Columbus is the capital city of the state of Ohio in the U.S. It has consistently ranked high in many areas, such as being one of Business Week’s top 50 cities in 2012, Forbe’s top business cities in 2013, and Forbe’s number one city for tech in 2008.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a great place to see on holiday. It houses animals like gorillas, tigers, cheetahs, kangaroos and polar bears. It was rated the best zoo in the whole US in 2009 and also houses an amusement park and water park.
The Columbus art museum is great if you love European and American art, and it also holds contemporary art exhibits. Some of its best works are paintings by Picasso, Norman Rockwell, Juan Gris, and a local native named George Bellows.
The climate in Columbus, Ohio is in-between being humid continental and human subtropical. It has hot and muggy summers as well as cold and dry winters.
Head here in either mid-January or mid-July for Restaurant Week Columbus, where you will get to try foods from lots of area restaurants and help support the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. During the summer you’ll find a lot of fun things to do in Columbus and nice events to attend. Especially June is a popular month for activities in Columbus. The first week of the month is the Park Street Festival in North Market District. And one of the last weekends of the month you can go to ComFest, a three day music festival in Goodale Park.
Or, if you love running, come for the Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon or half marathon, which happens in November. It has a cloverleaf running course that starts in the downtown area and finishes up in the Nationwide Arena. Many of the runners have also qualified for the famous Boston marathon.
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