Downtown Concierge

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Find inspiration, insider secrets and sightseeing hacks to make spending time Downtown a great time, every time.

Diverse Dining in Downtown Columbus

8 foods you gotta try in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a welcoming city – for all. It’s a city that embraces and respects cultural diversity. It’s a city in which 8% of the population is foreign-born. It’s a city that immigrants from Mexico, Central America, South America, Asia, and Africa call home.

And it’s a city that invites and enjoys culinary diversity from across the country and around the world. Here are 8 foods to tempt your taste buds with.

5 Cool Things to Do with Visitors in Downtown Columbus

Delightful destinations to impress out-of-town guests.

Like most locals, you probably take what’s right in front of you for granted. It’s no big deal – until an out-of-town family member or friend makes plans for a visit. Then, suddenly, it’s a problem. A big one.

In our panicked state, most of us jump all over social media asking for recommendations on extra-special, out-of-the-ordinary things to do, see, and experience.

Such desperation can lead to chaos, mayhem, and in-fighting among your online friends. Forget the advice. Forego the drama. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to entertain visitors (and enjoy it!) while showing off our fine and friendly city.

5 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Downtown Columbus

Treat yourself to some self-care in as little as 30 minutes.

No stresses. No interruptions. No time-sucking projects (or people). Is that even possible?! Sure is. Just call an adulting timeout and take 30, 60, or 90 minutes for yourself in Downtown Columbus. Here’s where to go and what to do to nourish your physical and mental well-being in short order.

6 Places to Stretch Your Mind Muscle

The best places to boost your brain in Downtown Columbus

Some days you long to stretch your legs, other days you long to stretch your thinking. Here’s where to find interesting, challenging, and thought-provoking civic, cultural, and literary activities that are good for your mental and mind health.

Best Snow-Day Activities in Downtown Columbus

How to spend a snowy day – without building another snowman.

Snow, glorious snow. It has its merits: school closings, hot chocolate, and winter woolies. It has its drawbacks too: boredom, restless kids, and snowmen – lots of snowmen.

Don’t get us wrong. Snowmen (and snowwomen) are fantastic. It’s just that with the 27 inches of snow that Columbus averages each year, it can get a little, well, same-old, same-old, rolling and stacking the white stuff.

So, when you’ve been-there, done-that with the snowperson thing, check the weather forecast, check your mood, and check this list for 10 ways to while away a winter’s day.

9 Scenic City Views for Drinking and Dining in Downtown

A roundup of restaurants and pubs with the best views of the Capitol City

Best Place for Happy Hour in Downtown Columbus

Why limit happy to just an hour? No reason, thanks to these best-of-Downtown-Columbus bars, clubs, restaurants and hot spots.

Outdoor Summer Movies in Downtown Columbus

From moonlit to open air, these three Downtown hot spots become cool outdoor cinemas where you can get your movie fix for free.

WHAT TO BRING:

● Blanket
● Favorite movie candy, snacks or a picnic
● Insect repellent
● Lawn or fold-up chair
● Money for food truck purchases (when available)
● Sunscreen and sunglasses for early birds

Night on the Town in Downtown

Celebrate a special occasion, each other or nothing at all. Here’s how and where to do Downtown when you’ve got an evening to spend.

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Downtown Columbus

Downtown Columbus is full of something-for-everyone fun---on a budget, on a whim or on a weekend.

7 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Downtown Columbus

Today, tomorrow, this weekend. Anytime.