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Short North Arts District, Columbus

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#3 of 18 in Neighborhoods in Ohio
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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  • Thoroughly enjoy living in the neighborhood and exploring the Arts District. Also enjoying trying all the wonderful restaurants and shopping.  more »
  • Many cities have similar areas to the Columbus Short North Arts District. While the area has several quite interesting and well curated Galleries we really did not find many eclectic shops or boutique...  more »
  • So much to do here. Lots of unique restaurants, shops, galleries, many cuisines, boutiques, fun things to browse or buy. Take a stroll through Goodale Park, it's beautiful, see the quaint re-habbed ho...  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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