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Short North Arts District, Columbus

Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • Was here 1 week before Christmas. Stores were decorated, streets were filled with lights and live music. A very nice and artsy downtown area to visit. Love it! 
  • When you have artists, college students, and downtown business people intersect you end up with areas like Short North, where even the ice cream is an art form. The best way to enjoy it is start at th...  read more »
  • Numerous blocks loaded with art galleries, restaurants, bars, pubs you name it and it is located in this downtown area. Nice to see what some cities can do with a downtown area rather than letting it ...  read more »
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