Destination guide

The theatrical city of Downtown Columbus awaits you

Take a holiday to Downtown Columbus and enjoy the area's theatre scene, live music and art galleries. Well known for its sporting events, restaurants and festivals, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include COSI and Columbus Museum of Art. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Columbus

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Downtown Columbus a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Zone (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Via Vecchia Winery (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Grand Prix Karting (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Phoenix Golf Links (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Columbus

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Columbus is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Battelle Riverfront Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Genoa Park and Amphitheater (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Columbus Commons (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Goodale Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Topiary Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Scioto Audubon Metro Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown Columbus

Fly into Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 114 holiday rentals near Downtown. From 30 Houses to 76 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • German Village: 48 holiday homes
  • Clintonville: 16 holiday homes
  • University District: 49 holiday homes
  • Merion Village: 22 holiday homes
  • Short North: 77 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Downtown. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Veterans Memorial: 241 holiday rentals
  • Columbus College of Art and Design: 215 holiday rentals
  • Jubilee Museum at Holy Family: 241 holiday rentals
  • Palace Theatre: 228 holiday rentals
  • Southern Theater: 229 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 30 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 76 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 2 holiday houses
  • Studios: 63 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.