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Short North Arts District, Columbus

4.6
#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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  • October 3, 2017
    An array of galleries boutique restaurants and a great shops and the worlds best homemade ice cream at Jenni’s. And make sure you catch it on the first Saturday went all the galleries are open for a g...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Loved this place! Lots of fun places to visit and eat at. It was also fun to just walk up and down just to see what might be there. There was construction and parking was somewhat difficult to find, b...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is a wonderful must go area of Columbus. It is filled with small boutique shopping and some of the best dining in Columbus. It is also filled with art and breweries. They have the gallery hop eve...  more »

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