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Short North Arts District, Columbus

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#3 of 18 in Neighborhoods in Ohio
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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. Put Short North Arts District into our Columbus vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Columbus.
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  • We were in Columbus for another event and took time out to see Short North after watching a documentary about it on TV at our hotel. It's a charming place, but I have to say, the documentary was bette...  more »
  • Nice area to walk around for shopping and eating. The downside is it's very crowded almost all of time and parking can be a nightmare. You have to be very careful not park in permit parking and the ga...  more »
  • Fun to walk around, but not much to do unless you are eating. But it was a neat area to see. Definitely an artsy area.  more »

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Because Columbus serves as one of the country's major convention centers, its downtown offers comfortable rooms at all price levels. Hotels in the central part of town not only keep you close to all of the city's major attractions, but also provide you with modern amenities that include 24-hour room service, fitness centers, spa services, and on-site restaurants and bars. To stay in the city for a fraction of the price, consider an inn or motel near the Interstate exits.
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