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Short North Arts District, Columbus

#3 of 27 in Neighborhoods in Ohio
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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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  • We wish we could have been there for the gallery hop on the first Friday of the month. Still, Short North is a great neighborhood with unique, fun dining and shopping options.  more »
  • After visiting Columbus several times in the last few years we have found the short north to be a wonderful area of the city for so many different reasons. Come enjoy this fantastic area  more »

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