Columbus, the capital of Ohio, established itself as a manufacturing center in the 19th century. Today, it’s a thriving city with a vibrant arts scene, several corporations and world-class attractions. Travelers staying at Marriott hotels in Columbus can tour Ohio State University, cheer on the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena or enjoy fine dining and entertainment in the Arena District.
Visitors to Columbus will find that the city offers a wealth of attractions for adults and children alike. A popular stop on any trip is the Columbus Zoo, where children can get up close and personal with penguins, manatees and gorillas. Adults will enjoy a visit to the Columbus Museum of Art, which displays works by such renowned artists as Degas, Monet and O’Keeffe. Our Columbus hotel guests can also visit the 1861 Ohio Statehouse and get a glimpse of the city’s heritage.
For a more relaxed outing, visit the North Market, a local farmers market featuring everything from pasta to seafood. Travelers should also head to the German Village and Brewery District before returning to their hotel in Columbus. Here, they’ll find an array of bars and clubs that pay homage to the city’s history in the brewing industry.