Traveling To Ohio For Business? Here Are Some Tips!

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Despite its status as the capital of Ohio, Columbus often doesn't get the same attention as Cleveland or Cincinnati. In recent years, however, Columbus has become an economic powerhouse fueled by the presence of institutions like Ohio State University and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Due to this recent economic boom, Columbus has become a major destination for business travel. 

If you're forced to go on a business trip to Columbus, fear not! There are plenty of exceptional places to stay, things to do, and restaurants to eat at when you're in town. Below, we'll go over some tips to making the most of your trip to the Buckeye State's capital. 

What To Do In Columbus 

Whether you're into history, the arts, or sports, you shouldn't have issues finding things to do on a tour of Columbus. First off, consider getting a few tickets to see an exhilarating Ohio State University game while in town. If sports aren't your thing, then perhaps you'd enjoy a show at the Ohio Theater or a visit to the gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory. 

There are also wonderful historic homes in Columbus' German Village well worth checking out. For any museum buffs out there, consider visiting the popular Columbus Museum of Art or the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum. 

Also, be sure to check out whether any special festivals will be going on in Columbus before your visit. A few of Columbus' most popular events include the WinterFest in December, the Arnold Sports Festival in March, the Asian Festival in May, and the Jazz & Rib Festival in July. 

Where To Eat In Columbus 

Given Columbus' long German heritage, it should come as no surprise that some of the highest reviewed restaurants in the city feature German cuisine. If you're in the mood for great German fare, look no further than eateries like Schmidt's Sausage Haus, Mozart's, and Hofbrauhaus Columbus. 

Columbus' cuisine, however, isn't just sausage and sauerkraut. Indeed, this city has a wide array of ethnic restaurants spanning the globe. A few of the higher reviewed eateries in the city, however, tend to be Italian or French like Z Cucina di Spirito and Pistacia Vera. 

If you just want a classic American steak and potatoes or a cheap diner meal, you'll have no issues in Columbus. Some great local dives include Tommy's Diner, Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, and Brown Bag Deli. 

Picking The Right Hotel 

As with any other travel destination, it's important to carefully consider the location of your hotel in Columbus. Take the time necessary to choose a hotel that's located near the heart of Columbus's Downtown for easy access to the city's attractions. 

One convenient hotel to consider is Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin. Located a short drive from the Ohio State University Airport, Hyatt Place is within walking distance of the Mall at Turtle Crossing and a 20-minute drive from Columbus' Downtown attractions. 

A few other highly-reviewed Dublin Ohio hotels include Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Dublin, Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin, and Holiday Inn Express Columbus Dublin. If you want to stay in the heart of Downtown Columbus, however, you could also consider booking a room at Hyatt Regency Columbus or Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus Downtown. 

Business Travel Is Far from Boring In Columbus, Ohio 

Nowadays, Columbus is best known for its educational and business opportunities, but that doesn't mean you can't have a great time here. Hopefully this list has given you a few pointers on the things you need to check out when visiting Columbus on a business trip. You're bound to be surprised on a business trip to this often-overlooked American capital.


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