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Columbus/Northeast is defined as being North of Interstate 70 and East of Interstate 71, in Columbus, Ohio. Included in this area would be Westerville, Minerva Park, New Albany, Gahanna, Whitehall and Reynoldsburg. It is also where Columbus Int. Airport is located.

Get in

By car

By bus

  • Greyhound Station, 111 East Town St, +1 614 228-2266, [1]. Hours: 24 hours a day.
  • Megabus, +1 877 462-6342, [2]. Service to Columbus from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Fares start at $1. Buses arrive and depart downtown Columbus at the COTA Express Transit Terminal, located at West Spring Street and North Wall Street. Buses also serve Ohio State University from a stop at the north side of the Neil Drive loop next to the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Neil Drive is located northwest of Neil Avenue and West 12th Avenue.

By plane

  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH IATA), 4600 International Gateway, +1 614 239-4083. Port Columbus is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities. Aside from rental cars, the airport can also be reached by the #92 bus, or by taxi. A taxi ride to downtown is only 10 minutes and will cost approximately $25. Depending on your schedule and where you are connecting to, it may be worthwhile to check flights to Dayton as well, as they are often cheaper.

Get Around

By car

I-270 circles Columbus with exits to Columbus areas. If you are arriving at Columbus International Airport, there is no lack of rental car agencies, nor is there a lack of long term parking at those rental agencies. Leaving the airport grounds, at the stop light, go straight to the I-71 ramps or 670 if you wish to go downtown. Once familiar with the road system, it is quite easy to navagate.

By bus

The COTA bus service [3], while not by any standard one of the greatest in the nation, can take you to most important places in the city, which should be about 5 blocks away from any conceivable location you need to go to. This service costs $2.00 for an express bus and $1.50 for a normal bus. Transfers are free; ask for one from the bus driver when you pay your fare. They are available at the Columbus Int. Airport.

By taxi

From Columbus Int. Airport +1 614-239-TAXI. [4] Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the terminal 24/7. An electronic meter will be activated to compute your fare from Port Columbus International Airport. The approximate fare into downtown Columbus is $22.00


Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Franklin Park Conservatory Beautiful sculpted gardens and indoor biomes make up this spectacular site. The conservatory hosts various exhibitions (such as Blooms & Butterflies each spring with live releases) and has a collection of Chihuly glass. General William Tecumseh Sherman gave his famous 'War is Hell' speech here.


  • Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr. Wyandotte Winery is a family run winery located in a cozy neighborhood setting in northeast Columbus. Wyandotte has produced fine grape and fruit wines on premises for over 30 years. Visit the wine shop and tasting room, enjoy a taste of the current wine offerings, and browse the wine related items in the gift shop.


  • Easton Town Center. 160 Easton Town Center. This is one of the finest shopping experiences. It is clearly modeled after the streets of European cities such as Paris, Venice, London, and Athens. Filled with a beautiful atmosphere, upscale stores, restaurants and entertainment.


Food Safety – In Columbus, starting late May of 2007, all 6,000 local restaurants must post color coded signs that reflect the results of the most previous inspection by the Columbus Public Health Dept. Green = passing most recent inspection. Red, yellow or white suggests you probably may want to reconsider your options. The law applies to public pools, tattoo parlors, spas, campgrounds as well as food markets. The sign must be obvious, within five foot of an entrance.


  • African Paradise Restaurant, 2263 Morse Rd, +1 614 476-2163. African and Mediterranean cuisines, using goat, lamb, fish, chicken and other choices, vegetarian dishes and pasta.
  • City Barbeque, 108 S. Stygler Rd, +1 614 416-8890. Gahanna. Beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, homemade side dishes. Lunch and dinner: daily. Children's portions available; patio smoking at some locations; beer. Entrees: $4.99-$17.99. Chain that is primarily in Columbus, with locations in a few of the suburbs. Incredibly good pulled pork, with tastes for anyone interested in BBQ cooking.
  • Darbo Restaurant, 3764 Cleveland Ave, +1 614 475-8004. 9 am to 9 pm daily. $7 to $22: Grilled goat, grilled chicken steak, curry goat.
  • Yanni's, Cleveland Ave. and I-270. Huge portions, cheap, good Greek food. Unbelievable desserts.


  • Café Istanbul. Worth Ave. Easton Shopping Center. +1 614 473-9144 An extensive menu of Turkish and Middle eastern cuisine.
  • The Hickory House, 550 Officenter Place, +1 614 428-7427. Gahanna. Ribs, steak, seafood. Lunch and dinner. Children's menu. Cocktails. Entrees: $13.95-$22.95. If you like ribs, this is the place. Several locations.
  • Hunan House or Hunan Lion, Two of the best Chinese places in the Midwest. The Hunan House in the north side of town off SR 161/Dublin-Granville, was featured on the Food Network, though both rest restaurants serve mostly the same food.
  • Polaris Grill, East off of I-71 at Polaris exit, you can see it from 71(east side of 71, South side of Polaris), behind BP station at intersection. Excellent Sunday buffet. Good meals.
  • MCL Restaurant & Bakery Westerville, 60 Westerville Sq., Westerville. +1 614 818-1700 | Carryout:+1 614 818-1777 [5] Hours: M-Sa 11a-8:30p Su 11a-8p
  • Milano's Italian Restaurant & Pub, 6916 E. Broad St, +1 614 861-1277. How about four-layer lasagna ($9.50), which uses Romano, provolone and ricotta cheeses, with a meat sauce, in each layer. Hmm?





  • Comfort Suites, fax: +1 614 231-5926. Near Port Columbus Int'l Airport CMH, 4270 Sawyer Rd. +1 614 237-5847.




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