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Short North Arts District, Columbus

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Popularly referred to as Columbus' "art and soul," the vibrant Short North Arts District is home to an array of stores, bars, and restaurants. It boasts a long-standing history of creativity and a bohemian atmosphere, but it once was a run-down part of town. In recent decades, the district has been rejuvenated--but it retains a proud, artsy edge. Its early 20th-century buildings, many of which display brightly colored murals, now host some of the city's most desirable places to see and be seen. Browse the galleries and boutiques, stop for a cocktail in a hip bar, and order some international cuisine at its restaurants. To visit Short North Arts District and get the most from your holiday in Columbus, create itinerary details personal to you using our Columbus holiday planner.
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  • This is a fun area to walk around, there are tons of good restaurants (Brassica, GO to Brassica). There are tons of cute/cool shops to duck into. Was here on a brief work trip and I and my co-workers ...  more »
  • Still there are plenty of fashion, walking around is best. Free bus is convenient if you're coming from the South. A lot of tourists, the most crowded in the Columbus area.
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  • Some of the best food and drink in Columbus! Also features really neat shopping and art. This is one of the best attractions in Columbus and is served by free bus transportation.  more »
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