoor dining patio in Columbus”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great space with outdoor seating, food truck, large indoor spaces and great beer”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Joint
“As seen on man vs food stop by this columbus hot spot for amazing burgers and fries!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“GREAT for elegant dining!! Food is continental and always done well. Has the #1 outdoor dining patio in Columbus”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great space with outdoor seating, food truck, large indoor spaces and great beer”
  • 35 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Amazing for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best veggie burger and ginger ale in town. All of the food is quality and yummy! Something for everyone. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Marcellas is an always bustling restaurant that is classic Italian with a dynamic bar and a vibrant menu. They carry a large selection of Italian wines, meats and cheeses and an awesome selection of pizzas, pastas and signature dishes. All of the other Cameron Mitchell restaurants in the city are also wonderful (Martini, The Guild House, The Pearl, Del Mar SoCal Kitchen).”
  • 30 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Historic German restaurant in the heart of German village. My advice is to get a Bahama mama and a cream puff! ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot walking distance from the Airbnb. Hours are M-S 8A-3PM. Come hungry this place is delicious!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Taco Place
“This is another Tex-Mex spot that has unique tacos and drinks. It's almost identical to Barrio Tacos in Cleveland if you've ever been there. Little more of a bar scene compared to Local Cantina, but the food is just as good. It's a great place to go with a group.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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