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The Westin Columbus
310 South High Street • Columbus, OH 43215 · United States • Phone: 614-228-3800 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8451
Local Time: 1:11 PM • Weather: Fair, 81 °F

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Things to do in Columbus

Situated in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio's largest city and state capital, The Westin Columbus is perfectly located for things to do in Columbus. Only a few minutes from the Columbus Convention Center, we are adjacent to the beautifully restored Southern Theatre and in close proximity to German Village and other local attractions. Whether you're in town for a meeting with colleagues or getaway with family and friends, Columbus offers something for everyone.

Things To Do In Columbus Southern Theatre

Southern Theatre

The oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio and one of the oldest in the state, the Southern Theatre opened in 1896 and was designed for theatrical touring productions and later accommodated silent films, vaudeville, first- and second-run motion pictures, dance plus much more. The theatre is the permanent home of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

Located adjacent to our hotel.

Columbus-zoo

Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo provides a day of adventure and fun for the whole family. Explore the different regions of the world and greet over 9,000 animals. The park also includes a children's playground, train, stringray petting tank, and the new Heart of Africa exhibit.

Located only a 25 minute drive from our hotel. 

Things To Do In Columbus German Village

German Village

The German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus. The area was settled in the 19th century by German immigrants and has since been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll down its streets and delight in the period architecture. Or, enjoy the gardens and amphitheater productions in Schiller Park 

Located only a ten minute walk from our hotel. 0.6mi

Things To Do In Columbus COSI

COSI (Center of Science and Industry)

COSI is one of the most popular things to do in Columbus for families. This interactive museum features more than 300 science exhibits on topics such as energy, ocean, space, gadgets and more. COSI also hosts travelling exhibits throughout the year.

Located only a 17 minute walk from our hotel. 0.8mi

Actors Theatre Of Columbus

Actors' Theatre of Columbus

The Actors' Theatre of Columbus is a performing arts theatre troupe that puts on outdoor productions at Schiller Park in German Village from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend.

Located a short 5 minute drive from the park performance location, or about a 25 minute walk.

Things To Do In Columbus Museum Of Art

Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art building was constructed in 1932 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Highlights of the museum's permanent collection include works by Picasso, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Norman Rockwell and more. Temporary exhibits are also featured throughout the year.

Located only a 21 minute walk or four minute cab ride from our hotel. 1.1mi

Things To Do In Columbus Thurber House

Thurber House 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thurber House is a non-profit literary center and museum. The house was formerly the home of cartoonist James Thurber and currently displays memorabilia from his residence. Programs include children's reading and writing classes and lectures by nationally renowned authors.

Located only a 30 minute walk for five minute cab ride from our hotel. 1.4mi

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Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Columbus, this AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel is within walking distance of some of the finest things to do in Columbus, including the State Capitol, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park, Columbus Commons and the Brewery District.

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