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Short North Arts District, Columbus

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Popularly referred to as Columbus' "art and soul," the vibrant Short North Arts District is home to an array of stores, bars, and restaurants. It boasts a long-standing history of creativity and a bohemian atmosphere, but it once was a run-down part of town. In recent decades, the district has been rejuvenated--but it retains a proud, artsy edge. Its early 20th-century buildings, many of which display brightly colored murals, now host some of the city's most desirable places to see and be seen. Browse the galleries and boutiques, stop for a cocktail in a hip bar, and order some international cuisine at its restaurants. To visit Short North Arts District and get the most from your holiday in Columbus, create itinerary details personal to you using our Columbus holiday planner.
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  • Loved browsing in the various art galleries and gift shops. Loved the many murals painted on the sides of brick buildings. Didn't love that I had to find a parking garage every time I visited the... 
    Loved browsing in the various art galleries and gift shops. Loved the many murals painted on the sides of brick buildings. Didn't love that I had to find a parking garage every time I visited the...  more »
  • Super fun place to take a stroll. Note that it can get a bit wild at night. You’ll find lots of shopping, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and dessert places here. Be prepared for people with loud engines... 
    Super fun place to take a stroll. Note that it can get a bit wild at night. You’ll find lots of shopping, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and dessert places here. Be prepared for people with loud engines...  more »

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