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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Deli / Bodega
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“Spend an afternoon on High Street taking in all that the Short North has to offer; art galleries, shops, coffee, dessert (Jeni's Ice Cream!), great restaurants, fun bars. If you happen to be in town on the first Saturday of the month, make sure you check out Gallery Hop!”
  • 94 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Are you visiting Columbus to attend a football game? Whether you are routing for the Buckeyes or the opposing team, the Ohio Stadium is an experience to behold. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great space with outdoor seating, food truck, large indoor spaces and great beer”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cafe
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“3 Minute Walk: Best breakfast pastries in town, but go early they usually have a line out the door; our favorite items: the egg sandwich, the ham & cheese pastry but ask for a side of mustard, and the beignet donut.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Amazing for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best veggie burger and ginger ale in town. All of the food is quality and yummy! Something for everyone. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“located on OSU campus. Showcases contemporary art in the gallery, artist talks, film screenings and an amazing cafe on the bottom floor. I recommend parking in the garage located off of High street to the left of the building. Will have to walk to get to the main entrance. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“You have access to many services and products there including a pharmacy, money services, Ticketmaster and event tickets, groceries, and more. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot walking distance from the Airbnb. Hours are M-S 8A-3PM. Come hungry this place is delicious!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“This is another Tex-Mex spot that has unique tacos and drinks. It's almost identical to Barrio Tacos in Cleveland if you've ever been there. Little more of a bar scene compared to Local Cantina, but the food is just as good. It's a great place to go with a group.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Sporting events and concerts. (It looks like the current pro soccer team is moving)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Hopping joint with a beer-garden patio, serving American pub grub & a large selection of brews.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Food
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“Jeni's is taking over the world but it started right here in Columbus! Try it at its source - a must try!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cafe
“LBGT friendly bar/restaurant. Strongest cocktails in the Short North. The Long Island Iced Teas are deadly... drink with caution lol!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Local, independent movie theater located in Short North - surrounded by many restaurants, bars and shops. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“less than a 2 min walk - Brick-walled coffeehouse brewing specialty beans in an industrial setting with handcrafted tables.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great Music. Place were a lot of young professionals go to hang out Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.”
  • 10 locals recommend