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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 runs along about 10 blocks of North High Street immediately north of the Columbus Convention center. It is a fabulous mix of shops, galleries, bars, breweries and restaurants. It is un...  more »
  • A great area of Columbus to find a restaurant. This area was a dump in the 90s, now it's beautiful. A great time for couples or families. 
  • Don't miss Short North! It's an ecliptic happening whether you are dining, grabbing a drink with friends or just shopping.