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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. 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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  • This is certainly the most pleasant place in Columbus. Art galleries, cafes, restaurants, street walks, and a lot of fun.  more »
  • The first Saturday of each month all the stores and restaurants stay open for a "check us out" night. All the art studios and small shops welcome visitors in to view their work. In the winter some ser...  more »
  • 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 »