We want to provide some information to help you explore Columbus and enjoy your time in Louisa's hometown. Below are points of interest such as the interesting neighborhoods of the historic German Village and the artistic Short North. Columbus' museums include the Columbus Museum of Art and COSI, a fun, interactive science museum. Finally, for those in the mood for shopping, only need to walk a few short blocks.
An historic district near downtown - just over one mile from the Adam's Mark Hotel. Third Street is the main thoroughfare through this charming neighborhood, with coffee shops, bakeries and deli's and one of the cities best bookstores (The Book Loft - 32 rooms of books!). However, stray off of Third Street to enjoy German Village's signature brick roads and houses. Many great restaurants reside in this area including Barcelona and Lindey's.
Just south of German Village rests the Brewery District with plenty of bars and casual restaurants. For a complete listing, visit the restaurants page.
The Short North is An eclectic neighborhood of restaurants, galleries, shops, and nightlife. It's full of energy and excitement. It doesn't sleep. It naps... and not for long. But when it wakes up, it's with the smells of freshly brewed coffee and crisp newspapers. The whir of bicycles. The clink of coins in an empty meter. The sun rises. The morning fog lifts. And the Short North is alive. Alive with people who love this area. And people who are discovering their own little secret for the first time. A secret of numerous galleries full of color, relaxing coffee shops and eclectic boutiques - something to meet all interests.
Eateries serving up everything from eggs over easy, perfect bacon and service a bit spicier than expected to the finest fusion cuisine this city has to offer. Shops crammed with hidden treasures. And nightclubs pounding with live music.
Throughout it's history, the North Market has served most importantly as a meeting place. Although today's North Market may look different from the original Market built in 1876 (live animals are no longer permitted inside), the purpose of the Market remains the same. It's a place where people gather together, to shop, eat, mingle, and enjoy themselves.
Visionary, welcoming rewarding and fun. Special exhibits:
480 East Broad Street. 614 221-6801. Extended Hours Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday evenings open until 8:30 p.m. Monday Closed. Suggested Admission Adults $4 Students and Seniors $2 Children 12 and under Free. Light fare available at the Palette Cafe.
Hands-on, action-packed science/technology center, interactive exhibits and shows.
280 East Broad Street. 614 228-COSI. Mon-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun. 12-5:30pm. Families: $28; adults $8; students $7; youth $6; seniors $7.
The Columbus Zoo offers some incredibly exhibits including the Manatee Coast featuring four manatees; the African forest which offers a panoramic glass viewing area surrounded by gorillas; and a renovated reptile facility.
9990 Riverside Dr., Powell. 614-645-3550. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $7; or $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 2-11; free for children
younger than 2. Parking: $2. Also see
"The city's finest shopping" featuring 150 stores and restaurants. Located just a few blocks from the Adam's Mark Hotel. Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 12-6pm.