Columbus, Ohio

Flights And Sights

Introduction to Columbus, Ohio

With American Airlines flights to Columbus, Ohio, you can explore everything the city has to offer. From visiting its nationally acclaimed zoo and aquarium to appreciating its art galleries, there are many things to do in Columbus. Here are a few of our favorites.

Things To Do In Columbus, Ohio

When it comes to activities in Columbus, tops on the list has to be visiting the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Home to more than 9,400 animals (representing 680 species), it can keep you fascinated all day long. In addition to its amazing family of animals, it features a 22-acre water park called Zoombezi Bay with more than a dozen water rides, a wave pool, a lazy river, children's pool and even roaring rapids. There's also an 18-hole golf course, complete with a pro shop. The zoo itself, which opened in 1927, spans 582 acres and is divided by geographic regions, including Asia, North America, the polar frontier, Australia and Africa.

After you've seen the zoo and aquarium, move on to one of our other favorite things to do in Columbus: playing at the Center of Science and Industry, or COSI. It's an especially fun place to visit if you're traveling with children, because it's filled with hands-on ways to learn about science. There are more than 300 interactive exhibits that let you discover facts about oceans, space exploration and more. There's even a seven-story theater for all-encompassing showings of films on the forces of nature, the planet's wildlife and more.

Then switch gears for one of the more refined (yet still fun) activities in Columbus, which is an afternoon spent strolling through the Short North Arts District. Located just north of the Convention Center, this area is dotted with great art galleries, restaurants and shops. The first Saturday each month is when an organized Gallery Hop takes place, usually starting in the late afternoon and stretching into the night, with galleries and artists setting up special exhibits. The Short North is also a perfect place to pick up a souvenir thanks to the many local shops and boutiques that exist alongside national chains.

From wildlife to the arts, this city has something to appeal to everyone, making it a fun destination for the entire family. Browse our flights and make plans to fly to Columbus today!

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