Cheap Flights To Columbus
The capital and largest city in the State of Ohio and home to more than 800,000 inhabitants, Columbus boasts an intriguing history, rich culture and myriad of attractions to entertain visitors to the area. Following a convoluted and tumultuous period, the city was founded in 1812 and named after the great, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Evidence of the city's fascinating history can be found in one of many of the city's museums and historical sites, enticing history enthusiasts from around the world. The region enjoys a temperate climate with warm, sunny days during the spring and summer months with fairly mild winters.
This vibrant metropolis boasts an array of interesting attractions and activities for visitors; from dining in the finest restaurants to shopping in plenty of huge malls, exploring the fascinating artefacts in the museums to partying at one of the many festivals hosted in the region. Plan your visit to coincide with Comfest, the countries largest festival run by volunteers. The event occurs in June, spans two days and celebrates everything Columbus. The event features live music, parades, food, arts and crafts and admission is free of charge.
Things To Do
There is no shortage of activities and places of interest in this sprawling city. Enjoy the live music at one of the many music clubs, visit the historical sites or spend the day at the zoo. The choice is yours.
Head to the Brothers Drake Meadery or the Big Room Bar. These live music venues feature performances by local artists from all genres, seven nights a week. Alternatively, check out The Newport or Express Live for the renowned national musicians.
- For the wildlife enthusiasts
Spend the day at the Wilds Safari Park and Zoo. Home to many exotic creatures, the zoo also offers children's play area and shop. Once you've marvelled at the animals, try a round of golf at the Safari Golf Course in the same grounds.
- Kelton House Museum and Gardens
Explore the historic Kelton House Museum and Gardens. This impressive house built in the Victorian style chronicles the lives of the Kelton Family in early Columbus. The beautiful gardens are equally impressive and contain a fine selection of plants and flower beds.
Calendar Of Events
The majority of festivals and events are hosted during the spring and summer months, celebrating the local community, the arts and the culture of Columbus.
Comfest: Hosted during the month of June, Comfest spans two days and is a celebration of the region's heritage and community. Expect parades, galas, competitions, workshops and the event is open to all and free of charge.
Festival Latino: Festival Latino is hosted in August and as its name suggests, is a celebration of Latin-American culture. The event features performing and visual arts, cuisine and a series of workshops. Admission is free.
Dublin Irish Festival: The Dublin Irish Festival is also hosted in August and the event spans two days. The festival is organised by the Irish community in the city and features live Irish music, dance, competitions and workshops.