City Information

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country and the fastest-growing city in the Midwest. You’ll love exploring the place that is known as one of the nation’s most creative, innovative, and up-and-coming destinations. Celebrated for its incredible arts, entertainment, fashion, and culinary offerings, exciting collegiate and professional sports teams, and spectacular sprawling green space on the Scioto Mile downtown riverfront, this city has something for everyone. For top attractions in Columbus, head to experiencecolumbus.com/things-to-do.

Columbus’ food scene features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, and one-of-a-kind restaurants. Columbus has consistently gained national recognition for its food scene in recent years, including head chef of Service Bar, Avishar Barua, competing in Season 18 of Top Chef in 2021. You’ll find more than 100 restaurants within walking distance of the convention center, with largely local options ranging from fast-casual to fine dining and everything in between. Check out all the restaurants Columbus has to offer at experiencecolumbus.com/restaurants.

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