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Short North Arts District, Columbus

(4.7/5 based on 500+ 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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  • The Short North is a great, artsy, walkable place to go anytime of the year. Parking is all over with new garages being built as I type. If you want to eat, shop or view local art, this is the place t...  more »
  • The first Saturday of each month galleries, shop and restaurants stay open late. Some coincide events. The Short North is just a fun burroughs of Columbus. Unique shops and great restaurants.  more »
  • The district is full of small restaurants with great food and drinks. There are quite a few bars to grab a nice drink and the first Saturday of the month is gallery hop to check out the local gallerie...  more »