Why Columbus?

  • There are many restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center and the Namta Host Hotels.
  • Namta Host Hotels are both connected to the Convention Center - no buses needed.
  • Columbus, Ohio is 14th largest city in the US.
  • A 2021 Study named Columbus the Third Most Creative City in the United States.
  • The Scioto Mile - You can get around the Mile and surrounding area by walking, cycling or with a CoGo Bike Share – or even by a guided canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour. Stop by the Cultural Arts Center to tour the galleries or make some art of your own, grab a meal or a couple of drinks at the widely renowned Milestone 229 restaurant – nine parks along the Scioto Mile offer something for everyone – memorials, public art, performance pavilions, recreation opportunities, fountains, swinging benches, bird watching, even a climbing wall - the opportunities for enjoyment are nearly limitless.
  • Short North Arts District - Columbus, Ohio has a diverse Arts District with many restaurants and it is a 10-15 minute walk from the Convention Center


    “Never been to Columbus, Ohio? You will be shocked at what an upscale, clean, and metropolitan city it is.  Columbus is my hometown and although I have not lived there in 20 years it is still where my heart is.  I have lived in Southern California as well as Phoenix, and have traveled to New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong but within walking distance of the convention center in Columbus you will find restaurants that rival any in those major cities.  I can’t wait to see you in the heart of it all.”
    - Denzil Quick, Spellbinders


    The ABC’s of Columbus

    Accessible – Columbus is within 550 miles, just a one-day drive or one-hour flight, from nearly half of the U.S. population. John Glenn International airport is just 10 minutes from downtown.
    Budget Friendly - Two host hotels, both connected to the convention center- with nightly rates under $185
    Creative - Columbus offers a vibrant blend of arts, crafts and culture; From galleries and public artwork across the city to the maker spaces and studios, Columbus makes art and art makes Columbus

Do you have something to add or a good memory about Columbus, Ohio  -  or know about a cool attraction or restaurant - send to [email protected] so we can share it with the members.

 


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