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Book a flight to Columbus with Qatar Airways and experience a city that is brimming with excitement, diversity and culture. It boasts an internationally-acclaimed arts scene and you’ll find events happening throughout the calendar, such as the Cleveland Arts Festival, the State Fair and the ever-popular Picnic with the Pops, where you can see some of the biggest names in music performing alongside the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
However, Columbus is also a thriving metropolis, with its feet firmly planted in the 21st Century and plenty of shopping and attractions. Flights to Columbus can be caught from most international airports, taking you to a city with a futuristic skyline and old-fashioned values.
Columbus is a city of surprises, playing host to a number of attractions you possibly wouldn’t expect from such a pristine, contemporary location. No trip to Columbus would be complete without visiting the historic German Village.
If you’re expecting a kitsch, Bavarian atmosphere, think again; the German Village is a residential and commercial neighbourhood with brick sidewalks, urban gardens and architecture dating back to the 1800s. It also boasts some of the best coffee shops and diners in the region.
Another must-see for anyone travelling to Columbus is the Kelton House Museum and Garden, which details the lives of the city’s inhabitants in the 19th Century. Set in a Victorian house with spectacular gardens, it’s a fascinating and educational day out.
To find out about the famous explorer from which Columbus takes its name, head on down to the banks of the Scioto River, where you’ll find a life-size replica of his ship, the Santa Maria. Children love this attraction, as they can muck in and learn how to live as a 15th Century sailor, with plenty of hands-on experiences.
Despite the constant buzz of business and commerce, Columbus is a great city in which to relax. There is a huge range of parks to wander through and walks to take, including the Ancestral way, a hillside walk lined with sculpted, organic forms and the extensive People Trails.
The People Trails are designed for those who want to take in the quiet side of the city and leads past three creeks, two rivers and a number of beautifully-kept parks and gardens.
If your children tire of seeing cultural exhibits, then take them to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where you’ll see a spellbinding array of animals, such as Manatees, leopards and okapi. Next door, you’ll find an enormous water park, where they can cool down and burn off any excess energy.
Alternatively, the Columbus Center of Sciences and Industry is an informative and engaging attraction, where you can learn everything from which oceans are the deepest to developments in space exploration.
If you’re travelling to Columbus with the thought of trying new dishes, then you’ve come to the right place! Columbus is packed with restaurants and places to eat, offering cuisines from around the world. You’ll find fast-food restaurants, diners and superb fine-dining establishments.
The downtown Arena District is where you’ll find the most variety, but there’s sure to be somewhere to sample great food, wherever you are. Steamed crabs are a popular dish and, if you have a sweet tooth, be sure to try a slice of cheesecake.
Shopping in Columbus can take a variety of forms. There are impressive malls, selling high-end goods and designer clothes, upmarket boutiques, outlet shops and, the star of any shopping trip to Columbus, the markets. North Market is definitely one of the best and sells virtually everything you could imagine.
From exotic spices and delicious sauces to basket-ware and cooking implements, the North Market is a feast for the senses. While you’re there, be sure to sample some of the local produce on offer, such as fresh seafood and doorstop-sized sandwiches.
When you book a flight to Columbus with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to New York or Chicago, and connect to Columbus with our partner airlines.
Flights to Columbus land at Port Columbus International Airport, about six miles from the city.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Columbus please check the visa and passport requirements.
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