Things to do in Columbus

Columbus – capital city of Ohio

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.


Things to do in Columbus


Zoo and Aquarium 

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.








When to go to Columbus

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.


Columbus Marathon

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.


Things to do in Columbus

Columbus Facts

Population787 033
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportPort Columbus Intl, United States (CMH)

Columbus average temperatures

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Columbus Marathon

This annual marathon event is held in October in Columbus, the capital of the state of Ohio. Apart from the main marathon it also features a half-marathon, which is great if you think a full marathon is a bit too much. The course will take you through most of the inner city of Columbus, starting at the North Bank Park. The track entirely consists of asphalt and the elevation is little to none, which makes for a fast race. If you are an experienced marathon runner, take this opportunity to break your own record!

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Columbus ski vacation - Something for all ski levels

Even though Ohio isn’t a place blessed with much in the typography, it’s still a very popular place for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. As a total you can choose from six ski resorts in the Buckeye State, all offering something for the different degrees of difficulty. If you like to ski later at night there are lighted slopes provided for you. If the weather is good the resorts usually open in early December. And at all resorts you can rent equipment if you need. The resorts are: Clear Fork Resort, Mad River Mountain, Snow Trails, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Alpine Valley.

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Golf in Columbus

There are many great options for golfers in Columbus. To the south, you will find Pinnacle Golf Club, a moderately difficult 18 hole course, to the west, you can play on Mentel Memorial Golf Club on their 18 hole championship golf course and to the east the scenic Blacklick Woods Golf Course. No matter what direction you are headed, you will find a great public golf course near Columbus!

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Water Parks in Columbus - Incredible slides at Zoombezi Bay Waterpark

Join all of the exciting fun at Zoombezi Bay Waterpark in Columbus! This place has lots of water slides, wave pool, lazy river, action river and kiddie play pool. If you feel like getting away and have some alone time while you are in the park there are private cabanas available, perfect if you want to have a fun day, but still spend some quality time together either with a beloved one or your family. While here, don’t forget to try the popular “Dolphin Dash”, a slide that is even longer than a football field and “Cyclone”, a four-person raft cruises with crazy speed going through the largest enclosed reducing-radius tunnel in the world!

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