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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.

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  • 2 John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH IATA), 4600 International Gateway, +1 614-239-4083. 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 takes 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. John Glenn Columbus International Airport (Q1432440) on Wikidata John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Wikipedia

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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 navigate.

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The COTA bus service, 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[edit]

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


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Franklin Park Conservatory
  • 1 Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, +1 614-715-8000, . 10AM-5PM. 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. Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman gave his famous 'War is Hell' speech here. Franklin Park Conservatory (Q5491740) on Wikidata Franklin Park Conservatory on Wikipedia
  • 2 Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S Hempstead Rd, +1 614-208-4301. Apr-Sep 6:30AM-9PM, Oct-Mar 6:30AM-7PM. Named for the Innis Sisters, thousands of species can be found here.


  • 1 Wyandotte Winery, 4640 Wyandotte Dr. Wyandotte Winery is a family run winery 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.
  • 614con (held at Actual Brewing Company), . Annual hacker/infosec convention.


  • 1 Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center. A high-end shopping mall. It is clearly modeled after the streets of European cities such as Paris, Venice, London, and Athens. Filled with a neighborhood atmosphere, upscale stores, restaurants and entertainment. Easton Town Center (Q5330868) on Wikidata Easton Town Center on Wikipedia


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 5 ft (1.5 m) of an entrance.


  • 1 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.
  • 2 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. 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. Mains: $4.99-17.99.
  • 3 Darbo Restaurant, 3764 Cleveland Ave, +1 614-475-8004. Daily 9AM-9PM. $7 to $22: Grilled goat, grilled chicken steak, curry goat.
  • 4 Yanni's, Cleveland Ave. and I-270. Huge portions, cheap, good Greek food. Unbelievable desserts.


  • 5 Café Istanbul, Worth Ave. Easton Shopping Center, +1 614 473-9144. An extensive menu of Turkish and Middle eastern cuisine.
  • 6 The Hickory House, 550 Officenter Place, +1 614-428-7427. Gahanna. Ribs, steak, seafood. Lunch and dinner. Children's menu. Cocktails. If you like ribs, this is the place. Several locations. Mains: $13.95-22.95.
  • 7 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 MCL Restaurant & Bakery Westerville, 60 Westerville Sq., Westerville, +1 614-818-1700, +1 614-818-1777 (Carryout). M-Sa 11AM-8:30PM, Su 11AM-8PM.
  • 10 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.


  • 11 Smith & Wollensky. Aan excellent steak house in the Easton Town Center.




  • Comfort Suites, 4270 Sawyer Rd (mear CMH airport), +1 614-237-5847, fax: +1 614-231-5926.
  • 1 Days Inn.
  • 2 Country Inn & Suites.


  • 3 Courtyard by Marriot.
  • 4 Best Western Port Columbus.





  • 2 Temple Israel. The oldest synagogue in Columbus, with the congregation dating back to 1846. Temple Israel (Q7698585) on Wikidata Temple Israel (Columbus, Ohio) on Wikipedia

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